Trio urged to withdraw suit
THIRTY-FOUR Negri Sembilan Chinese guilds and associations have appealed to three parents to withdraw their suit seeking a court ruling on Dong Zong’s (United Chinese School Committees Association) decision to allow students of SM Chong Hwa to sit for the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).
The trio had wanted the Kuala Lumpur High Court to decide whether the move would affect the UEC’s legitimacy, Sin Chew Daily reported yesterday.
The status of the Kuantan school, which is supposed to be a Chinese independent school, has been a point of contention due to ambiguities in its approval letter.
In a joint statement, the groups reminded the trio of the grave consequences the suit has on the UEC, the common examination for students of Chinese independent schools.
Saying no one should leave the UEC’s fate to the court, they stressed that at a time negotiations are on-going for full government recognition for the UEC, the last thing it needs is to be sidetracked.
Meanwhile, the trio, who claimed to have children studying in Chinese independent schools and represent those against allowing SM Chung Hwa’s students to sit for the UEC examination, said they are willing to settle the case out of court if Dong Zong could produce a letter from the Malaysian Examinations Board indicating the Chinese education group can allow SM Chong Hwa to hold the UEC examination for its students.