Singapore, Aug 5: The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), part of the ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional, has raised the population issue of ethnic Indians in the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur.
MIC President S Samy Vellu, a former Cabinet Minister, estimated about 3,20,000 ethnic Indian population in Kuala Lumpur, which has total population of 2.5 million, according to Malaysian media reports in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Aug 5. He was commenting on the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 which is to develop the federal capital up to 2020. The plan had only about 1,60,000 Indian population in Kuala Lumpur. He said the MIC will submit its own recommendation on the plan.
Mr Vellu has pledged to raise issues of the Indian living in Kuala Lumpur, including Tamil language schools and the Indians migrating from squatters to low-cost apartment flats.
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall is seeking public feedback on the plan, following which it will be gazetted and become a policy on the development of the Malaysian federal capital.