Semenyih to get new primary school


Grinning gents: Dr Maszlee waving at the camera while greeting the students of SMK Bandar Tasik Kesuma during the school’s Jom Pergi Sekolah event. Looking on is PDRM Crime Prevention and Community Safety director Datuk Seri Rosli Ab Rahman (in police uniform) and Hulu Langat Member of Parliament Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus (right).

Grinning gents: Dr Maszlee waving at the camera while greeting the students of SMK Bandar Tasik Kesuma during the school’s Jom Pergi Sekolah event. Looking on is PDRM Crime Prevention and Community Safety director Datuk Seri Rosli Ab Rahman (in police uniform) and Hulu Langat Member of Parliament Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus (right).

SEMENYIH: Residents in Bandar Rinching and Taman Tasik Kesuma can look forward to a new 4ha primary school next year.

The project to build SK Taman Pelangi was approved by the government last October, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said.

He attributed this to the “long struggle” by the Taman Pelangi residents association in Semenyih since 2012, which led to the government eventually approving the construction of the school.

“We do not want anymore abandoned or delayed projects,” he told reporters after a site inspection yesterday.

Dr Maszlee stressed that the approval of the project had nothing to do with the Semenyih by-election as the project started on Oct 22, 2018, and is expected to be completed in two years.

The new RM20.7mil school, he said, was part of the RM67.58mil that had been allocated for the development of education in Selan­gor under the 11th Malaysia Plan.

He said the school would have 24 classrooms to accommodate over 700 pupils.

At another event with Dr Maszlee, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said 577 students were detained last year for drug-related offences.

This was an increase of 23% compared to 2017 when 467 juveniles were caught for drug-related cases, he said.

He said criminal cases involving school students nationwide had shown a reduction, though.

In 2017, a total of 1,722 cases were recorded while last year saw 1,285 cases involving students, he said in a speech read out by Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Com­munity Safety Department director Comm Datuk Seri Rosli Ab Rahman.