Maszlee Malik asserts that Muhyiddin Yassin pushed then PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his abdication as schooling priest over an agreement issue including YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.
In his recently delivered book named “Memori Bukan Memoir”, Maszlee said he was called multiple times to meet Mahathir over the matIn two of those gatherings, the top authority of the schooling service went along with him to disclose the choice not to expand YTL’s agreement as a specialist co-op for the 1BestariNet venture, which Muhyiddin started in 2011 when he was instruction serve.
“I’m frequently found out if the seventh head administrator’s (Mahathir) demand for me to return my situation to him was because of the 1BestariNet issue, or all the more explicitly, YTL’s disputable agreement with the instruction service.
“I can’t say that this is the lone explanation, however I can say that it was one reason that the PM requested that I do as such, and as per him, following the solicitation of the Bersatu president (Muhyiddin).In my last gathering with Mahathir, I can in any case recollect that, he said, ‘The Bersatu president is extremely irate with you due to this issue’.
“Not long from that point onward, I got an email from him mentioning me to return the position which was endowed to me in June 2018 back to him,” said the Simpang Renggam MP.
Strain to expand ‘dependent on YTL’s desires’
Maszlee added that he was told at each gathering how Muhyiddin had dealt with the “uber contract” and encouraged Mahathir to request that he broaden the agreement dependent on YTL’s desires, as opposed to settling all alone.
“As one who bore liability dependent on the pledge I took before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when I was confirmed as a Cabinet part, not set in stone to put individuals and country’s inclinations over some other gatherings or people.”
Maszlee was selected to the post instead of Mahathir after the then PM gathered analysis for naming himself to the schooling portfolio following Pakatan Harapan’s triumph in the 2018 general political race.
On Jan 2, 2020, Maszlee declared his renunciation, saying he was getting his post once again to Mahathir, while swearing unwaveringness to the then Bersatu executive.
RM3 billion 1BestariNet agreements
Stage 1 of the 1BestariNet uber project – to give web availability and a solitary learning stage for educators, understudies and guardians – started in December 2011 and went on until June 2014 in a RM1.1 billion agreement, while “interval Phase 1” continued for a long time from June 2014 in a RM468 million agreement.
It then, at that point kept on staging 2 in a RM1.55 billion agreement, from July 2016 to June 2019.
Maszlee said the task dispatched by the Barisan Nasional government was disputable and had been regularly reprimanded by instructors who griped of awful network access that solitary troubled them.
Agreement not broadened
He likewise said the choice not to broaden YTL’s agreement depended on a few inside and out investigations directed by free and expert bodies with expert on the matter, including the Auditor-General and the Public Accounts Committee.
The choice was made dependent on how the venture didn’t accomplish Putrajaya’s targets and key execution file. Issues had likewise ascended over the rent of land for 1BestariNet’s incorporated framework structures.
Maszlee kept up with that the service’s choice was an expert one dependent on realities and enactment, adding that he was certain about adhering to his standards in spite of the expensive value he needed to pay.
“It was a little trial of my penance since the absolute first day that I chose to engage in governmental issues.
“Was this choice the reason for me being approached to give up my situation in the training service? Just God knows reality.”