Chinese and missionary schools receive RM1b from government since 2008, minister says

File photo of Datuk Wee Ka Siong, April 30, 2014.— Picture by K.E. Ooi
File photo of Datuk Wee Ka Siong, April 30, 2014.— Picture by K.E. Ooi

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 3 — The federal government had allocated almost RM1 billion in maintenance allocations to Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) and missionary schools throughout the country from 2008 to last year said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.

From the total, he said SJKC received RM515 million while missionary schools were allocated RM465 million.

Wee said all allocations were disbursed directly to fund maintenance work of the schools based on applications submitted to the School Management Board (LPS).

“These included schools in Sabah because the government has never marginalised Sabah from receiving this allocation (maintenance),” he said when speaking at the 2015 Maintenance Allocation Cheque Presentation to SJKC, missionary schools and Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan (SMJK) here, today.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun who is also the state Education Exco, represented Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman to hand over the cheques. — Bernama

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