KUALA LUMPUR: Let's work together to resolve the SJKC Khai Chee issue once and for all, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
"I feel compelled to raise this issue even though it is in Segambut which even the former education minister said that it should be resolved.
"It is the long-standing issue facing SJKC Khai Chee which involves very tedious land issues.
"We need to find closure for this issue and hope that it is given due attention and that we can work together to resolve it," Dr Wee (BN-Ayer Hitam) said when debating the Royal Address in Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Feb 15).
The school, through donations from the community, expanded its area in 2017 after purchasing the land adjacent to its original site from an oil company.
It is used for extra classrooms and office space for administrators and teachers.
However, in February last year, the school's board of governors received a notice from the Education Ministry to cease usage of the building and move back to the original 1.21ha space.
The school had appealed the decision to allow it to continue its single-session system and the use of its four-storey annex in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Dr Wee, who is also MCA president, urged the current unity government to adopt the previous formula used to provide aid for Chinese schools.
He also said that projects which had been approved for the Chinese schools should also continue, citing an example of two schools in Tebrau, Johor.
On a separate matter, Dr Wee said that the coming Budget 2023 should focus on short-term measures to strengthen investments into the country.
He said that there must also be more involvement by the private sector in these measures including support for the manufacturing and construction sectors.
He said this is necessary to overcome any possible adverse impact on the country due to the US-China trade war.