The founding of the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century. Some Chinese leaders initiated organizations and established the highest Chinese leadership. On another hand, Lu You first pledged 50,000 yuan, and on the other hand, he and Captain Ye Guansheng jointly applied to the government for the land. As a result, the China Great Hall was gradually realized. However, affected by the First World War and the global economic depression, the plan was forced to be shelved for many years. After the economic recovery in 1923, the overseas Chinese leaders convened the Selangor Overseas Chinese Conference at the Selangor Tin Mines General Administration to discuss the establishment of the Chinese Regiment’s governing body. The overseas Chinese unanimously agreed with the proposal to formally establish KLSCAH.
KLSCAH is the “convergence” of Chinese communities in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Before the establishment of Chinese Assembly Halls (Hua Zong) in Malaysia, it was also the contact centre of the Chinese Assembly Halls and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in all states across the country. KLSCAH belongs to all Chinese, and it is a leading organisation of Chinese communities that serves the country and society, representing all Chinese on important issues. Since KLSCAH is located at the centre of the capital of the nation’s political, economic, cultural and educational, it has a large number of talents and is more convenient to gather business. It has naturally become the state hall since the successful launch and planning of the National Chinese Cultural Congress in 1983. The “Head of Horse”, whether in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, or across the country, has a certain degree of representativeness and prestige. Therefore, when implementing the conference policy, promoting work and activities, we have formulated clear policies that are commensurate with Huatang’s leadership position, and we should pay close attention to and implement these policies to enhance and consolidate a leadership image, giving full play to its due Influence. In 2007, in conjunction with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Malaya’s independence, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Cultural Heritage of Malaysia officially announced on July 6 that the building of the temple was listed as the first batch of national cultural heritage. KLSCAH is also the first group to win this honor amongst Chinese community buildings in the country.
In 2003, the Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, initiated by the director Liu Panshi and others, was approved for registration by the authorities in just a few days. In view of the serious situation, our church held an emergency board meeting to discuss countermeasures. Subsequently, the board of directors reached a consensus and resolution in accordance with the general meeting. The registrar of the group filed to declare that KLSCAH and the Chinese Society opposed the establishment of Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, and demanded to cancel its registration. However, the appeal was eventually rejected. Subsequently, in 2006, the Societies Registration Bureau approved the name change of Selangor Hall. Since then, the name will be changed from “Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall” to “Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall”, referred to as “KLSCAH”. In 2016, a group of Chinese group members successfully obtained the approval of the Societies Registration Bureau to establish the “Federal Territory Chinese Assembly Hall”. With the slogan “Maintain a healthy culture of association and eliminate the unhealthy trends of splitting Chinese society”, KLSCAH initiated “Fully oppose the establishment of the Chinese Assembly Hall in the Federal Territory”. Reports and exchanges will make all walks of life more aware of the seriousness of the situation, and has thus far received respect and praise from local Chinese communities.