Malay Indian party open to all MalaysiansMay 28th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Klang (Malaysia), May 28 (AN): The newly formed Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party (MMSP) is not exclusively for Indians and its founders hope that Malaysians of all races will join it.
Pro tem secretary-general Kannan Ramasamy said the MMSP was registered as a party with an open membership.
“The party constitution does not classify the party as Indian-based,” The Satr quoted him, as saying.
He said the party’s open membership was in line with the Makkal Sakthi concept, which was basically about people power regardless of race and religion.
He said the party’s central working committee would have representatives of every ethnicity in the party.
However, Kannan said that due to the many unresolved issues facing the Indian community, the party’s “initial work would revolve around the community.”
“Our pilot project is to look into the problem of statelessness among Indians,” Kannan said.
Kannan also said that the party offered free membership for the first 100,000 who signed up. (ANI)
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