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PM as education minister – again? 

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JD Lovrenciear wonders why there is no one else who can assume the position.

As ordinary people who do not have much inkling of what goes on within the cabinet, we can understand the need to respect cabinet decisions.

But when Dr Mahathir Mohamad is said to be the “acting“ education minister following Maszlee Malik being told to resign, we need to ask some obvious questions loudly. 

Is the country so bankrupt of talent and capability that there is no one else who can be appointed to helm the Ministry of Education, which has sunk so far low in performance and achievements? 

And just how much attention can our beloved prime minister, at 94, devote to the ministry given his “unfinished” business of politics? 

Do we blame ordinary people if they speculate and come up with all sorts of opinions? 

Dear members of the cabinet, pray tell us, is the 30 million population in the country devoid of one single person (other than the PM) who can take on the leadership at the ministry? 

Are there no learned, experienced and wise educationists out there who can be a part of the Pakatan Harapan inner circle, which sold us the ‘Harapan’ manifesto? 

Until we get some honest answers, it will be a field day for the opposition camps for sure. 

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