THE MIC is seeking the help and cooperation of the police to reduce the increasing crime rate among Indian students, Tamil Nesan said.
The daily reported party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu as saying that he has asked the Government and the police, in particular, to come up with appropriate actions to check the problem.
Speaking to reporters after chairing a meeting of the national action committee on Tamil schools on Tuesday, Samy Vellu attributed the problem to external influence.
He appealed to the police to patrol schools during and after school hours to keep away groups that were disturbing the students.
Samy Vellu said this in response to a recent survey by the police headquarters in Bukit Aman which showed that Indian students, while showing exemplary behaviour and conduct in primary school, turned to criminal activities while in secondary schools.
On the foreign front, Malaysia Nanban reported that a sparrow that was shot dead during a world record attempt at a Domino game in Amsterdam received more than 25,000 messages of condolences.
A firm called Big Brother had arranged four million Domino cards and match boxes over two weeks for the record attempt but the bird flew into the hall from an open window, made a low dive, throwing the cards into disarray.
An angry spectator shot the sparrow for scattering the cards, causing an uproar among the crowd who felt that it was a merciless and inhuman act.
The organisers then dedicated the event to the bird and opened a special website for sympathisers to convey their condolences to the dead sparrow.