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2008-08-21 00:00:41

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malayan Christian Schools' Council has welcomed the Education Ministry's plan to help all 410 mission schools. It said that mission schools found it challenging to maintain their facilities and education standards in the wake of rising inflation and the growing expectations of parents. Chairman Yap Kok Keong said the schools had been kept afloat through donations channelled through churches. "For far too long these churches have been helping the schools through the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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