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MY VOICE FOR NATION

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MY VOICE FOR NATION


What Malaysia needs is a total change.

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 08:43 AM PDT

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

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Dr Shafie Abu Bakar


Selepas Bersih 0.3

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 04:54 PM PDT

Bersama Dengan TV8 Selangor Di Restoran Ana Ikan Bakar Petai BBB

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 04:25 PM PDT

Dr. Boo Cheng Hau's Trilingual Blog: SAY WHAT YOU LIKE

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Dr. Boo Cheng Hau's Trilingual Blog: SAY WHAT YOU LIKE


Chua Soi Lek Should Stop Questioning Malay Rulers's Prerogative

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 07:29 PM PDT


Speech by Dr Boo Cheng Hau, DAP Johor State Chairman at Yong Peng DAP branch dinner on 27 April 2012 held at De Jiao hui, Yong Peng, Johor.

 
 MCA President Dr Chua Soi Lek has repeatedly belittled DAP for letting go Perak Menteri Besarship to PAS' Nizar Jamaluddin when DAP had the majority of seats within Pakatan Rakyat during 10 month PR rule in Perak.



 Dr Boo emphasized that it is the Malay Rulers' prerogative to appoint a Menteri Besar letting it be a Malay or Non-Malay. Even though the Malay Sultanate States' constitutions state that a Menteri Besar must a Malay muslim unless with exceptional assent by the Malay ruler of the respective state.

DAP respects the constitutional framework, and Chua Soi Lek himself should stop questioning Malay Rulers prerogative in appointing Menteri Besars and consult a constitutional law expert on the issue.



 Chua Soi Lek has attempted to stir up racial sentiment without respecting the constitutional framework and demonizing  PAS as an extreme political party at the expense of distorting the state Constitution.


I personally welcome PAS Vice President Salahuddin Ayob to return and contest in Johor.



His presence definitely would boost PR standing in Johor. Salahuddin Ayob so far is one of the most experienced PR leaders in Johor. He is an open minded leader from PAS and I am sure he will contribute to PR's effort in marching towards Nusajaya.


As reported by today's The Star, Chua Soi Lek is more interested in positions sharing in the PR, Chua Soi Lek should stay out of PR internal matters and ask what MCA has contributed to the welfare of Johor People.






He has repeatedly despise Malay rulers prerogative in appointing Menteri Besars without a deep understanding of Malay State Constitutions which were agreed by UMNO, MCA and MIC at the time of independence. Chua Soi Lek should stop exploiting on the Constitutional issues that are created by MCA itself. 

Is Johor Government in Exile?

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 07:16 PM PDT


Bilingual Statement

Press Statement by Dr. Boo Cheng Hau, Johor State Assembly Opposition Leader issued on April 26 2012, in response to Johor State Assembly Speaker Dato' Mohd Ali Hassan's claim that both Johor State Standing Order Committee and Privileges Committee will have their meetings in Grand Continental Hotel, Kuala Terengganu on April 28, and it is against parliamentary conventions to do so. 

As was reported in the Nanyang Siang Pau Johor Edition on 22 April, Dato' Ali Hassan accused me of stirring up an unnecessary issue as he has the ultimate power to decided where the meeting should be held.

Nonetheless, any Speaker's decision must be in line with parliamentary conventions and constitutional spirit. 
I would like to stress that the Commonwealth Parliamentary Practice and Conventions must be observed by the Johor State Assembly and more considerations should be given for its lawmakers' to speak out.

It is not in line with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Practice for the Johor State Assembly to have its proceedings outside its precinct including its select committees especially outside the boundaries of Johor State itself.

And it is improper to have Johor State Assembly's Privileges Committee and Standing Order Committee to have their proceedings in Kuala Terengganu, the capital city of another state as Johor State Government is not a Government-in-exile. 

The move to have Johor Select Committees meeting in another state could be interpreted as a self-inflicting insult to the Johor State's sovereignty. The Johor Speaker Dato' Mohd Ali Hassan is urged to give explanation on why the Johor State Assembly fails to observe the said parliamentary convention. 

