SERDANG – Datuk Seri Najib Razak today expressed hope that the various political parties representing the Indian community could consolidate their efforts to improve the welfare of the ethnic group.
The prime minister said at present, there were too many Indian political parties even though the group made up just 7.5 per cent of the country’s population.
This, he said, made it difficult to streamline efforts aimed at helping the Indian community.
“If we can unite and consolidate the different parties, we can do so much more.”
“Even though this is easier said than done, I am a great advocate for the consolidation of the Indian parties, so that we can ensure the political representative of the Indian community will be more effective in the future,” he said at the 22nd Indian Progressive Front (IPF) general assembly here.
In addition to IPF, political parties dedicated to helping the Indian ethnic group include the MIC, the People’s Progressive Party, Makkal Sakti dan Parti India Bersatu Malaysia. – NST Online