Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Should Fadhlina Sidek remain Education Minister, when she considers Zahid Hamidi her 'role model' and/or 'teacher'?

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek showered praise on Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, calling him one of her “teachers”.

Malaysia's Education Minister considers Zahid Hamidi a 'role model'...a 'teacher', and this makes one very worried... of the suitability of Fadhlina to remain as EDUCATION Minister responsible for the education of children in Malaysia...

Let us not forget that Zahid Hamidi - Prosecution had already proved a PRIMA FACIE case of 47 charges - this means, he will definitely be convicted and sentenced unless he is able to raise 'reasonable doubt' during the defence case, which he already failed to do in cross-examination of the prosecution witness. A rather hard place to be.... The fact that the Public Prosecutor discontinued his criminal case does not change the fact. {For me, if Zahid Hamidi is not guilty, then he must convince the Judge/Court of this fact, ... )

Did Zahid Hamidi take a position in the 1MDB scandal like what Muhyiddin Yasin did? No, he did not - in fact, he still believes that Najib did not commit any crime...

So, if Fadhlina, considers Zahid a 'teacher' and a 'role model' - in my opinion, it is indicative of her character, morals, values and principles > and I certainly will not want her to be EDUCATION MINISTER.

Anwar should consider a new EDUCATION MINISTER...

And, in fact, he really should remove Zahid Hamidi from Cabinet - it is interesting to note that this DPM Zahid may be behaving like the 'Prime Minister' of Malaysia looking at number of media reports about Zahid (he may be the first DPM who speaks so much, and appears in the press so often).  

See also:-

Was PM's comments about Zahid Hamidi's case inappropriate? A personal opinion OK - but as PM?

If DPP Raja Rozela Raja Toran continues to prosecute, Zahid Hamidi will likely be convicted and sentenced? Come back and prosecute to the end..

When AG who discontinued Zahid's case gets appointed Chairman of a GLC - A question of public perception?

What happened to Zahid's DNAA Parliamentary Committee? Separation of AG from Public Prosecutor important but the DNAA?

Zahid Hamidi's can always be charged again, the trial reinstated and continued - section 254A CPC? Explaining and concerns?

29 Bribery Charges - mid-trial discontinuance and acquittal - Time to Abolish ACQUITAL safe for after trial/close of prosecution case?

Zahid Hamidi should not have met 'alleged donors'- 'interference with on-going investigation'? 


When Anwar's angry at me, Zahid comes to my defence - Fadhlina
Published:  May 16, 2024 10:01 PM
Updated: May 17, 2024 9:35 AM

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek showered praise on Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, calling him one of her “teachers”.

During a speech at a Teacher’s Day event, she shared how the Umno president has a more nurturing relationship with her compared to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

“Every time the prime minister gets angry at me, it is Zahid who will defend me.

“So I have two role models, one who is angry because he wants me to keep working hard and one who defends me because he wants me to keep being better.


“So I have two teachers who are very important in the Madani leadership today,” she said.

Fadhlina is the chief of PKR’s women’s wing, the same party established and headed by Anwar.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

The event celebrating the 53rd National Teacher’s Day was held at the Zenith Hotel in Kuantan, Pahang.

Fadhlina also thanked Zahid for his efforts in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes.


He provided support and an ecosystem for national TVET education, she said.

“The establishment of the national TVET council and the national TVET policies would not succeed without the trust of the national leadership and also without his (Zahid’s) commitment, who is willing to go on the ground in several countries to see developments for himself and bring home (methods) to be used by us together,” she said.

TVET programmes are a focus of the country’s education direction, she said.

She said efforts are being taken so that youth and their parents do not see TVET as a second choice but as their main one.

Improving use of technology by teachers

During the event, she also announced initiatives for teachers to enhance their capacity in digital technology.

According to a Bernama report, she said her ministry will collaborate with Apple Professional Learning Specialist Malaysia to train 100,000 “Apple Teachers”.

“Also, in the context of recognising teachers who excel in adapting to digital technology, 1,000 teachers will be selected to attend courses to be certified as digital professionals and recognised as the Education Ministry’s Guru Jauhari Digital,” she said.

Further, the existing Cuti-Cuti Cikgu (CCC, or Teacher’s Holiday) programme will see partnerships with Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Bank Rakyat, Wetland Putrajaya, Air Asia, and Traveloka this year.

Fadhlina also announced two publishing grants worth RM10,000 each, for writing about “Madani Teacher Figure” and “Madani Leadership Figure” topics.

She then revealed the development of a Teacher Well-being Index, aimed at assessing the educator ecosystem. - Malaysiakini, 16/5/2024

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