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Muhyiddin barred from speaking at sports do held at a school

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Modified 31 Jan 2016, 1:57 pm

Sacked education minister Muhyiddin Yassin found himself in an awkward position when he was told he could not speak at event he was invited to.

The event - the launch of a local football league - was held at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ4 in Subang Jaya, Selangor, he said.

According to the former deputy prime minister, school administrators told him they “received instructions from certain parties not to allow (him) to speak”.

“Nevermind. I expected this,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

He said he still managed to mingle with those who attended the launching of the local youth football league, organised by the Kelab Sukan Komuniti Subang Jaya at the school.

The Umno deputy president also uploaded a picture of him taking a posing for a photograph with an attendee.

Saya telah diundang oleh Kelab Sukan Komuniti Subang Jaya untuk melancarkan Liga Bolasepak Belia Komuniti Subang Jaya di...

Posted by Muhyiddin Yassin on Sunday, January 31, 2016

Muhyiddin was dropped from cabinet along with Umno vice president Shafie Apdal, when they voiced out their concerns over state investment firm 1MDB.

Ironically, many opposition politicians including now Selangor exco in charge of education Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh were previously barred from entering schools when Muhyiddin was education minister.

Although still Umno number two, Muhyiddin has been sidelined in the party with most of his party duties taken over by party veep Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid was appointed deputy prime minister in the cabinet reshuffle in last year.

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