China en­voy: Govt sup­port al­lows Chi­nese to thrive

New Straits Times - - News -

ALOR STAR: The gov­ern­ment’s strong sup­port, along with peace and sta­bil­ity, have al­lowed the state’s Chi­nese com­mu­nity to build a good base and foun­da­tion.

China am­bas­sador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang said this af­ter he spent an hour strolling the streets in Pekan Me­layu-Pekan Cina, Jalan Sul­tan Mo­hamad Jiwa, Sun­gai Petani, yes­ter­day.

Huang, who was on a two-day visit to Kedah, said he was happy to see dif­fer­ent races co­ex­ist­ing in har­mony.

“The busi­nesses, tem­ples and mosques co­ex­ist in this town.

“Chi­nese ver­nac­u­lar schools are not only at­tended by Chi­nese stu­dents, but also stu­dents of other races,” he said af­ter vis­it­ing SRJK (C) Kee Chee here.

He said a RM60,000 to­ken would be given to four pri­mary schools — SRJK (C) Sin Min, SRJK (C) Pei Shih, SRJK (C) Boon Teik and SRJK (C) Kee Chee.

His visit to Kedah was long­planned af­ter Sul­tan of Kedah Sul­tan Ab­dul Halim Mu’adzam Shah in­vited him to visit the state.

“I ac­com­pa­nied Sul­tan Ab­dul Halim when he was the Yang diPer­tuan Agong for a state visit to Bei­jing and Hangzhou, which is my home­town.

“Upon our re­turn to Malaysia, the sul­tan ex­tended an of­fer for me to visit Kedah,” Huang said.

He said his visit was a ges­ture of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the state gov­ern­ment and the peo­ple’s com­mit­ment in strength­en­ing bi­lat­eral ties be­tween Malaysia and China.

He hoped the cor­dial re­la­tion­ship be­tween the coun­tries would at­tract more in­vestors and tourists from China to Kedah.

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