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KUALA LUMPUR: A de­ci­sion on whether to abol­ish the Ujian Pe­ni­la­ian Seko­lah Ren­dah (UPSR) ex­am­i­na­tion will only be made next year, said Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry had started its anal­y­sis on it and was con­sid­er­ing a suit­able time to make a de­ci­sion. “We are mak­ing the anal­y­sis based on the views of lo­cal aca­demi­cians, mod­ules from other coun­tries that could be in­tro­duced and also from ex­pe­ri­enced school teach­ers,” he said. Halim Abd Sa­mad, Se­na­tor Datuk Seri Boon Som Inong and Se­na­tor Datuk Salim Sharif. Ab­dul Halim said in a state­ment yes­ter­day the three of them would be part of an in­ter­na­tional group of ob­servers. The elec­tion is be­ing held fol­low­ing the death of Pres­i­dent Is­lam Ka­ri­mov on Sept 2 af­ter hav­ing ruled for 25 years by win­ning three con­sec­u­tive elec­tions. – Ber­nama

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