Chong: Stringent process for franchised businesses to be licensed

From left, Tadika Kastil Sarawak branch director Bernard Chin, Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii, Chong, Tadika Kastil Malaysia founder and CEO Victor Lee and Pending assembly woman Violet Yong. 

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KUCHING, Nov 3: Franchised businesses including pre-school or kindergarten establishments will have to go through stringent process and checking before they receive their licenses.

Deputy minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)  Chong Chieng Jen said the process will usually take three years, with annual checks on the business premises.

“The ministry takes a very serious view on the development of the franchise business of the country. This is also to ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are adhered to and professionalism are applied accordingly,” Chong said at the launch of Tadika Kastil today.

Chong (2nd left) with Tadika Kastil Malaysia founder and CEO Victor Lee (right) signing the plague to launch the opening of Tadika Kastil Kuching. 

Generally, preschool establishments need to comply with requirements outlined by five agencies namely the Fire and Rescue Department, the Health Department, the Welfare Department, the Land and Survey Department and the local councils before their licences could be approved or renewed.

Congratulating Tadika Kastil for opening a branch in Kuching, Chong said besides academic performance, preschools and kindergartens are the first place where educators can cultivate confidence, talents and even train the children to do public speaking as well as to enhance their leadership skills.

He hoped that Tadika Kastil will provide the above mention for the country’s young generation.  — DayakDaily