Memo dalaman – Program Himpunan Guru Muda 1Malaysia (GM1M)

1. Pelaksanaan Program Himpunan Guru Muda 1Malaysia (GM1M) bertujuan untuk merapat dan mengukuhkan barisan para guru muda (umur 23 – 40 tahun) seluruh negara untuk bersama KPM dalam memacukan arus Transformasi Pendidikan Negara (TPN) seperti terkandung dalam Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia 2013 – 2025 (PPPM).
2. Produk kepada program ini ialah facebook GM1M di http://www.facebook/gurumuda1MALAYSIA, yang diguna secara berterusan bagi menyampaikan maklumat KPM serta aktiviti GM1M. Selain sebagai medium interaktif sesama GM1M, ia juga adalah medium untuk GM1M menyumbang buah fikiran, idea, pandangan, inovasi, kreativiti dan seumpamanya ke arah pembangunan PPPM.
3. Ingin saya mengingatkan guru supaya menggunakan media ini dengan bertanggungjawab supaya apa juga yang disampaikan tidak menyentuh perkara berunsur sensitive seperti pandangan politik.

In the news - Jailed for showing obscene sign at Queen


BALIK PULAU: A factory supervisor pleaded guilty to two charges of showing an obscene sign in the direction of the Raja Permaisuri Agong and a police officer at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas here.

Leong Pei Koe, 28, who was charged under Section 294 (a) of the Penal Code (Act 674) for lewd activity in a public place, was sentenced to a month’s jail from the date of his arrest and fined RM6,000 under the first charge by a magistrate’s court.

He was also sentenced to a week’s jail from the date of arrest and fined RM2,000 under the second charge of showing an obscene gesture to ASP Mohd Fakhrudin Abd Hamid.

Both sentences were ordered to run concurrently. DPP Charanjit Singh prosecuted.

He was outside the arrival hall when he flashed the sign at the passing royal entourage.

One of Tuanku Hajah Haminah’s bodyguards, who saw the gesture, detained him and handed him over to the police.

Kata Pengetua: Lesson learned. Jika pegawai kerajaan: jika disabit kesalahan – boleh diambil tindakan tatatetrtib kerana “berkelakuan dengan sedemikan cara sehingga memburukkan atau mencemarkan nama perkhidmatan awam” [Perintah Am, Bab D, perkara 4(1)(d)].

Reading - 10 essential foods for male health

A varied, balanced diet is the cornerstone of healthy living for everyone, yet healthy eating can sometimes mean different things depending on your gender. While there are some foods we should all be eating more of, men and women also have their own set of dietary requirements as well as their own unique health concerns. Here are 10 foods all men should eat.

Food for men 1: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are possibly one of the best "superfoods" around, and the popular fruit has particular benefits for men. Studies have suggested that the lycopene found in tomatoes may reduce risk of colorectal cancer, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease; the leading cause of death in men. Research has also shown that men who frequently eat foods rich in lycopene may drastically reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer.

Food for men 2: Blueberries

Blueberries are another fruit that have been linked to a reduced risk of prostate cancer, thanks to their high levels of proanthocyanidins. However, blueberries' positive benefits for men don't stop there, as studies have also suggested that blueberries may be effective in reducing risk of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes andage-related memory loss; a condition more prevalent in men than women.

Food for men 3: Brazil nuts

Snacking on nuts is great for heart health and good skin. However, Brazil nuts are particularly beneficial for men as they are packed with selenium; a powerful antioxidant which studies have suggested can boost sperm health and motility. Furthermore, selenium is also great for lowering "bad" cholesterol levels, preventing blood clots and lifting your mood.

Food for men 4: Broccoli

Broccoli - along with other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and sprouts - contains a strong cancer-fighting chemical, sulphoraphane, which research has suggested may reduce men's risk of developing bladder cancer (a cancer more commonly affecting women than men), prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

Food for men 5: Oysters

Oysters are the highest natural source of zinc; an essential requirement for men's fertility and sexual health. Zinc not only helps to maintain healthy testosterone levels in men, but it is essential for healthy sperm production.  On top of this, zinc deficiency may be responsible for hair loss in men, so an increased intake may benefit men's appearance as well as health.

Food for men 6: Whole grains

Whole grains are great for our health thanks to their high levels of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Most whole grains, including brown rice and oats, are particularly rich in B vitamins, which are good for general wellbeing and can also help alleviate depression. Individual B vitamins can also benefit male health in various ways. Studies have suggested that folate (vitamin B9) can keep sperm healthy, whilebiotin (B7) may help hair loss. Silica, also present in whole grains, could also help with healthy hair growth.

