"As for me, this decision will not adversely affect us because we have to
accpet the fact that one day Malaysia will become a centre of education for
stduents from throughout the world," he said.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong prior to this was reported
to have said the abolishing of the quota was among the steps taken to liberalise
the country''s eduction sector in line with the Economic Transformation Programme
to make a Malaysia a major education hub in the region.
In another development, Muhyiddin said the Bar Council, established under
the Legal Profession Act, was now facing a new challenge, which was to eliminate
the perception that it was an organisation which was being monopolised by the
He said if the council held that this was a wrong perception, it should
then come forward to rectify the situation, but based on current incidents and
remarks, the perception could not be erased easily.
"If they say the perception is wrong, then they should correct it.
Instead, it has been proven in certain circumstances, they have taken a stand
that whatever is good will not be accepted as good, the blame is on the
government and the police," he added.
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"What I mean, if there is a person who is fair, he/she must be rational,
what is right should be said it is right, and wrong should be said wrong,
only then there is justice," he added.
The deputy prime minister said the action of certain leaders in the council
in finding fault with the government and the police would not help in restoring
and enhancing the image of the Bar Council.
"It will not help in improving the image of the Bar Council as a body with
"It has to be corrected, otherwise, the people will also see the Bar Council
as a political body," he added.
Yesterday, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was reported as
saying that the Bar Council had become a political party as it was concerned
more on politics.
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