KLUANG: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has confirmed that he is no longer president of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
He said he had submitted the letter of resignation and was waiting for an official announcement to be made by the university.
Maszlee was appointed to the post last September and was supposed to serve till 2021.
The appointment was criticised by many for going against Pakatan Harapan’s pledge to keep politicians away from such positions.
“I am no longer IIUM president. I have signed the resignation letter. I am waiting for IIUM to announce the matter and the name of my successor.
“This resignation is executed by me voluntarily and also for mutual benefit,” Maszlee said yesterday.
He hoped everyone would give their full cooperation to his successor.
He, however, refused to comment on the speculation that former IIUM vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar would take his place as the new president.
Earlier, Maszlee, who is Simpang Renggam MP, visited the health clinic in his constituency and presented chairs, wheelchairs and air-conditioning units to it.
He said this followed viral pictures and reports on the poor condition of the equipment and facilities at the clinic.
“We hope that with these new chairs and air-conditioning units, patients can wait more comfortably to see the doctor,” he added.