Food for men 7: Eggs

For men suffering from hair loss, eggs may also provide the perfect solution. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, which is essential for hair growth, as well as being rich in biotin (vitamin B7). Egg yolks are also a good source of iron, which some studies have suggested can alleviate hair loss, which can be caused by anaemia.

Food for men 8: Pomegranate juice

Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and research has suggested that drinking the juice of this "superfood" can help lower cholesterol- which can be high in many men as young as their 20s - and prevent hypertension. A study has also found that drinking just one 8oz glass of pomegranate juice a day could dramatically slow down the progress of prostate cancer.

Food for men 9: Garlic

Garlic is well known for boosting heart health, and a study on the effects of garlic consumption on males has shown that regularly eating garlic could help lower men's cholesterol levels. Furthermore, research findings published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute have suggested that regularly eating garlic and onions could help lower men's risk of developing prostate cancer.

Food for men 10: Salmon

Salmon is not only a great source of protein, but it is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help address many of men's most common health complaints. Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to lowered levels of "bad" cholesterol and can also reduce risk of many illnesses, including heart disease,colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and depression

Memo dalaman – urusan naik pangkat PPP DG41 / DG44 / DB48


1. KPM sedang menguruskan kenaikan pangkat secara Time-Based untuk PPP DG41 ke DG44, DG44 ke DG48 dan DG48 ke DG52.

2. Secara umumnya, syarat kenaikan pangkat adalah seperti berikut:

i. PPP Gred DG41 yang telah berkhidmat genap 8 tahun pada 2013 (tidak mempunyai pengalaman Ex-PPPLD)

ii. PPP Gred DG41 yang telah berkhidmat genap 8 tahun pada 2013 (mempunyai pengalaman Ex-PPPLD)

iii. PPP Gred DG44 yang telah berkhidmat genap 8 tahun pada 2013 (tidak mempunyai pengalaman Ex-PPPLD)

iv. PPP Gred DG44 yang telah berkhidmat genap 8 tahun pada 2013 (mempunyai pengalaman Ex-PPPLD, tetapi belum menggunakan pengalaman Ex-PPPLD semasa kenaikan pangkat ke DG44)

v. PPP Gred DG48 yang telah berkhidmat genap 6 tahun pada 2013

3. Tempoh pengalaman mengajar sebagai PPPLD boleh diambil kira bagi tujuan kenaikan pangkat ini – ia itu, 3 tahun pengalaman di PPPLD bersamaan dengan 1 tahun pengalaman PPPS, tertakluk kepada maksimum 3 tahun (ia itu 9 tahun pengalaman PPPLD).

4. Dengan ini, semua PPP yang adalah dikehendaki untuk mengemukakan dokumen berikut kepada En Albert sebelum 20 Februari 2012.

i. Salinan KP

ii. Lampiran T1 – Tapisan Keselamatan

iii. Lampiran D – Akuan Pinjaman

iv. Salinan surat lantikan ke PPP DG41 / DG44 / DG48

Nota: dapatkan 4ii dan 4iii daripada Cik Jamina

5. Mana-mana PPP yang layak dan tidak mengemukakan dokumen adalah dianggapkan tidak berminat untuk dinaikkan pangkat. Sebagai pegawai berijazah, guru mesti prihatin berkaitan dengan service matter masing-masing.

In the news - Union wants salary scale of all district Education officers upgraded


KUCHING: Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) is pressing for the salary scale of all district education officers (PPD) to be upgraded from the current 48 to 52.

Its deputy president Jisin Nyud said the STU had proposed this scale adjustment to the teacher’s congress meeting which was held in Kedah last year.

“All PPD and principals serving under the scale 48 should be upgraded to 52.

“This was our proposal to the congress last year and we will continue to fight for this upgrading this year,” he said at the STU Chinese New Year gathering here yesterday.

It is learnt that some of the PPDs, especially those in bigger town areas were serving under scale 52 while their fellow colleagues in the outskirts were still serving under scale 48.

He said the Education Ministry had also given its green light to the proposal by the STU for all theafternoon supervisors to be upgraded to scale 48 from the current 44.

He added that the STU had also brought to the attention of the ministry regarding the teacher’s burden in having to do clerical work.

“This is due to the implementation of school-based assessment where teachers had to key in all the details.

“This had added the burden of the teachers who also have to teach at the same time.

“Some of these teachers even have to sacrifice their family time to do the clerical work at home,” he added.

In the news - 50 pelajar keracunan makanan


Metro, 04.02.2013: TASEK GELUGOR: Kira-kira 50 pelajar Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Permatang Tok Jaya dekat sini, mengalami muntah dan cirit-birit akibat keracunan, malam semalam.

Kejadian berlaku jam 7.30 malam selepas kumpulan pelajar lelaki terbabit dari tingkatan satu hingga tiga yang menghuni asrama sekolah menikmati nasi goreng disediakan asrama sebelum mengadu sakit perut.

