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Dr M: Cabinet will keep Maszlee in check as IIUM president

Malaysiakini Team  |  Published:  |  Modified:

INTERVIEW | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad sees no harm in Education Minister Maszlee Malik taking up the post of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) president.

Asked whether about a possible conflict of interest, for example, if IIUM request for funds from the Education Ministry, Mahathir replied: "In the end, it is the Finance Ministry that must approve it."

Probed further if he meant that other ministers would keep Maszlee in check, the premier said: "There's the cabinet too...

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