Malaysian Labour Minister Vellu says he will continue to work for Indians

December 22nd, 2007 - 6:43 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 22 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president and Works Minister, Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu has said that he would continue to raise issues relating to the Indian Community with the Malaysian Government.

I have openly made constructive criticism of the government’s recruitment and promotion of the Indians in the public sector. I have also brought to the attention of the Cabinet the suffering of estate workers, who are now enjoying a fixed monthly salary. We in the MIC have raised various matters to the Government as we represent 1.8 million Indians in the country, The Star Online quoted Vellu, as saying.

At no time will I give up the Malaysian Indian community. I’m always subservient to them and nobody can stop me from fighting for the community, he said.

Vellu said that he had been continuously fighting with the Malaysian Government to get what Indians deserved.

Being a minister, I’m privileged to have this information and whatever we discuss at the Cabinet is classified. As such, I’m unable to divulge certain information to the public, especially to the community, he said.

Vellu also reminded the Indian community that Malaysia is a multiracial country and that the nation’s wealth must be shared in a reasonable manner.

This is important. We cannot get whatever we ask for and the same applies to the other races. The sharing of the country’s economic wealth must be addressed in a reasonable manner, he said.

Commenting on the Hindu temples, Vellu said that his party had always been a shield for temples although some of these places of worship were built illegally.

He further said that there were now over 25,000 temples across the country.

The MIC had created around 50, 000 Indian businessmen in the country, said Vellu.

He went on to say that these businessmen had requested the government to allow them to bring workers from India and approval was given to bring in 40,000 Indian workers. (ANI)

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