Since the Malaysian students study in China returned to Malaysia during winter vacation in 2020, both Malaysia and China have closed the border due to the severity of the COVID-19. The students cannot return to the campus after the new semester begins in the spring of 2020. We are contacting with concerned authorities and try our best to help students in returning to China campus as soon as possible......
On 11 July, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that an arrangement will be made as soon as possible for Malaysian students to return to China to resume their studies and classes in order to fulfil their dreams, while direct flight services between China and Malaysia will be significantly increased too.
On 22 June, representatives of the us and Malaysian Students Association in China (MSAC) visited the Ministry of Education to meet with the Deputy Minister of Education, Dato' Dr. Mah Hang Soon. President Lim Kok Yan expressed his concern that the Malaysian students were unable to return to school and sought the assistance of Dato' Dr. Mah Hang Soon to help them return to China campus as soon as possible.
On 24 May, we held a seminar with the Ambassador to Malaysia, Mr. Ouyang Yujing, to discuss how to strengthen cooperation in Chinese language education in Malaysia after the pandemic. At the meeting, President Lim Kok Yan also expressed the request of Malaysian students who are unable to return to China University, and the Ambassador replied that the Chinese government attaches great importance to the issue of overseas students returning to school.
From 2020 to the present, we continue to act as an intermediary to assist students in coordinating online classes with universities. During this time, President Bock Chek Lim said he was optimistic about the prospects of studying in China because the pandemic was temporary. So even when confronted with questions about 'why LiuHua is promoting study in China when students still cannot return to China campus', he said, "It's exactly because of the pandemic that there is a need for an open and transparent platform for those who want to study in China to have more different options, and the pandemic should not deprive others of their right to study in China".
Following bilateral talks between our Foreign Minister Dato' Saifuddin bin Abdullah and PRC State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, it was revealed that China has drawn up a list of countries that will allow students from these countries to enter China to pursue their studies, with Malaysia at the front of the list. The China side will likely adopt a phased and partial opening policy, trying to allow final year students or science students who must take laboratory examinations to enter first. We will assist in the collection of information on students who are studying in China and coordinate with the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia to arrange for students‘ return to campus.
Chinese Ambassador Ouyang Yujing met with the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to China, Dato' Sri Tiong King Sing, and said that the Chinese government has already started to study the returning to campus for Malaysian students study in China, including considering or prioritising the resumption of schooling by phases.
We held an online meeting with the Malaysian People's Movement Party (GERAKAN), hoping that we could once again reflect the difficulties facing by Malaysian students studying in China to the government, and urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to keep on communicating with the Chinese government, in order to solve the issue of Return To China Campus ASAP.
On the morning of September 29, Dong Zong and Jiao Zong and our representatives met with the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia online and exchanged views on the development of Chinese education in Malaysia and the return of Malaysian students to their China universities campus.
On referral of Gerakan President Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai, we meet with Foreign Minister Dato' Saifuddin bin Abdullah and carried on a thorough exchange on afternoon of September 29. Dato' Saifuddin bin Abdullah said they would contact with all relevant units, and coordination, to help Malaysian students in returning to China university as early as possible.
In an interview with Sin Chew Daily, President Bock Chek Lim said that the situation for Malaysian students to study in China this year is not optimistic. The Chinese Embassy in Malaysia also said that the Chinese government continue working with the scheme for foreign students to return to China on the premise of ensuring epidemic prevention and safety.
We arranged vaccinations for Malaysian students study in China on 5 July (Sibu) and 16 July (Selangor & KL) respectively.
Dong Zong called on Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato' Sri Hishammuddin Hussein and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to China Dato Sri Tiong King Sing to contact the relevant authorities of the Chinese government to negotiate the issues of returning to China campus.
In an interview with the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), President Bock Chek Lim appeal to the authorities concerned to continue to pay attention to the problem of Malaysian students returning to China campus and find ways to solve it.
The Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin bin Mohd. Yassin held a video meeting with the Premier of the State Council of PRC Li Keqiang to exchange views on China-Malaysia relations and cooperation as well as international cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.
The Malaysian Foreign Minister met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China and signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Establishing a High-Level Committee on Malaysia-China Post Pandemic Cooperation between two government to promote the implementation of "Green Passage" for personnel exchanges.
Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong met with Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing to reflect the difficulties faced by the Return To China Campus Task Force organized by Malaysian students studying in China, including quarantine affairs and vaccinations in both countries.
National Chairman of Democratic Action Party (DAP) YB Tan Kok Wai met with the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia to exchange views on several issues such as Chinese visas and scholarships under the pandemic.
We conducted questionnaire survey on the "Return To China Campus Special Committee" to collect Malaysian students' current situation and submit it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In order to resume personnel exchanges between China and foreign countries in an orderly manner, from March 15, 2021, China will provide visa facilitation to incoming foreigners who have received Chinese vaccines and hold a vaccination certificate.
We submit a proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia on the vaccination of Malaysian students for discussion during his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China and the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia.
The "Return to Campus" student representative team of Malaysian students studying in China has reflected and communicated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Communications and other relevant departments on the subject of Malaysian students returning to China campus as soon as possible.
We called for the set up of the "Return To China Campus Special Committee" and invited all the alumni associations of China universities, Dong Zong, Merdeka Education Centre and others to join.
We coordinated with various parties, including the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to strive for the early opening of the "Green Passage".
We announced an "Open Letter to China Universities".
We met with Mr. Zhang Zhen, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia and discussed this issue.
We visited the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to China, Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, to inform him about the problem of Malaysian students returning to China campus, so as to strive for returning to campus as soon as possible.