Malaysian private companies urged to adopt cash-strapped Tamil schools

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Kuala Lumpur, June 9(ANI): Private companies across Malaysia have been urged to "adopt" at least one of the 523 Tamil schools in the country, which are in dire need of funds for maintenance.

Deputy Minister in Malaysian Prime Minister's Department T. Murugiah said that firms should come forward to allocate money to help these schools.

"Most Tamil schools, especially those in the estates, are in need of funds to repair their premises as they are dependent on allocations from the Education Ministry," The Star quoted Murugiah, as saying.

More than 300 Tamil schools in Malaysia are under the partially-aided government schools category.

Earlier, Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President S. Samy Vellu had said that 60 Tamil schools will be rebuilt, many with new buildings, under the second phase of the Government's redevelopment programme. (ANI)

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