HINDRAF demands Indians as state government deputies

March 11th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, Mar.11 (ANI): The acting chairman of HINDRAF, R.S. Thanenthiran, has demanded that an Indian be made the Deputy Chief Minister of Penang while in Perak and Selangor, they should be appointed Deputy Mentri Besar (Deputy Chief Executive).
DAP, PKR and PAS can make the necessary amendments to the state Constitution, he said, adding If they are unable to provide this post, they should then allocate two or more state exco seats for Indians.
The Star quoted him as further saying that ideally, DAPs A. Sivanesan and M. Manoharan should be made Deputy Mentri Besar in Perak and Selangor respectively while DAPs Dr P. Ramasamy should be made Deputy Chief Minister in Penang.
Indian Association Penang president K. Vijayakumar said Indians should be allowed to play a key role in the state administration and government agencies.
Seberang Prai Indians Social Welfare Association secretary T. Vijiakumaran said the Chinese, Malays and Indians, should be given equal opportunities, especially in securing government contracts, business licences, and seats in higher education institutions. (ANI)

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