Maszlee misquoted over 1MDB in history issue, claims his aide

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  • Tuesday, 04 Dec 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik did not say that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case would be part of the new History syllabus, said his press secretary Shahrul Aman Mohd Saari.

"Media reports quoting Dr Maszlee saying that the 1MDB case will be in the History syllabus are inaccurate. Whether it will be included in the syllabus depends on the Education Ministry's curriculum study committee," said Shahrul.

In a statement on Tuesday (Dec 4) Shahrul said that Dr Maszlee only mentioned that the issue would be included in the history of Malaysia.

Dr Maszlee had said this when answering a supplementary question by Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (BN–Pontian) in Parliament on Monday (Dec 3).

He added that in enriching intellectual discourse, the Ministry had no objections if the 1MDB issue is made into a case study at institutions of higher learning.

On Monday (Dec 3), Ahmad had asked if local history would be taught in private schools such as the 60 Chinese independent schools in the country.

Ahmad also wanted to know how many years must pass before an event is deemed part of history.

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