I also urge Johor State Speaker Dato' Mohd Ali Hassan to review his decision to call meeting of both committees in Kuala Terengganu. As far as the sovereignty of the Johor State is concerned, these meetings should be held within the precinct of Johor State Assembly and within the boundaries of the Johor state itself.

Furthermore, it is inappropriate to held meetings in Kuala Terengganu, another state's territory, to curb freedoms of Johor lawmakers to enquire and debate about Johor State Government policies and development in the state itself.

Among the amendments to be made in the upcoming Standing Orders is relieving the State Government in answering unanswered oral questions whereas previously all unanswered oral questions must be given written answers. 

In the current situation, only 10% of oral questions are answered during the State Assembly sittings. If the new ruling is put in force, that means 90% of oral questions would be struck out by the ruling itself. That leaves Johor lawmakers very little space to check on State Government's implementation of policies and their excesses.

Apparently, Johor will be the first legislative in the country to make such amendment in its Standing Orders to relieve the Executive from answering lawmakers' questions. By doing so it proves that the Johor Barisan Nasional Government has become more and more autocratic by refusing to hear people's voices.

Other autocratic amendments include cutting the number of backbenchers in delivering adjournment speech from 5 to 3 per session. 

And previously the opposition members were already barred from delivering adjournment speech. After the amendment being made, adjournment speeches will be only allowed 2 out of 4 sittings per year while previously all 4 sittings were allowed for backbenchers to give adjournment speeches.

I would like to emphasize that the adjournment speech is an important process for both Barisan Nasional Backbenchers and the opposition members to check on any possible abuses by the Executive branch of the government.

I would like to condemn all the new amendments proposed as autocratic which also show Barisan Nasional's lack of confidence in its own Government by subjecting it to the due process of checks and balances through scrutiny by the legislative.

All these amendments mark the deepening of the dark ages in Johor democracy. They shall be opposed by all conscientious Johoreans and Malaysians. 

柔佛州在野党领袖巫程豪于2012年4月26日发表文告,针对柔佛州议会议长拿督阿里哈山,于4月22日南洋商报报道中,指责巫程豪之前挑起不必要的课题,指柔佛州议会的两个特选委员会:特权委员会和议会常规委员会,计划在本月28日假瓜拉丁加奴开会,违反议会惯例。

巫程豪强调说,议长虽然最后决定权决定议会的事项,当任何决定必须符合议会常规和宪法精神,而议员在议会内和议会属下任何委员会的发言权,必须受到尊重。

柔佛州州议会在议会范围以外,以及其特选委员会在柔佛州范围以外召开会议,已经不符合英联邦国会议会常规,更何况柔佛州议会属下的特权委员会以及议会常规委员会,在老远的他州首府开会,犹如是流亡政府,有辱柔佛州的主权,因此,州议长必须向柔佛的子民解析,为什么议长没有遵守有关议会和宪法惯例。

巫程豪呼吁柔佛州议长拿督阿里哈山检讨在他州召开柔佛州特权委员会以及议会常规委员会的决定,以示尊重柔佛州的主权。在丁州改写议会常规,来钳制人民代议士在议会中表达民生的问政权益,包庇州政府不回答议员问政的问题。

其中修改的议会常规包括任何口头问题在议会中,没有回答者,将自动报销,州政府将不必回答。巫程豪说,在一般议会中,仅有10% 口头问题得以口头回答,那意味着在议会常规修改后,90%议员的问题将不受理会,这违法了议会民主,走向更专制的政府。

之前,每次议会休会时,有5名议员么以发表每人10分钟的休会演辞,而在野党议员之前已经被杜绝发表休会演辞,但该议会常规委员会却建议修改常规,规定每期休会演辞仅限3名州议员,并限制仅有每年度议会开幕和提呈财政预算案时,一年两度议会时才有休会演辞。

