School steps up for Tamil language and literature


SMK Raja Mahadi in Klang, Selangor, has been praised for including the Tamil language and Tamil Literature subjects in the regular class schedule for students taking these subjects in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The school’s parent-teacher association chairman identified as Datuk Theebakaran said the secondary school is known to have among the highest number of Malaysian-Indian students taking the two subjects.

Including these subjects in the regular class schedule instead of offering them as extra classes would greatly benefit these students, he said.

> A young woman in India was stabbed to death by her younger brother for talking too long on her handphone instead of taking care of her toddler, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Subaveni, 27, who lived in Thenkasi in Tamil Nadu with her parents and three brothers, got married three years ago and has a two-year-old son.

She sustained multiple stab wounds and slashes, and died on the scene. The brother was reported to have run away and gone into hiding. Police are looking for him.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a, it denotes a separate news item.