S'pore school in Johor raided

S'pore school in Johor raided
Johor executive councillor in charge of education, Mr Md Jais Sarday (left), said: "It had already started classes in February without obtaining the necessary approvals from the ministry."

MALAYSIA - A Singapore-based institution of higher learning in Johor Baru has been raided by education ministry officials for offering courses without approval.

Malaysian officials had removed some documents during the raid at its temporary campus in the city earlier this month, reported Malaysia's The Star.

The institute, which is building a state-of-the-art campus in Nusajaya, began operating at its current location two months ago.

Johor executive councillor in charge of education, Mr Md Jais Sarday, said: "It had already started classes in February without obtaining the necessary approvals from the ministry."

He added that it also had yet to receive approvals from the health department, fire deparment and Johor city council.

Mr Md Jais said the students were initially studying in Singapore, but transferred to Johor Baru to ease their travelling expenses.

Attempts to contact the management of the institution were unsuccessful.

This article was published on April 22 in The New Paper.

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