RM335,000 payout to 10 schools
TEN vernacular and missionary schools in the Bukit Bendera parliamentary constituency in Penang received a total of RM335,000 in aid from the state government.
Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong hoped the amount would benefit the schools although it was not a big sum.
“This is one of our efforts to help the schools and the state government will ensure that it becomes an annual grant.
“We hope the Federal Government, which has a bigger budget than the state govern-ment, will provide additional allocation for the schools,” he said in his speech to the school representatives at SJK (C) Hun Bin in Tanjung Tokong on Wednesday. Tanjung Bunga assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu who was also present hoped the schools would educate their pupils on the importance of preserving the environment.
“We’re very keen to carry out simple environment campaign like environmental talk, tree planting, making of EM mud balls and environmental enzyme as well as recycling programmes.
“The state government can help make the arrangements and we hope the schools will cooperate with us,” he said.
The schools which received the allocations are SJK (C) Phor Tay, SJK (C) Perem- puan Cina, Penang Chinese Girls’ High School, SK St Xavier (Cawangan) Brother James, SJK (C) Shang Wu, SMK Convent Pulau Tikus, SK St Xavier, SJK (C) Phoy Wah, SJK (C) Pai Chai and SJK (C) Hun Bin.