Below is the interview that MCA President Dr Chua Soi Lek gave to The Edge Financial Daily.
|Chua: We want the goverment to transform as fast as what the rakyat wants.|
What is your proudest achievement in this period as party president besides uniting the party?
I would say some of the long standing educational issues have been resolved one by one, slowly. An example is the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC). It used to be a ‘no go’ situation, but now at least there is some breakthrough. They [students] can get loans from the Higher Education ministry, they get 50 [scholarship] awards every year with no condition attached and this year it is the first time they can get admission into the teachers’ training college based on the UEC results.
On Chinese education, at least we managed to convinced the minister that the [schools’] water and utility bill should be paid by the government although they capped it at RM2,000 per month. That could have settled most of the Chinese schools’ problems.
|In a multiracial country, the rakyat has to accept the fact that no race gets everything it wants.|