PETALING JAYA: The government did not fund an extravagant parent-teacher association (PTA) meeting in Kelantan, says Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin (pic).
The Education Minister said that the meeting in question was funded by the Bukit Merah MP.
“For everyone's information, the checks by the ministry found that no money from its allocation at the state Education Department, District Education Office or school level was used to fund the opening ceremony," said Radzi in a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 6).
Radzi was responding to allegations that the funding for the opening ceremony, which had 100 roasted goats and lucky draw prizes with a Perodua Axia, five motorcycles, 10 cows, 10 televisions, 20 smartphones and 200 hampers was from the ministry.
A Facebook post by a user known as Isham Jalil alleges that the ceremony coincided with the launch of a Perikatan Nasional political campaign.
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had also commented saying that “it seems national schools in Malaysia are rich.” Do this for all schools in Malaysia (not just in Bukit Merah). Then it is fair,” he posted.