Malay Indian voters to support Barisan NasionalApril 23rd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 23 (ANI): Indian voters in Malaysia are returning to the country’s ruling political coalition Barisan Nasional because the community felt betrayed by opposition party Pakatan Rakyat for not fulfilling their promises made in the 2008 polls.
Malaysian Indian Congress Youth chief T. Mohan said Indian voters were still waiting for the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) government in Kedah to declare Thaipusam a public holiday despite promising the Indian community this in the last general election.
“That is only one example and there are other promises relating to homes, amenities and jobs which have remained unfulfilled,” the Star quoted Mohan, as saying.
“In fact, there are many complaints that Pakatan politicians stopped showing up in estates and urban settlements after the polls,’ he added.
Mohan also urged the non-Malays, especially the Chinese, not to be swayed by the emotions fanned by Democratic Action Party (DAP), which would put them out of the government at the Federal and state levels.
“I hope the Chinese community would not fall for the promises of the Opposition,” Mohan said.
He said Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s proactive policies and allocations for the Indian community was one of the main factors the community threw their support behind Barisan in several by-elections.
Mohan said several Indian-based non-governmental organizations, which had organised street protests had also broken up due to internal fighting, proving that these activists were not capable of representing the interests of the community. (ANI)
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