Reps aim to restore RM1mil allocation for Tamil schools


Compiled by FAZLEENA AZIZ, JAROD LIM and R. ARAVINTHAN

PAKATAN Harapan assemblymen in Perak will work to reinstate the annual RM1mil allocation for Tamil schools, Makkal Osai reported.

State Human Resources, Health, and Indian Community Affairs committee chairman A. Sivanesan made the announcement after attending an event in Ipoh.

Also present were Batu Gajah MP V. Sivakumar and Buntong assemblyman Thulsi Thivani Manogaran.

Sivanesan, who is also Sungkai assemblyman, said a RM1mil allocation had been set aside for Tamil schools when Pakatan led the Perak government from 2018 to 2020.

“We will work hard to bring back the allocation,” he said, adding that the state government would also focus on issues faced by the Indian community such as land problems.

> A 25-year-old woman in India was struck and killed by a train five days after delivering her first child, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The woman, identified as Sangeetha, was said to be emotionally disturbed after giving birth to a boy at a hospital in Chennai.

Last Friday, she left the hospital on her own and took a train to Thirunindravur. While walking along the railway to the next station, she suddenly crossed the tracks as a train neared and was killed on the spot.

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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