Malay Indian party urges authorities to arrest anyone who raises racial issues

September 19th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has urged the authorities to arrest anyone who raises issues related to religion and race that can trigger racial problems.

The government must act fast on these people, MIC president S. Samy Vellu told reporters.

He proposed that an inter-race relations council be established to discuss issues concerning religion, language, culture and racial sensitivities.

Samy Vellu said the council could be represented by the various political parties and religious and cultural organisations.

The people are worried about the current situation as a lot of racial sensitivities are being raised by irresponsible quarters. So, lets go back to our original struggle of forging national unity for the good of the people and country, The Star quoted him, as saying.

At the meeting, the MIC also congratulated Najib Tun Razak for being appointed the new Finance Minister.

Samy Vellu urged the government to use the Internal Security Act judiciously, and called on the Opposition to stop any action that could destabilise the country. (ANI)

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