Controversial BTN courses to be revamped

(Free Malaysia Today) – The Cabinet of Barisan Nasional is agreeing to revamp Biro Tata Negara programmes  in the face of mounting criticisms by Pakatan Rakyat states which barred its employees from attending the so-called civic courses.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz told reporters in Parliament that the Cabinet decided to revamp the co-curriculum of the BTN courses to be in tune with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s 1Malaysia concept.

He said the decision was made to have an ‘inclusive’ course and not a divisive one.

“So I agree this (the BTN courses) should be revamped so the co-curriculum could be in line with the 1Malaysia concept because we have spent so much money (to bear the costs),” he said.