He said that he is resigning from the Cabinet on the Prime Minister’s advice.
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“With a heavy heart, and as advised by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I, Maszlee Malik, resign from my position as Minister of Education to the Prime Minister effective 3 January,” Dr Maszlee said at a special press conference in Putrajaya on Thursday, 2 January.
Dr Mahathir, who accepted Dr Maszlee’s resignation letter, thanked him for his service as a Cabinet member. He also added that Dr Maszlee’s replacement will be announced at a later date.
On his official Facebook page, Dr Maszlee posted a lengthy statement
Dr Maszlee was appointed the Education Minister on 18 May 2018:
Read about some of the education policies he implemented during his stint, including free breakfast at schools and abolishment of streams:
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