Ipoh (Malaysia), June 1 (ANI): The government in Malaysia's Perak state has pledged to overcome the woes of the 28,000-strong Sikh community.
According to the New Strait Times, the areas where assistance will be extended include substance abuse problems among youth, welfare aid to poor families and single mothers, support for Punjabi language education, sports development and land allocation for a gurudwara.
"The general impression Malaysians have is that the Sikhs are successful people who don't have serious socio-economic, education and youth problems," the paper quoted Chinese affairs adviser to the Menteri Besar Chang Ko Youn.
After meeting community leaders yesterday, he told newsmen the present state of affairs will be brought to the attention of the Federal and state governments.
Chang assured the Sikh leaders that he would arrange for them to meet representatives of both personally. (ANI)