Kuala Lumpur, June 17 : Malaysian Indian Congress President S. Samy Vellu has said that former premier Dr. Mahathir Mohamad did very little for the Indian community when he was the Prime Minister.
Vellu said Indians had struggled for more than 140 years and achieved success only through sheer hard work.
"Despite the MIC appealing again and again for help, he refused to budge," the NST Online quoted Vellu, as saying.
Dr. Mahathir had on Saturday remarked during a talk in Teluk Intan that the Malays were willing to admit other races into the country and endowed them with rights.
He had also demolished the notion of a Bangsa Malaysia and said Malaysians must accept the fact that they were just too different to be known as one race.
Vellu said Dr. Mahathir should not take a racist approach at a time when Malaysians were working hard towards unity.