巫程豪形容修改有关议会常规专制,侵蚀柔佛州议会民主,也在马来西亚第一个立法议会设下违反民主的做法。在议会中发表休会演辞是向州政府问政的重要一环,国阵政府百般限制议员发言,进一步问政,证明柔佛州国阵政府对自己的施政缺乏信心,而柔佛州议会民主将随着议会常规'进一步限制议员问政,进入黑暗时代,巫程豪谨此呼吁具有良知的柔佛州子民关注此事。

LEE GUAN AIK for KOTA DARUL AMAN 李源益州议员

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LEE GUAN AIK for KOTA DARUL AMAN 李源益州议员


Global Bersih 3.0 (from around the world)

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 07:23 AM PDT

Suara Sri Andalas

Posted by Unknown | Posted on 3:42 PTG

Suara Sri Andalas


Police Response During BERSIH 3.0 Rally Disproportionate and Excessive

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 06:07 AM PDT

PRESS RELEASE

Police response during BERSIH 3.0 rally disproportionate and excessive

The Malaysian Bar is appalled at the abuse of the legal process and grotesque use of force by the police in connection with the BERSIH 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, 28 April 2012.
 
The crowds that had gathered for the BERSIH 3.0 rally reflected a broad cross-section of Malaysian society, and were peaceful.  The police were initially restrained, although they did try to stop people from reaching various pre-announced meeting points.  However, the attitude of the police underwent a sea-change at 3:00 pm that day.  The reported breach of police barricades in some areas does not justify the police unleashing the full force of their arsenal upon crowds that were peaceful.  The police have shown in this incident that they do not have the maturity, discipline and restraint required of a professional force.  In this regard the Malaysian Bar strongly disagrees with the Minister of Home Affairs' assertion that the police acted professionally. 

The court order excluding members of the public from Dataran Merdeka is arguably defective in law due to a lack of specificity.  Given that the BERSIH 3.0 rally had been announced on 4 April 2012, there was no need to have obtained the order ex parte.  There had been ample opportunity for the relevant parties to be heard before deciding if such an order deserved to be issued.  In addition, the order was obtained with respect to a situation of the authorities' own making, by their unjustifiable denial of access to Dataran Merdeka.  It is important to bear in mind that the Minister of Home Affairs had previously announced that the BERSIH 3.0 rally was not a security threat.

Nonetheless, having obtained the exclusion order, the police proceeded to disrespect the order by unilaterally closing additional roads and restricting access to other areas not covered by its terms.  The terms of the order itself, the closing of the roads and the restriction in access gave rise to a tense situation that contributed to the unnecessary violence that occurred. 

As has been done with some other public assemblies in the past, the Malaysian Bar deployed lawyers and pupils-in-chambers to act as monitors during the rally, numbering approximately 80.  Our monitoring teams reported witnessing the use of an array of heavy-handed tactics by the police, including the indiscriminate discharging of multiple rounds of tear gas without any obvious provocation, and arbitrary use of water cannons.  Police fired tear gas directly at the crowd.  They also manoeuvred their firing pattern to box in the participants rather than allowing them to disperse quickly.  This is not action to disperse, but is instead designed to attack, a crowd.  When items were thrown at the police, the police stooped to return like for like. 

The Malaysian Bar does not countenance the belligerent conduct shown by a number of the participants.  However, we express deep and serious concern as to how the police responded.  The police displayed a lack of restraint and proportionality, reminiscent of their actions at the BERSIH 2.0 rally on 9 July 2011.  Instead of displaying action to calm the situation, they instead aggravated it and contributed to the escalation of the conflict.  Although organisers of public gatherings must bear some responsibility when things get out of hand due to their action or inaction, this does not and cannot excuse the response of the police.  

The monitoring teams also witnessed numerous acts of police brutality, such as assault of arrested persons.  Instead of merely apprehending suspects, the attitude of the police was punitive in nature.  The reported attacks by the police on members of the media, both local and international, and the confiscation and/or destruction of their photographs and video recordings, speaks to police action in covering up or preventing a full and accurate record of the BERSIH 3.0 rally and the responses of the police.
 
