By Zaphne Philip
KUCHING, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- Any teacher who has taught in a remote school in Sarawak will attest that besides their teaching duties, they also have to play the role of parent, carer, well-wisher and mentor to the students.
Austin Albert Jalin had his first taste of teaching in a rural school 17 years ago when he was posted to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Bebangan, a primary school in Kapit district in the central region of Sarawak, immediately after he completed his studies at Rajang Teachers Training College in Bintangor.
The Iban youth was 25 years old then and having lived in Betong, a fast-developing town about 130 kilometres from here, all his life, he dreaded the thought of being holed up in a remote outpost.
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By Shahrizan Jefri Aziz
SHAH ALAM (Bernama) -- In the stillness of the night, Muhammad Muslim Mat Sulaiman can be seen hard at work repairing the crank and bottom bracket of a customer's Cannondale Lefty bicycle.
Fixing bikes is what he does almost every night, operating from a makeshift workshop at his home in Puncak Alam here. But he is no full-blown bicycle mechanic, rather he was drawn to this work by chance after he was forced to take up cycling to improve his health sometime in 2015.
Muhammad Muslim, 36, who works as a sales executive during the day at a firm in Petaling Jaya, said he had no interest in cycling at all but decided to give it a try after he saw some of his friends riding mountain bikes.
By Sakini Mohd Said
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- "What's your New Year resolution?" This is the oft-asked question each time a brand new year rolls up.
Jan 1 marked the start of 2020, which signifies the start of a new decade. I am sure many people took the opportunity to make firm resolutions for themselves and set out goals they wished to achieve this year.
Several netizens took to posting their resolutions on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Their resolutions include pursuing higher studies, changing their field of work or earning a higher income.