Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (photo) denied today that his deputy Teo Nie Ching tried to interfere in the Islamic Education syllabus.
He said Teo only shared the efforts conducted by the National Education Advisory Council (NEAC), which was conducting a survey on the proposal to improve the Islamic Education subject.
“The survey was issued on the Education Ministry (MOE)’s webpage and the deputy minister had shared it on her social media.
“Then someone snapped a photo (of the survey on her social media) and created an issue that the deputy minister allegedly wanted to interfere in the Islamic Education syllabus. That is not true,” he said at a Jalinan Mesra programme for the minister and MOE staff in Putrajaya.
Recently, the social media was in an uproar on Teo’s posting in her Facebook page urging all quarters regardless of race and religion to give their views and ideas to the Islamic Studies Special Task Force (ISSTF).
ISSTF, under NEAC, was set up on April 15 to implement a comprehensive study to improve the Islamic Education subject.