Malay Indians want issues to be resolved, says community chiefDecember 20th, 2007 - 2:16 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.20 (ANI): The Malay Indian leadership in Malaysia has said that it wants all issues pertaining to the community to be resolved, and warned that not doing so, could alienate the loyalty of Indians towards the Government.
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President Datuk Seri S. Samy Velly said Indians were beginning to question why the issues raised by the community had not been resolved by the Government.
“There were those who questioned why their applications had not been entertained. So, I have asked the Prime Minister to give a bit more to the Indians (in development programmes) considering their history (in the country). The Prime Minister has agreed to consider this,” The Star quoted Velly, as saying.
Interviewed in the 60 Minit Bersama Menteri programme on RTM1 last night, Velly said most of those who were involved in the illegal street demonstrations had regretted their actions.
“We must remember that we will not get 100 percent of what we asked for. Where can you find a Government that fulfils 100 percent of the people’s requests?
“The problems are not just faced by the Indians, but also by the Chinese and Malays. They also make demands and they, too, don’t get 100 percent.”
Velly described the illegal group as “sightless” for not being able to see the progress achieved by the Indians in the last 50 years (ANI)
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