TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

06 Mac 2012

PARTY DETERMINED TO GAIN SUPPORT

TANGKAK: The MIC is focussed on getting more Indian voters, including among the younger generation, to support Barisan Nasional for the next general election.

Its deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the Indians were now more aware of the Government’s commitment in bringing greater development to the community.

Speaking to reporters in Ladang Bekoh near here, he said although not everyone supported Barisan, between 60% and 80% of the community supported the coalition.

It’s official: Subramaniam signing a plaque to mark the opening of the new school building at SRJK(T) Ladang Bekoh near Tangkak.

“We are confident that the Indians will continue to support Barisan in the next general election as they have been doing for years.

“We are also confident that Barisan can win with much bigger support from the community this time,” he said after opening a new school building at SRJK(T) Ladang Bekoh near here revently.

Dr Subramaniam said the Government had done plenty to solve the problems and look to the needs of the community, in areas of economy, education, healthcare and cultures.

He said the Indians were also more confident that the Government would improve their living standards with better economic growth.

He said since 2009, the Government had allocated RM440mil for the development of Tamil schools in the country and would continue to provide funds when necessary.

Of the amount, some RM26.2mil was allocated for building new blocks at nine Tamil schools in Johor, including at SRJK(T) Ladang Bekoh.

“This school received an allocation of RM300,000 to build three classrooms and a library, he added.

Dr Subramaniam, who is also the Human Resource Minister, also allocated RM20,000 to the Seri Mariaman Temple in Tangkak.

SOURCE: THE STAR, MARCH 6, 2012

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