Residents worry about quality of school building quality


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018

Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, TAN SIN CHOW and R. ARAVINTHAN  

INDIAN residents in Sungai Siput, Perak, are worried about the quality of a future Tamil school in Kemiri Estate nearby, Makkal Osai reported.

The community was promised a new school in the area in 2013, and construction work finally began last year with a groundbreaking ceremony by MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam and Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan.

However, a local resident claimed that the construction work on the three-storey building lacks quality.

K. Balakrishnan, who was a building safety inspector for 25 years, said the materials used for the foundation and the construction were not suitable for a three-storey building.

Balakrishnan said the pace of the construction was also slow, as the foundation was not completed after the groundbreaking ceremony eight months ago.

> After two days of trying to defend a new statue of the late former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, ministers announced that changes will be made to the monument, Tamil dailies reported.

The statue at the ruling AIADMK party headquarters, was unveiled by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and his deputy O. Panneerselvam on Saturday, Jayalalithaa’s 70th birthday.

However, the statue was heavily criticised for looking nothing like the former leader, who passed away in 2016.

The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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