Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik did not say that the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal would be part of the new History syllabus but that it would enter Malaysian history.
“Media reports quoting Dr Maszlee saying that the 1MDB case will be in the History syllabus are inaccurate. Whether it will be included in the syllabus depends on the Education Ministry’s curriculum study committee,” said Maszlee’s press secretary.
In a statement on Tuesday (Dec 4) Shahrul said that Maszlee only mentioned that the issue would be included in the history of Malaysia.
Maszlee had said this when answering a supplementary question by Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (BN-Pontian) in Parliament on Monday (Dec 3).
On Monday (Dec 3), Ahmad had asked if local history would be taught in private schools such as the 60 Chinese independent schools in the country.
Ahmad also wanted to know how many years must pass before an event is deemed part of history.
Maszlee said that the 1MDB issue will enter the annals of Malaysian history.
“I can give you my assurance that the 1MDB issue will be included in Malaysian history so that future generations will not repeat it.
“So will the serious crimes committed by politicians in the robbery (of the nation’s wealth),” the minister told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
Maszlee, who was speaking on efforts to revise the History subject, did not say if the 1MDB scandal would end up in the school curriculum.