Monday, April 5, 2004

"Indians must rise to the occasion"

Indians must rise to the occasion

Dr A. Soorian
New Straits Times
Indians must rise to the occasion
Byline: Dr A. Soorian
Edition: Main/Lifestyle; 2*
Section: Letters
Type: Letter

DURING his recent interview with the BBC, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi highlighted his Government's resolve to assist the Indian community raise itself out of poverty and social problems. He said he had approved a RM20 million allocation for this purpose.

It is now up to the Indian community to rise to the occasion and make proper use of the assistance. For a community that comprises eight per cent of the population and is responsible for 40 per cent of the crimes committed, the Indians have created an unenviable record.
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