The onus is on IIUM to open up to the public on all aspects of the university.
IIUM is not narrow-minded or stuck in a Malay-Sunni-Shafi’i narrative.
The PKR president says this is because the nation’s finances are not as strong as they were when he was previously finance minister.
Syed Farid Alatas says some European education models are not appropriate for Malaysia.
The education minister says he has signed his resignation letter and is waiting for an announcement by the university.
This is despite wide speculation that Mohd Daud Bakar will be appointed.
IIUM says Makio Miyagawa's appointment will help the institution work with leading Japanese universities in various fields.
The education minister also dismisses reports that he will be dropped from the Cabinet, saying they are only rumours.
We cannot expect children to understand the thoughts and vision of adults who have seen more of the world.
But the education minister says he will stay until the end of the university's convocation ceremony.
Education Minister Maszlee Malik says he only ventured into politics because he wanted to see the fall of former prime minister Najib Razak.
Despite controversy surrounding his appointment, the education minister gets support from former US government adviser on Islam, John L Esposito.
Education minister defends controversial appointment, says he wants to make IIUM the ‘Oxford for Muslims’.
The PPBM chief strategist says the education minister's appointment as the university's president is for the transitional period as mentioned in PH's manifesto.
Maszlee Malik can perhaps justify the three magic words in IIUM's name and give them their rightful meaning.
The education minister says he is committed to an 'open door policy'.
Muslim scholar Mohammad Hashim Kamali says Maszlee Malik knows IIUM very well and respects academic freedom.
Maszlee Malik may be our best hope in the battle for the Malay-Muslim minds.
The education minister says IIUM is unique in its structure and appointing an education minister as its president is nothing new.
The education minister says IIUM has a different structure of governance and is not bound by the Universities and University Colleges Act.
The prime minister says the education minister’s appointment as the varsity president will be reviewed
The PKR leader says his focus is to help strengthen the government and not to hold any post.
It not only saves cost but also helps the varsity to get funding from foreign governments, says an aide.
This is the third time an education minister has been appointed to the university's top post.
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