Malaysia’s education is outdated says new education minister Mahathir

Malaysia’s newly minted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the country’s teaching is “outdated” and as a result many people are uneducated.
In order to fix these problems, Mahathir said he will become the next education minister and will introduce online teaching.

Dr Mahathir said he will take over the education portfolio because many people are uneducated, and that he needed to give his attention to it.

He said Malaysia’s way of teaching is “outdated” and he hopes that more Malaysians will be more computer-savvy.

He said with the computers accessible to all, Malaysia should devise new ways to teach.
“We should devise new ways of teaching,” said Dr Mahathir, adding that he will introduce an online software to teach students in schools.
He said the country could use one teacher’s method that could be uploaded online for everyone to use.
While he will be in charge of the Education Ministry, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will be in charge of women’s affairs.

He also said that the remaining eight core Cabinet positions would be divided equally between the parties in Pakatan Harapan – meaning two for each party.

“We will try to get 13 ministers sworn on Monday (May 21) if the Istana (Palace) agrees to it,” Dr Mahathir told a press conference following a Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting at Yayasan Selangor today.
He hinted that the cabinet will eventually have 25 ministers, but for now the ruling parties have opted to appoint the 13 ministers.


  1. His pet project the super multi-media corridor in West Peninsular Malaysia was not successful in the past so now have to try again? He should find someone else way younger than him with teaching resume to take the role of education minister instead.

  2. Najib once admitted that their race is lazy n greedy. Just look at their country security. How many rich foreigners would like to settle down there ? Even the police could turn up as a robbery. Corruption is everywhere. Drugs are considering legal in certain area. Even the Chinese young girls n ladies are quite worry n afraid to go back home alone. If this doesn’t convince you. Ask any Chinese young students n ladies from Malaysia.

  3. Yes, Malaysian wish they had Singapore’s quality of education. They also want Meritocracy and a “Malaysia for Malaysian” regardless of race, language and religion. Sounds familiar? YES, THAT IS THEY WANT TO BE MORE LIKE SINGAPORE!

  4. Although Dr. Maszlee Malik has impressive credentials, I would still urgently prefer Tun M as Education Minister as he’s a moderate Malay. It gives more peace of mind. Let’s emulate the education Tun M received and the fluent, Malay leader and statesman that he’s become.

    Paperwork homework, is also evidence of what’s being taught into the ears and minds of children. Or we won’t know what is spoken, told as teachings. You can’t get rid of books in education.

    Tun M and his wife were educated in the British way. They were taught in English and achieved medical degrees. But this doesn’t mean they neglected Malay. In fact, they are fluent. An English medium teaching for the sciences doesn’t mean our national language will suffer. It will probably thrive.

    And we also need to abolish the national service.