Indians living in Malaysia want Tamil announcements at airportsMay 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (ANI): The Tamil Indian community in Malaysia has complained that there is no announcement in Tamil at the international airports around the country.
According to a report in The Star Online, the community also complained that the television news readers had failed to promote Indian culture through their dressing and that deejays on radio channels were not fluent in Tamil.
These issues were highlighted to Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam at a function organised by the Malaysia Tamil Youth Bell Club recently.
In his speech, Subramaniam, who agreed to bring the matter up to the Government, said that television and radio channels should use proper Tamil in their programmes.
He said that the influence of Western media and culture among the community’s youths had resulted in the lack of support for the community’s own religious and cultural programmes, adding that Indian organizations should act to preserve the Tamil language.
Subramaniam, who is also MIC secretary-general, said the party had urged the Government to include religious studies as a subject in Tamil schools as a way of inculcating moral values in Indian schoolchildren. (ANI)
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