Nha misquote me: Maszlee
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Kuala Lumpur: Education Minister Dr. Malik Maszlee (PIC) denied banning opposition MPs from entering the public school premises.
He said he actually said in Virgo Rakyat was that the representatives of the opposition chose to follow the procedure described in this.
"Do not misquote me. It is not correct to say that I used the word banned or prohibited. I never said that," he said at a press conference after the launch of the program "Life Saving Skills" and rescue in the water Awareness module, here, Wednesday .
Maszlee reportedly said in Virgo Rakyat sitting Monday that the opposition deputies, who would like to enter the public school premises must first obtain a permit from the Ministry through the relevant state departments of education directors.
His statement drew criticism from various quarters, including the Pakatan Harapan (PH) elected representatives, among them, its youth leader, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, who urged the opposition elected representatives to give due respect and not prevented from entering the school premises.
When asked about the incident, in which a public figure Hishamaddin Reis argued that the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) to prevent him from speaking on campus program, Maszlee said it should not have happened.
According to the minister, he made a statement that each public university in the country "with the & # 39 is an open intellectual space".
"I demanded UKM, to make a clear explanation. I made a clear stance that universities should be open intellectual space.
"Two weeks after I became Minister, I made a statement that any bar & # 39; er in universities must be removed to allow the forums and discussions to take place," he added. – Bernama