Tamil Indians forced to vacate termite-infested school in Malaysia

March 17th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Johor Baru, Mar 17 (ANI): Some 500 pupils in a Tamil school in Malaysia here forced to vacate it after it was infested with termites.
The Star quoted Parents-Teachers Association chairman M. Chandran as saying that the Public Works Department (PWD) had issued notices to vacate three of the four school blocks. “The beams in some of the blocks were bending and that there were also several leakages,” he added. Chandran further said the school had received an RM1.five mil allocation from the education ministry in 2007 for a new four-storey building, which could accommodate 30 rooms but the project was halted after an increase in the prices of construction materials late last year. Meanwhile, State Unity, Human Resources, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman M. Asojan has said that the new building construction could be carried out once the education ministry agrees to increase the allocation to RM 2.8mil. (ANI)

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