THE opening of SJKC Tun Tan Siew Sin in Putra Heights has been put on hold, all because the federal and Selangor state government can’t reach a consensus on the school’s status.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong said the school was one of five new Chinese schools promised by federal government in 2008. It was completed at a cost of RM6 million.
“But the state government had put in a condition via the local authority to build pedestrian bridges before the school is allowed to operate,” Wee said, answering Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran’s question as to why the schools have yet to be completed.
Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud refuted this, saying that the state government had solved the problems by placing a zebra crossing in front the school.
“Why hasn’t the Education Ministry issue a permit to the school?” she asked.
To this, Wee said the permit was pending at Subang Jaya Municipal Council and thus the burden falls back to the state government.