Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kula wants PSC on Indian plight

Thursday March 1, 2012

The Star

Kula wants PSC on Indian plight

AN opposition MP has called for the setting up of a parliamentary select committee to resolve the problems faced by the Indian community, Tamil Nesan reported.

DAP national vice-chairman and Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran said the Indian community was still lagging behind despite the numerous development projects implemented for the community.

Kulasegaran asked the Education Ministry to provide equal allocations for all students as, presently, a student in a national school gets RM33.50, while those in Chinese and Tamil school get RM10.55 and RM4.50 res-pectively.

He said Indians were lagging behind with other communities due to unemployment, alcoholism, suicides, involvement in criminal activities and lack of higher educational opportunities.

He said the Government should introduce long-term policies to benefit the community instead of implementing short-term projects.

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