Perak govt urged to pay village heads


THE Perak government has been urged to disburse the allowances for seven Indian village heads and secretaries pending since April, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The village heads who were presented with their appointment letters in January this year have not received their allowances since the change of the government.

The affected villages were Kampung Hendra, Kampung Sungai Sumun, Kampung Kamachi, Kampung Tersusun Pundut, Kampung Tun Sambathan, Kampung Kinta Valley and Kampung Soon Lee, said former state exco member A. Sivanesan.

The village heads are entitled to RM6,300 a month while the secretaries are given RM2,700 per month.

> The Koperasi Guru-Guru Sekolah India Perak will look to diversify its investment activities despite the setbacks faced this year, Makkal Osai reported.

The co-op was set up to provide investment opportunities for Indian teachers in the state.

Members have urged the committee to look into business, trade and agricultural opportunities to raise the returns on their investments.

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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