What did the papers say #3

1 Oct
The Star Newspaper

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We’re back with another edition of  “What did the papers say”. Today I’ve compiled a list of news that posted by the newspaper of Malaysia today. Plus, special news from the Manchester United camp where we almost there for the top 16 of 2010 / 2011 Champions League. The news after the jump.

Goodbye Samy (The Star)

What they say – After more than 30 years – and 11 consecutive terms at the helm of the MICDatuk Seri S. Samy Vellu will step down in January next year and hand over the presidency to his deputy Datuk G. Palanivel.

The colourful politician made the surprise announcement at the party’s central working committee meeting here yesterday, taking many of the members aback.

Samy Vellu, 74, who said he did not want to wait till the end of his term on March 8, 2012, said his departure from the top party post would mark a renewal for the leadership.

What I say – Finally the great granddaddy of MIC is calling it a day. He have been on top of MIC a long time now. Yes, he did some changes for the Indian people but the Indian people think it is not enough.

RM59.7 juta pinjaman PTPTN jadi biasiswa

What they say – Sejumlah RM59.7 juta pinjaman Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) ditukarkan kepada biasiswa sebagai pelepasan kepada 2,162 pelajar institusi pengajian tinggi awam (IPTA) dan swasta (IPTS) yang memperoleh ijazah kelas pertama, tahun ini.

Pelaksanaan dasar baru itu selaras pengumuman Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, dalam pembentangan Bajet 2010 tahun lalu bahawa kerajaan akan menukarkan pinjaman PTPTN kepada biasiswa bagi pelajar yang memperoleh ijazah sarjana muda kelas pertama atau setaraf bermula tahun ini.

What I say – That’s not a lot of really quality students that came out of the Higher Institutions that use the PTPTN loans. It seems that every year, more that 100,000 students that made a PTPTN loans either flunked or came out as moderate students. What if PTPTN do the same like MARA and JPA where they select best students as their loaners. Will it be the best way so that only quality people got the scholarships or loans and maybe will increase the quality of the education overall?

Hernández happy to share United plaudits

What they say – If Manchester United FC’s dramatic late victory at Valencia CF evoked the style of their famous 1999 UEFA Champions League final win against FC Bayern München, then Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández assumed the role of Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

This was only United’s second win on Spanish soil since their glory night 11 years ago, signifying a tremendous achievement. And having watched substitutes Solskjær and Teddy Sheringham transform that Camp Nou showpiece, Sir Alex Ferguson found his ambition and confidence rewarded again after sending on young strikers Hernández and Federico ‘Kiko’ Macheda in the final 13 minutes at the Mestalla.

The two players linked up triumphantly for Hernández’s winner five minutes from the whistle, and afterwards the 22-year-old Mexican international showed he possesses the humility which was Solskjær’s trademark throughout his wonderful Old Trafford career.

What I say – Great goal, mate.

That’s the wrap from today’s paper.



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