Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - Malaysia's Cabinet has approved legal amendments that will allow college and university students to participate in political activities on campus. The amendments to the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 will involve abolishing sections which curtail students' questioning of politicians and prevent students from engaging in party events where they study, said Malaysian Education Minister Maszlee Malik in a media statement. He said this move is in line with the political transformation brought by the government in strengthening democracy and to provide more room for university students to speak up and engage in political activities on campus. This move will also produce graduates who are "balanced" and able to "express opinions" on current issues, he said. The Malaysian government has also announced plans to lower the voting age to 18 years old, from 21 years old currently. The UUCA provisions were tightened up to restrict student activism in … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s Cabinet lifts ban on political activities in universities
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Bui Hoa An, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport, said workers are racing against time to finish construction of wharfs in Can Gio and Vung Tau ahead of the December start date. "Project delays had occurred due to the bidding process," An said. … [Read more...] about New HCMC-Vung Tau ferry service to be launched next month
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Hanoi (VNA) – The 2021 Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam will last from February 10 to 16, according to the Prime Minister’s decision. That means the holiday, also called Tet – the biggest traditional festival of Vietnamese people, will be from the 29th day in the 12th lunar month of the Year of the Rat to the fifth day of the Year of the Ox. Meanwhile, the National Day holiday next year will be from September 2 to 5. These are proposals submitted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and they have been approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc./. … [Read more...] about 2021 Lunar New Year holiday to last for seven days