JASIN, Feb 14 – The government will continue to give priority and commitment to education and will continue to strive and improve the quality of education for all races said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Muhyiddin who is also the Education Minister said the objective of the government was to see all the people receive education and achieve success.
“The Barisan Nasional (BN) government’s commitment is total, we have never sidelined Jenis Kebangsaan schools,” said Muhyiddin in his speech during a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) Merlimau, here today.
Muhyiddin said the policy and commitment of providing quality education has not changed since Independence.
“I receive applications everyday, to add classrooms in schools and the government has always and will always oblige such request for the benefit of the people,” he said.
“Maybe in some countries the minority are not given priority but in Malaysia, there is no such segregation just because the Indians are a minority. As long as they are Malaysians, they are treated equally and stand to receive whatever benefit or support from the government,” he said.
Muhyiddin said he hoped the Indian community would continue to support BN to ensure continuity and development.
Meanwhile, the four-storey SJKT Merlimau will be build on a 5acre site at a cost of RM6 million.
Also present were Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, MIC president Datuk G. Palanivel and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.