Minister of Education Tun Hussein Hishamuddin of Malaysia

DAP finds it sad that Hishamuddin has failed to pass the standards of good governance and integrity when his Ministry allowed the contractors to mark up contract prices up to 100 times the market price.
Even though Datuk Hishmauddin may not have benefited from this scandal, as Minister, Datuk Hishamuddin is ultimately responsible over the abuses of public trust and funds in the NYSI and his Ministry.
Hishamuddin is wrong for saying that he need not explain through the press because a democratically elected Minister must be both accountable and transparent to the voters.
However, recently Hishamuddin has attempted to de-ethnic-ise the drawing or waving of the keris.
In his speech to MCA Youth, Hishamuddin said he has no problem with MCA waving a kung fu sword to symbolise the Chinese cause.
Hishamuddin is waving keris to defend an outdated program known as New Economic Policy.
BiographyHishamuddin is the son of Tun Hussein Onn, the third Prime Minister of Malaysia and subsequently the grandson of Onn Jaafar.
Hishamuddin is also the cousin of the current Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Prior to his commencing his political career, Hishamuddin was formerly a lawyer with the large Malaysian firm of Shearn Delamore and Lee Hishammuddin.
He did not elaborate, but insiders say that after three terms as Umno Youth chief, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin is likely to be gunning for bigger things, including one of the three party vice-president posts.
He told The Straits Times: 'Since Datuk Hishamuddin has now announced that he is not contesting the post, I am offering myself for any position that the membership feels is appropriate.