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Published: Tuesday April 30, 2013 MYT 3:16:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday April 30, 2013 MYT 3:18:03 PM

School gets own building after 45 years of sharing

Muhyiddin officiating the opening of SJK (C) Yong Peng 2.</p>
<p> Muhyiddin officiating the opening of SJK (C) Yong Peng 2.

YONG PENG: After sharing classrooms for more than 40 years, SJK (C) Yong Peng 2 finally has grounds it can call its own.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who officiated the opening of the Chinese primary school Tuesday, said he was proud to see another education project completed.

"It is Barisan Nasional policy to ensure all races are treated fairly, including distribution of wealth and implementation of education plans," he said.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the Chinese primary school was a successful project under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.

He said the government, through the Education Ministry, allocated RM17.45mil to build the school, including almost RM4mil to construct a bridge over Sungai Temehel and a 300m access road.

The school, located on two hectares of land allocated by the Johor government 2km away from its current location in Jalan Sekolah, has four interconnected blocks with 25 classrooms, staff rooms, sports facilities, hall and others.

It was originally set up in 1927 on Jalan Batu Pahat before it was relocated to the new village nearby during the Emergency period.

The school was split into two SJK (C) Yong Peng 1 and SJK (C) Yong Peng 2 on May 1, 1967, due to an increased student population.

Pupils of both schools had been sharing classrooms ever since.

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