Meeting held over fate of Penang’s Tamil schools


Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE, C.ARUNO and R.ARAVINTAN

SPECIAL officer to Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek, Thiagaraj Sangkaranarayanan, had met with Penang exco member Datuk Seri Sundarajoo Somu to discuss the fate of 10 Tamil schools in the state, Makkal Osai reported.

Thiagaraj said the 10 schools could potentially be affected due to various developments.

Among the matters discussed were the upgrading of SJK (T) Ladang Changkat in Seberang Prai and the progress SJK (T) Sungai Bakap’s new building.

The proposed land purchase for SJK (T) Ladang Mayfield in Tasek Gelugor and the relocation of SJK (T) Ladang Malakoff to the new 3.9ha land allocated by the developer were also discussed, he said.

“Sundarajoo, who holds the housing and environment portfolios, has been greatly helpful in addressing these issues,” he said.

Other matters discussed included the proposal for a new Tamil school in Bagan Dalam, the 29th Tamil school in the state.

The executive councillor is keen to ensure all the developments and upgrading works carried out in Tamil schools under the minister’s purview are done transparently, Thiagaraj added.

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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