BUKIT LANJAN: Stop the hostility towards China’s investments in Malaysia
In the latest contribution, China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang donated RM200,000 to 10 Chinese primary schools and a conforming secondary school in Raub.
“All Malaysian Chinese, irrespective of political affiliation or agenda, must most certainly welcome China’s generosity to promote Chinese education.
“It is China’s choice to want to support and help promote Chinese schools. We welcome their good gesture towards Chinese education in Malaysia,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.
He said it is hoped that China’s generosity towards the development of Chinese schools and education in Malaysia “is genuine, devoid of any agenda whatsoever”.
“Malaysians should then thank China for contributing to the cause of vernacular education in Malaysia,” he added.
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said such contributions from China or from any other foreign country could only come due to exceptionally good bilateral elections.
He urged Malaysians to stop all hostility towards China’s vigorous economic investment and interest in Malaysia.
“We must welcome all investments not only from China but from any foreign country. There is no need to fear because Malaysia’s government of the day is elected by the rakyat (people) for the rakyat.
“They are not governing Malaysia. We, the rakyat, are because we have the right to elect the government of the day at least once every five years.
“But to continuously criticise and condemn such foreign investments is cutting off the nose to spite the face. The economic spin offs from investments are enormous,” he added.
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Chinese ambassador donates RM200,000 to 11 schools
BY THO XIN YI
RAUB: Continuing his earlier contributions to Chinese schools in Malaysia, China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang donated RM200,000 to 10 Chinese primary schools and a conforming secondary school here during a half-day visit here.
Each school received between RM12,000 and RM50,000 depending on their situation such as the need to repair administration blocks or upgrade computer classrooms.
The oldest school in Raub – SJK(C) Yuh Hwa in Bukit Koman – was given RM18,000 for a “history pavilion” project to pay tribute to its 110 years of establishment.
Dr Huang said in his speech that the Chinese embassy wanted to extend a helping hand for an even better development of Chinese education in Malaysia.
He promised to continue providing support for the development of Chinese education in Malaysia.
China would also explore cooperation with Malaysia in the education sector specifically in providing scholarships and teachers’ training to Malaysians of all races, he said.
Earlier at a lunch gathering with Chinese associations, Dr Huang said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s visit to China in November last year had resulted in Chinese leaders agreeing to buy more Malaysian palm oil, rubber, bird’s nest and durian to mark the friendship between the two countries.
Dr Huang, who was also brought to a durian orchard in Sungai Klau later to savour the famed musang king, said about three million tourists from China would visit Malaysia this year.
“If each one spends RM5,000 during the stay, they will contribute RM15bil to the economy,” he said.
Dr Huang – described as the most popular Chinese ambassador to Malaysia by MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun – was given a heartwarming reception at each location he visited.
Chew, in her speech during the lunch, said Raub would jump on China’s Belt and Road bandwagon to push for its development."