Maszlee poured energy into poor, disabled and dispossessed

Sheridan Mahavera

Dr Maszlee Malik welcoming pupils at the start of the new schooling year at SK Setiawangsa in Kuala Lumpur a few hours before his abrupt resignation as education minister yesterday. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, January 3, 2020.

SPECIAL-NEEDS children. Children who go to school without breakfast. Children from poor families. Stateless children. Orang Asli children.

These were the children who mostly occupied Dr Maszlee Malik’s attention during his 20-month stint as education minister before it came to an abrupt end at the start of the new school year.

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  • He was a lousy moe who destroyed our future generations' future.

    Posted 1 month ago by Yoon Kok

  • That's kind of overstepping the role of the Home Ministry.

    Posted 1 month ago by Tanahair Ku

  • Nope. He spent his time propagating Islam

    Posted 1 month ago by Yoon Kok

  • He is better off being a community and social welfare minister if so because most of what he did was just pertaining to that. Racism was on the rise in education but he ignored it and even supported it. Thats why he is not fit to be the education minister.

    Posted 1 month ago by Elyse Gim

  • Were his efforts to 'aid' Orang Asli children conducted with the actual intent of converting them to Islam? Quite likely, knowing his 'dakwah' track record.
    That isn't charity. That's a business transaction, as it is conditional upon them converting.

    Posted 1 month ago by Arul Inthirarajah