Foon Yew High School in JB, Najib, MCA and the BN Logo: “I help you, you help me” in action?

Foon Yew High School, is an independent Chinese school. The main campus is in Johor Bahru. The second campus is in Kulai. 

The third campus will be in Bandar Seri Alam. 

Just before GE 13, the Prime Minister, Najib Abdul Razak, had announced the approval of Foon Yew High School’s third campus in Bandar Seri Alam as a special gift. MCA has given RM1 million for its development.

An alumnus, “Foon Yew High School is the result of fundraising by all of us… Someone is doing this (now) as pre-election candy.”


29 December 2017

Yoursay: BN logo in school donation drive a new low in politics

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YOURSAY | ‘What is a BN logo on a school donation card if not politics up to your neck?’

BN logo for Chinese school fundraiser leaves alumni up in arms

Anonymous 9916: So this coalition without integrity (BN) is allowed to peddle its political agenda in schools while the opposition is not. That speaks a lot for fair play

Umno’s Johor Bahru MP Shahrir Abdul Samad used to command respect from Malaysians. But I guess he has sold his soul to the highest bidder.

Moreover, the person who allowed this to happen in the school should share equal blame.

Kheng: Tong Sing Chuan, who heads the school’s board of directors, commented he does not want to wade into politics, yet he allowed the BN logo to be on the promotion billboard on account that the MP helped the school to obtain approval for the building.

Well, he certainly has no right to represent the alumni if he is dabbling in politics.

Vijay47: Tong, you say that you do not want to wade into politics, but what is a BN logo on a school donation card if not politics up to your neck?

Suddenly it appears that the participation and patronage of politicians in school events are acceptable, yet a school in Penang barred Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng from attending when he wanted to present some aid.

Secondly, Tong, there is nothing to be grovelingly grateful about if the government rendered assistance, it is their duty to do so.

As for Shahrir, I would suggest that you steer clear of this function. You and your Felda have enough troubles as it is and I don’t think you want further allegations of abuse of power to be added to your already poor record.

Korkor: Tong and his board members have pawned the school’s dignity just for some donations. In the past, all Chinese independent schools would not get involved in political parties, be it Pakatan Harapan or BN.

Worse still, all this is coming from a high-profile Chinese school. Will the major donors and everyday Johoreans turn a blind eye to such an absurd money game?

The Johor royalty had warned against playing politics, especially involving education. Johoreans, rise up to boycott this event and ask for the resignation of the whole board of directors.

Justice Now!: Tong is a hypocrite, first he says he doesn’t want to participate in politics, but then why is the BN logo in the promotional material? You cannot have your cake and eat it.

Odysseus: If the MP is merely helping, why must the school add the BN logo to the poster? In any other circumstances, the state education department will immediately cancel the event.

However, this is a BN logo. They can do whatever they want. Can you imagine if any school in this country were to put up a logo of any party other than BN, what will happen to their principals?

Kangkung: If it were an opposition party’s logo on the school’s promotional material, the principal would have been given a 24-hour transfer notice by now, just like what happened to the Tamil school principal in Butterworth after Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his delegation visited her school for a cheque presentation.

27 December 2017



BN logo for Chinese school fundraiser leaves alumni up in arms

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A BN logo appearing on promotional material for an independent Chinese school’s fundraising walkathon event has sparked controversy amongst its alumni.

Foon Yew High School’s “We Love Foon Yew, JB Tetap JB” walkathon, slated for January next year, is aimed at raising funds for the development of its third campus in Bandar Seri Alam.

Besides the logos of Foon Yew High School, Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), and Johor Bahru Tiong Hua Association, the BN logo also appeared on promotional material for the event.

The poster, which went viral on social media, drew the ire of some of the school’s alumni, who started a “Students of Foon Yew say no to BN” hashtag.

When contacted, Tong Sing Chuan, who heads the school’s board of directors, said the event was jointly organised by the Johor Bahru parliamentary office.

BN’s Johor Bahru MP Shahrir Abdul Samad will be officiating the walkathon next month.

Tong said Shahrir……had helped the school with its application to set up its Bandar Seri Alam campus.

“Now we are in the process of getting donations… We are happy if anybody promises to donate for education,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.

Asked about the criticism from alumni about the BN logo, Tong said he did not want to wade into political issues.

“On politics, I don’t want to comment, I do not participate in politics. They have the right to comment,” he said.

According to Sin Chew Jit Poh, the organising committee of the walkathon held a press conference on Dec 9, announcing that the 5km-walkathon would be held on Jan 13, 2018.

