MIC to fight for inclusion of Tamil language and literature subjects in curriculum

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Kuala Lumpur, June 19 (ANI): In a bid to enable Malay Tamil students to take Tamil language and literature subjects, the Malaysian Indian Congress has said it wants to extend the 10-subject limit for SPM students to 11 subjects by 2010.

"We have received feedback from students, and their parents, who are worried about not being able to take the two subjects due to the limit," The Star quoted MIC President S. Samy Vellu, as saying.

Samy Vellu added that the Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam, who is also party secretary-general, would raise this issue in the Cabinet.

On Wednesday, Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, said SPM students would be allowed to take a maximum of 10 subjects from 2010.

Speaking about the MIC deputy presidential contest, Samy Vellu said any of the party's leaders, including those in government positions, could contest for the position.

He indicated that deputy minister M. Saravanan and S.K. Devamany would be allowed to contest for the post.

According to sources, Samy Vellu said he still had not decided whom to back for the post. (ANI)

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