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Magic show to raise funds for Kian Kok

Published on: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang will grace the 'Amazing Gracefully Gift for Chinese Education' magic show at Sekolah Menengah Kian Kok as the event's guest of honour on June 28.

The objective of the magic show, performed by entrepreneur and philanthropist Dato' Yii Ching Siew, is to raise funds to build an eight-storey multipurpose building at the school.

SM Kian Kok Board of Governors Chairman, Datuk Clement Yeh, and Yii, who is also the life honorary chairman of the school board, led the board members to call on Teo at the latter's office here, Monday.

SM Kian Kok principal Lim Chian briefed Teo on the RM20 million project, which consists an underground parking lot, commercial shoplots, office units and 185 units of student hostel.

On August 23 last year, Teo represented Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman to officiate at the groundbreaking ceremony of the building.

Lim said the school would be financially sustainable upon completion of the multipurpose building, and would no longer need to hold fundraisers in the future.

Although the school is facing some obstacles in the development, Lim said the school board was determined to implement the project.

Lim added that the board members would also carry out their fundraising efforts in West Malaysia for SM Kian Kok, one of the five-star Chinese independent schools in Malaysia.

Lim also said that SM Kian Kok was not operating at a loss, but the school needed the government's assistance in hard infrastructure.