BESUT - Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh today hit out at the opposition for trying to get the people's support by "recycling" the Taman Ilmu project issue.
Idris, who is also Higher Education Minister and Besut member of Parliament, said the allegation by PAS at a ceramah (political talk) in Alor Lintang, Besut, three days ago that the state government did not make any effort to save the project was a slander and hoped that the people would not believe it.
"Enough. If you don't know the facts, don't simply make any comments about Taman Ilmu which is developed for the future education of the Terengganu people.
"Does PAS know that we are working to ensure the function of Taman Ilmu is in line with the state government's efforts to make Terengganu an education centre?" he said when officiating the 100th Anniversary celebration of Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Raja, Besut here today.
According to Idris, through the efforts taken by the state government,n Taman Ilmu ihas been used since a year ago by Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin as hostel for its students at the Tembila campus.
Apart from that he said the National Arts, Culture and Heritage Academy, which had been upgrade to Universiti P. Ramlee, would also begin its operation in Taman Ilmu this March.