Three more schools to realise promise made at last polls


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2003

THE Government will build three more Chinese primary schools next month, honouring in full the promise of six additional Chinese primary schools it made in the 1999 general election. 

Quoting the Deputy Education Minister Datuk Hon Choon Kim, Nanyang Siang Pau, Sin Chew Daily and China Press reported that the proposed three new schools, one each in the Ampang, Kepong and Cheras districts would cost the Government a total of RM30mil. 

Hon, according to Nanyang, said that during the general election in 1999 the Government pledged to ease congestion in the Chinese schools by building six new Chinese primary schools. 

The three new Chinese primary schools built and already in use are the SRJK (c) Poey Chai II in Petaling Jaya, the SRJK (c) Johor Jaya in Johor Baru, and the Tun Tan Cheng Loke Vision School in Subang Jaya. 

According to China Press, Hon expected the three schools to be ready for use in about 18 months. 

 

·FAMILY members of a centenarian believe that loneliness could have forced the old man to end his own life by hanging himself in his own house in Ipoh on Monday. 

Sin Chew reported that 100-year old Saw Chee Keong, whose identity card showed he was born on 11 March 1903, was found dead in his living room. He was hung on his neck with a nylon string tied to the lower main beam of the house. 

According to the daily, family members did not take him seriously when the centenarian, whose wife already passed away earlier, threatened to take his own life saying that he found life boring and lonely because practically all his friends were no longer around. 

The body of the deceased was sent to the Ipoh General Hospital for autopsy. Police did not suspect foul play, said the daily.  

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