Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Peanuts to Tamil school pupils

(Sinar 6/1/2010 page S3)

This PKR Indian exco mandore is powerless to even get his “Tuan” Menteri Besar to grant land to all 97 Tamil Schools in Selangor which the MB can do merely by the stroke of a pen. It has been almost two years that Pakatan has been in power and yet nothing has been done. Like the previous UMNO regime this PKR Selangor state government is even refusing to honour this basic right to education. PKR any different from UMNO? This Tuan like the previous UMNO regime gets his Indian Exco mandore to dish out peanuts to these Tamil schools or engage in ‘kosong’ paper politic talk in an attempt to be seen to be doing something for the Indians.

HRP demands that all Pakatan ruled states acquire the land that the school is situated on, and further allocate lands to schools so that they have an endowment and are empowered, and have their own source of income instead of relying on the government for grants and peanuts each year! Allocation of land is an off budget exercise and does not take anything from the budget.

S. Jayathas