Tiga pelajar dimasukkan ke wad Hospital Kepala Batas (HKB) selepas mengalami muntah dan sakit perut yang serius manakala baki 47 pelajar sudah dibenarkan pulang ke asrama selepas diberi ubat.
Seorang pelajar berkata, dia mengalami sakit perut yang amat sangat tidak lama selepas makan nasi goreng disediakan pihak asrama sebelum muntah beberapa kali.

“Kira-kira 30 minit selepas makan, saya rasa pening dan loya sebelum termuntah. Bukan saya saja malah, rakan lain yang makan nasi goreng turut mengalami keadaan sama sebelum memaklumkan kepada pihak sekolah.

“Tidak lama kemudian, doktor dan jururawat dari HKB tiba dan memberi ubat. Setahu saya, tiga pelajar dimasukkan ke wad kerana keadaan mereka dikatakan serius,” katanya di sini, hari ini.

Kata Pengetua: Sekolah perlu memastikan bahawa kita tidak “cuai” apabila memeriksa makanan yang disediakan oleh pembekal kepada pelajar kita.

Reading - 10 essential foods for female health

While there are some foods we should all be eating more of, men and women also have their own set of dietary requirements as well as their own unique health concerns. Here are ten foods all women should eat.

Female-friendly food 1: Butternut squash

Butternut squash — like many other yellow/orange fruit and vegetables — is packed with carotenoids such as alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. While carotenes should be included in everybody's diet for optimum health, they may prove essential to women's health as a high-carotenoid diet has been linked to lowered risks of bothbreast and ovarian cancer.

Female-friendly food 2: Tomatoes

Another vibrant carotenoid beneficial for women's health is lycopene, a pigment found in tomatoes. Studies have suggested that lycopene may be effective inpreventing breast cancer. Furthermore, there has been considerable evidence to suggest that the powerful antioxidant can help reduce risk of heart disease — the leading cause of death in women in the US, Australia, England and Wales.

Female-friendly food 3: Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and have been linked to reduced risk of breast cancer and heart disease. The seeds' anti-inflammatory properties are also good for preventing arthritis, while their digestive benefits can help irritable bowel syndrome; two painful conditions which are more prevalent in women than men.

Female-friendly food 4: Salmon

Salmon has a multitude of positive health benefits for women. Not only is it rich in iron — which is integral to the diets of premenopausal women — but it is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, known for their mood-enhancing effects. Studies have suggested that omega-3 can help beat depression (something that affects twice as many women as men) and prevent mood swings, while salmon can also boost babies' intelligence when eaten during pregnancy.

Female-friendly food 5: Cranberries

Various studies have suggested strong links between consuming cranberries and reduced risks of breast cancer and heart disease. However, the most notorious benefit of cranberries is their ability to prevent and cure urinary tract infectionssuch as cystitis, which is eight times more likely to occur in women than men. One study suggests that drinking two glasses of cranberry juice a day can prevent the symptoms of common UTIs in women.

Female-friendly food 6: Spinach

Spinach is rich in many different vitamins and minerals, but one thing that makes it great for women is its high content of magnesium. Research has shown that magnesium may be beneficial in reducing many of the physical symptoms of PMSwhich plague women, including reduction of swelling, breast tenderness, bloatingand weight gain.

Female-friendly food 7: Figs

Figs are a great health food, containing many vital minerals and vitamins as well as contributing to your daily portions of fruit and veg. Two minerals found in figs that are particularly beneficial to women's health are iron, which is often deficient in menstruating women, and calcium, which is important for post-menopausal women, who are more prone to osteoporosis.

Female-friendly food 8: Milk

Milk is a great source of calcium, which is extremely beneficial to women's health, particularly when combined with vitamin D (found in some varieties of milk and many fortified milk products). Consumption of the combined nutrients is not only good forwarding off osteoporosis, but a study has suggested that a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D could ease, or even prevent, symptoms of PMS.

Female-friendly food 9: Oats

Oats are literally packed with health-boosting nutrients, many of which have great impacts on female health. Oats are not only great for heart health, digestion andblood pressure levels (with hypertension affecting many women over 50), but they contain vitamin B6, which can help prevent PMS and mood swings, and folic acid, which is important for women to consume before and during pregnancy toprevent birth defects in babies.

Female-friendly food 10: Walnuts

While all nuts are great for our health, walnuts have many great individual benefits for women. A study has recently found that walnuts, which are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols, may help to reduce women's risk of developing breast cancer, while their high omega-3 content may also help bone health, arthritis pain and depression. Walnuts also contain many nutrients essential for female health, such as calcium, magnesium and folic acid.