Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kit Siang has always championed Indian issues.

Speech by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat in Taman Universiti, Johore Baru on Sunday, April1 4, 2013 .

Kit Siang has always championed Indian issues.

Happy  Chitara new year to all. It's great on this new year we are organising this ceramah  in Gelang Patah.

Sdr. Lim Kit Siang is going to contest in this seat which has never been won by the opposition since independence.

Kit Siang is taking a great risk by contesting here, knowing that if he loses his political career will come to an end. But with his presence here,  we hope it will spur up the morale and support for the opposition so  as to enable the capture of Putra Jaya possible.

For over 50 years, the Indian vote bank delivered without fail to the BN. But that all changed in 2008 where MIC the principal Indian representative in the BN saw its President and Vice President losing in the elections.

It was said nearly 70% of the Indians voted in favour of the opposition.

It's no question that during the BN rule of our country the Indians have been marganilized and have become a " underclass" and third class citizens.

Over the years, Indian percentage in the civil service has dropped from 17% to the present 4+% .

As most Malaysians know, Indians have notched up rather unflattering superlatives among all the races. They have lowest life expectancy, the highest student dropout rate, the highest incidences of alcoholism and drug addiction, and the highest number of prisoners in proportion to population.

Just a few days ago , former MIC president Datuk Seri Samy was widely reported in the Tamil press as having called for full Indian support for Najib in the coming polls.

Samy described Najib as the best PM of all the prime ministers of Malaysia, one who is poised to wipe out poverty among Indians for which an appreciative community must extend their full support.

PM Najib has promised to alter the destiny of Indians for the better. It is a promise he did little or nothing to fulfill in four years in power. The legacy of the preceding 52 years of BN neglect of the Indians is a burden he cannot erase in the next four or five years.

The DAP recently launched the 14 point action plan known as the Gelang Patah declaration specially for the Indians. It has far reaching economic and political benefits which will over the time put the Indians at par with the other communities.

The Gelang Patah constituency has over 10%+ registered Indian voters. The Indian voters must go all out to ensure Kit Siang wins. 

Let's not forget in 1992,  Kit Siang was suspended without pay for 9 months from Parliament for raising the MAIKA issue. His record for speaking out on Indian issues is unmatched by any politician in this country.

In him you can trust. As Indians are the important king makers in the coming elections the Indian voters should take this opportunity to fully support Kit Siang .

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