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After a long time struggle, Indians are getting Blueprint in Malaysia

Indian diaspora in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, May 4 (UITV)- Indian- Malaysians are getting a solution by the new Blueprint programme of the country. Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak has launched a 10 years programme to help country’s Indian diaspora. The programme is called as Malaysian – Indian Blueprint (MIB). Datuk Seri Najib pledged on Sunday that most of its main components will be delivered within a decade.

The Blueprint programme includes:

  • RM500 million for a share scheme under Permodalam Nasional Berhad for the B40 group.
  • Special assistant to increase admission of Indians into higher education institutions like Universities and colleges at least 7 %.
  • Cooperation with the Indus – Education foundation.
  • Raising the participation of Indian Malaysians in the public service by at least 7% at all grade levels.
  • A special approval system under the Home Ministry of Malaysia to help Indian-Malaysians, who all are born before 1957 to gain citizenship of Malaysia.
  • A special implementation, Task Force to be the ‘touch-point’ between the government and the Indian community via 10 service centers located in the areas with high Indian community.

Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak

This is reported that, Indian community in Malaysia is always disadvantaged educationally and economically. They are not getting aids from the Malaysian government to develop themselves.

This time, Prime Minister of the country has been promised to raise the incomes and educational level of Indian- Malaysians. But, as per the critics, this Blueprint programme is nothing but a political game. MIB is a signal that Malaysian election is knocking on the door. In 2013, Malaysian government has introduced almost a same kind of programme. But after the election nothing happened with that. Now this is to see that how this MIB will work after the 14th Malaysian General election in 2018.

The hi-tech Malaysian city, Kuala Lumpur

Written by Ujjainee Chakraborty