SUPP hopes for future education policies to look beyond race and religion

Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew

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MIRI, Jan 3: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) hopes that the next Education Minister will be able to cut across races and religions to bring forward an education system that will best prepare the younger generation for the fast moving world.

According to Secretary General of SUPP Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew, the next education minister must be able to partake a holistic approach and policies that will benefit all.

“The system that is now broken must be repaired, quickly and effectively, with new hope and new expectation,” he said in a press statement issued today.

He observed that feedback from the ground appeared to confirm that most parents were relieved by the announcement of Dr Maszlee Malik’s immediate resignation as Minister of Education.

“Indeed, the parents were so concerned for their children at schools because for the past 20 months, many of the policies introduced by the Education Minister were either below par or superfluous and nowhere towards improving our education standard for our young children in schools,” he said.

According to Ting, people were now posing queries as to whether Deputy Minister of Education Teo Nie Ching would offer to resign, as she had defended all of Maszlee’s policies.

“The principle of collectively responsibility and shared responsibility may be relevant here.”

Maszlee announced that he would resign as Minister of Education effective Jan 3, 2020. He said it was upon the advice of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. —DayakDaily