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Minister of Education (Malaysia)

The current Malaysian Minister of Education (Malay: Menteri Pendidikan) is Dr Maszlee Malik, since 21 May 2018. The minister administers the portfolio through the Ministry of Education.

Minister of Education
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Maszlee Malik

since 21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
Ministry of Education
Style Yang Berhormat Menteri
(The Honourable Minister)
Member of Cabinet of Malaysia
Reports to Parliament of Malaysia
Seat Putrajaya
Appointer Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Formation 1955 (1955)
First holder Abdul Razak Hussein
Deputy Vacant

List of ministers of educationEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister of Education, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Political Party:   Alliance Party/Barisan Nasional   Pakatan Harapan

Portrait Name
Political Party Title Took Office Left Office Prime Minister
  Abdul Razak Hussein
Alliance (UMNO) Minister of Education 1955 1957 Chief Minister of the
Federation of Malaya

Tunku Abdul Rahman
Khir Johari
MP for Kedah Tengah
Alliance (UMNO) 1957 1960 Tunku Abdul Rahman
(I • II)
Abdul Rahman Talib
MP for Kuantan
Alliance (UMNO) 1960 1962 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Hamid Khan Sakhawat Ali Khan
MP for Batang Padang
Alliance (UMNO) 1962 1964 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Rahman Talib
MP for Kuantan
Alliance (UMNO) 1964 1965 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Khir Johari
MP for Kedah Tengah
Alliance (UMNO) 1965 1969 Tunku Abdul Rahman
Abdul Rahman Ya'kub
MP for Payang
1969 1970 Tunku Abdul Rahman
  Hussein Onn
MP for Johore Bahru Timor
Alliance (UMNO) 1970 1973 Abdul Razak Hussein
Mohamed Yaacob
MP for Tanah Merah
Alliance (UMNO) 1973 1974 Abdul Razak Hussein
  Mahathir Mohamad
(b. 1925)
MP for Kubang Pasu
BN (UMNO) 1974 1978 Abdul Razak Hussein
Hussein Onn
Musa Hitam
(b. 1934)
MP for Labis
BN (UMNO) 1978 1981 Hussein Onn
Sulaiman Daud
MP for Santubong
BN (PBB) 1981 1984 Mahathir Mohamad
(I • II)
  Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(b. 1939)
MP for Kepala Batas
BN (UMNO) 1984 1986 Mahathir Mohamad
  Anwar Ibrahim
(b. 1947)
MP for Permatang Pauh
BN (UMNO) 1986 1991 Mahathir Mohamad
(III • IV)
Sulaiman Daud
MP for Petra Jaya
BN (PBB) 1991 1995 Mahathir Mohamad
  Najib Razak
(b. 1953)
MP for Pekan
BN (UMNO) 1995 1999 Mahathir Mohamad
Musa Mohammad
(b. unknown)
BN (UMNO) 1999 2004 Mahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
  Hishammuddin Hussein
(b. 1961)
MP for Sembrong
BN (UMNO) 2004 2009 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(II • III)
  Muhyiddin Yassin
(b. 1947)
MP for Pagoh
BN (UMNO) 2009 2015 Najib Razak
(I • II)
  Idris Jusoh
(b. 1955)
MP for Besut
BN (UMNO) Second Minister of Education 2013 2015 Najib Razak
Mahdzir Khalid
(b. 1960)
MP for Padang Terap
BN (UMNO) Minister of Education 29 July 2015 12 May 2018 Najib Razak
Maszlee Malik
(b. 1974)
MP for Simpang Renggam
Pakatan Harapan (PPBM) 21 May 2018 Incumbent Mahathir Mohamad


  1. ^ "Former Minister of Education". Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Retrieved 14 March 2017.