Saturday, November 24, 2012

What a joke!!!

What a joke!!!

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Look at what BN has done for you, Najib tells Indians

November 23, 2012
 
Najib (centre) said allocations for Indians have gone up since he became prime minister. — File pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight urged the country’s Indian community to re-evaluate the Barisan Nasional (BN) government’s contribution and assistance to the community throughout the past four years. The government had resolved many of the community’s pending problems, including providing large allocations to upgrade their education and economic status, he said.
“Since becoming prime minister, the allocations for Indians increased significantly. Assistance for Tamil schools between 2009 and 2012 touched RM300 million, with an additional RM100 million in the 2013 Budget,” he said at the launch of Tamil books by local authors, at the Dewan Tunku Chancellor, Universiti Malaya here.
He said the government had also resolved other problems they had faced, such as identity card and birth certificate applications and citizenship status.
“Under the 1 Malaysia concept, we want to ensure all government policies benefit every ethnic group, big or small,” he added.
He cautioned the people to not believe the opposition coalition who seemed to be confused with their separate views.
“They’re sleeping on the same pillow but having different dreams. We cannot gamble our future. Our future and that of our children is too valuable for that,” he said.
In relation to the Tamil books, Najib requested the Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books to assist more such publications in order to preserve the Indian community’s cultural and literary heritage for future generations.
He said although the Indian community was no different from other ethnic groups in wanting to preserve its own identity, they still contributed towards the nation’s unity and the Malaysian society.
“I’m here to support Makkal Sakti Party and Universiti Malaya’s efforts because I understand it is close to the Tamil community’s heart.
“I believe this programme can give ‘Puthiya Nambikkai’ (new hope) for Tamil authors in Malaysia,” he said while launching 10 Tamil books by local authors, at the event.
Also present were Sakti Foundation president Datuk RS Thananthiran and Cherish & Share Programme director, Prof Dr M.Rajantheran. — Bernama

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