PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said yesterday the Sarawak government has agreed to set up the Indonesian School in the state, similar to the facility already established in Sabah.
The school would cater to the educational needs of the children of Indonesian migrant workers in the state, he said. Sabah has 50 such schools.
“We agreed that schools be set up for the children of migrant workers from Indonesia. The Sarawak government has agreed to establish such schools.
“As such, as advocated by UNESCO, the right to education is a universal right that cannot be denied,” he told a joint news conference attended also by visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo, at the Perdana Putra building.
Meanwhile, Joko, who is popularly known as Jokowi, welcomed the Malaysian initiative to also set up the Indonesian School in Sarawak.
“This matter will be pursued immediately for the sake of the children’s education,” he said.