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The crisis in education

ByLEE KIONG HOCK AND SHYAMALA NAGARAJ

The Malaysian government acknowledges serious weaknesses in the country’s education system. As the National Economic Advisory Council stresses in its New Economic Model for Malaysia:

The human capital situation in Malaysia is reaching a critical stage. The rate of outward migration of skilled Malaysians is rising rapidly [and] the education system is not producing the skills demanded by firms (NEAC 2010: 6).