Sunday, February 10, 2013

Indian community certainly deserve more and better

Speech by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat at Ceramah held at Mariamam Temple, Tanjung Rambutan on Saturday, February 9, 2013

Indian community certainly deserve more and better

MIC has always said that they represent the Indians and they fight for the Indians ‘interest.

But since suffering heavy losses at the 2008 general election, MIC has still been unable to convince the Indian community that it is a party that can deliver.

Realising that MIC can no longer be relied on to deliver the Indian support for BN, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib has been engaging directly with the Indian community.

Last December, MIC said that it was banking on Najib to win the Indian votes.

How pathetic that a party that has long claimed to represent the Indians interest ahs to bank on Najib to win Indian votes.

The only consolation for MIC is that it is not the only BN component party that is facing such political predicament. 

Despite all the big and brave talks by MCA president Datuk Chua Soi Lek about MCA’s having regained some Chinese support, the fact is MCA‘s electoral performance in the next election is going to be worse than that of 2008 general election.  

Can Najib help deliver the Indian votes for MIC and BN? 

It cannot be denied that Najib has made some efforts in trying to woo the Indian support. 

But what he has done over the last 3 years is still too little considering the long neglect of the Indian community by the BN government. 

What he has given are still bread crumbs and ad hoc assistance.

Many key and long standing issues affecting the Indian community, whether employment, education, crime and suicide rates remain unresolved. 

Indian community certainly deserve more and better.

The 2008 general election has proven that the Indian voters can play a decisive role in influencing the electoral outcome in many constituencies.

Indian community must not retreat but must move forward. 

Come the next general election; vote a new Putrajaya government helmed by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to bring about A Better Malaysia for All.

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