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Pekadin hails approval to set up KDM College

Published on: Friday, June 01, 2012

Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah Kadazandusun Murut Welfare and Education Association (Pekadin) thanked the Federal Government for approving the setting up of a Kadazandusun and Murut College (KDM College) in Kaingaran, Tambunan, in the interior of Sabah.

In hailing the move as timely and appropriate, Pekadin information chief Edward Kandok said this paved the way for a new dimension in the area of education and human capital development in the country.

"The people of Sabah, especially from Kadazandusun Murut community, have expressed their views and voiced their support for the setting up of the "KDM College".

"Obviously the Government listens to KDM people who want the college to project the role of the community, particularly in the area of education, as Malaysia moves towards a developed country status by 2020. This is a perfect Kaamatan Gift for us," he said here Thursday.

Edward was commenting on a statement by Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan here on Wednesday that the Federal Government's approval for the setting up of KDM College was proof that the Bumiputeras in Sabah would not be neglected from the nation's development.

Pairin, who is also a Huguan Siou (paramount leader) for the KDM community, was quoted as saying that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was scheduled to perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the college in early June.

In this respect, Edward said Pekadin, which had proposed the KDM College in Sabah in May last year, hoped the Government would fast track the implementation of the KDM College's permanent campus in Tambunan for the good of the people and the State.