Miri’s SMK St Joseph receives RM300K in federal funding for repairwork

Senator Alan Ling (centre) visiting the dilapidated Block D at SMK St Joseph.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Jan 9: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) St Joseph Miri has received federal government grants worth RM300,000 to help repair one of its dilapidated building blocks.

This was announced by Senator Alan Ling on Thursday after conducting a brief visit to the school.

According to Ling, since the Block D was declared not safe for occupancy in 2017, nearly 400 students from 10 classes across Forms Three and Five were relocated to the school’s canteen and its multi-purpose hall for their classes.

“The relocation was made because the block was in a dilapidated condition and dangerous,” he said.

Overall, the school has nearly 1,000 students.

“The school’s management board will decide and determine when they can start the repair works,” said Ling.

On an incident involving a public school in Puchong recently, Ling is hoping that such incident would not spread to Sarawak.

“Such incident should not happened, as we are multi-racial and (multi) religious country,” he said. —DayakDaily