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Published: Friday January 6, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday May 24, 2013 MYT 7:37:18 PM

Accept the children, Tamil school headmasters told

THE cabinet committee for Indian affairs coordinator Datuk N. Sivasubramaniam has called upon Tamil school headmasters to allow pupils without birth certificates to start their Year One schooling on compassionate grounds, Makkal Osai reported.

He said the headmasters should give the necessary assistance to the parents to apply for the documents.

Referring to a report where a young mother from Kapar was unable to register her children in a school without birth certificates, he said there were many people who still did not have birth certificates or citizenship.

He urged Indian parents who did not have the necessary citizenship papers to apply directly to the National Registration Department as they had simplified the procedure.

> Tamil Nesan reported the plight of a 55-year-old woman from India who had paid Rs15,000 (RM900) to an agent for a job paying RM750 a month in Malaysia but was left to fend on her own after seven months.

P. Saroja from Mannargudi in Thiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu said she had been working as a servant in a house in Nilai but was harassed and ill-treated by her employer who gave her RM500 and dropped her near the airport two days ago.

Social worker T. Kamalanathan lodged a police report against the employer.

Subsequently, the employer agreed to pay the maid's salary arrears of RM2,820 and arrange a flight ticket back to India.

● Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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