Present Utar premises getting crowded


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003

BY SIMON KHOO

SEREMBAN: The present Utar premises at the former office of The Star in Section 13 is slowly getting overcrowded with the number of students applying during each new intake. 

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik said that as such, there was a need to shift to bigger premises as it could no longer accommodate the coming batches of students. 

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik being greeted by a lion dance at the Utar fund-raising dinner at the Chung Hwa High School in Seremban.

“We started off with some 1,000 students and expect the number to increase by at least 2,000 during each new intake. 

“Construction work on the campus in Kampar will start in September and once completed will provide a conducive study environment for the students,” he told a packed audience attending a fund-raising dinner at the Chung Hwa High School hall near here on Sunday. 

Also present were Datin Seri Ena Ling, vice-presidents Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting and Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn, state MCA adviser Datuk Wong See Wah, state MCA chief Datuk Hon Choon Kim and other MCA state assemblymen and leaders. 

During the function, Hon and Lobak assemblyman Khoo Seng Hock also launched a compact disc featuring a compilation of songs sang by them to raise funds for Utar. 

Dr Ling said the Government had also approved a government hospital in Johor to train Utar students while two philanthropists had donated land for them to build medical facilities. 

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