|Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman receiving a souvenir from Ledang MIC division head R. K. Mooruhaya.|
Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the state government had always appreciated the support of the Indian community, and therefore they too are ensured of receiving the benefits of development, like other ethnic groups.
Ghani said this at a Deepavali gathering organised by MIC Ledang division at Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim, near Tangkak recently.
Ghani said the state government had always provided a huge allocation for the community's programmes, including for the upkeep and upgrading of temples and Tamil schools.
"I promise the Indian community that they, like other ethnic groups, will enjoy the benefits under the 1Malaysia concept.
"The state government does not wish to see any ethnic group feel marginalised as this can give room to irresponsible people to create disunity in the community.
"We must do everything we can to prevent anything that could lead to disharmony and misunderstanding in our multiracial society," he added.
Also present were state MIC chairman Datuk K. S. Balakrishnan, Ledang member of parliament Hamim Samuri, Tangkak state assemblyman Goh Tee Tee and Ledang district officer Amran Abdul Rahman.
SOURCE: NST JOHOR STREETS, NOVEMBER 16, 2009