Ramasamy wants answers to school land poser

DEPUTY Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy has given a two-week ultimatum to the former state government, Barisan Nasional and MIC to explain how part of a piece of land that belonged to a Tamil school was given to two men 11 years ago.

If the ultimatum was not met, he said he would lodge a report with the police and the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MAAC) to investigate the matter.

“I want representatives in the former state government, Barisan and MIC that claimed to be representing the Indians to answer my question on how the land, which was registered to six trustees, was given to two private owners,” he said.

Dr Ramasamy said this at the excellent students award presentation at SJK(T) Ladang Transkrian in Penang on Thursday.

Also present were Ramasamy’s legal advisor K. Mangaleswary and Penang Tamil Schools Special Committee chairman Datuk Dr K. Anbalakan and the Parent-Teacher Association chairman R. Kumaran Nair.

Ramasamy alleged that the land, which was registered to six trustees via a High Court order dated Mar 28, 1980, belonged to SJK(T) Ladang Byram and that it was donated in 1959 by a well-wisher.

He claimed a check by a team led by Mangaleswary showed that 1.21ha of the land had been given to the men through a High Court order dated April 5, 2000, and that 0.8ha of the land belonged to the school.

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