School Administration Bans Students From Using Coalition Donated Computers

SHAH ALAM 26th AUGUST: A school administration here reportedly prohibited their students from utilising the computers donated by the Selangor government following conflicting political affiliations.

This was revealed by the President of the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), R. Panner Selvam, to TV Selangor after he was informed by the school principal.

“This irrational behaviour will not benefit the students at all because we have a well-equipped computer lab that remains unused because of politics,” he said.

The ban began about eight months ago since the appointment of the new face of PTA on grounds that the laboratory was operating illegally.

According to Selvam, the school administration imposed a fee of RM70 per annum on students to cover the costs of maintaining the computer lab.

“Fees were collected from January or February, but there are no classes,” he said. He also claimed that the computer lessons were not on schedule.

Vice YDP PTA , Selvarajah Palaniappan, said that the school PTA already forwarded their complaints to the school administration.

The Bukit Melawati Coordinator of the DUN Community Service Centre, S Manikavasagam, said the state government spent RM85,000 in 2010 to purchase 45 computer units to assist student learning at SJKT Rasak Estate, Subang.

“This should not have happened because it shouldn’t even matter who donated the computers. The school should be able to benefit our community,” said the Director of the Complaints Bureau of the People’s Justice Party (PKR).


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