New term, new block for Ladang Seafield Tamil school’s pupils


Compiled by C. ARUNO, FAZLEENA AZIZ and R. ARAVINTHAN

SJK (T) Ladang Seafield will start its 2024-25 school term in a new building located on a 2.6ha plot of land in Putra Heights, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The school, founded in 1941, currently has 85 pupils and 10 teachers, with Vimala Veerappan as its headmistress.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s special officer Shanmugam Mookan said the new school will have all the modern facilities necessary for teaching and learning, which will attract more pupils.

Registration day was held last Sunday. Present were state Tamil schools coordinator Manisegar Srirangan, teachers, board members, parent-teacher association members, former headmasters and parents.

> A group of farmers and roadside vegetable sellers in Tamil Nadu, India, staged protests by dumping their produce in the middle of the road and causing traffic chaos, Makkal Osai reported.

Vegetable farmers in Tiruppur had been selling their goods at the Thennampalayam farmers’ market but were reportedly facing “encroachment’’ from roadside sellers.Following tensions in the area, the local authorities held a meeting with all parties but failed to find a solution.

It is unclear how the authorities intend to resolve their competing demands.

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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