MIC to woo Indians with help from NGOs

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Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has been moving silently on the ground, wooing disgruntled Indians who are angry with the handling of several issues by the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat.

The campaign mounted by MIC president S. Samy Vellu had received encouraging response, especially from Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

In Perak, the NGOs have formed a consultative council with the MIC to address the various Indian issues with the state government and similar councils were being formed in other states, Samy Vellu said.

"We are networking with the NGOs because they represent a wide spectrum of people, some who may not want to be aligned to any political parties."

Samy Vellu said through the consultative councils, the problems faced by the Indians could be addressed in a holistic manner, The NST Online reports.

"The NGOs and the MIC will seek solutions to the problems collectively and submit their findings to the Federal and state governments for action."

Samy Vellu said the "MIC-NGO Partnership" was a new strategy to woo more Indians to support Barisan Nasional as many Indians might not be keen to join any political parties.

"We want every Indian irrespective of his background to join in the decision-making process so that he will feel a sense of belonging and will not feel being left out."

Samy Vellu said he would be touring the country in the next two months to hold meetings with the NGOs. (ANI)

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