Malaysia sets up foundation to look into welfare of Tamil schools

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Kuala Lumpur, May 27 : The Malaysian Government has decided to set up a Tamil Schools Foundation (TSF) to look into the welfare and maintenance of the 523 Tamil schools in the country.

According to a Malaysia Nanban report, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department T. Murugiah said a public complaints bureau would also be formed in each school, comprising five members and a representative from the Parent Teachers Association (PTA).

The Star quoted Murugiah as further saying that the the TSF would not affect the role played by the PTAs in each school, adding that the national-level foundation would actively involve successful businessmen and community leaders to look into the growth of the Tamil schools and welfare of students.

He said the success of Tamil schools depended on the cooperation between the schools and PTA committees in organising various activities for students.

ANI

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