Regrettably, the police also showed a general lack of cooperation towards the Malaysian Bar's monitoring teams, and were hostile in their attitude and approach at times.  This is most unprofessional and unbecoming, and serves as an unhealthy development with negative connotations for the future.
 
The Malaysian Bar notes that yesterday's events have not occurred in isolation, but stem from the fundamental problems that gave rise to the BERSIH 3.0 rally in the first place, namely the ongoing and outstanding issues relating to the electoral roll, and the lack of confidence in its integrity and that of the electoral process in Malaysia.  
 
Those who look upon Dataran Merdeka as a symbol of freedom will view the exclusion from Dataran Merdeka as freedom denied.  The promise by the Government to respect democracy and human rights, and implement reforms, was tested yesterday.  The Government's response and actions during the BERSIH 3.0 rally provided an indication of whether the new reform legislation will be perverted and abused in its use and implementation, where the wide powers vested in the authorities call for measured, proportionate and mature exercise.  The events of 28 April 2012 do not bode well in this regard.
 
Transformation and real recognition of democratic rights come at a price, namely constant vigilance.  The cost of not transforming and not allowing Malaysians the proper exercise of our democratic rights is too high.  In Malaysia's march towards developed nation status by 2020, which is only eight years away, the constitutional right to clean, free and fair elections cannot and should not be sacrificed.  
 
  
Christopher Leong
Vice-President
Malaysian Bar
 
29 April 2012 

Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud

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Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud


Sayonara Najib

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 03:32 AM PDT

After Bersih 3.0 there is only one option left for Prime Minister Najib Razak and his BN team, enjoy and finish your term while you can.
That is until June 2013, by when elections must be held. With Najib in charge of Barisan Nasional, there is no way you guys can win the 13th General Election and I'm sure the top brass in Umno knows this and will do something to change things around - for Umno's and BN's own sakes.
The way Najib mishandled BERSIH 3.0 by hiding away from it does not augur well for him. The Rakyat will surely teach him a lesson at the ballot box. Every one of the 250,000 protesters are angry with you, just imagine how the hatred will spread to family and friends all over Malaysia.


This will be 'Maximum Impact'. No way, your mainstream newspapers and media can stop it, not even with their usual false reporting.
250,000 pairs of eyes and ears saw and heard it all. They will compare what their senses and sight told them with Najib's double talk and make their own conclusions about the action that took place that day. Really, Najib - you are quite foolish to have chosen such a course of action. Your Police chased the people all over town right up to Chinatown - mind you, there were tourist there.
In the end, everyone in the Jalan Sultan and Jalan Petaling vicinity got a good dose of tear gas - protesters as well as ordinary people out for shopping and bemused tourist. So it looks like you waged war with your own people. How could you and still expect to face them and ask them for their votes ... Sayonara Matey!

Bersih 3.0 witnesses: 'Overturn police car to save life'

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 03:13 AM PDT

Al Jazeera crew's camera 'busted by Malaysian police' at rally

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 02:44 AM PDT

Polis tembak gas dan meriam air : Apa kata anda

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 07:57 PM PDT

Ini penjelasan Polis  ..... Apa kata anda???? 

Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur Datuk Mohmad Salleh menjelaskan, pihaknya terpaksa menggunakan meriam air dan gas pemedih mata kerana peserta BERSIH merempuh polis untuk menuju ke Dataran Merdeka.


"Kumpulan berkenaan terus bergerak untuk memasuki Dataran Merdeka, pihak polis melepaskan gas pemedih mata untuk menghalang kemaraan peserta perhimpunan, sehingga kini pihak polis masih mengawal keadaan," katanya dalam kenyataan pada jam 5.30 petang.

Mohmad berkata, setakat jam 2.55 petang, perhimpunan terkawal dan tiada sebarang perkara tidak diingini.

Bagaimanapun, katanya, selepas pemimpin pembangkang dan NGO berucap, beberapa peserta membaling pelbagai objek ke arah polis dan merempuh halangan polis.

