No plans for redevelopment, says landowner of Penang convent schools


Convent Light Street. -Photo by Gary Chen/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: The Sisters of the Infant Jesus Malaysia (IJS), landowner of three convent girls' schools in Penang, has said that it has no intention to sell the land for redevelopment.

This follows talk of plans to develop the land on which the schools — SMK Convent Lebuh Light, SMK Convent Pulau Tikus and SK Convent Lebuh Light — are located.

Sr Celina Wong of IJS said that IJS "will never forget our mission in education".

"We have no intention to sell the land and buildings for redevelopment.

"We hold a very long history here in Malaysia and preserving our history — be it the thrust of educating young people and/or the conservation of the heritage buildings — is dear to us," she said in a statement Friday.

Penang Education director Shaari Osman also confirmed that a letter directing the dismissal of Form One students at SMK Convent Lebuh Light and SMK Convent Pulau Tikus, and Year One pupils at SK Convent Lebuh Light, has been withdrawn until further notice.

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