KUCHING: Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg today presented an education grant of RM10 million to the Sarawak United Association of Private Chinese Secondary School Management Board at his office.
The grant is to help Chinese private schools in the state. From 2014 until now, the Sarawak government has channelled financial assistance totalling RM52 million to Chinese private schools..
In a statement, the Sarawak United Association of Private Chinese Secondary School Management Board said it shared the same noble objectives of all National (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan) and National-type (Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan) secondary schools in Malaysia to provide quality education and play a shared role in the country’s development and nation building.
“We are grateful to both Abang Johari and the state government for recognising the positive contribution of Chinese education in the development of the state and the country.”
Also present were during the handover ceremony were the association’s president Temenggong Datuk Lau Lee Ming, deputy president Datuk Richard Wee Liang Chiat, treasurer Datuk Seri Song Tiing Seng and assistant secretary Kuang Wei Hua.