Kejadian itu, katanya, berlaku di tempat perintah larangan mahkamah di persimpangan Jalan Tun Perak/Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Keadaan itu, tambahnya, membuatkan polis terpaksa melepaskan tembakan air.

i n t a n h i j a u

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i n t a n h i j a u


VIDEO BERSIH 3.0 OLEH intanhijau

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 08:36 PM PDT







BERSIH 3.0 DARI LENSA intanhijau

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 08:32 PM PDT









TAJUK AKHBAR MINGGUAN KOTOR HARI INI

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 08:11 PM PDT


Comments for Wee Choo Keong

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Comments for Wee Choo Keong


Comment on Is Shane Nollan “ripping off” the Government? by Anonymous

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 10:59 PM PDT

Bk sidhu is a woman…might not be related to TF, just his……

Comment on Is Shane Nollan “ripping off” the Government? by Lantau a/l Lagin

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 06:22 PM PDT

no action taken by MOF and PM. look like they all are involve in this scam, they have eyes fail to see, and have ears fail to hear. dump…dump.

Comment on Is Shane Nollan “ripping off” the Government? by Malaysian

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 05:16 PM PDT

http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/4/28/business/11195283&sec=business

As usual, B.K Sidhu, the author of the article writes something to show how backward MAS could go if the CCF was to be cancelled. Previously, he wrote few articles to show how important and beneficial the CCF to MAS. Is he in anyway related to TF? Maybe a friend or what?

Hopefully by next Wednesday, the Government would announce the cancellation of the CCF and kick out the AK guys from MAS board. To restore it to how it was is hard but still it would be best if done without the AK guys. Glory glory MAS! May the future be bright again for her.

And to YB, hope you could stay as an independent MP and monitor the dealings from both sides, the Opp and the Gov. Youre best in what you do. Dont worry, you’ll have your own army of rakyats, who will keep on supporting the likes of you. May you win again the next GE.

Comment on Is Shane Nollan “ripping off” the Government? by Hypertension

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 02:54 PM PDT

The AirAsia founding members were just trying to help to turn MAS around. AirAsia by itself is doing very well, so they could have done without a share swap,” said another analyst, adding: "AirAsia has evolved from a one-country airline to become a regional player, and its evolution will continue with or without the share swap and CCF but can the same be said of MAS?unquote

My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉

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My journey - Wong Hon Wai 黃漢偉


Speech on Fees for Higher Education

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 07:13 PM PDT

As reported in HCTV News 韩视网程文慧报导
My response on Fees for Higher Educatio. If we can save on the money on corrupt and illegal practice, we can provide free education for university students.

 Date: 2012-4-28 04:18:00 PM











     
     
     


 
韩江学院名誉院长拿督谢诗坚博士(中)赠送纪念品予开幕人黄汉伟
(左2),由韩院正副院长王云霞博士(右2)及马国辉博士(右1),
筹委会主席陈庭毅(左1)陪同。

黄汉伟:反对现阶段废除PTPTN

过后,槟州房屋委员会主席黄汉伟行政议员致词时说,大专教育有别于
中学教育,世界各国的中学教育几乎都是由政府免费提供给民众的,包
括大马在内,唯,学生在大专学府内可以学习到新知及新技巧,毕业后
比普通高中生谋取到更好的职业,所以,就必须付费。

也是亚依淡区州议员的黄汉伟的这一番话是回应谢诗坚博士在上台致词
时,反对在现阶段废除PTPTN的贷款计划制度。

他认为,不能够培养大专生什么都要免费的风气,若要免费大学教育,
其开销相信就被迫要转移到其他纳税人身上了。

无论如何,他表示,提出免费大学教育的论点主要是针对国家舞弊及
贪污现象,若把肃贪的钱节省下来用诸在民众身上,足以提供给大专
生免费教育了。

他也劝勉韩院生说,在国外迎新比毕业更形重要,因为这是踏入开阔
的新人生,接触新的朋友,未来的学习旅程必须走到全世界各个角落,
结识新朋友,拥有新的想法。

韩江学院名誉院长拿督谢诗坚博士吁请有关方面勿轻率提出废除PTPTN 
的贷款计划制度,因为这既不现实,且具争议性。

他觉得,任何欲改变PTPTN的贷款计划都必须从长计议,除非是已有一
个较好的替代方案,否则,现阶段贸贸然提出大学免费教育以取代贷学
金诉求,可是未见其利先见其弊。

