PM: English competency tests for top civil servants

PETALING JAYA: English competency tests will be carried out for top civil servants, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"The English language is important and must be practised by high level civil servants," said Dr Mahathir at a press conference after a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Dr Mahathir said that it is imperative for top civil servants to have good command of the English language as they have meetings overseas with international figures.

During the press conference, Dr Mahathir also mentioned that the Government will review co-curricular education from kindergarten to university level.

A taskforce consisting of non-government experts will be formed to look into the education system in international countries to find ways Malaysia can improve on its education system.
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