Malaysians build new re­li­gious school for vil­lage near Cam­bo­dia-Viet­nam bor­der

The Borneo Post - - SOCIETY -

KUALA LUMPUR: One hun­dred and twenty stu­dents from the poor Mus­lim mi­nor­ity com­mu­nity in Kam­pung Ja­muan near the Cam­bo­dia-Viet­nam bor­der are now able to study in greater com­fort in Seko­lah Agama Darul Iman, a new school built with the as­sis­tance of Malaysians.

Malaysia In­ter­na­tional NGO head Datuk Dr Mustapha Ah­mad Mar­i­can said the school which is teach­ing stu­dents aged be­tween 6 and 15 and com­pleted with var­i­ous fa­cil­i­ties and op­er­ates morn­ing and af­ter­noon ses­sions.

“Be­fore this, the res­i­dents de­pended on an old school which does not have fa­cil­i­ties like elec­tric fan. The school costs US$30,000 to build and does not in­clude school equip­ment which were con­trib­uted by a Tereng­ganu gov­ern­ment-linked com­pany as well as in­di­vid­u­als.

“Con­struc­tion on the school be­gan in Fe­bru­ary and was fully com­pleted in early Novem­ber and it is hope the new premises would be more con­ducive for study­ing,” he said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

The open­ing cer­e­mony of Seko­lah Agama Darul Iman was of­fi­ci­ated by Dr Mustapha Ah­mad and was at­tended by 300 vil­lagers, the state­ment said. — Ber­nama

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