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International schools seek niche in Malaysian system

Sunday, August 08, 2004 (05:26:25)
At present, 31 international and expatriate schools in Malaysia cater especially to children of expatriate families. Malaysian pupils are not permitted to study at international school unless one parent is a foreigner or if they have lived and studied abroad for three years or more.

Some educators of international schools argue that parents should have the right to choose the kind of education they want for their children, including the option to study at an international school.

However, Chairperson of the Association of International Malaysian Schools (Aims) Margaret Kaloo points out that international schools do not actually exist for Malaysian pupils. They are primarily for the children of expatriates currently working in the country.

More (The Star)

Survey reveals high living costs for expats in China

Saturday, July 24, 2004 (07:57:50)
A survey carried out by Mercer Human Resource Consulting has revealed the high living costs faced by expatriates living in China. Typical expat expenses such as apartment rental and chidren's tuition are shown to be even more expensive than in New York and Tokyo.

More (The Business Times)