Dr Sim: Chinese education crucial for Sarawak’s future

An artist's impression of SJKC Kai Nang in Kota Samarahan.

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By Nancy Nais

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Jan 20: Chinese education has a crucial role in Sarawak’s future development and prosperity.

In rallying support for Chinese education, Deputy Chief Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said learning the language will help Sarawakians to compete not just in Malaysia but also internationally.

“The Sarawak government is doing this for our children’s future. Chinese education is for all races and it can help Sarawak to prosper. This is what we need to prepare Sarawakians, particularly towards meeting the demand of the new economy and achieve our 2030 vision.

“On top of that, having Chinese education in Sarawak is also an example of the State exercising our rights under Malaysia Agreement 1963. We are practising and implementing our rights when the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem started the policy. This was continued by our current chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg from Chinese Primary School, Chinese Middle School, Chinese Secondary School and Unified Examination Certificate (UEC),” Dr Sim said at the earth-breaking ceremony for SJKC Kai Nang here today.

Dr Sim (fourth left) and others pose for a photo-call at the earth-breaking ceremony for SJKC Kai Nang in Kota Samarahan.

SJKC Kai Nang has been relocated from Sibu to a new site at Taman Midway Crescent in Kota Samarahan.

The whole project is expected to be completed by the second half of 2023, hopefully in time for the start of the school year in 2024. — DayakDaily