PETALING JAYA: The land lease of the 122-year-old Convent Bukit Nanas has been extended for 60 years, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has announced.
The lease had been set to expire on Sept 6.
In a statement, the PMO said it made the decision after taking into account the importance of the school’s contributions to the nation’s education sector since 1889.
The PMO said the extension of the lease was “specifically for educational purposes only”.
The statement added that the chief secretary to the government (Mohd Zuki Ali) and the Federal Territories Lands and Mines Office director (Muhammad Yasir Yahya) met with Theresa Chua, the Lady Superior of the Society of Saint Maur, and agreed on the proposed solution.
The Society of Saint Maur operates the school, which is one of the oldest in the country and one of the last few remaining all-girls schools in Kuala Lumpur.
“Hopefully with this decision, Convent Bukit Nanas will continue to achieve success as a Cluster School of Excellence in producing high-quality national human capital,” said the PMO.
On Monday, the Kuala Lumpur High Court allowed Convent Bukit Nanas to proceed with its challenge against the government’s decision not to renew its land lease.
The school sought to quash the decision as well as to get an order to compel the land office to revoke the letter of non-renewal dated Dec 18, 2020.
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