Success story from Langkawi Project


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 15 Jun 2003

BY CLARENCE CHUA

BATANG KALI: For the past few years Eng Chun Lun has been going to the resource centre near his new village to revise for his exams. 

Driven by his ambition to be a scientist one day, the 18-year-old lad from Kg Bukit Chandang designed a strict study regime that many of his peers would find hard to follow. 

From Mondays to Fridays, rain or shine, Chun Lun would be at the resource centre from 3pm to 6pm, break for dinner before returning at 8pm to continue his studies till midnight. 

DILIGENT DAY: Ch'ng talking to Eng with his mother Ong Lai Yew behind him at the resource centre at Kg Bukit Chandang in Batang Kali, Selangor Saturday.

“I like this place. It is nice and quiet. Sometimes my house is too noisy and not conducive for study,” he said.  

Chun Lun’s diligence paid off when he became the first student from his village to score 10As (6A1s and 4A2s) and emerged as the top student in the Hulu Selangor district in last year's SPM examinations.  

Chun Lun’s achievement also marked the 10th anniversary of the resource centre that was launched by former MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik in 1993 under the Langkawi Project. 

Under the Langkawi Project, several resource centres were established in various new villagers to educate the Chinese community. 

“He is the first student under the Langkawi Project here to score 10As and we are all proud of him,” said Selangor exco member for IT and village development Datuk Ch’ng Toh Eng at the resource centre on Friday. 

Both Ch’ng and Selangor MCA Youth chief Wong Koon Mun decided to each award Chun Lun RM500 for his achievement.  

Ch’ng also launched the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) torch run organised by the MCA Youth to raise funds for the university. Kurnia Insurans donated RM3,000 for the Utar sticker campaign. 

Chun Lun is now in Form Six at the SMK Kuala Kubu Baru and intends to pursue his science degree at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 

“Form Six is tough. I’m not sure whether I can produce the same results but I’ll try my best to get into university,” he said. 

The STPM examinations is more than a year away but in the meantime, Chun Lu said he would continue to walk to the resource centre every day until he reaches his goal.  

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