Back struggle for more varsity seats


  • Nation
  • Monday, 30 Jun 2003

NATIONAL Union of the Teaching Profession secretary-general Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam has called on the Indian community to back the MIC in its struggle for higher education for Indian students, Malaysia Nanban reported.  

Siva Subramaniam expressed fear that Indian students would not be given enough seats in local universities in future.  

He cited the allocation of one medical seat to the community in Universiti Malaya this year as an example. 

“This is an insult to the community as it was given 16 seats in previous years,” he added.  

He said this during the 39th Kedah Tamil School Teachers Co-operative Society’s annual general meeting in Kulim on Saturday. 

Siva Subramaniam, who is also Cuepacs president, said the Indian community would not accept Education Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad’s reason that Indian students were not qualified. 

“An immediate solution should be found to resolve the problem,” he added. 

On another matter, the daily quoted deputy MIC president Datuk S. Subramaniam urging the Indian businessmen to take advantage of the Government’s RM100mil Micro Credit Loan Scheme under the economic stimulus package. 

Subramaniam urged businessmen to seek help from the Chamber of Commerce in their areas to obtain the loan. He said this after chairing the 19th Nesa Koperasi delegates conference in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. 

Tamil Nesan highlighted a case where a man who was reported missing by a family in Teluk Intan was found dead at a roadside by a passer-by.  

Police identified the man as S. Sivakumar, 32, of Kampung Muhhibah. He is believed to have been killed in a road accident along Jalan Changkat Jong.  

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