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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

MCA to set up education fund

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- MCA will set up an education fund, involving an initial fund of RM30 million, to assist those wanting to pursue higher studies.

Its president, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, said a committee had been formed to look into the relevant aspects before the fund could be launched.

"The committee has been given two weeks to identify the financial sources for the fund, the allocation to be given annually and whether it is to be given as loans or scholarships," he told reporters after chairing the party's Presidential Council here today.

Dr Chua said the fund would be opened to all races.
On the Public Service Department (PSD) scholarships, Dr Chua said he and MCA Youth Chief Datuk Wee Ka Siong were at PSD to discuss the matter today.

"There are some problems, like the applicants being offered other courses instead of the ones they have applied for, and there are also those who applied to take degree courses, but are offered diploma courses.
"The PSD has agreed to look into the matter," he added.

In another development, Dr Chua said a museum would be built to expose to the people the contributions made by the Chinese community in the country's independence.
He expected the museum to be build in Melaka as the Melaka government had given its green light for it to be built there.

Source:  http://www.mysinchew.com/node/57838