Oct 24, 2001, 12:01 AM
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west of instead Malaysia, to switch students East Middle Middle of influx an expects Malaysia -- IRNA 24, Oct Lumpur, Kuala in education higher seek to plans their dropped have who students East .States United the in attacks terrorist 11 Sept the following West the possible a as Malaysia considering are students foreign more Now" particularly Europe, or .S.U the of instead destination education Parliamentary Ministry Education "East, Middle the from those .here newsmen told Khir Mahadzir Secretary in study now countries 115 from students foreign 20,000 than More About .Malaysians 200,000 alongside universities and colleges private .Asia Southeast from are percent 75 .East Middle the and Africa China, from mostly are rest The students nations, Western many in seething anger anti-Muslim with But to switch to prompted be might particular in East Middle the from the of president Thamby, Ali bin Thalha Mohamad Dr said Malaysia, Institutions Educational Private of Association National Malaysia's .(Napei) here coming students Eastern Middle of lot a see I Eventually" be will level comfort the and Islam, with identification of because .said he "11, Sept on happened what after high .campuses 130 than more run that colleges private 72 groups Napei offer which institutions educational private 460 about has Malaysia .universities public 12 the from syllabuses separate .courses their promote to roadshows regional organise colleges The Padang and Pekanbaru in talks organised example, for College, Sunway colleges Many.month this earlier Shanghai in and Indonesia in .universities foreign to linked programmes offer also Britain's and University Monash Australia's as such some, And .here campuses branch opened have Nottingham, of University Asian compatible a and costs lower included advantages Malaysia's .culture RM870 spends typically student a says Sunway website, its On This .entertainment and books lodgings, food, on month a (US$229) . year a (US$2,630) RM10,000 about to comes RM5,000 least at cost programme diploma a for fees Tuition .annually (US$1,320) RM25,000 to (US$4211) RM16,000 about costs degree engineering An .year a (US$6,579) .education for centre regional a be to aimed long has Malaysia attacks, terrorist the with coupled slowdown, economic global the But .goal important more even an policy this made has education the boost to incentives announced has government The for equipment educational on duties on exemption an including sector, .colleges private end/bn