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Article 152 of the Malaysian Constitution
No person may be prohibited or prevented from using (except for official purposes) or from teaching or learning any other language.

Labor Ordinance 1912
A school should be erected on each estate with ten or more school children between the age of six to twelve.

Malaysian Tamils and Tamil 
 Linguistic Culture By:Harold F. Schiffman 
 Closing Tamil schools may lead to a loss of identity

Tamil schools, sacrificial lambs of a political agenda
Prof P Ramasamy

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But many believe that Tamil can be a powerful political and economic tool. "I was told that Tamil is now the third most widely-used language on the Internet, after English and Chinese," says Kumar Menon, Senior Director (Special Projects) of Stamford College Berhad....... Tamil education has its merits By Sharon Nelson

BEING the poor neighbour can be very disheartening. When you have to attend classes in a run-down school while your peers less than a kilometre away are enjoying a spanking new building, life seems rather unfair.. Tamil school problems
“Two of my sisters went to Tamil school and they graduated to become housewives” -- DAP MP Kulasegaran. 23rd March 2001

Oct 9, 2000 (Malaysiakini)

Is abolishing Tamil schools the solution?
M Nadarajah

Marginalisation, not Tamil movies, the cause of violence
M Nadarajah (Malaysiakini)

Pre-Merdeka Tamil school in a quandary
K Kabilan
Jan 24, 07 Malaysiakini
Tamil schools have important role to play
Ve Elanjelian
Nov 30, 04 Malaysiakini
Tamil Schools
Year
# Schools
# Students
1938
547
22,820
1947
741
33,945
1956
877
47,407
1957
888
50,766
1958
874
53,098
1959
840
56,297
1960
815
60,726
1961
784
63,917
1962
745
66,504
1963
720
67,649
1964
704
69,362
1965
700
72,828
1966
695
76,350
1967
686
79,203
1968
666
81,428
1969
662
80,750
1970
657
79,278
1971
647
77,192
1972
635
78,758
1973
631
78,854
1974
618
79,674
1975
612
80,404
1976
606
80,103
1977
606
78,841
1978
600
77,525
1979
596
77,013
1980
589
73,958
1981
583
73,513
1982
579
73,897
1983
575
74,255
1984
571
75,028
1985
566
76,653
1986
555
81,051
1987
553
83,228
1988
548
87,837
1989
548
92,243
1990
547
96,120
1991
544
99,876
1992
543
102,493
1993
541
104,638
1994
539
103,963
1995
538
102,776
1996
531
99,525
1997
530
98,072
1998
530
94,907
2000
524
89,175
2006
523
101,972
2007
523
105,618
source: Tamil Nesan 28/09/07
Cultural identity and national integration
K. Arumugam, The Sun 09/01/07
Can we see better national integration if Tamil and Chinese medium primary schools are abolished? The Education Minister is of the view that national primary schools have to be the anchor for national integration, by making the national schools as "the school of choice" for all Malaysians.
Don't Forsake Tamil Schools
Vasanthi Ramachandran
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
Sept. 16, 2002
Tamil schools, sacrificial lambs of a political agenda
Prof P Ramasamy

Tuesday April 10 Malaysiakini

12:17pm, Tue: Of late, discourses on the nature and development of Indian community in Malaysia have invariably touched on the issue of Tamil schools in the country. One view is that Tamil schools given the poor performance of students, their lack of modern facilities, their location in the interior and others are hindering the progress of the Indian community.

Run-down Tamil schools fading into the past
V.Thomas, Sungai Buloh, The Sun, 13/09/07
The days of dilapidated estate schools with unqualified teachers, indifferent parents and unmotivated students are fast fading away to be replaced by more urban-based schools with dedicated teachers and headmasters, IT and other facilities and various well-intentioned groups and organisations helping to raise the standard of education in Tamil schools.

Moving forward together with MIC By: Denison Jayasooria .....

while I recognise the zeal and commitment of certain individuals for Tamil school education, I disagree with their narrow focus on only primary education as the solution to the community's social mobility. The educational and human resource development of the community has to be reviewed from pre-school to postgraduate qualifications

 
Abolish Tamil Schools?
Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tamil school problems   By S. Indramalar and Hariati Azizan
   The Star
   Sunday, March 12, 2000

Judge George’s prejudiced Tamil School Trial
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Former appeal court Judge George, who is not a Tamil but of Malayalee linguistic origin, refused to retract and apologies for his call to abolish Tamil schools according to Malaysia Nanban. Consequently, a police report has been made.

Police report against former Judge
Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Opposition Member of Parliament Kulasegaran and lawyer Sivanesan will be lodging a police report against former appeal court judge C.V. George today at 2:00 PM at brickfields police station, according to Malaysia Nanban report. George apparently told in an interview of a monthly magazine to shut down all Tamil Schools in Malaysia. The paper did not elaborate the rational for George to say that.
However, the irony is, Kulasegaran, who said he was glad he did not go to Tamil, is the one jumping to make the police report.
“All those friends of mine who went to a Tamil school are now either lorry drivers, laborers or in prison”, said Kulasegaran, five years ago.
Shall we make a police report against Kula?

   
   
 
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Jeopardy
The first Tamil School was started in Penang in this year: 1716 ? 1816? 1916?
Touch here
List of Tamil Schools
Selangor
W. Persekutuan
Perak
Johor
P. Pinang
Pahang
Negeri Sembilan
Melaka
Perlis & Kelantan
'There are few opportunities for anyone who goes to Tamil school. Generally speaking, these schools produce labourers,' . - DAP MP Kulasegaran. 23rd March 2001
“I think national schools are adequate to cater for the educational needs of Malaysians. If the government can make Tamil language a compulsory subject (for Indian students) there, then we can just close down Tamil schools (malaysiakini, 03/04/03)", Kayveas, PPP chief (........more)
Ex-MP glad he missed Tamil school Children who go to such schools, which face an acute shortage of teachers and funding problems, end up as labourers, says the lawyer.
Another 38 Tamil Schools To Be Rebuilt Under 9MP, Says Samy Vellu
October 01, 2006 12:12 PM  

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama)
 
     
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