KUALA LUMPUR – Belittling component parties like what Ronnie Liu did was rude and baseless, said the Minister of Education, Dr Maszlee Malik.
The Member of Parliament of Simpang Renggam said, such cheap political culture will only ruin the situation and bring more rifts. It would also hamper the reformation agenda of the Pakatan Harapan.
“I would like to advise the DAP members who are not pleased with the decision by the government to honour the spirit of rule of law and collective responsibility.
“I would also like to urge the leadership of DAP to discipline their members so that they respect the decisions made by the government and obey the constitution and law of the country. These two items built our country,” he said in a statement today.
Maszlee also elaborated on the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) comic.
According to him, as the Education Minister, the political propaganda comic has never obtained any approval from the Ministry.
He also said that the ministry has never allowed its distribution to schools under the Ministry of Education.
Furthermore, the schools which received the comics have been instructed not to distribute them.
“The MOE will never compromise with anyone who tries to use the schools as a tool for cheap propaganda,” he said, adding that he has instructed the ministry to investigate if there were individuals from the ministry involved in allowing the comic’s distribution in schools.
He also said that the ministry will ensure strict actions are taken against anyone proven responsible for the distribution.
Yesterday, Ronnie, the Central Executive Committee of DAP questioned the leadership of Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) in his article entitled, Mahathir: The Paper Tiger.
He said that the other component parties in PH, namely DAP, PKR, Amanah, Warisan and UPKO collectively have 113 parliamentary seats, enough for them to form a government without Bersatu. -MalaysiaGazette