THE Pakatan Harapan government has always appreciated Chinese support, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
She said this can be seen in Budget 2019, tabled on Friday, which allocates RM50 million for Chinese primary schools, RM15 million for Chinese secondary schools and RM12 million for Chinese private secondary schools.
“I would like to thank the Chinese community for voting PH in the last general election, and contributing to the pact’s victory,” she said at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall’s (KLSCAH) 95th anniversary dinner, held in its building, which has been recognised as a national heritage, in Kuala Lumpur tonight.
She gave an assurance that the government looks out for the interests of all races.
“I welcome KLSCAH’s input in the areas of education, culture and economy of the Chinese community, in our efforts to develop the country.”
She said the cooperation between KLSCAH and various civil society organisations should be emulated and continued.
She said the cooperation can be seen in efforts to reform Parliament, raise Orang Asli rights issues and enhance the education system, among others.
“I am very supportive of efforts to realise the aspiration of the PH government, towards the formation of the ‘New Malaysia’, which supports cooperation among the various races.
“Let us together bring down the wall that is hindering the formation of a united people.”
THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT