Education Ministry: Dr Mahathir's status as Bapa Pemodenan stays

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  • Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is maintaining Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's (pic) status as "Bapa Pemodenan" (Father of Modernisation) in school textbooks.

"Text books by the Education Ministry are written based on curriculum documents and facts which happened at that time.

"That fact (Dr Mahathir's status as Bapa Pemodenan) is still relevant," said Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid in a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut).

Lim had asked whether the Government still recognised the former prime minister's status as Bapa Pemodenan.

Dr Mahathir is now chairman of Parti Pribumi Besatu Malaysia and leads the opposition pact Pakatan Harapan.
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