Malaysian Indian youth groups seek education funds

May 12th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin  


Kuala Lumpur, May 12 (IANS) A coalition of Indian youth groups is asking the Malaysian government to fund their social education programmes that would help curb unrest in the community. The coalition, headed by the Malaysian Indian Youth Council (MIYC), will be submitting its requests to the government through Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu within the next two weeks.

MIC vice-president S. Veerasingam said the MIYC, together with other Indian-based groups, held a seminar Sunday where issues pertaining to education, employment, social problems and the economic status of Indians were discussed, The Star newspaper reported Monday.

Veerasingam, speaking at a Hindu New Year carnival in Brickfields, said the group wanted Tamil schools to become fully-aided government schools - a move that would necessitate the various state governments to allocate land for building the schools.

“They also spoke about the need for providing proper places of worship, especially where new developments are coming up.

“Promises and pledges made during the election campaigns should also be carried out,” he said.

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