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When the interim prime minister becomes interim education minister

P Gunasegaram

14 Jan 2020, 12:44 am

Updated a year ago

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QUESTION TIME | It probably occurred to most of us before - if Maszlee Malik vacated the education minister’s post, who will take over from him, especially considering the dearth of qualified people? For the time being, it is the prime minister, but will there be a change?

And Maszlee, following a blaze of continuing criticism when it looked like almost everyone was after him to step down (including this writer) did resign on Jan 2, he was advised by interim prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to do so.

Maszlee claimed that he had done his job well and introduced many changes, but he was known more for high-profile things such as mandating black shoes in schools, which was a major move because millions of schoolchildren had to get rid of their white ones, a colossal waste of money for parents. But perhaps opportunities for those who had a heads up...

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