Teo didn’t interfere in Islamic education syllabus, says Maszlee

Education Minister Maszlee Malik.

PUTRAJAYA: Education Minister Maszlee Malik today denied that his deputy, Teo Nie Ching, had tried to interfere in the Islamic Education syllabus.

He said Teo only shared the efforts conducted by the National Education Advisory Council (NEAC), which was conducting a survey on the proposal to improve the Islamic Education subject.

‘’The survey was issued on the ministry’s web page and the deputy minister had shared it on her social media.

‘’Then someone snapped a photograph (of the survey on her social media) and created an issue that the deputy minister allegedly wanted to interfere in the Islamic Education syllabus.

“That is not true,’’ he told the media at a “Jalinan Mesra” programme of the minister and ministry staff here today.

Recently, social media was in an uproar over Teo’s posting in her Facebook urging all quarters, regardless of race and religion, to give their views and ideas to the Islamic Studies Special Task Force (ISSTF).

ISSTF, under NEAC, was set up on April 15 to implement a comprehensive study on the Islamic Education subject for the purpose of improving it.