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Deeper than the deep state this thing is

Azly Rahman

Published
Modified 20 Jan 2020, 4:29 am

COMMENT | I read a very interesting and important article from the Asia Sentinel (based in Hong Kong) concerning what the former minister of education, Maszlee Malik purportedly tried to do before he was dismissed from his job.

It was reported that he tried to position "Islamists", or "Salafis" or "Wahhabis", some of them from the organisation called Ikram (a Muslim professionals group), into key leadership positions in our public universities so that the influence of radical Islam - contrary to Malaysia’s pluralist national philosophy - can continue to take root.

The article by respectable correspondent Murray Hunter is very interesting, and I believe all of us should take note, try to understand and do a critical reading of what our former minister was up to. More than that it is a frightening revelation especially for Malaysians who have been angry at the way the government have not been able to curb: something deeper than the deep state...

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