KUALA LUMPUR: Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh today said the ministry was not involved in the Taman Ilmu education centre in Besut, Terengganu.
He said it came under the purview of the state government.
“Taman Ilmu has nothing to do with our ministry’s budget. So what was said about it is absolutely wrong.”
He said this when asked to respond to Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli’s query yesterday over an eight-year delay in completing the Taman Ilmu higher education centre in Besut.
“The Terengganu menteri besar will hand it over to the ministry.
“But we haven’t received any official notification from the state government which owns the project,” Idris told reporters at the Dewan Rakyat today.
He said the ministry did not get involved in a state government project.
“I don’t intend to do so, too,” said Idris, who was the former Terengganu MB.
Terengganu MB Ahmad Razif had recently told the media that negotiations were ongoing between the state and the ministry to continue the project.
Razif was reported to have said that the RM300 million project, which began in 2004, would be completed in October. -FMT