KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has been made the acting Education Minister starting January 3.

He will temporarily step in to fill the vacant portfolio until the new Education Minister is appointed.

The decision, made on January 8, during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The prime minister will take over the position from Dr. Maszlee Malik who resigned from the post on January 2.

Dr. Maszlee’s resignation came after serving 20 months as the Education Minister.

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