Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hishammuddin: SJK Damansara problem will be resolved

PETALING JAYA (March 11, 2008): Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said his ministry will keep its promise to resolve the long-standing problem of reopening the original SJK (C) Damansara which was closed in 2001.
He said although former Petaling Jaya Utara MP Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun lost in the election, he would honour the promise made to her and SJKC Damansara Save our School Committee (SOS Damansara) chief Yoong Yuk Sang before the general election.
Hishammuddin said in a statement on Monday that the Damansara school issue would be resolved soon, just as promised.
He also expressed his sympathies to Yoong's family over his death.
Yoong died on Monday following a short illness while waiting for his last wish - the reopening of the school - to be fulfilled.
The school, located in Damansara new village in Petaling Jaya, was closed in Januanry 2001 due to traffic congestion and the pupils were relocated to a new school of the same name in Tropicana.
However, some parents protested the relocation and have been sending their children to study in container classrooms set up next to a temple across the road from the old school while fighting for the re-opening of the old school.
Hishammddin met Chew and Yoong on Feb 19 and promised them the issue would be resolved soon.
He said he was impressed with Yoong's sincerity in resolving the problem and the sacrifices the latter made in fighting for his cause.

seals: Education Minister? The cabinet is not even formed. How come is he the Education minister? Or the media is trying to make us believe it?

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