15 Chinese schools get RM15mil

(The Star) – GEORGE TOWN: Fifteen Chinese schools received RM15mil under the 1Malaysia Charity Ride for Education.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak handed over the cheques Sunday to SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth, SMJK Jit Sin, SMJK Chung Ling, SMJK Heng Ee, SMJK Phor Tay, SMJK Perempuan Cina, SMJK Union, SMJK Convent Dato Keramat, SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian, SMJK Sacred Heart, Chung Ling (Private) High School, Jit Sin Independent High School, Penang Chinese Girls High School (Private), Phor Tay (Private) High School and Han Chiang High School.

The money came from the public and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Najib, who cycled some 7km from Tanjung Tokong to Gurney Drive with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and 3,000 other riders, took about 30 minutes to complete the ride.

In his speech, Najib said praised the role of Chinese schools in education, and said he was committed to doing more for education in the country.

Organised by Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the event was sponsored by 1MDB.

1MDB also presented 5,000 bicycles to schoolchildren who participated in the event.