The new updated version of Kadet Remaja Sekolah – KRS to replace the previous outdated version. Kadet Remaja Sekolah Malaysia – KRS (Malaysia School Youth Cadet Corps) is a scout like movement organised by the Government of Malaysia as a youth organisation. KRS (with it’s eraly name as KPIM) was founded by Muhammad Thani Bin Sha’aban, a teacher at SM Raja Abdullah, Jalan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Initially, this organisation was known as Kadet Putera Islam Malaysia – KPIM (Islam Boys’ Cadet Corps) and its membership was open to SM Raja Abdullah Islam Students’ Association. With only 20 members in the beginning consisting of Form 1 and Form 2 students only.
In 1989, a few other schools in the Federal Territories, Kuala Lumpur, organised Kadet Putera Islam Malaysia. Until 1993, 53 secondary schools had organised Kadet Putera Islam Malaysia. The effort to make Kadet Putera Islam Malaysia as an official uniformed body under the Ministry of Education beginning on 10 August 1993. A meeting with the Education of Malaysia, was held on 13 September 1993 and the thesis about Kadet Putera Islam Malaysia – KPIM was discussed. The committee planned to change KPIM to the name Kadet Putera-Puteri Islam (Islam Boys’ & Girls’ Cadet Corps), to encourage the female students to join and participate. However, this name was again changed to Kadet Remaja Islam – KRIS (Youth Islam Cadet Corps).
In the meantime, the further discussion about KRIS to the Education Directors was held in October 1993 and a decision was made to change KRIS to the new name, Kadet Remaja Sekolah, Malaysia – KRS. It was officially launched on 20 June 1995 and its membership opened to all boys and girls regardless or religion. Since then, many schools began to bring in this youth organisation as they see the importance of uniformed groups in bringing up a student’s discipline. KRS groups are mostly formed when a new school is established or brought in by the administrator of the schools which are established earlier.
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