PM Najib: I helped to develop the Indian community in the country

Najib at the 71st MIC General Assembly in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on Sunday -Pic NR file

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition has cheated the public with their baseless allegations that the government under Barisan Nasional did not take care of the Indian community’s welfare.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak asked the opposition what have they done for the Indian community compared to Barisan Nasional?

“When Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was the Prime Minister, I took over the cabinet committee and helped to develop the Indian community in the country.

“If there is no political will, the Indian community will be marginalized,” he said during his speech at MIC’s 71st General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on Sunday.

He also mentioned MIC’s wish to put candidates for all the seats that have been given to them before. 

On this Najib said, MIC can do that provided the candidates are winnable and appealing to all the races in the 14th General Election.

 Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional chairman, said the candidates proposed by the party must show credibility and be accepted by all races.

“We have to accept the reality that not a single constituency in Malaysia has an overwhelming majority of Indian voters.

“If MIC wants to win, they also have to depend on other races. They cannot just rely on the support of party members,” he said.

He also thanked MIC president Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam for the sympathy extended to the victims of the arson attack that killed 21 students and two teachers at Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifiqiyah in Jalan Datuk Keramat last week.

“This is a good example that MIC also cares for other communities, and this must be brought and shown at all levels,” said Najib.

Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said, traditionally MIC representitives will be contesting in places with multi-racial voters where the Indian community is huge but not the majority.

He added, the political arena is becoming very dynamic especially after the last general election and many political parties are now searching for new approaches to face the 14th General Election.

“In that process, we hope the sharing of power concept cannot be compromised by any parties.

“We hope all Barisan Nasional components realize this and abide to the BN concession,” he said in his speech at 71st MIC General Assembly here Sunday. – Malaysia World News

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