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Published: Monday March 18, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 24, 2013 MYT 1:32:55 PM

Tamil school in Dengkil in a sorry state

SRJK (T) Dengkil in Selangor is in a sorry state, with clogged and smelly drains, overgrown grass and walls that are in need of a fresh coat of paint, Makkal Osai reported.

Adding to its woes, the school cannot hire a gardener to clean its grounds for lack of funds, the paper said.

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) chairman M. Mohan said they had appealed to both the Federal and state authorities for help but the plight of the school went unanswered.

“The PTA has written to the school headmaster, district education department as well as the Education Ministry but there has been no reply.

“There was also a proposal two years ago to build a multi-purpose hall at the school, with MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel handing over a mock cheque for RM150,000,” he said, adding that there has been no action on the matter.

The school has 275 students and 26 teachers.

> Police in Tamil Nadu detained five youths in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a 17-year-old boy in Vaniyambadi Village on Feb 23, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Victim Manish Kumar was found with strangulation marks and buried under a bridge near Ambur.

His family, however, had on March 11 received a call for ransom of 800,000 rupees to be paid (RM40,000), purportedly for his release.

The police managed to track the call and nabbed the five youths, including a college student. They are looking for three others believed to be also linked to the case.

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 a > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

Tags / Keywords: Nation, News, Education, Dengkil, school

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