Lack of MyKad, lack of jobs


A COUPLE and their son living in poverty in Ipoh after failing to get a jobs due to lack of a MyKad has received much needed help from local welfare groups, reported Makkal Osai.

The husband Elango said since he did not have a MyKad, most places were reluctant to hire him.

India Ilaignar Mandram’s Tambun branch chairman Dinesh Kanniappan, who met the family, said Elango had apparently applied for a MyKad many times but was not successful.

Party workers from the Ipoh Barat MIC also collected information from Elango and promised to help his get his citizenship documents.

> The Tamil daily also reported that the Dr J. Jayalalithaa University in Tamil Nadu, which was set up in February, would be shut down after just five months.

The institute, which bears the name of the state’s former chief minister, was announced last September by then state chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and formally established this year.

However, Palaniswami’s AIADMK party lost the state election in May to the DMK led by MK Stalin, effectively dooming the university.

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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