Malaysian leaders pledge to uplift standard of living of Indians

January 1st, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, Jan.1 (ANI): Malaysian Works Minister Samy Vellu said his resolution for the New Year is to uplift the standard of living in the Indian community.
He said the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) would also continue to give priority towards development of education among Indians.
Other leaders in the country also expressed their expectations for the New Year.
Gerakan president and Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said: We should always be mindful of our responsibility for mutual respect and restraint. Malaysians must continue to promote the spirit of unity through moderation and consultation, and not allow anyone to provoke feelings of animosity through extremism and confrontation.
The Star quoted PPP president and Deputy Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk M. Kayveas as saying It is time to seriously consider the idea of a Bangsa Malaysia. The time has come to integrate cultures to give birth to one Malaysian people. We no longer need to be identified by our races.
Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said: Crime is the second biggest concern of the people and it is the wish of all Malaysians to see the authorities concerned doing more to fight and prevent crime.
DAP Chairman Karpal Singh said: Malaysians of all races must strive towards unity in a multi-racial society. The Government should also not ignore the cry of the communities and treat their problems fairly.
Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) president Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud said: It’s time for the countrys workers to make a concerted effort to challenge any form of tyranny exhibited by employers. Such oppressive measures cannot be left unchallenged as workers have the right to demand for fair treatment and protection as provided by the law. (ANI)

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