George Town – Penang’s Deputy Chief Minister Prof P.Ramasamy has questioned Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Bin Tun Razak, in response to his comments he made on Malaysian Indians during his visit to India. Najib made the following comments in his posting on his website:
“....And these Malaysian Indians have played a vital role in building our country. Even before independence, it was the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) that was the third member of the Alliance Coalition, which went on to form the first government of independent Malaysia, and which was the forerunner of today’s Barisan Nasional Government.
Malaysian Indians have always been at the forefront of governance in Malaysia; of our civil service, business, entertainment, education, and of course, food – which as you may know, is very important to Malaysians!
Malaysian Indians are a crucial part of our unique diversity, and their cultures and faiths help make up the rich and varied tapestry of our nation – many races and religions, but 1Malaysia.
Indeed, Malaysian Indians have helped us keep growth on track, at 4.2% last year. They have helped us keep unemployment and inflation low, create millions of new jobs, and build a society that is sustainable, inclusive and heading towards high income status nation – a nation at ease with itself and with its neighbours.
I can truly say that without Malaysian Indians, Malaysia simply would not be what it is today, and they constitute a very special reason why it is so natural for our two countries to forge ever closer and friendlier relations”
Slamming Najib, P.Ramasamy said in his facebook posting : “Thank you for acknowledging the important role played by Indians in the development of Malaysia. But alas, what you or your predecessors have done to uplift the poor and downtrodden Indian community in the country. By relying on weak and yes-man Indian political parties such as the MIC, the BN government has completely lost its credibility. It is too late for you to get back Indian support but don’t be deluded into thinking that taking a selfie with actor Rajnikanth might do the trick. Anway, what are the MIC clowns doing with you? They should be here fighting for the basic rights of Indians? By the way, the people in Tamil Nadu have no respect for these MIC clowns!”