Views from the Garden

Views from the Garden

Rector's  weekly column in The SunDailys

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Pause and rethink S.T.R.E.A.M.

Pause and rethink S.T.R.E.A.M.

Learning from the community

Learning from the community

Shake off analogue mindset

   Shake off analogue mindset

Native games with a global reach

   Native games with a global reach

Redefining academia's role

   Redefining academia's role

How did we come to this?

    How did we come to this?

Academia under scrutiny

   Academia under scrutiny

Time for STREAMLESS education

Time for STREAMLESS education

Litmus test for Bulan Akademia

  Litmus test for Bulan Akademia


Role of Sejahtera in eliminating poverty

  Role of Sejahtera in eliminating poverty 

Embracing sejahtera for shared prosperity

  Embracing sejahtera for shared prosperity


USM alumni can help

   USM alumni can help

What about dignity?

    What about dignity?

USM, the varsity Hamzah built,holds pride of place for many

   USM, the varsity Hamzah built,holds pride of place for many

It’s everyone’s burden now

   It’s everyone’s burden now

We need our own Greta Thunberg to save the planet

   We need our own Greta Thunberg to save the planet

The digital era – boon or bane?

  The digital era – boon or bane?

THE MORAL OF SI TANGGANG TALE RINGS TRUE IN BELAGAVI

   THE MORAL OF SI TANGGANG TALE RINGS TRUE IN BELAGAVI

Collaborating to humanise education

  Collaborating to humanise education

Tackling suicidal tendencies

   Tackling suicidal tendencies 

The Mugabe legacy

   The Mugabe legacy

​ Ensuring better access to education for the disabled

   Ensuring better access to education for the disabled

Share our values Malaysian style

  Share our values Malaysian style


A Merdeka wish for peace

   A Merdeka wish for peace

Fly the flag with love and respect

   Fly the flag with love and respect

Reforming beyond Yoda's principle

   Reforming beyond Yoda's principle

MH17: The quest for justice

     MH17: The quest for justice

Cellphones the new smokes?

  Cellphones the new smokes?

‘I am a kampung boy’

    ‘I am a kampung boy’

A Bhutan guide for VMY 2020

   A Bhutan guide for VMY 2020

Bhutan's happiness mantra and values-based education

 Bhutan's happiness mantra and values-based education

12MP: The Sophia factor

   12MP: The Sophia factor

Orange t-shirt attire and the blemish of shame

   Orange t-shirt attire and the blemish of shame

12MP: What about the family?

   12MP: What about the family?

Articulating the case for a vibrant debating nation

   Articulating the case for a vibrant debating nation

12MP – Getting the balance right

   12MP – Getting the balance right


Advocacy for 'Sejahtera Values' in Malaysian education

Advocacy for 'Sejahtera Values' in Malaysian education

Whither 12th Malaysia Plan?

Whither 12th Malaysia Plan?

Charting a new trajectory

   Charting a new trajectory

When royalty touch base with rakyat

   When royalty touch base with rakyat

Saying no to world's waste

    Saying no to world's waste

Correct historical injustices

   Correct historical injustices

Never underestimate the sparrow

   Never underestimate the sparrow

Count your blessings as Malaysians

   Count your blessings as Malaysians

A true blue Malaysian

   A true blue Malaysian

The matriculation story

   The matriculation story


University governance and achieving agenda 30 goals

   University governance and achieving agenda 30 goals

Who are our teachers?

   Who are our teachers?

Leading the way

     Leading the way      

Nurturing more human-centric leaders

  Nurturing more human-centric leaders

Moving academic freedom forward

  Moving academic freedom forward

Upholding ethos in education

   Upholding ethos in education

Barking up another wrong tree, yet again?

   Barking up another wrong tree, yet again?

Barking up the wrong tree

  Barking up the wrong tree

Our education system works internationally

   Our education system works internationally

Lessons gleaned from the Sarajevo Business Forum

   Lessons gleaned from the Sarajevo Business Forum

Academics and intellectual honesty

   Academics and intellectual honesty

Rebranding Lima to promote global peace

   Rebranding Lima to promote global peace

SDG ranking – did USM get it right?

   SDG ranking – did USM get it right?

Bring back the NEP

    Bring back the NEP

A true leader shows her mettle

    A true leader shows her mettle


Which way for lasting change?

    Which way for lasting change?

Zero tolerance for racism

   Zero tolerance for racism

Time to dive in and clean up

   Time to dive in and clean up

In search of happiness

    In search of happiness

Time to 'skip' the ranking game?

   Time to 'skip' the ranking game?

Learning from the past

  Learning from the past

Bringing back the ‘soul’ to STEM

    Bringing back the ‘soul’ to STEM

Much to learn from open debates

   Much to learn from open debates

Eduphobia – an emerging business?

  Eduphobia – an emerging business?

Bringing Islamic forum to next level

Bringing Islamic forum to next level

Yes, they can fly

  Yes, they can fly

'Sejahtera' for quality education

  'Sejahtera' for quality education

The ultimate mission of education

  The ultimate mission of education 

Let’s move to sharing and caring

  Let’s move to sharing and caring

‘The Garden of Eden is no more’

   ‘The Garden of Eden is no more’

Balik kampung?

   Balik kampung?

Humanising education

   Humanising education

Royal institution must remain strong

  Royal institution must remain strong

Kudos for championing smoking ban

  Kudos for championing smoking ban

Whither the Rohingya challenge?

  Whither the Rohingya challenge?

Are we ready for extreme weather?

      Are we ready for extreme weather?     

'Just stop it'

          'Just stop it'         

Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Leadership Dilemma. Negri Sembilan: USIM Press

Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Leadership Dilemma. Negri Sembilan: USIM Press

Let us get our act together

Let us get our act together

Hands off ‘sustainability’ rankings

   Hands off ‘sustainability’ rankings

Revisiting and revising KPIs

        Revisiting and revising KPIs        

Little shame left

  Little shame left  

The Malaysia-Japan halal link

The Malaysia-Japan halal link

Unmasking the hypocrites

   Unmasking the hypocrites

Learning to care

   Learning to care

CAP, exemplary by all counts

   CAP, exemplary by all counts