MIC seeks second ministerial post
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC Youth has urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to consider giving another minister post to the party.
Its coordinator T. Mohan said this was necessary as the Indian community faced numerous social problems and issues which could only be addressed by an Indian appointee.
He said the MIC used to have two ministers during the tenure of Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn. The then MIC president Tun V.T. Sambanthan was in charge of the Unity portfolio while Tan Sri Athi Nahappan was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
Mohan said that the present one full minister and two deputy ministers was inadequate to serve the 1.9 million Indians in the country.
He said the additional post would make it easier for MIC to go to the ground and regain the lost support for Barisan.
seals: Did some one just wake up for many years o sleep? Next don't you think 1.9 mil people is a very low percentage for a 25.2 mil population. Don't you think we should do something to increase it?
Or this will be forgotten after the elections?