Seputeh MP Teresa Kok has questioned whether the government is depriving top students places in public universities to study medicine in a bid to address an oversupply or doctors.
She said Health Minister S Subramaniam had told Parliament on March 17 that only a moratorium would be imposed on new medical courses to address the problem but did not mention anything about reducing places for existing medical courses.
"So why did Subramanian fail to inform Parliament about the reduction plans at public universities? Did he intentionally fail to provide full answers to Parliament?
"If the government feels that the reduction plan is necessary and correct, there is certainly no need to hide such plan from Parliament and the public," she said in a statement today.
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