Lee: Keep politics out of school

Lee speaking to reporters.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Nov 15: Denying Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) lawmakers from speaking at school events will create an unhealthy scenario that could reflect badly on the community.

This especially considering that GPS is the ruling state government, opined Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

“It is ridiculous and disrespectful to the Sarawak government.

“By doing so (implementing such directive), is the Pakatan Harapan federal government trying to bring politics into schools?” he said in response to the purported directive from the Education Ministry to ban GPS lawmakers from speaking at events held in schools in the state.

Lee was met by reporters after presenting award to St Joseph’s Primary School students here today.

Lee (centre) presenting the “Datuk Lee Kim Shin” outstanding award to the school’s top achiever.

“Is the Ministry of Education really serious bringing good education quality?

“We come to schools to help with funding and every year, I have been helping all the schools because we are concern about our children’s education. Can the federal government fund all the schools in Sarawak?” he continued.

Lee called on the federal government to be objective and professional when it comes to the children’s education and put aside politics.

“How can we become a developed nation with this kind of policy?” he said. — DayakDaily