Promises that came to nought


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  • Sunday, 29 May 2005

The new Arumugam Pillai Skills Training Institute in Nibong Tebal took in its first batch of students in January. The fact that there were no Indian students among them, when it had been promised that priority would be given to them, has incurred thedispleasure of the Indian community, writes A. LETCHUMANAN. 

THERE was a hue and cry when the South Indian Labour Fund (SILF) was dissolved in Parliament in 1999, but the Indian community was appeased after promises were made that the children of plantation workers would be given priority in a RM16mil skills training institute that would be built on a piece of land belonging to the fund. 

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