Maszlee: No conflict on UEC in PH, only in BN

July 12, 2018 5:20 AM

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PETALING JAYA: There is no conflict in the federal government on recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today.

Pakatan Harapan (PH) would not reverse its decision on it. The only conflict in the matter is among the BN leaders, he said.

"The only one in conflict is BN, with (MCA deputy president) Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong and MCA saying something else, and (Umno Youth chief) Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki saying something else," Maszlee told reporters in Putrajaya today.

"We are going to make sure that in whatever policy decision we make, there will be no U-turn, there won't be any flip-flop, and it must be holistic".

Maszlee said it would not take "60 years like BN" to get the certificate recognised.

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching on Sunday said she planned for the UEC to be recognised by the end of the year.

The UEC, which is issued to graduates of Chinese independent high schools, is currently recognised by local private higher education institutions and many universities overseas.

It has received limited recognition as an entry qualification in Sarawak, Selangor and Penang.


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