100 million contract to renovate and construct Tamil schools to Indian contractors
KUALA LUMPUR April 22 –The Education Ministry has been urged to set up a separate division headed by a director to undertake the development and construction of Tamil Schools , said MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel today.
He said the division should have members comprising engineers , designers and finance officers.
” Where ever we go we get requests from Tamil schools for various assistance. If there is a separate division, it can deal with the requests from the Tamil schools directly.
” The division can also set up a website and email systems where it can receive and monitor the Tamil schools online”, he said in a statement to The Malaysian Times ( TMT) today.
Palanivel said he hoped that a day would come when Tamil school boards would become as powerful as the boards of chinese schools especially when it concerned fundings. Palanivel , who is also Minister in Prime Minister’s department , said the task of looking into the problem of Tamil schools should not be a burden of the MIC.
” The education ministry should be totally in charge of this”. Palanivel , however added, that he was happy with the RM 100 million allocation given to Tamil schools by the Prime Minister in last budget.
100million to Indian contractors
He said he was also happy that both the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister had agreed to the idea awarding the RM 100 million contract to renovate, construct new blocks and new schools to Indian contractors when he raised the matter with them.
He said, he will happy if the government can set aside several billion ringgit budget to help boost the development of Tamil schools.
He said, it would be a good idea for the Deputy Prime Minister , who also Education Minister , Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to hold direct dialogues with the headmasters , parent – teachers associations and Tamil school boards annually to hear their grouches and views.