By Ida Lim
KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The MCA today “noted with regret” Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticisms of the ruling government’s recognition of Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) diplomas, saying that the former premier was once the institution’s staunchest supporter.
“We would like to remind our esteemed, retired and previous prime minister, it was during his time that KTAR expanded the fastest, from one central campus to five campuses,” said Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, referring to TARC by its acronym in Bahasa Malaysia.
“Also, Tun Mahathir (picture) had then approved MCA’s application to set up Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR),” said Dr Chua in a press conference after an MCA presidential council meeting.
He also blasted opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for “his restrictive way of looking at education” when he was education minister, adding that Anwar did not support UTAR’s establishment.
He also said TARC is “the only institution in the country where all graduates get jobs within six months” and this indicated that the quality of courses at the college is “quite high”.
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