He said that throughout his tenure, he had done his best for the country and realised that with his background as an academic activist it was not easy for him to helm a big ministry.
Maszlee believed that he had laid a solid foundation and a clear direction for the ministry staff on the premise of “Education for All”.
"I believe this decision (to quit) is not the end, but a new beginning.
"Believe me, national reformation will never succeed without making the people’s welfare as the primary focus,” he said.
Maszlee also stated his undivided support and loyalty to the prime minister, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) and the Pakatan Harapan government.