Update 5.30 am
Perak MB responds: State govt will approve 200 ha land for 16 private Islamic religious schools, considering 1,000 ha more. Read here.
Update 9pm - Ahmad Ismail misses date with police. Read the Star On-Line report here.
Razali Ismail, the deputy Education Minister, better has facts to support his allegation. In the wake of the "Chinese are squatters" remarks by an Umno politician, Razali could land himself in the soup for suggesting that the Perak government is helping only the Chienese schools. Sedition, even, if Ong Tee Keat has his way.
But if it's true, the Perak government has some explaining to do.
General September 03, 2008 13:35 PM
Razali Slams Perak Government For Only Helping Chinese Private Schools
KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 3 (Bernama) -- State governments that want to give aid to schools in their respective states are urged to be fair and not consider political interests.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail said he was disappointed with the step by the Perak state government to award 400 hectares of land to private Chinese schools only while public religious schools and Tamil schools, who were equally in need, also required aid and attention from the state government.
"If they really want to help to enhance education in the state, why give land to private Chinese schools only?" he said here Wednesday.
Razali praised the Terengganu state government which continously aided schools in the state including having two computer technicians in each district education office and a computer officer in each school in the state beginning next year.
He said the Terengganu state government also proposed giving a laptop computer to each student.