KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 – Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said today he was unaware of any instruction to terminate the subscription of the Utusan Malaysia newspaper by the ministry but did not discount the possibility it could be a cost-saving measure. He said he would have to find out from his special advisor, Wan Saiful Wan Jan, about the matter.
“I am not sure. I have to ask him (Wan Saiful) because we are exercising thrift. We are subscribing to many newspapers. Now, there is much news online. We can catch the news there,” he said to reporters at the Parliament lobby.
It had been reported that Wan Saiful had issued a memo instructing schools, universities, colleges and other institutions under the ministry to terminate the subscription to the newspaper. The memo, dated July 18, was addressed to the ministry secretary-general, Datuk Dr Mohd Gazali Abas. — Bernama