Nod for construction workers from India

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  • Saturday, 29 Apr 2006

INDIAN foreign workers will be allowed to work in the construction industry. 

Malaysian Indian Contractors Association president G. Suthakaran said the association had been appealing to the Government over the past two years to allow its members to hire Indian construction workers. 

“We brought the matter up to the Cabinet through MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu and now the Cabinet has finally agreed,” Tamil Nesan reported him as saying. 

Suthakaran said this move would overcome the shortage of skilled construction workers faced by contractors. 

The daily also reported that the Selangor Government had ordered the developer of the Bukit Raja land development project to build a bigger Tamil school for the Indian community there. 

According to the paper, the developer has to replace the existing SJK(T) Bukit Raja, located on former estate land. 

State Unity and Estate Workers Committee chairman Datuk K. Sivalingam said the developer had initially only agreed to build a 14-classroom school. 

“But I have asked them to build a 24-classroom school as the student population has been increasing steadily,” he said on Thursday. 

Tamil Nesan, Malaysia Nanban and Makkal Osai carried reports of the volatile situation in Sri Lanka and the elections in Singapore.  

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