Ex-minister disputes PM’s claims on 30,000 absent SPM exam college students

Former Malaysian training minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin has countered Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s claims regarding the variety of absent SPM candidates during final year’s national examinations. Mohd Radzi identified that local news stories indicated 14,858 college students had been absent, not the 30,000 cited by the prime minister throughout a dialogue session with undergraduates at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Anwar had accused Mohd Radzi of being liable for the high number of SPM pupil absenteeism post-pandemic because of neglect. However, Mohd Radzi, an Opposition lawmaker, questioned the source of the 30,000 figure throughout a news conference at Parliament.
The Bersatu MP for Putrajaya denied neglecting SPM college students during his time as minister. Classified acknowledged that he had taken care of the students, making certain that they had sufficient funds to attend exam halls. Mohd Radzi additionally emphasised the importance of not politicising education.
“Education is necessary for our children. We should never politicise schooling. That is why I’m staying away from commenting on any initiatives by the present minister.”
Anwar had claimed that the difficulty of absent students solely came to mild when Fadhila Sidek assumed workplace. However, Mohd Radzi maintained that he had carried out nothing incorrect and that the 30,000 determine was deceptive..

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