1MDB not part of new History syllabus

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018

EDUCATION Minister Dr Maszlee Malik did not say the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (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 that will all depend on the Education Ministry’s curriculum study committee,” said Shahrul.

He added that in enriching intellectual discourse, the Ministry has no objection to it being made a case study at higher learning institutions.

In answering a supplementary question by Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (BN-Pontian) in Parliament on Monday, Dr Maszlee said that he wanted the 1MDB included in Malaysian history so that the future generation will not repeat it.”

Ahmad had asked if local history is taught in private schools such as the 60 Chinese independent schools.

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