Pakatan still needs to address several issues despite Maszlee's resignation, says Dr Wee

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  • Thursday, 02 Jan 2020

PETALING JAYA: Several issues will still need a final say from Pakatan Harapan following Dr Maszlee Malik’s resignation as the Education Minister, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

“On the first day of the new school year, Dr Maszlee announced his resignation. Does this mean the black shoe ruling for students will be back to white shoes?

“Will Malaysia’s education system be better? How about the status of the Unified Examination Certificate task force (PPDUEC)? Will the teaching of Jawi calligraphy in Bahasa Melayu for vernacular schools be solved through discussions?

"Will Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) receive its matching grant as how it used to be during Barisan Nasional's era by not bypassing the Education Ministry and given to an alumni which is not the owner of TAR UC by the Finance Ministry without being listed in the ministry’s Budget 2019 and 2020?

“Will the Simpang Renggam toll be abolished?

“All these can only be answered by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,” said the MCA president in his Facebook post on Thursday (Jan 2).

Just two weeks ago, he said Maszlee, during an interview with Astro Awani, listed out his ministry’s achievements in 2019.

“However, he resigned today saying it was following PM Tun Mahathir’s advice.”

Dr Wee, who is also Ayer Hitam MP, said more leaders ought to be dropped or asked to leave “following PM’s advice” by judging from the performances of Pakatan ministers.

“When will the PM advise underperforming ministers?

“Considering the country’s slowing economy, sliding stock market and FDI (foreign direct investment) that are worrying and the shrinking SME (small-medium enterprise), why such a small reshuffle if a big one can be done?” he added.

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