Status of ten SJKC revealed

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said the construction of the new Chinese primary schools (SJKC) approved by the former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid on October 26, 2017, has been included under Malaysia Education Ministry (MoE)’s new initiative known as the Donation and Build Initiative.

“This initiative aims to create opportunities for agencies, foundations, non-governmental organisations, corporate entities, and developers to fulfil Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligations and contribute to Malaysian education, particularly in the physical development of MoE educational institutions,” she said. 

She added that the construction for schools in Johor—specifically SJKC Kuek Ho Yao, SJKC Sim Mow Yu, and SJKC Tan Kah Kee—is currently under review while awaiting further developments.

“Regarding SJKC Kuek Ho Yao in Johor, KPM has submitted technical reviews to the Temporary School Construction Committee (JPS) of SJKC Kuek Ho Yao for the purpose of updating the building plans by the school’s architectural consultants to ensure compliance with current guidelines. 

“However, MoE is still awaiting new construction plans from the JPS of SJKC Kuek Ho Yao for further review and action,” she said. 

“To date, construction applications for SJKC Tun Lim Chong Eu in Puncak Alam, Selangor, SJKC Tun Ong Yoke Lin in Gamuda Cove, Selangor, SJKC Lee Loy Seng in Ijok, Selangor, and SJKC Tan Kah Kee in Johor, SJKC Sim Mow Yu in Johor, and SJKC Tun H.S Lee in Johor are still under review by their respective State Education Departments,” she said in a parliamentary written reply. 

She was responding to MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong (BN – Ayer Hitam), who sought an update on the construction status of 10 new SJKC (Chinese primary schools) approved by the former education minister on October 26, 2017.

Wee also asked about the start of construction for SJKC Kuek Ho Yao and SJKC Sim Mow Yu with EPRD approval, and the current location for the construction of SJKC Tan Kah Kee.

“MoE is committed to providing educational opportunities accessible to students from all backgrounds,” she said. 

She revealed that the construction for SJKC Cheah Fah in Sunway Iskandar, Johor, began operations in April 2022, while the construction site of SJKC Sunsuria in Bandar Sunsuria, Selangor, was inaugurated by the Minister of Education on May 25, 2024, marking it as the first project approved under the Donation and Build Initiative.

She added that the construction of SJKC Too Joon Hing in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor, is on hold due to disputed issues currently in court.

The government approved the construction for the school in 2017.