Monday, March 22, 2010

MIC ready to submit 10MP proposals

MIC ready to submit 10MP proposals

By A. LETCHUMANAN


letchu@thestar.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR: The MIC has finalised its recommendations for the inclusion and participation of the Indian community in the 10th Malaysia Plan.

Party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the recommendations, drafted with the cooperation of 75 Indian-based non-governmental organisations and Universiti Malaya’s Ethnic Studies Department, would be submitted to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Mohd Nor Yakcop in Putrajaya on Friday.

“The recommendations include an emphasis on setting up pre-school classes and upgrading standards and infrastructure in Tamil schools.

“We also seek special initiatives for Indians in education, economy, training, housing, employment and women’s affairs,” Samy Vellu told reporters after chairing the party’s Central Working Committee meeting here Monday.

He said the Government had recently approved a RM160mil allocation for the refurbishment of Tamil schools but more funds were needed to upgrade another 200 Tamil schools.

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