Malaysia’s Grandiose Education Ambitions a Mess
Plans to make the country a regional education powerhouse disappear in a river of red ink
By: Murray Hunter
In 2015, Muhyiddin Yassin, then Malaysia’s education minister, midwifed an ambitious Education Blueprint 2015-2025 that laid out a vision to make the country a regional education powerhouse drawing on foreign students from Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Central Asia and China.
Muhyiddin, now the country’s prime min…