The Selangor Government has granted financial aid for university-attending Tamil students in the B40 category. The Klang Member of Parliament, V. Ganapathy Rao, stated that the state government had taken this decision so it could help students, particularly those pursuing tertiary education, reduce the amount of financial burden they have. This financial aid program has been taking place annually by the Selangor Government. Students who were pursuing a bachelor’s degree received a sum of RM5000, while students pursuing their diploma received RM3000. This financial aid is only given once to these students.
During the event, it was also stated that the Teluk Datok Tamil School, which resides in the Banting town of Selangor, has received complete land rights.
The land on which the school resides on does not belong to the school. It was made aware that the land had not been registered in the school’s name through the gazette. With the cooperation of the district education department, the Selangor Government has been properly able to gazette 4 acres of the school’s land. The documents for the land have been submitted to the Parent-Teacher Association.
– MP V. Ganapathy Rao
It is also crucial to understand that it was through the struggle of the Parent-Teacher Association that the issue of the land rights of the school was brought to the attention of the Selangor State Government. Before this documentation was received and approved by the Selangor Government, the school had been in a very unsecure state as they had no legal rights to the land. As of now, the school is operating on the 4 acres of land that the government had granted it.
The chair of the Parent-Teacher Association, Rajasekharan, expressed a lot of gratitude for this act by the Government. This has been a 5-year struggle, and he feels thankful that the issue of the school’s land legalisation has been solved for the betterment of Tamil education for Tamil Students.