Samy Vellu to help rebuild razed Tamil school

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 12 Jul 2003

TAMIL Nesan and Malaysia Nanban highlighted the visit of MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to the Batu Pekaka Tamil School, which was razed in a predawn fire on Wednesday. 

The drizzle did not matter as the Indian community leader listened to a briefing by headmaster K. Sonnaiyan. 

The papers reported Samy Vellu saying that he would discuss with Education Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad to construct a RM2mil building for the 197 students. 

He said that after the approval by the Education Ministry, the relevant departments would undertake a survey to construct the building, which was expected to be completed within six months. 

Tamil Nesan and Malaysia Nanban also front-paged the trial of two people who were involved in the abduction of a bride from a beauty salon, hours before her marriage on Nov 9, last year in Ipoh.  

Both M. Panjavanam, 41, and N. Subramaniam, 31, pleaded guilty and were sentenced to three years' jail, while a warrant of arrest had been issued for a third accused, K. Thiagu, who failed to be present in court. 

The three, together with another man still at large, were accused of abducting S. Nermala, 24, with the purpose of forcing her into marriage with Thiagu.  

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