Govt approves fund for Chinese schools
The Government has approved RM480,000 in allocation for three Chinese schools in Port Dickson.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is in charge of the Education Ministry, said the allocation were RM180,000 for SJKC Chung Hwa Teluk Kemang, RM150,000 for SJKC St Leonard and RM150,000 for SJKC Sua Betong, all of which are in the Bagan Pinang constituency.
“The money will be channelled directly to the administrative boards of the schools,” he said during a lantern festival organised by the state MCA at Teluk Kemang last night.
Muhyiddin also pledged that the Government would continue to help the Chinese schools in Malaysia.
He said he had also approved RM200,000 in aid for Chinese temples and guilds while eight other Chinese non-governmental groups would receive a total of RM600,000.
“Every year, the Government finances around RM1.6bil in wages and allowances for teachers of Chinese schools.
“The Barisan Nasional has always helped the community and we will continue to do so. We hope that the Chinese here will reciprocate by voting for us this Sunday,” he added.
In his speech, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat called on the Chinese to reject PAS, adding that the party had never denied wanting to create an Islamic state.
“The Chinese should never fall into the trap of this party, who has been trying to woo the non-Muslims,” he added.
Ong called on the people to support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 1Malaysia concept.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the allocation for the schools was in addition to RM50,000 given to SJKC Teluk Kemang and SJKC St Leornard each earlier this year as part of the economic stimulus package.