Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Docu produced by Indrani Kopal in 2007.

Tamil schools, like the Chinese schools, are often seen to be sidelined by the government, though they are said to be an integral part of the national education system.

Former education minister Musa Mohamad once stated in 2000 that Tamil schools should be regarded as 'the responsibility of the community' although the Constitution provides that "there shall be no discrimination against any citizen in providing out of the funds of a public authority financial aid for the maintenance or education of pupils or students in any educational institution ()"

In 1957, there were approximately 888 Tamil schools which were established in rubber estates predominantly resided by workers of South Indian origin.

Today the number has been reduced to 523 mainly for the purposes of development.

(Text: Malaysiakini/Jiwi Kathaiah)

This documentary gives Malaysian Indian an insight of the ongoing struggle of Tamil schools in Malaysia.

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