Politician steps in to get students textbooks


Compiled by JOSEPH KAOS Jr, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN

FIFTY-FIVE students who were asked by their Kajang secondary school to return their Tamil language and literature textbooks received replacement books from Datuk Dr Nelson Renganathan, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The Forms 4 and 5 students had to return the books after the school allegedly banned students from taking the two Tamil subjects in the SPM exam.

The school management also allegedly refused to meet to discuss the matter with Nelson, who is a senator and the MIC education section chief. The school’s decision to take back the books was heavily criticised at the time.

The matter was resolved after the district education department intervened and confirmed the students could take the subjects and that classes will take place.

However, the students could not get the textbooks and with SPM getting closer, Nelson spent around RM3,000 on the books.

> The daily also reported that an influencer is under investigation after lighting up a cigarette on a plane mid-flight.

The man who was identified as “fitness guru” Bobby Kataria was seen laying across a row of seats smoking.

His antics on the SpiceJet flight drew condemnation online after it was posted online by Uttarakhand politician Umesh Kumar, who also took a jab at the civil aviation authority for the poor airport security, which allowed the man to bring the banned items on board.

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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