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Gerakan welcomes launching of Malaysian Indian Blueprint Kohilan: Blueprint addresses many key issues affecting the community, cynicism by detractors uncalled for

Press statement by
Gerakan Vice President cum
Chairman, Indian Special Task Force
Datuk A. Kohilan Pillay
April 24, 2017
Gerakan Vice President cum Chairman of Indian Special Task Force Datuk A. Kohilan Pillay said the party welcomes the launching of Malaysian Indian Blueprint by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak yesterday at Dewan Merdeka PWTC. He was confident that the 10-year Blueprint tailored especially for Indian community with special targets and policies will effectively address the plight of Indians, uplift their livelihoods and empower them to achieve socio-economic wellbeing.
Kohilan said the Blueprint is the first Government Document to alleviate the lives of many Malaysian Indians by addressing many longstanding issues affecting the community such as citizenship, access to education, urban Indian squatters, gangsterism and living difficulties. He believed the appointment of a director-general in a special unit under the Prime Minister’s Department to implement, monitor, measure the progress of the Blueprint will ensure its implementation and deliverance to impact the lives of many needy Indians.
“The Blueprint is a sincere commitment of Barisan Nasional Government to the Rakyat, social empowerment and support initiated by the Government through a comprehensive and considerate action plan are a recognition and appreciation to the Indian community, it shows that the government cares and listens to the people.”
“Clearly, the Blueprint was not an April Fool’s prank as claimed by Waythamoorthy neither it was a political ploy as claimed by P. Ramasamy, they should not object merely for the sake of objecting, or in hopes of disrupting, their cynicism was uncalled for, politicking should not prevail over common good of the people,” said Kohilan.
Kohilan said the Gerakan Special Task Force had previously submitted a memorandum to the government and was glad to witness some of its proposals incorporated into the Blueprint such as a special clearance system to address 300,000 stateless Indians born in this country but do not have valid documents. He was confident that the Blueprint will be a success by delivering positive results to 2.1 million Malaysian Indians throughout its 10 years plan and bring better living to the community.