SEREMBAN: The future of the Indian community will be better and brighter if it continues to support a Barisan Nasional (BN) government, says Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
The Negeri Sembilan BN chairman said this was proven through the huge allocations given to Tamil National Type Schools (SJKTs) by the BN government under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, totalling RM980 million, since 2008.
“The Prime Minister has also set up a special unit under the Prime Minister’s Department to empower the Indian community in various aspects, including launching the Malaysian Indian Blueprint (MIB).
“It (the unit) seeks to ensure that every issue and problem faced by the Indian community can be identified and gathered so that a policy can be made through the MIB,” he said in his speech at the l
launch of the Negeri Sembilan Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party’s convention here today.
Also present were Makkal Sakti president Datuk Seri R. S. Thanenthiran, Negeri Sembilan Makkal Sakti chairman Datuk K. Saravana, Negeri Sembilan BN secretary Datuk Hasim Rusdi, BN component party leaders and 1,000 party members.
Mohamad, who is also chairman of the state UMNO Liaison Committee, said the Indian community should not be easily influenced by the Opposition who deliberately discredited the government to win votes in the upcoming 14th General Election.
“In front of us, there is a glass of water, and one third is empty. Do not just look at the part which is empty, but look at the two-thirds which is filled … the government has done various things for the prosperity of the people ... do not listen to (other) people,” he said.
In the meantime, he urged the party’s machinery to continue to work hard to meet as many voters as possible to ensure BN’s victory in GE14. - Bernama