Muhyiddin: Johor Chinese school association deregistration due to 'technicality', to be rectified soonest


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  • Wednesday, 04 Sep 2019

PUTRAJAYA: The deregistration issue affecting the Johor Chinese School Managers and Teachers Association is expected to be rectified "as soon as possible, '' says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Home Minister said this following a meeting between him, the Registrar of Societies, the association and educationist group Dong Zong, all parties had agreed to "move forward" from the issue.

The Johor association is affiliated to Dong Zong.

"The deregistration is due to a technicality, which is not out of the ordinary, and has happened before with other organisations, too.

"The association has been asked to make a formal appeal with the RoS. The RoS may call up representatives of the association to give their explanation on the matter, and recommend if a provision in the association's constitution needs to be amended.

"If all is fulfilled according to the stipulations by the RoS, then as the minister, I can consider revoking the deregistration. This can be done as soon as possible," said Muhyiddin to reporters after the meeting on Tuesday (Sept 3) evening.

Johor Dong Zong chairman Tan Tai Kim (centre) with and Dong Zong vice president Yang Yin Chong (left) and aslo their lawyer KF Wong at the Home Ministry in Putrajaya.  - MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The StarJohor Dong Zong chairman Tan Tai Kim (centre) with and Dong Zong vice president Yang Yin Chong (left) and aslo their lawyer KF Wong at the Home Ministry in Putrajaya. - MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

Dong Zong committee member Low Chee Chong said they were satisfied with the meeting with the ministry, and agreed to move forward with the issue.

"We are happy that the minister has managed to see us and that the matter can be rectified.

"All that is left is to rectify a technicality, and this will be worked out between the RoS and our lawyers.

"Everything is positive and we found that the ministry is helpful and want our situation to be resolved," said Low.

Also present at the meeting were RoS director-general Masyati Abang Ibrahim and Dong Zong chairman Tan Tai Kim, who is also the chairman of the Johor association.


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