Chinese Independent School recognized in Budget 2019 – Wee

Datuk Richard Wee

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Nov 2: Sarawak United Association of Chinese Independent Secondary School Management Board vice-chairman Datuk Richard Wee described that RM12 million allocation for Chinese independent schools as “historical”.

“The sum given may not be significant especially when we have to divide it by 60 schools, but it is certainly a historical small step, hopefully towards a more significant future,” Wee told DayakDaily after the tabling of 2019 Budget by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today.

“It is definitely a positive step towards the right direction,”

He said the question now was how the allocation would be distributed, and whether it was to be done evenly among the 60 schools or to be disbursed in accordance to the number of students in the schools.

“We will have to find out the mechanism of how the allocation is going to be disbursed,” he said.

In general, he said he was very appreciative of the allocation.

“We are happy and appreciative as such a move indirectly recognises the existence and contribution of the Chinese Independent Secondary schools,” he said.

There are in total 60 Chinese Independent Secondary schools in Sarawak. — DayakDaily