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Selangor State Government Will Continue To Give Aid To Religious, Chinese And Tamil Schools

KLANG: Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today the state government will continue to provide aid to Chinese and Tamil schools as well as Sekolah Agama Rakyat, SAR or public religious schools in Selangor, next year.


The Chinese medium school and SAR each received annual aid RM 6million while the Tamil medium schools received RM 4 million annually, he said after launching the Sekolah Menengah Cina Persendirian Chung Hwa’s 100th anniversary celebration, here Saturday.


However, Abdul Khalid said that for the 2012 State Budget, there was ‘hope’ that allocation for the three categories of schools would be raised but he declined to comment further on the form of the state budget for next year to be tabled next week.


At the school’s anniversary celebration, Abdul Khalid performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s multipurpose building costing RM 5 million.


He said the state government and government-linked corporations would contributed RM 500, 000 for the construction of the building where the accumulated fund for its construction had exceeded RM 3.5 million.


Source: Bernama


Selangor Targeting to Allocate RM1.5 Billion For 2012 Budget


Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim menteri besar selangor

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government is targeting to allocate RM1.5 billion for the 2012 Budget by emphasizing on welfare programmes in the state, said Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

He said that out of the total, RM700 million would be allocated for welfare programmes which, among other things, aimed to narrow down the imbalance in income in Selangor.

“Our objective is to narrow down the income gap which appears to be growing wider in Malaysia. Development for the haves must be continued, but we are fully committed to ensure that the poor will not continue to be trapped in the clutches of poverty,” he said in a statement here.

Abdul Khalid said the allocation would not be used merely as a handout but as seed funding to encourage the people to be self-reliant and to develop their own economic base.

He said the state government also planned to reduce the profit margin of government contractors from 30 per cent to seven per cent.

“We do this to eliminate the practice of middleman which resulted in a serious leakage which is detrimental to the people,” he said. –BERNAMA

Source: NST

Photo courtesy of Abdul Khalid Ibrahim FB