Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, 24 February, 2015
The 2nd Education Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, said last Sunday that our higher education system is already world class based on the high number of foreign students who are studying in Malaysia. If we follow the silly logic of Idris Jusoh, then the quality of our public universities must be lower than that of our private universities since the number and percentage of foreign students in our private universities is much higher than that of the public universities. And this must mean that the Ministry of Education has done a poor job in improving the quality of education in our public universities since they have failed to attract more foreign students compared to the private universities.
My colleague, Zairil Khir Johari, MP for Bukit Bendera, has already shown yesterday that there are hardly any British, German or Australian students who are studying in Malaysian universities especially in comparison to the much larger number of Malaysian students who are studying in the UK as well as Australia.