Malaysian Indian political leaders to attend 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas'

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Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6 (ANI): Malaysian Indian political leaders of the MIC, DAP and PKR will leave for Chennai this week to attend the three-day 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas'.

Representatives of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) will also participate in the conference, which is scheduled to begin from tomorrow at the Chennai Trade Centre.

Hindraf chief P. Wathyamoorthy is also expected to participate in the Indian Diaspora Conference. Wathyamoorthy lives in a self-imposed exile in London.MIC President Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu will lead a 150-member delegation comprising top brass and divisional leaders of the largest Indian-based political party in the country.

DAP will send a 20-member delegation led by Penang Deputy Chief Minister P. Ramasamy. The delegation includes Perak state executive councillor A. Sivanesan and Selangor state executive councillor Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

A 40-member delegation is being sent by the PKR, Nst online reports.

There will be four speakers from Malaysia, namely Samy Vellu, Ramasamy, Malaysian Human Rights (Suhakam) Commissioner Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria and Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, who is also the secretary-general of MIC.

This is the first time in the conference's history that Malaysian opposition parties are attending the Pravasi held in the ancestral state of the majority of Malaysian Indians. (ANI)

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