Maszlee quits, says his decisions blamed for putting govt in crisis

Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Education Minister Maszlee Malik bids farewell to his portfolio, following a series of controversial decisions, including the teaching of Jawi in the vernacular schools. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, January 2, 2020.

EDUCATION Minister Maszlee Malik has announced his resignation, effective tomorrow, citing three of his decisions which are perceived to have plunged the Pakatan Harapan government into crisis.

The three decisions he named were for the teaching of Jawi in the vernacular schools, providing the schools with internet access, and the free breakfast programme in school.

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  • not to forget...... kasut hitam . hehehe .

    Posted 1 year ago by Astann astann

  • Lol, even in resignation, refuse to face the truth about why he's so hated, citing the one obvious reason why glossing other to other inconsequential ones, ignoring the crusades he went on.

    Posted 1 year ago by A Subscriber

    • Yes...fully agreed. More of his own incapability and lack of leadership. Good riddance for the countrys sake.

      Posted 1 year ago by Mat Kilau

  • Everybody wants to become pilot when they are just passengers

    Posted 1 year ago by Dayang Fazrina Abang Yasir

    • What do you mean

      Posted 1 year ago by Kinetica Cho

    • What do you mean

      Posted 1 year ago by Kinetica Cho

  • May GOD bless the students hereinafter! What about reshuffling the ministry of others who might had hand in this minister's failures. Should get them out too. They are the ones for his downfall.

    Posted 1 year ago by Swaminaidu Venkatasamy

  • One more, changing the color if school shoes from white to black. Really a black day.

    Posted 1 year ago by James Wong

  • What foundation? Its all rubbish in his two plus years as the Education Minister.

    Posted 1 year ago by Rupert Lum

  • Thanks to CREATOR ALMIGHTY the black shoe kangkung minister GOES. Non Muslim school going children can be TREATED WELL IN SCHOOL 1} no more eating in toilets 2} cup n plates become common 3 } No FORCING (PAKSA) our non muslim school children to learn jawi . Maslee is TOTAL FAILURE for SCHOOLS N UNIVERSITIES . ALL TEACHING HATRED NO KNOWLEDGE N WISDOM AT ALL . Black Shoe minister GET LOST.

    Posted 1 year ago by Mindy Singh

  • No need to take care of our welfare, just provide us the necessary social framework and the freedom to choose what best suit us, we will take care of ourselves.

    Posted 1 year ago by Tanahair Ku

  • Its not Jawi. Your failure is to deliver the quality of education that parents have been demanding for decades. Instead of pushing out a quality syllabus with higher standard of teaching you embarked on changing the colour of shoes, Jawi, swimming lessons in hotelsetc. Your failure is failure to bring reform - it was such an easy thing as PAGE and so many parents groups would have helped u but u too arrogant to ask them for assistance.

    Posted 1 year ago by Michael Raj

  • Put a guy who is very well versed in Islamic Juruprudence, as a Minister of Education of Secular Malaysia, will go down as one of the biggest failure of DrM.

    Posted 1 year ago by Sidney Karan

    • Totally agree.

      Posted 1 year ago by Elyse Gim

    • Agreed completely

      Posted 1 year ago by Charis W

    • Go by meritocracy, we dont need to appease any one race. Malaysia needs someone to take this important task to the highest levels-meritocracy is the best yardstick. Need some one with top class education...if only we can borrow the Minister of Education for Singapore ( System ranks no2 in the world). : but I am sure we have many good candidates. Enough of laughable black shoes....what a Jackass!

      Posted 1 year ago by Partick Ignatious

  • No matter what, you will be remembered throughout Malaysia's history. Hey, that's not something any Tom, Dick or Harry can achieve.

    Posted 1 year ago by Alex Lim

  • I suggest an Education Minister from East Malaysia.

    Posted 1 year ago by Anak Kampung

  • Good riddance....................but this may be a ploy to bring in someone more radical. We need a strong intellectual educationalist. We dont want this kangkong types..............dont blame him too much-he did everything that DR M wanted. The seeds of disunity have been sown-he did his job. What we need is more people who can bring Malaysian s together.

    Posted 1 year ago by Partick Ignatious

  • Education is a big deal. This guy was over his head and had no bloody clue on how to make the much needed changes after the total destruction that began with bad policies by past education ministers and the current PM. The system was not bad before Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim started messing with it for political reasons. And it has gone downhill since. But hopefully we dont see another blunder in whoever his replacement is.

    Posted 1 year ago by Sunita petrus