Wee: RM75,000 allocated to Yong Peng High School last year

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 14 Jan 2018

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) allocated RM75,000 to Yong Peng High School in Johor last year, says Ayer Hitam MCA chief Ling Tian Soon.

Ling said Dr Wee, who is Ayer Hitam MP, had also given financial support to the school for its activities, as well as its alumni association and Yong Peng Taiwan Universities and Colleges Alumni Association.

Ling was responding to claims by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng that the school had asked him for donations during his recent visit to Yong Peng.

At a function in George Town, Lim claimed that the school only received "tens of thousands of ringgit" in allocations despite its location in a constituency held by a Barisan Nasional minister.

Ling said Dr Wee also included Yong Peng High School in MCA's Internet+ Chinese Education Smart Teaching and Learning for Chinese Education programme last year.

The programme, with a total cost of more than RM200,000, was fully funded by MCA.

"Yong Peng High School did not have to pay anything. Its participation has enhanced its education quality," he said.

Ling said they would be happy to see Lim donating money to the school.

"I would like to ask Lim, if Chinese associations, schools and temples in Penang request for allocation from MCA ministers, does it also mean that these organisations were not 'properly taken care of' by the Penang government?" he said.

Ling added that Lim had donated RM1,000 to Yong Peng High School in 2014.

"We welcome Lim to visit Yong Peng High School more. Regardless of the amount donated, we will be responding with applause," he said.