United Chinese School Committees' Association of Malaysia (UCSCAM), also known as Dong Zong, was established on 22 August 1954. It is the leading organization in the Malaysian Chinese education movement. Its members are made up of the Associations of Chinese School Management Boards or School Committees of various states including Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur,Perak, Penang, Kedah , Perlis, Kelantan, Pahang, Sarawak and Sabah.State Associations of Chinese School Management Boards consist of independent Chinese secondary school boards and Chinese primary school boards. Owing to the total disregard shown by the ruling party, the nationwide Chinese community has had to found and manage schools through school boards. The Chinese School Management Boards are the primary organizations of Dong Zong. Through the years, they have nurtured local young talents, shared the responsibility for education with the government, and spared no efforts to uphold and develop Chinese education in Malaysia. Ever since 1973, Dong Zong together with United Chinese School Teacher Association of Malaysia, also known as Jiao Zong, have initiated the revival and development of the Malaysian Chinese Independent Secondary Schools (MICSS).