Govt nod for Chinese school

Sunday June 17, 2012

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/6/17/nation/11497603&sec=nation

He said the proposal must meet existing guidelines.

“Whether the school will be an independent type or not, we will decide when we receive the proposal from MCA,” he said in Bayan Lepas yesterday.

In KUANTAN, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the party would seek an approval for the school from the Govern­ment.

“MCA is very focused on getting this independent school established. We will push for a black-and-white agreement from the Govern­ment,” he said after holding a dialogue with Christian groups here yesterday.

Liow, who is also Pahang MCA chairman, had earlier met with Pahang Dong Lian Hui (Chinese Schools Committees Association) representatives to discuss a working plan for the project.

He said a schedule had been discussed during the closed-door meeting but did not reveal the timeframe for the execution of the project.

On May 20, thousands of supporters turned up at a rally here to push for the setting up of the Chinese independent school. A total of 4,374 signatures were collected during the rally.

On another matter, Liow told the Christian groups that he was against Lynas storing its rare earth processing waste in Malaysia.

“I want to reiterate my stand that Lynas must send its waste abroad,” he said.