COMMENT | To whomever it may concern, you go around wailing and ridiculing Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for not fulfilling your so-called 18 point memorandum. Did Pakatan address these 18 point demands in their 2018 budget?
COMMENT | To whomever it may concern, you go around wailing and ridiculing Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for not fulfilling your so-called 18-point memorandum. Did Pakatan address these 18 demands in their 2018 budget?
After the ceremonial handshake with Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is Hindraf a real partner within Pakatan now?
P Waythamoorthy, would you be willing to cut ties with Pakatan for not honouring you? Or you rather be a servant to the dictator who caused the systematic neglect of the Indian community in his 22-year rule?
Let me lay down the facts of the budget that has many frothing from their mouth.
In the recent Budget 2018, BN has these Indian specific initiatives:
- RM1.5 billion units will be allotted under the Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS1M) scheme by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).
- Where will the poor Indians get the money to join the scheme? RM500 million as an interest-free loan for 100k B40 families to participate in the AS1M Investment scheme.
- Tekun’s RM50 million for micro-entrepreneurs under the SPUMI-SEDIC Collaboration. Note that loans amounting to RM1.39 billion have been given to 31,655 Indian entrepreneurs since 2012.
- RM20 million from the National Innovation Agency (AIM) to Indian women entrepreneurs.
- RM50 million was allocated for Tamil schools. Since 2009, over RM900 million was given out to the schools.
- RM50 million in allocations to the Socio-Economic Development of the Indian Community (SEDIC) for initiatives such as youth and business development, upliftment for single mothers. Since 2014, RM230 million has been given out to Indian NGOs.
- Seven percent employment rate into government civil services by strengthening the public service department recruitment pipeline.
- Seven percent enrolment of Indian students via the Institut Pengajian Tinggi Awam (IPTA) by supporting qualified students...