KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 – The Education Ministry (KPM) has lodged a police report against two parties following allegations that went viral on social media that the ministry has altered Malaysian history by removing the picture of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from a school textbook.
The ministry, in a statement today, said the report was made against the publisher of the textbook “Pendidikan Sivik Kewarganegaraan Tingkatan Tiga” as well as those who started the spreading of the false information. “MOE is upset with the allegations and based on the outcome of our cross-checking, the book concerned is not published by this ministry and would like to stress that every textbook produced by it is based on co-curriculum documents and actual facts that occurred at that particular time or period.
“MOE has never issued any written or oral directive to schools under this ministry to remove Dr Mahathir’s picture,” said the statement. Hence, MOE called on the public to stop spreading the false news on social media so that it would not become a polemic that could disrupt the wellbeing of the people. — Bernama