BESIDES MHS, OTHER HERITAGE SCHOOLS TO REMAIN AS WELL
Published: Thursday August 7, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday August 7, 2014 MYT 8:09:24 AM
MALACCA: Not only is Malacca High School (MHS) staying put where it has stood for 188 years, so are five other schools that are considered educational institutions with high heritage value.
They are SRK and SMK St Francis Institution (SFI), SRK and SMK Infant Jesus Convent (IJC) and SRK Banda Hilir.
The Malacca government has decided that there will be no relocation or extensive renovations for the educational institutions which are situated within the Unesco heritage site.
The decision to preserve these schools was finalised during the weekly exco meeting held here yesterday.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said that even altering the signage of these schools should be done according to stringent procedures.
Idris also said it was a miscommunication that had led to the issuance of a letter to MHS, which is the second oldest school in the country, on July 22 without the consent of the Chief Minister’s office.
The letter caused a hue and cry and the supposed relocation of the school was scrapped