Are Indians all Pariahs?
"...When the Sekolah Kebangsaan in a small town receives new desks and chairs for the pupils, the old desks and chairs are given to the nearest Tamil School.
We built (the Bukit Jalil) Stadium (from land acquired from 'Bukit Jalil Estate'), but we couldn't afford to build for the Bukit Jalil Estate Tamil School a proper school.
In Temerloh, a new 3 storey school building was constructed for the Sekolah Kebangsaan, and the old building was given to the Tamil School, that was squatting on Railway land in Mentakab, Pahang!
I have, in my years of Government service, seen this blatant discrimination for myself !"
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In 1998, (Malaysia) hosted the Commonwealth games. For that purpose, the Bukit Jalil Stadium was built. It was built on land acquired from what was formerly known as the 'Bukit Jalil Rubber Estate'.
Now that we have a grandiose stadium called the Bukit Jalil Stadium, the Tamil School of Bukit Jalil Estate is housed in the former smoke house of that rubber estate!! I read this in an article in the press at around the time the Commonwealth games were due to be held; so this is no hearsay!
We built that stadium, but we COULDN'T afford to build that Tamil School a proper school.
Just how much would it have cost to acquire part of the Estate land and build a school for those pupils?
The many Tamil schools in the country are in this category because the government has been most reluctant to acquire estate land and build proper schools for these pupils, even after 51 years of Independance.
In Temerloh, a new 3 storey school building was constructed for the Sekolah Kebangsaan, and the old building that was vacated was given to the Tamil School, that was squatting on Railway land in Mentakab, Pahang!
When the Sekolah Kebangsaan in a small town receives new desks and chairs for the pupils, the old desks and chairs are given to the nearest Tamil School!
I have, in my years of Government service, seen this blatant discrimination for myself!
Wither a place in the Malaysian Sun for the poorer Indians who have been displaced by INDONESIAN labour in the Estates in this Country?
And some still with blind loyalty to the MIC in the Barisan National government hoping that in the next 5 years they will begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
The MIC and Samy Velu have been rejected as "Irrelevant" by the COMMUNITY.
The proof was in the March 8th Verdict!
HINDRAF is trying to change all this, by taking 'the road less travelled'.
Where do you think the Indians fit into this Malaysian Equation?
- To be offered appropriate opportunities to acquire skills for Social Mobilty, to enhance their economic status?
- Or are they destined to remain 'pariahs' in their own Country?
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- Kapar Tamil School Without Electricity For 3 Months (29 July 2008)
"...The Jalan Akob, Kapar Tamil School has been without electricity for the past three months since 7th May 2008 when the school switch board got burnt (Tamil Nesan 10/07/08 g 5). As a result 161 students’ education is effected. Despite the school headmaster’s and Parents Teachers Association’s formal complaint to the Education Department no immediate action has been taken.
This Tamil School also does not have a fencing to start off with, no canteen, white ants eating up their school wood structures and ceiling and the walls are cracking...."
- Asshad Tamil School in Penang
"...Makkal Osai reported that Penang Deputy Chief Minister Dr P Ramasamy promised the Pakatan Rakyat state government would give land to the 80-year old Asshad Tamil School was in bad shape and didn’t have its own land and building. The school is currently functioning from a building that belongs to and is shared with the Penang Indian Sangam.
- Midlands Estate Tamil School, Penang
"..Makkal Osai also reported that the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor State government will give four acres of land to the Midlands Estate Tamil School. This would end the school’s long battle for it to have its own land to build a new school..."