Federal government channelled RM100M to restore Sarawak schools: Maszlee

KUCHING (Bernama) – Sarawak has received RM100 million from the Federal government, as promised, to repair 33 schools in Sarawak, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said yesterday.

He said the money had been channelled to the Public Works Department (JKR) and the projects, which will be implemented using the Industrialised Building System (IBS), would commence soon.

“In my meeting today with Sarawak Chief Minister (Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg) and Sarawak Education Minister (Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong), we achieved several outcomes,” he said when met at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

Meanwhile, on news that the government would be discontinuing the supply of diesel to 21 schools in the interiors of Sarawak, Dr Maszlee said this was never the case, and it was merely a misunderstanding.

He also assured that the supply of diesel would continue as usual.

Malaysia’s Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik. – BERNAMA