Maszlee: Muslim nations need to embody excellence and vitality to succeed

Published on 20 Dec 2019 5:36:09 PM

Besides being guided by the spirit of excellence (itqan), Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said Muslim countries can also learn from the Chinese phrase long ma jing shen (dragon-horse spirit) – used to describe energy and vitality.

Dr Maszlee said that in a special session at the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here on Friday (Dec 20), adding that there was a need to promote a "renewal-oriented education" which emphasises continuous improvement in one's approach to knowledge.

The Education Minister also said more should be done to retain talented scholars and thinkers at universities.