Some Hainanese clan leaders aiming to set up new group

(From left) The Kheng Chiu Tin Hou Kong and Burial Ground's adviser Ngiam Seng Wee, chairman Foo Jong Peng and treasurer Liang Foo Jee at a meeting with reporters yesterday. Mr Foo said he had applied to register the new federation with the Registry
(From left) The Kheng Chiu Tin Hou Kong and Burial Ground's adviser Ngiam Seng Wee, chairman Foo Jong Peng and treasurer Liang Foo Jee at a meeting with reporters yesterday. Mr Foo said he had applied to register the new federation with the Registry of Societies last September.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Founders say they want to be inclusive, taking in even those who cannot prove their lineage

Some leaders from the Kheng Chiu Tin Hou Kong and Burial Ground (THK), which is now embroiled in a legal dispute with the Hainan Hwee Kuan clan association, are now planning to launch a new Hainan Federation that will conduct cultural activities for the Hainanese community.

Mr Foo Jong Peng, the THK's chairman, told journalists yesterday that he had applied to register the federation with the Registry of Societies last September.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2019, with the headline 'Some Hainanese clan leaders aiming to set up new group'. Print Edition | Subscribe