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Tun M: I'm Taking Over The Education Portfolio

He announced it in a press conference on Thursday.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced in a press conference that he is taking the Education Ministry portfolio

Tun Dr Mahathir made the announcement following a Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting at Yayasan Selangor in Petaling Jaya on 17 May.

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When media asked him why wanted to take up the Education Ministry portfolio, here's what Tun Dr Mahathir said:

"I took over the Education portfolio because I think so many people are uneducated in this country. So I thought I will give my attention to that," he was heard saying to the laughter of many at the press conference.

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On a serious note, he said that Malaysia's way of teaching is "outdated" and so we need to decide on a new way of teaching

#PetalingJaya Press conference on the meeting of Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council, chaired by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad #NSTTV

Posted by NST Online on Wednesday, 16 May 2018

UPDATE

Tun Dr Mahathir is no longer taking the portfolio:

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