Adopt Tamil schools, political leaders urged

MALAYSIA Makkal Sakthi president Datuk R. S. Thanenthiran has called on political leaders to adopt at least one Tamil school, saying that it is no use being a leader if they could not take on the task, Makkal Osai reported.

He said that with the adoption, the condition and standard of the Tamil schools would improve tremendously and in the long run would indirectly raise the Indian community’s standard.

He said it was sad to note that some Indians were still arguing over the existence of Tamil schools in the country.

Thanenthiran was speaking to reporters after opening a three-day UPSR seminar organised by the Penang Tamil Schools’ Headmasters Council in Nibong Tebal last week.

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> Housewife Ganga Devi, who went missing from Chennai in India on July 13, called her relatives on Saturday night to inform them that she was alive, Tamil Nesan reported.

Initially, she was believed to be dead after the police found a decomposed body of a woman in a sack last Wednesday. Ganga Devi’s husband Saravanan and his family had misidentified the woman as his wife.

She was said to have been with her lover in a hotel in Coimbatore when she read reports that she had been murdered.

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