他不知道民联提出的免费教育是否包括私立学院和私立大学的学生;
如果没有的话,则数以万计的学生将"告贷无门"。因为除了有20
政府大学外,国内还有25所私立大学,439所大专学院,这是十分庞大
的数目字,包括韩院的学生也十分需要源源不断的贷学金,一旦被切断
,其后果难以想像。

"
正如PTPTN主席依斯迈莫哈末所说,如果取消PTPTN贷款至少将有400 
余间大专院校将关门大吉,学生们或无法完成大学教育,所以到时候韩
江学院或也要被迫关闭。"

他说,目前政府提供给国内78间国民型中学免费教育,不过,60间独中
学生则必须缴付学费,由此看来,若动辄取消PTPTN的贷款计划制度,
将让很多学生丧失接受高等教育的机会。

他表示,韩院自公元2000年创办以来已走过了12个年头,总共栽培了
逾千名学生,除了韩院本身提供奖贷学金给学生之外,也获得其他社团
的支持, 包括槟州中华总商会的贷学金等。高等教育基金(PTPTN)于
1997年开始设立高级教育贷学金后,
有鉴于所有课程必须通过MQA的批准,韩院的学生迟至 2005年才开始申
请获得贷学金,得以顺利地完成大专教育。
·  韩院生近500名受惠

"
根据资料显示,自从韩院生获得PTPTN的贷学金以来,总共有近500 
名学生受惠,贷款的总额达到了7百余万令吉。换句话说,因为有了
 PTPTN的设立,有效的资助
韩院生解决经济难题,受惠学生才逐年增加。"

他补充说,在2005年时受惠的学生人数是28名,贷款总数是28万令吉,
2006年时受惠学生是36人,贷款总数是36万令吉;2007年骤降 8人,
贷款总数仅8万令吉;2008年回升至40人,贷款总数是599750令吉;
2009年进一步增至107人,相等于约150万令吉贷学 金;2010年增至124人,
贷款总数是1874500令吉;2011年的受惠人数达153人,贷款总数超过 
260万令吉贷学金,换言之,在过去7 以来,总共有496位学生受惠,
贷款数额逾
700万令吉。
·  低息贷款减轻学生负担

他借此感谢PTPTN提供的低息贷款已减至鸠收1%的行政费(1%的利息),
无疑中已减轻学生们的负担。

为此,他也要激赏高教部自1997年以来就每年发放贷学金予大专院校的
学生。直到今天为止,当局已发放430亿85百万元予196万名学生。
而截至今年3月份为止,高教部也已批准36千名学生获得8亿88
万元的贷学金,以协助学子们完成教育。
·  韩院3+0课程可申请PTPTN

他宣称高教部最近又批准了韩院3 + 0 学位课程的学生可以直接申请 
PTPTN贷学金。
这意味着韩江的所有课程,包括专业文凭班(Diploma)及学位课程(
Degree Programme)的学生都有资格申请PTPTN的贷学金,而且所提
供的数额足够学生完成学位课程。

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虽然在过去15年来,学生偿还的数目差强人意。有26万名学生总共
拖欠18亿贷款未偿还,是令人遗憾的事,希望拖欠者要懂得饮水思源,
欠债还钱,天经地义,勿破坏华人的优良美德。"

谢博士是于昨晚在韩中连登堂举行的《欢聚一堂。共创明天》韩院迎新
晚会上致词时,作如是指出。
·  4月份新生跨向200

至于韩院的未来前景,他表示,截至今年4月份为止,新生人数已跨向 
200多名,而下半年的招生,预期也将会取得至少150名的新生入读,
以达到350名的指标。

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韩院在各个领域正迎头赶上,去年我们在文化艺术领域被高教部的 
MY QUEST 鉴定为5星级水平。这使到今年的招生有所突破。"















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