Kuala Lumpur, Aug.17 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has said that it wants the Tamil language to figure in all automatic teller machines (ATMs).
According to a report in the Makkal Osai, the Malaysian Tamil Pavalar Council has said that the Association of Banks in Malaysia has agreed in principal to use Tamil in automated teller machines (ATMs).
The Star quoted the council's president A.R. Subramaniam, as saying that although many requests had been made for Tamil to be included in banking transactions in the past, no positive reply had been received from the relevant banks.
He said ATMs currently used three languages - Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin.
He said that many banks were reluctant to include Tamil as they did not have Indian officers proficient in Tamil and they would have a problem in verifying particulars written in Tamil.
He said the association had agreed to look into the possibility of getting the banks to include Tamil in the daily banking operations. (ANI)