Railway firm slammed for denying permission to rebuild Malay Indian Congress school

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Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu has hit out at the railway firm Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd for denying the party permission to rebuild a 75-year-old Tamil school in Perak.

Tamil Nesan quoted him as saying that the railway company had forgotten the sacrifices made by Indians who played a major role in the construction of the railway tracks from Ipoh to Padang Besar.

According to The Star, he said the party wanted to replace the termite-infested SJK (T) Perak Sangeetha Sabha, which is a six-classroom wooden structure with a new four-storey building costing RM 2.3 million, which can accommodate 12 classrooms.

The school located on a 0.3 hectare plot of railway land, was built in 1934, and has an enrolment of 178 pupils from Year One to Year Six.

He said that it was frustrating that permission was being denied to rebuild the school even though funds were available. (ANI)

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