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KUCHING, Aug 16: The main hall of Tadika Dewan Perniagaan Batu 7 has been equipped with a new public announcement (PA) system and LED screen to carry out activities.
Stampin MP Chong Chieng Jen said he had funneled RM100,000 to 7th Mile Chamber of Commerce Kuching to fund the project in February.
“With the installation of the LED and new PA system, the kindergarten will have a more modern and well-equipped hall to carry out its activities with the children,” he said during a visit to inspect the installation of the new facilities at the kindergarten today.
He was accompanied by his special assistant Michael Kong Feng Nian during the visit.
The multi-racial kindergarten is a private establishment founded and funded mainly from donations from the business community in or around the 7th Mile Bazaar.
Its main purpose is to serve the community in the area by providing affordable pre-school education for the community.
“Thanks to the good effort of the donors and contributors, over the years, the kindergarten has developed into an establishment with more than 30 teachers,” he added.
Chong who is also the Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman explained that the funds used for the project was part of the Parliamentary constituency allocation for P196 Stampin.
He noted that since Pakatan Harapan (PH) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the federal government, the Opposition MPs were given the same amount of allocation as Government MPs for their constituencies.
He stressed that in a truly functioning democracy, there should not be any discrimination between the Government and the Opposition elected representatives in terms of allocations for their constituencies.
“Given the precarious position of (Prime Minister) Dato Seri Ismail Sabri, PH capitalised on our number to achieve amongst other things, equal constituency allocation for the Opposition for people in our constituencies.
“The recently passed Anti-Hopping Law was also one of the agendas of PH under the MOU,” he emphasised. — DayakDaily