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MIC proposes central body for youths

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jan 2009: The MIC has proposed the setting up of a central body by its Youth wing and Indian youth organisations to collectively address youth-related issues.

Party president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu also proposed that a national forum involving Indian youth bodies be held to prepare an action-oriented plan for the youths.

“The MIC needs to give more attention to the problems faced by the youths as failing to do so will only make them vulnerable to temptations and end up in the hands of the law,” Samy Vellu said after chairing the MIC central Working Committee (CWC) meeting here today.

On the Cabinet Committee for the Development of Indians, Samy Vellu said the CWC felt there was slow implementation of decisions.

On the RM50 million allocations for Tamil schools this year, he said he had written to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that the allocation be disbursed for the redevelopment of schools.

 “We are told that the allocation is for repair works. There is no point in repairing old buildings because the problems will still persist.

 “What we need now is new buildings and we feel the allocation (RM50 million) is sufficient to be used for new buildings,” he said, adding that the MIC had identified 160 Tamil schools in urgent need of new buildings. — Bernama


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