ENTRY BAN ON GPS REPS INTO SCHOOLS
KUCHING: PBB deputy youth chief, Miro Simuh, blasted the federal government for having issued a “secret circular” banning GPS representatives from being involved in school activities.
He said this in response to state Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen who insisted on Wednesday that GPS representatives were not banned from attending functions at local schools.
“We were invited by schools despite the secret circular,” he told New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.
Miro said that huge chunks of his Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) and Minor Rural Project (MRP) funds had been channelled to help schools in his constituency.
“Thus, the parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and school management invited me to officiate at their programmes,” he said.
He also denied Chong’s claim that GPS reps were using schools as political platforms and said that his speeches at school functions did not touch on politics.
“In any of my speech at school activities, I never talked about politics or use political words. We talk about the importance of education and why everyone must excel in education,” he said.
Miro also said that Chong has no affinity for schools in rural area as he was born, raised and educated in town.
“We are rural-born and have faced hardship that comes along with that. We try our very best to excel in education despite many disadvantages such as lack of facilities, but we do our best.
“Chong is the one that politicised this issue and DAP policies will never have any heart for rural schools especially those in Bumiputera areas,” he said.