MIC president Dr S. Subramaniam said Najib Razak as the prime minister has done the most for the Indian community.
Helming the country for more than seven years, Najib has championed various issues and brought about much improvement in the development of the Indian community, especially in the transformation of Tamil schools.
“After he took over the leadership of the country, much good has been done including additional allocations in aid of Tamil schools and the building of more new Tamil schools.
“Even the prime minister who served the longest did not do as much when compared with the efforts taken by Najib,” he said in his keynote address at the 70th MIC General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, today.
Thus, the MIC chief thanked Najib on behalf of the Indian community for all the initiatives and assistance rendered so far, reported by Bernama as he saying.
At a press conference later, Dr Subra wanted all the aid allocated for the development of Tamil schools until now be made a part of a government policy.
“This has to be absorbed as a responsibility under the Ministry of Education as how it is done for the national schools and this is the only way we can ensure that this assistance will continue,” he said.
Asked about Najib’s call for the various Indian political parties representing the community to join and become part of MIC, he said the matter was still under discussion between the heads of the party.
“The prime minister’s intention is really good, we do not deny this, and we will try to come up with a negotiation process,” he said.
The 70th MIC General Assembly held today was attended by 2,500 delegates from across the country with the theme ‘One Voice, Common Goals’ which will bring proposals related to education, employment and health.