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Penang allocates RM1.33m to 21 mission schools

23 Dec 2018 / 13:28 H.

GEORGE TOWN: Everyone is treated equally and no one should be marginalised, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. He was commenting on the state’s allocation of RM1.33 million to 21 mission schools in the state for the upgrading of their facilities.

“Each of these schools received between RM10,000 and RM80,000,” Chow said in his Christmas message.

“If we were to take into consideration the total amount allocated since 2009 when this policy of state financial aid to schools was first implemented, it would be RM11.4 million. Such is our commitment towards the preservation of our heritage and cultural diversity.”

Chow said Penang is the first state in Peninsular Malaysia to have an annual Gawai-Kaamatan Festival.

“We are proud of our rich historical background and diversity in cultures and traditions. The state government wishes to continue this legacy left behind by our forefathers to preserve our uniqueness in the field of arts, heritage, and festivals,” he added.

While many Malaysians would be feasting during the festive season, Chow urged the people not to waste food.

“Penang has a policy of no food wastage and no single-use of plastic. Let us also take this opportunity to reach out to the needy ones as it is always better to give than to receive,“ he added.

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