Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Indians and citizenship.

Filipinos and Indonesians who has been living in Sabah for the past 20 years and can converse well in the national language are entitled to be given Malaysian citizenship, said Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad recently.

If that’s the case, what is the status of those Indians who have contributed to the development of the country for the past 50 to 60 years?

The Indians have played a pivotal role in not only building buildings, railway tracks, roads and other infrastructures but also maintaining them for many years. While we had the best of skilled workers,equally, the first batch of doctors, lawyers, engineers and other professions in the country were Indians after the British.

After being exploited by the British, the Indians in this country toiled day and night for the betterment of this nation.

The hands that built this country did not equally prosper with the nation.

For those who don’t have an identification card to date, the National Registration Department should step in to provide assistance immediately.
In regards to this,MIC Youth will be handing in a memorandum to Ministry of Home Affairs today. (Memorandum will be uploaded later)

In earlier statement, Tun Dr. Mahathir said that if anyone were to question his action of issuing identity cards to foreigners in Malaysia, than they should also question the action Tunku Abdul Rahman implemented in 1957 by offering citizenship to the Chinese and Indians.

This remark enraged a lot of parties especially the Indians of this country.

The implementation of citizenship by Tunku Abdul Rahman was done lawfully.

Tun Dr Mahathir has no right to question the action taken by Malaysia’s first prime minister.

Currently, under the leadership of the current Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, The MyDaftar program under the 1Malaysia concept has resolved a huge number of this matter.

In this time of peace and harmony, Tun Dr Mahathir’s statement will only create tension among the races here.

MIC Youth hopes that the Malaysian government recognizes the contribution by the Indians in the development of the country and fulfill their benefits.

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