Education in Malaysia

Message from the Minister of Higher Education

Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin

‘Within the landscape of such critical concerns and challenges that confront higher education we are charged with producing a competent and resourceful workforce equipped to meet the challenges of developing and using tomorrow’s technological innovations and trained to face the demands of the economies of the future. There is also a need to examine the different perspectives about the provision of higher education. Some economists and higher education leaders view higher education as a business while other global experts state that ‘higher education is not just a business’. Such basic questions are often at the very core of tensions that exist between public and private higher education institutions in many developed and developing economies.

Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin was born on 30 November 1958. He studied law at Malaya University, Kuala Lumpur before pursuing a career in politics. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation. Between 2004 and 2008 general elections, he held the office of Minister of Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development. In 2008, he became Minister of Higher Education. Mohamed Khaled Nordin is a Member of Parliament for the Pasir Gudang constituency.