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(File pix) The Education Ministry vows to help solve the reduction in administrative allocation plaguing 200 pre-schools in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) nationwide. Archive image for illustration purposes only. Pix by Syamsi Suhaimi

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry vows to help solve the reduction in administrative allocation plaguing 200 pre-schools in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) nationwide.

Its minister Dr Maszlee Malik said even though the matter was being handled by the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) under the Prime Minister’s Department, the ministry would have to intervene.

He said intervention was needed to ensure pre-schools would continue its operation.

“The right to reduce the administrative allocation is not vested in the Education Ministry but with the ICU in the Prime Minister’s Department.

“Nevertheless the Education Ministry will intervene in the matter,” he said in the Dewan Rakyat today.

Dr Maszlee was responding to a question from Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu (PH-Batu Gajah) on the government stand on the issue of the reduced administrative allocation for SJKT pre-schools which were previously assisted by the Socio-Economic Development of Indian Community (SEDIC).

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