Indian bodies call for UPSR to be retained


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010

LOCAL Indian-based organisations have again called for the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) to be retained, Malaysian Nanban reported.

Perak Indian Muslim Co-ordinating Council chairman Jabbar Kamal­deen said no party should agree to the proposal to scrap the UPSR.

“The UPSR is important for Tamil schools to remain relevant,” he was quoted as saying.

“There is a need for a public forum to get the parents’ feedback on this,” he said.

>A second-year arts undergraduate of a private college in Kurinjipadi in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu died after consuming poison following his suspension on charges of eve-teasing, Tamil Nesan reported

R. Balaji was suspended by the college following complaints by four girls that he had teased them.

The report said students had boycotted classes for the last few days demanding action against the girls for lodging a false complaint, and had also petitioned the District Collector.

They alleged that the college had suspended Balaji without any formal inquiry and demanded that action be taken against the college authorities.

● Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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