MIRI – Sarawak chief minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said other than recognizing the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), he would also honor the pledge of allocating RM6 million to independent Chinese secondary schools in the state made by his predecessor the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
“There are many Chinese in my constituency. I always help the independent Chinese schools in my constituency and have been able to win the support of the Chinese voters in every election.
“There is a Malay girl receiving Chinese education in my constituency, who with my help obtained the sponsorship of the Islamic Welfare Fund and pursued a course in economics at a university in Guangzhou. She has graduated now and speaks fluent Mandarin.”
Abang Johari said during a SUPP Chinese New Year open house event in Miri that a good command of the Chinese language would benefit a person, and as such the state government has been putting a lot of emphasis on the Chinese language besides recognizing English as an official language alongside Bahasa Malaysia.”