I will work hard to ensure that all BN candidates wins…even PPP – Datuk T.Murugiah
SUNGAI SIPUT (May,25): The MIC leadership says that the growing support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the community would result in bigger support from the Indian community towards the Barisan Nasional in the next general election.
Tamil Foundation chairman Datuk T. Murugiah said the Indian community realised that Najib was sincere in addressing their causes.
“The Prime Minister is always concerned about the issues faced by the Indians.
“The Government has also carried out various programmes which benefits the community.”
Murugiah, who is also former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said MIC under the leadership of Datuk Seri G. Palanivel has also taken various measures to engage the Indian community.
“All these initiatives is bearing results now. We can see that more Indians are supportive of BN now compared to the 2008 general election,” said Murugiah after launching the Bank Simpanan Nasional saving scheme for students of SJK (T) Ladang Dovenby, near here.
Murugiah, who is Perak MIC committee member, also expressed confidence that 75 per cent of MIC candidates would secure a win in the next general election.
“The current MIC has adopted the right approach and is on track to gain the support of the Indian community.
For example, he said Palanivel had managed to secure funds from the government to assist the community in the field of education and other programmes.
“Representatives from the Indian community have also been given opportunity to serve in higher positions in government agencies.
“For the first time, an Indian was appointed as the deputy chairman of the Public Service Commission. This is all a good sign.”
On another matter, Murugiah said he would support all BN candidates in the next general election including those fielded by his former party – People’s Progressive Party (PPP).
Murugiah was formerly a PPP supreme council member before he was sacked and later joined MIC.
“On my part, I will work hard to ensure that all BN candidates wins, no matter which party he or she is from … even PPP.” – NST