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MOHD YUSOF SAARI

Maszlee said he made the decision after meeting and seeking the advice of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"On the advice of the prime minister, who I look up to as a father, a leader and a statesman, and on the basis of party and government loyalty and discipline, I willingly and with a heavy heart, return the post of education minister to the prime minister effective Jan 3, 2020,” he said.

"I believe that as a visionary and a statesman, he better understands what is good for the country,” he added.

Maszlee said as a person without a political background, he is thankful to Dr Mahathir for giving him the opportunity to lead the education ministry over the last 20 months.

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