Tamil schools in Malaysia to get RM 130 million

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Putrajaya (Malaysia), Apr.2 (ANI): The Malaysian Education Ministry has said that it will allocate RM 130 million for Tamil schools through the Public Works Department (PWD) as it is the most effective method.

The country's Education Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the allocation was from the economic stimulus package, and therefore, all projects must be completed by the end of the year.

"We want to do it in the quickest way possible and the PWD has the necessary expertise," he said after Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak presented the allocation to Tamil school representatives from several states at the ministry.

Hishammuddin said the ministry was disbursing the allocation through the PWD as not all schools had boards of governors.

In an immediate response, Tamil School Headmasters Association general secretary M.S. Muthiah said he was thankful for the allocation. (ANI)

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