Following is an article published by The Malay Mail Online complete with responses by TTF (in blue):
KUALA LUMPUR: The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal and kleptocracy will be included as part of the History syllabus, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
“I will make sure that 1MDB and how some leaders robbed the nation will be included in the history books so that future generations will not make the same mistake,” said Dr Maszlee.
TTF: Why not go all the way? Why stop at 1MDB?
Following are facts Maszlee must also consider including into the history textbooks:
1. All of Mahathir’s mega-scandals, including Perwaja, Manminco, Makuwasa, BMF, Forex, Memali, Selangor water privatisation and Petronas.
2. The fact that these scandals are ten fold more costly than the so-called 1MDB scandal, to say the least.
3. That Mahathir’s, Daim Zanuddin’s, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz’s and Syed Mokhtar’s cumulative wealth ranges top five on the global scale.
4. That Daim’s offshore banks have dealt with blood money.
5. That the 2018 Government of Malaysia is the first government in the world that went from GST to SST.
6. That the 2018 Government of Malaysia is the first government in the world to tell Moody’s to “go to hell,” that “we’re right and you’re wrong” without actually substantiating its RM1 trillion and 80 plus percent debt-to-GDP ratio claims.
7. That Mahathir is known worldwide to be among the most oppressive of world leaders known to date, a fact Lim Kit Siang has repeatedly attested to.
8. That Pakatan Harapan won the 14th general election on a platform of fake news and lies.
9. That the 2018 Government of Malaysia is the first government in the world to boldly admit that its electoral manifesto was fake and designed only to win the election.
10. That archeological evidence suggests Hang Tuah may have been Chinese.
11. That the 2018 Government of Malaysia attempted to ratify ICERD owing to pressure exerted by the DAP
12. The list goes on…
He said this when answering a supplementary question by Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (BN – Pontian) in Parliament today (Dec 3).
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.
Earlier, Dr Maszlee informed lawmakers that the Education Ministry is setting up a committee to review and improve history text books and methods of teaching the subject.
TTF: Don’t ignore my suggestions ya.
They make sense.
He said that secondary students are currently being taught a history curriculum which was introduced in 2017.
Source: The Star Online