Indian anger over corruption, lack of jobs still simmering, says survey

Asila Jalil

The audience at the unveiling of the RM1 billion Malaysian Indian Blueprint aimed at improving the lives of the Indian community in April. The package is a tacit acknowledgment of the problems faced by the minority group in the country. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 7, 2017.

THE Indian community’s long-simmering anger over the wealth gap with other races and ethnic discrimination erupted in public a decade ago, with a massive rally by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) in 2007 but a decade later, the minority group’s problems remain as glaring as ever.

Continued dissatisfaction among Indian Malaysians, who form about 8% of the population, stems from three main concerns – the high cost of living, public corruption and the lack of job opportunities and low wages – a researcher and findings by the Invoke Centre for Policy Initiatives show.

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  • The Indians are like the natives of East Malaysia, easily exploited and fooled by BN. Before every election, promises were made, but were NEVER kept afterwards and repeated time and time again. The Indians should ask themselves; were promises made before the previous elections implemented?

    Posted 5 years ago by Malaysian First