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MAP slams Health Ministry’s racial attitude

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DR. V. TAMIL MARAN

PRESS STATEMENT BY DR. V. TAMIL MARAN MBBS (MSU) NATIONAL YOUTH CHIEF, MALAYSIAN ADVANCEMENT PARTY (MAP) 

DOCTORS APPOINTED & PLACED IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR BY KKM MUST BE COLOR BLIND WITHOUT ANY RACISM.

It is shocking that Persatuan Perubatan Kesihatan Awam and Pertubuhan Doktor-Doktor Islam Malaysia have expressly requested KKM to pay special attention only to Bumiputera medical graduates when such exercise is practiced by KKM.

The statement issued by the Ministry of Health states:

#TamilSchoolmychoice

“Kerajaan mengambil maklum mengenai pandangan yang dikemukakan oleh Persatuan Perubatan Kesihatan Awam Malaysia dan Pertubuhan Doktor – doktor Islam Malaysia supaya Kerajaan meneliti semula pengambilan dan penempatan lantikan baharu graduan perubatan untuk berkhidmat di Kementerian Kesihatan. Penelitian ini dicadangkan bagi memastikan graduan perubatan khususnya dalam kalangan Bumiputera dapat berkhidmat secara tetap dan seterusnya mengurangkan kadar pengangguran bidang professional di negara ini”. (source:https://www.facebook.com/373560576236/posts/10158013181526237/?sfnsn=mo KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA official Facebook)

We believe that the medical field does not discriminate one’s origin, race, or ethnicity when a physician treats a person as it is color blind and deal with their patient with compassion and care for the well-being of the human.

As for the graduates in the medical field, we believe they have those attributes and thrive to be as best as they can to ensure a human live with their best ability again without concern for one’s origin, race, or ethnicity.

Therefore how can such organisations who claim to represent doctors can make a demand without moral and ethical ground to the Ministry of Health to pay preference to a certain segment of the community in absorbing and placing them due to unemployment when the KKM has a duty to ensure that only those eligible are qualified and able to serve the public by being color blind in its selection process.

Does the basis of pengangguran (unemployment) only affects a certain community and not the rest of the community in Malaysia?

Is pengangguran (unemployment) for a certain segment of the community, a basis for the KKM to absorb and place a medical graduate rather than the candidate’s ability, merit, and dedication to the profession?

The medical industry in the public sector should not be politicised or favour anyone in particular as it requires eligible future doctors to be humane and compassionate towards all citizens irrespective of their origin, race, or creed.

We at MAP Youth sincerely hope that KKM moves beyond politics and undue coercion and serve the citizens of Malaysia impartially by ensuring all those eligible and capable medical graduates are provided with an equal opportunity to serve in their public service for the betterment of the nation.

Dr. V. Tamil Maran MBBS (MSU) National Youth Chief
Malaysian Advancement Party (MAP)