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School’s out for smart but stateless siblings

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Lorry driver M D Vengadeswaran (third from right, white shirt) protesting with his stateless children and members of the Freedom NGO outside the Penang Education Department today.

GEORGE TOWN: School is out early for three siblings, whose education has ground to a halt after they were asked to leave a Tamil primary school in Butterworth, near here, because they are not Malaysian citizens.

Two weeks ago, V Surya, 12 , V Agilandaiswary, 11, V Thurainayagi, 10, were told to stop attending school for the second time after they were asked to leave in January last year.

They were good students who had been marked out as “nambikei nachatiram” (star students) in SJK (T) Mak Mandin.

Their father M D Vengadeswaran, 44, is Malaysian. He said he underwent a paternity test to prove he was the children’s father after the children were asked to leave school last January….

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