Friday, January 18, 2008

Too Little Too Late?

Let's hope not.

I'd like to think that it is never to late (for anything) if it means there are people who will benefit from it.

According to Bernama, MIC president S Samy Vellu said today that the party had applied (to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) for an annual allocation to conduct economic, educational, social, housing and health-related activities as well as skills training for Indian youths.

He said the party made the application three months ago.

Here's the rest of the story:

Samy Vellu said Abdullah was deeply concerned with issues facing the Indian community, especially in getting employment with the public sector.
"The Prime Minister agreed to act and we believe he will have the answer soon," he told reporters after presenting certificates to contractors who attained the ISO 9001:2000 certification via the "Do It Yourself" 9001 CIDB scheme.
He refuted claims by certain quarters that the Indian community had remained backward despite 50 years of independence.
"The many Indian graduates, teachers and businessmen are proof that the community has progressed but the opportunities may be limited. We will try to help the youths so that they will have a brighter future," he said.

I'm just hoping that the allocation goes to where it is supposed to go!
I hope this is not election balderdash!

3 comments:

Angry Taxpayer said...

If its in Badawi's hands, rest assure that it'll never see the light of the day....just all talk and drama to appease the voters.

Rocky's Bru said...

It is. It is an election ploy. Period.

ayoyoroyo said...

3 months ago!?

What has he and MIC been doing all this while for the Indians in Malaysia?

They should release the Hindraf leaders now and send Sam and Gang as replacements!!!