MEDIA STATEMENT FROM YB V. SIVAKUMAR, TRONOH STATE ASSEMBLYMAN,
ON 31 OCTOBER 2012 IN THE SUBJECT OF
‘WHERE IS THE PROMISED BADMINTON COURT FOR SJKT CHANGKAT?’
EMPTY PROMISE AGAIN! I DARE YOU TO GIVE SJKT CHANGKAT A LAND THAT IT SERIOUSLY NEEDS FOR THE SCHOOL’S CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES!
SJKT Changkat is the one and only Tamil school in Batu Gajah. This school has no proper field. As such, the school could not have any sports activities in a proper manner.
SJKT Changkat often and still is depending on the MDBG podium to conduct its school’s Annual Sports Day. This is a very pathetic situation for a Tamil school with pupils who are highly enthusiast in sports and co-curricular activities. Co-curricular activities are non-academic activities that all students must participate in. This policy was introduced by the Ministry of Education, as a means to enhance social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self-discipline and self-confidence.
Unfortunately, this school and we, have lost many talented children in the past because there were no athletic activities opportunities given to the pupils. SJKT Changkat could have produced state or national players but regrettably not. Who is to be blamed for this inopportune situation?
The government did not take any measures to help this school and ignored this school. For public’s information, the State Government did not give the land behind this SJKT Changkat school to make it as a field. Why is the land given to some other organization? It is simply because no sense of priority expressed for the Tamil school. It is a norm for the BN government to give false information and propaganda as though it is helping the Tamil schools.
Can Zambry give the piece of land which is behind the school, if he really cares the Indian community? He will not do that as he is a racist and never help the Indians whole-heartedly. If what I say is wrong, I am challenging Zambry to give that piece of land to SJKT Changkat immediately before the 13th General Elections. Adding to this, it is pitiable to say that even the existing land on which the Tamil school situated is also not gazette by the government. Why? Surely there may be a bad intention. BN government is cheating the Indian community by all means. MIC is supporting and behind all the BN’s dirty work. SJKT Changkat faces more ill-fate when MIC promised to put up a badminton court for the school a few years back. Why until now no action taken? It is another empty promise.
I have written to Dato’ Veerasingam pertaining this matter on 20 Oct 2011 and 28 August 2012. He has replied me saying that it will be built very soon. Til to-date nothing has been constructed. Will MIC keep up its promise and build the badminton court during the school holidays?
I call upon Dato’ Veerasingam to respond on this issue. I know MIC’s strategy now. They don’t respond to any media statements regarding Tamil schools after they had lost the battle in SJKT Gunung Rapat’s land issue.