The Permata programme, despite constantly being criticised by the Opposition, is helping those in need.
In sharing a success story, Prime Minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor’s aide Rizal Mansor, said a young Penangite has benefited from the programme as she is now continuing her studies at the Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Koo Jia Hui, 22 is now pursuing her doctorate in biochemical at the prestigious institution.
Rizal, in a Facebook post directed his remarks at the DAP-led Penang government, asking why were criticising Permata instead of helping Koo obtain a scholarship.
“Where is the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng who claims to be a defender of the people when Koo really needed help to continue her studies in Oxford?”
Rizal added that Koo was grateful to Rosmah who worked to get a scholarship for her.
“It is better that Guan Eng advise Damansara Utama assemblyman Yeo Bee Yin to stop criticising Permata and help the rakyat who need its..especially in Penang although Guan Eng is from Melaka,” Rizal added.
Permata, of which Rosmah is the patron is a programme to help children and teenagers sharpen their talents and unleash their potentials.
Presently, Rosmah is in London to expand the programme further.