Education – Ever the political victim


The painful history of education policy shifts tells us that the power of the Ministry of Education must be drastically cut.It's out with the old and in with the new every time a crisis engulfs the country's leadership – and all at the expense of our children's education.

Every political crisis inevitably claims its share of casualties. Normally, those who fall on the wrong side in the corridors of power will find their careers cut short. It is no different in Malaysia. Time and again, we have seen ministers and high ranking officials dismissed, along with their retinue of retainers and apparatchiks every time a crisis engulfs the country’s leadership.

The impact of such shake-ups is usually most apparent in the economy. Positive changes will of course raise confidence levels, while destabilising manoeuvres usually result in declining investor confidence, capital flight and a general bear effect.

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