The event’s organising chairperson Kuan Poh Huat, who is also an MBJB councillor, said the walkathon was not just to promote health awareness, but to raise funds for Foon Yew High School’s new campus, which is estimated to cost about RM80 million.

The report said plans for the school had been approved by the neighbouring Pasir Gudang Municipal Council, and initial land work is expected to commence in January next year, with a targeted completion in 2021.

The board has raised RM15 million so far, and would need approximately RM50 million for phases 1 and 2.

Shortly before the last general election, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had announced the approval of Foon Yew High School’s third campus in Bandar Seri Alam as a “special gift“.

However, the Education Ministry only sent out the letter of approval to the school authorities over three years later.

According to The Star, MCA contributed RM1 million for the development of the third campus in 2016.


RM8 juta bantu SM Foon Yew Seri Alam

JOHOR BAHRU – Kerajaan membantu kira-kira RM8 juta sebagai pengecualian Cukai Keuntungan Harta Tanah (RPGT) dan Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (GST) ke atas cawangan ketiga Sekolah Menengah (SM) Foon Yew di Bandar Seri Alam, di sini.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ir Wee Ka Siong berkata, persetujuan pelepasan GST itu diketahui menerusi surat rasmi yang diterima daripada Kementerian Kewangan bertarikh 19 Disember lepas.

“Kita telah menerima surat kelulusan daripada Kementerian Kewangan yang menyatakan Menteri Kewangan telah bersetuju memberi kelulusan khas supaya Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd (SAPSB) diberi layanan pelepasan dari dikenakan GST ke atas sumbangan tanah yang diberi kepada SM Foon Yew Seri Alam.

“Pembinaan SM Foon Yew ketiga ini bagi kegunaan pendidikan dan bukan keuntungan semata-mata. Pihak lembaga pengelola sekolah khususnya berterima kasih kepada Kementerian Kewangan atas kelulusan yang diberikan pada hari ini dalam bentuk GST berjumlah RM4 juta.

“Pada masa yang sama mereka (SM Foon Yew Seri Alam) turut mendapat pelepasan RPGT sebanyak RM4 juta. Oleh kerana RPGT merupakan cukai keuntungan hartanah bermaksud mereka tidak libat apa-apa transaksi dalam bentuk wang ringgit, maka diberi pelepasan.

Beliau berkata demikian selepas menyerahkan Surat Pelepasan Cukai GST ke atas Sumbangan Tanah SM Foon Yew Seri Alam kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Sekolah, Tong Sing Chuan dan Pengarah Eksekutif SAPSB, Freddie Lee, di sini, baru-baru ini.

Ka Siong berkata, pelepasan kedua-dua cukai ini menunjukkan bahawa kerajaan sangat prihatin soal pendidikan yang mana sekolah tersebut adalah untuk kegunaan orang ramai.

“Saya sangat berterima kasih kerana Umno Johor khususnya Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin dan Ahli Parlimen Johor Bahru, Tan Sri Shahrir Abd Samad juga sangat memberi sokongan terhadap pembangunan SM Foon Yew yang menunjukkan semangat muafakat begitu tebal.


4 May 2013

GE13: The largest independent Chinese school Foon Yew High School was allowed to set up a second branch. Support PM Najib Razak BN.


29 Apr 2013

The government has approved the setting of another Foon Yew High School to be located in Pasir Gudang.-PM

Najib’s ‘special gift’ to Chinese school in Johor

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4.30pm – Johor Bahru: In an attempt to woo saupport from the Johor Chinese, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announces the approval of the Foon Yew High School third campus in Seri Alam, Pasir Gudang.

He says this is in response to the demand from incumbent Johor Bahru MP Shahrir Samad.

“We give things to everyone, Malays get, Chinese get, Indians also get. This is our government, this is the BN government,” he says.

Foon Yew high school is a prominent Chinese independent school in Malaysia. Its main campus is located in Johor Bahru and second campus in Kulai.

According to Bernama , Najib’s announcement is a “special gift” to the high school which celebrates its 100th anniversary today.

Approached by reporters afterward, the vice-chairman of the school Tong Sing Chuan says his side is happy with the announcement.

However, he refuses to comment whether the Chinese community should support BN in light of Najib’s announcement.

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1 Response to Foon Yew High School in JB, Najib, MCA and the BN Logo: “I help you, you help me” in action?

  1. Doris Looi says:

    money,politics,… ge,…common, bz,world,m,b,

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