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It's ironic to have Xiamen University's branch in Malaysia

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Xiamen University was built single handedly by a Malaya Chinese tycoon named Tan Kah Kee (Mahathir called him and my late father illegal citizens) with his enormous wealth.

The university or its branch could be built in Malaya if Chinese language is allowed to be used as the teaching language. Malaysia may have a world-class university by now!

I found ironic that the university is allowed to have a branch in Malaysia 90 years later.

Xiamen University to set up 1st overseas campus in Malaysia

SEPANG: Malaysia has been chosen as the venue for the first overseas branch campus for a top university in China, Xiamen University, in 2015.

The university, which is listed among the top 20 universities in China, was founded by famous Malaysian rubber magnate Tan Kah Kee in 1921.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the branch campus would be built on a 150-acre site at Salak Tinggi, near here and was expected to be operational in September 2015.

“The Malaysian government has given approval in principle to Xiamen University to set up its first overseas campus here.

“The invitation is historic because this is the first […]