Ipoh school cleaners cry foul over 8 months’ unpaid wages

Source: FMT News 

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56 2 0 75 Ipoh school cleaners cry foul over 8 months’ unpaid wages Ho Kit Yen | February 23, 2017 They are owed RM139,250 after they were told to continue working by the Kinta Utara District Education Department after their company went broke. – Pic taken from FMT News

PUTRAJAYA: Twenty cleaners from seven schools in Ipoh are hoping against hope that they will be paid the RM139,250 owed them in unpaid salaries since 2015.

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member S Arutchelvan told FMT that the government was unable to provide a solution.

“The government has said it could not do anything to help us get the eight months’ salaries owed to each of the cleaners,” he said after meeting an education ministry official here. Read more

Jakoa, JPN laksana program untuk pelajar SK Tohoi kembali ke sekolah

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Kehadiran pelajar di SK Tohoi menurun kepada 50%, berbanding 85% sebelum tragedi kehilangan 7 kanak-kanak Orang Asli dengan 4 daripadanya meninggal dunia. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 28 Oktober, 2015.

Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (Jakoa) Kelantan akan bekerjasama dengan Jabatan Pendidikan (JPN) negeri itu, dalam melaksanakan program bagi menarik minat murid Orang Asli di Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tohoi, agar kembali ke sekolah.

Jakoa dalam kenyataan semalam berkata, kehadiran pelajar di SK Tohoi menurun kepada 50%, berbanding 85% sebelum tragedi yang menimpa 4 pelajar sekolah berkenaan. Read more

Closing the education gap

Source: NST Online

The authorities have to find a way to close the education gap between indigenous young Malaysians and their non-indigenous counterparts so they can become part of the solution to the challenges of the 21st Century. And it begins with the education of indigenous children.

The tragic incident of the missing Orang Asli children from SK Pos Tohoi in Gua Musang, Kelantan, highlighted the need to address the weaknesses of indigenous education. Many Orang Asli children remain illiterate as they have no access to schools near their homes, as the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia notes. Read more