Budget cuts at the Education Ministry has limited the access to the RM50 million maintenance and development allocations for Chinese primary schools for this year.
This was confirmed by Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid, according to today's evening edition of China Press.
He said that the matter might be resolved by the final week for this month.
"If it is not resolved (by then), ambil dulu mana yang ada (take what is available)," he was quoted as saying.
When asked by the daily if the RM50 million allocation specifically for Chinese primary schools were not fully accessible, the minister replied in agreement.
According to this morning's edition of China Press quoted sources claiming that Chinese primary schools were unable to access a single sen that was allocated.
Under the Najib-administration, RM100 million were allocated to develop or maintain Chinese schools in 2012 and 2013.
This amount was reduced to RM50 million since 2014.
At the time of writing, if is uncertain if other institutions are facing the same problems as Chinese primary schools.