[VIDEO] Dr Maszlee Announces He Is Stepping Down As Education Minister
Dr Maszlee Malik has stepped down as the Minister of Education, hours after it was reported that he is tendering his resignation
"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.
Read about some of the education policies he implemented during his stint, including free breakfast at schools and abolishment of streams: