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KOTA KINABALU – The Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese received its yearly allocation from the state government on 21 Nov 2016.
Archbishop John Wong received the RM2 million grant from Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman at the Banquet Hall of the State Legislative Assembly here on Monday.
In his address, the chief minister said he distributed a total of RM31.398 million in grants to a total of 567 houses of worship and schools in Sabah.
Of the total figure, Musa said, “the non-Islamic religious bodies in the state such as churches, Chinese temples, Hindu and Sikh places of worship are getting a total of RM16.946 million and of this, RM11.836 is for the churches; RM4.825 million for Chinese temples and RM285,000 to Hindu and Sikh temples.”
He said that the schools are getting “a total of RM14.452 million including Chinese Independent schools, mission schools and kindergartens.”
The archdiocese has a total of 43 mission schools (primary and secondary) and 25 kindergartens.