Subsidies for Schools

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Approximately RM1 million was disbursed by Executive Councillor for Health and Local Government, Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon, on behalf of the Perak State Government, to 18 mission and 17 national-type secondary schools in the state.

This was part of the state’s allocation to pay for the schools’ utility bills and miscellaneous expenses for the third and fourth quarters of 2011. A similar disbursement was made in August for the first and second quarters of 2011.

Dhanabalan Segaran, an assistant director with the Perak Education Department, was present at the presentation ceremony held at Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan, Ipoh recently.

The total amount disbursed for 2011 is almost RM2 million. Perak is the only state in the country to make such payments. Mah hopes other states will follow its example.

EL