Maszlee criticises Education Minister over centralised approach in reopening schools

Maszlee said the teachers and parent-teacher associations of schools should have been empowered to discuss their reopening earlier. Source (pic): TTF Files

مسزلي كريتيك منتري ڤنديديقن اتس داسر ڤمبوكان سمولا سكوله برڤوست

Former education minister Maszlee Malik has criticised his successor, Radzi Jidin, over the centralised approach taken to reopen schools which had been shut due to Covid-19.

According to a news report (FMT), Maszlee argued that in certain “green zone” areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak, schools should have been reopened sooner.

Maszlee added that stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the reopening schools should have been planned in advance by relevant ministries.

“As far as I know, on one island, there are only 10 students. No one is going in and out of the island and it has no Covid-19 cases, so why didn’t they just restart school (earlier)?”


PETALING JAYA: Former education minister Maszlee Malik has criticised his successor, Radzi Jidin, over the centralised approach taken to reopen schools which had been shut due to Covid-19.

According to a news report (FMT), Maszlee argued that in certain “green zone” areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak, schools should have been reopened sooner.




“Those in Putrajaya do not understand what is actually happening in Pulau Bum Bum and Orang Asli schools in Sabah and Sarawak,” the Simpang Renggam Member of Parliament was quoted as saying on an online show organised by youth group Change Led by Young Generation (Challenger).

“Some places did not have any Covid-19 cases. Why did they need to suffer the same fate as those in high-risk areas. Why was there no opportunity to start the school session earlier?” he asked.

Maszlee added that stringent Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the reopening schools should have been planned in advance by relevant ministries.

“As far as I know, on one island, there are only 10 students. No one is going in and out of the island and it has no Covid-19 cases, so why didn’t they just restart school (earlier)?

“The same goes for the Orang Asli schools in Kelantan, Pahang and Perak which are in the rural areas.”

He said the teachers and parent-teacher associations of schools should have been empowered to discuss their reopening earlier.

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