September 27, 2011


It’s been the talk of the town lately in Penang….

GEORGE TOWN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak handed over RM15mil to 15 Chinese schools here while praising the Chinese community for its commitment and dedication in educating the next generation of Malaysians.

He said the community’s emphasis on a solid education was admirable and the Federal Government shared the hopes and aspirations of parents wanting a better future for their children.

“I am reminded of a Chinese saying that no matter how poor we are, we will not compromise on education.

“Be it for Chinese, Tamil or religious schools, we can do much more if we join hands,” he said, before handing over RM15mil to 15 Chinese schools in the state during the 1Malaysia Charity Ride for Education 2011 in Tanjong Tokong.

The event was organised by Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper and sponsored by 1MDB.

Najib said Mandarin is important in linking Malaysians to the global community.

“If more Malays spoke the language, it would make us more competitive.

“My son recently thanked me for encouraging him to learn Mandarin and that meant a lot.”

The 15 Chinese schools which received RM1mil each are: SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth, SMJK Jit Sin, SMJK Chung Ling, SMJK Heng Ee, SMJK Phor Tay, SMJK Perempuan Cina, SMJK Union, SMJK Convent Dato Keramat, SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, SMJK Sacred Heart, Chung Ling (Private) High School, Jit Sin Independent High School, Penang Chinese Girls High School (Private), Phor Tay (Private) High School and Han Chiang High School.

In his speech, Kwong Wah chairman and businessman Datuk Ong Gim Huat said Najib had “created a buzz” by uniting leaders from different political parties in support of education.

He said Najib’s effort was a clear signal that politics had stopped at Penang’s water edge.

“Penangites are passionate about food, business, education and politics.

“Your presence today will be the main talking point at the kopitiam (coffeeshops) here in the days ahead,” he said.

Later, Najib said they should set aside their political differences and work together for education.

“I want to thank the (Pakatan Rakyat) politicians for attending this event to raise funds for education.

“For once, we do not have to talk about politics. We can all work together for education,” he said.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and several state executive councillors and assemblymen from Pakatan were dressed in yellow shirts.

Lim said they came dressed in the state’s colours.

It’s pretty obvious don’t you think? Najib is sending a clear message to all Malaysians – ELECTION IS COMING!

First the ISA news, and now giving out money to vernacular schools like they’re candies (they’re our tax money anyway), stuff that they should have done long time ago.
Pffft… politicians.

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3 Comments to “obviously”

  1. doc says:

    Aiyah, have to take down ISA la… Skali PR win election and invoke ISA, kikiki! They are saving their own asses!

  2. ahsiang says:

    It always been like that. Every time have to wait for election then can request the “garmen” to fix this and that. Or when the ADUN or MP die suddenly lo.

  3. EinsamSoldat says:

    SFW big deal, it is tax payer’s $$$ anyway.

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