Friday, April 26, 2013

GE 13 : Indians To Benefit From BN's People-centric Agenda

The Indian community should throw its full support behind the Barisan Nasional (BN) as this will ensure continued benefits from people-friendly policies.

Makkal Sakti president Datuk R. S. Thanenthiiran said, as things stood, the community had witnessed and benefitted from the many people-centric programmes implemented by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, such as the 1Malaysia People's Aid programme.

He noted that based on the numerous by-elections held since the last general election in 2008, it was apparent that the level of support from the community for BN had been on the upswing.

"I hope they'll continue to show their support for the BN in this general election," he told Bernama Thursday.

Thanenthiiran said campaign rounds in states like Perak, Penang and Selangor revealed that the Indian community was receptive to the BN election manifesto which was deemed more realistic, and capable of delivering more goodies for them.

The party, he said, focused on five items in the manifesto that would benefit the community, namely improving housing in estates, aiding Tamil schools, increasing the equity of the Indian community to three per cent, job opportunities and the BR1M assistance.

He pointed out that the BN's promise to set up a special unit to ensure a successful implementation of policies to uplift the Indian socio-economic status also proved Najib's commitment to bring further progress to the community.

Thanenthiiran said the BN-friendly party was mobilising about 90,000 members to help campaign for BN candidates

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