Malaysian Indian Congress seeks second ministerial postApril 7th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.7 (ANI): The youth wing of the Malaysian Indian Congress, MIC Youth, has urged Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to consider giving another ministerial post to the party.
Its coordinator T. Mohan was quoted by The Star as saying that this was necessary as the Indian community faced numerous social problems and issues that could only be addressed by an Indian appointee.
He said the MIC used to have two ministers during the tenure of Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn.
Former MIC president V.T. Sambanthan was in charge of the Unity portfolio while Athi Nahappan was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
Mohan said that the present one full minister and two deputy ministers was inadequate to serve the 1.9 million Indians in the country.
He said the additional post would make it easier for MIC to go to the ground and regain the lost support for Barisan. (ANI)