Nov 5, 2008
Only by receiving 50 million from government, MIC thanked and praised that it’s a fair government that cares for all. Human Resources Minister Dr S Subramaniam release this statement after Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak approved the MIC’s request for the sum. I’m sure Malaysian Indian not satisfied with what they have received yesterday. Read here.
For me the sum of money is just a one step in upgrading the Tamil schools, there are a lot to be done. Tamil schools must be built in the town areas which most of the Malaysian Indian are migrating from estates nowaday. Why not government carried out new plan to restore the Tamil schools that had been destroyed so far? Despite upgrading the existing schools, the government must start constructing new schools. The major towns in Malaysia for example, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur still required sufficient schools.
We are not owning huge numbers of schools compare to the national schools or Chinese schools, but with only 523 schools around, our schools still struggling with lots of problems. Instead of having access to a large field, a school hall, science laboratories and a computer laboratory, the pupils of Tamil schools have to manage with the bare necessities. Some of the Tamil schools have no field, no laboratory or library, staff room for teachers or even proper toilets, no canteen, no proper roofing, and sometimes, no classrooms even. The amenities provided saddening us terribly.
Some concerned Samaritan voiced out the problems faced Tamil schools currently, constantly forcing government to address this issue immediately. Although there are initiatives by government, but it’s not enough to satisfy Malaysian Indian who has been marginalised for more than 50 years.