Saturday, May 19, 2018

Post GE 14 : Mahathir Should Just Take Back The Education Portfolio

Of all Mahathir's cabinet appointments to date, the most concerning was the one  of Maszlee Malik as the education minister. This was after coalition partners had objected to Mahathir himself assuming the portfolio because it had been agreed that whoever would be the prime minister should not hold any other portfolio besides.

Lim Kit Siang said the restriction agreed to only covered the Pm holding the Finance portfolio.

Well, as if to spite the objectors, Mahathir has appointed Maszlee Malik who is a newbie to the scene and largely unknown to the general public.

With principally Islamic credentials and untested, would Maszlee skew education in one direction and ignore 'liberal' subjects like science and mathematics? If so, Bolehland is right royally screwed.

As far as voters are concerned, they would much prefer someone who is known to them and whose learning is more broad based. They certainly won't object to Mahathir himself assuming the education portfolio as long as it was not the finance one.

Mahathir would made a better education minister as he is someone who is tested and not afraid to make hard choices when and where called for.

Mahathir should just re assume the education portfolio to himself or appoint another person to the post.                                 
 
That will reassure Bolehlanders who have voted for change

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