Tuesday, February 14, 2012

PM SAYS MYDAFTAR CAMPAIGN ORGANISED BY MIC IS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said cooperation from various groups in implementing the 'MyDaftar Campaign' to resolve the Indian community's perennial problem of documentation in this country could be taken as an example of providing quick service to the people.

The Prime Minister said the campaign had succeeded in creating history as an approach based on concept when government agencies had gone to the people including going to areas where the Indian community formed the majority.

"The MyDaftar Campaign is not only unique because it goes down on the ground but also special because of the close cooperation between the various agencies such as the National Registration Department, Royal Malaysia Police, non-governmental organisation as well as political leaders.

"As such, this cooperation presents a very good model for us in tackling the challenges and problems faced by the Indian community as well as the others," he said at a ceremony to present personal identification documents under the MyDaftar Campaign to 100 applicants from Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, here today.

Also present were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam in his capacity as the Chairman of the Special Implementation Task Force (SITF) of the Cabinet Committee on the Indian Community, and the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri G.Palanivel, who is also MIC president.

Since the launch of the campaign in February last year in nine states, 9,529 applications were received, of which 5,593 applications were for self-identification document, including 4,023 applications for citizenship, which had been approved by the government within less than one year.

"The figure has never been reached previously, and represents a record achievement which proves that the government does not make empty promises but has fulfilled its pledges," said Najib.

He said the remainder of about 3,900 applications which had been processed, could not be approved because of several reasons including insufficient information.

"In this regard, I call upon the Home Ministry, SITF and the other agencies concerned to continue to chip in to resolve the applications so that approvals can be given to all the deserving applicants," said the Prime Minister .

He said the collaboration to implement the campaign truly met the 1Malaysia concept and all efforts carried out were inclusive in nature and upheld the principles of social justice.

Najib said he was confident that such collaboration based on the concept of "nambikei" (trust) in the government would bring about a very good result and would open up a new aspiration for the Indian community in the country.

"Let's make this cooperation as a model and good example for us to continue to discharge our responsibilities and subsequently hold on to the trust or 'nambikei' in the government," he said.

Najib advised those who had received citizenship status to become good citizens who were loyal to the country, and were responsible and would contribute in developing the nation besides joining the efforts to transform Malaysia into a developed nation with a high income.

SOURCE : BERNAMA

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