Hindraf leader plans to set up NGO for Malay-Indians

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Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (ANI): Hindraf leader K Vasantha Kumar is planning to set-up a non- government organization to speak-up for the needs of the Malay Indian community.

Kumar, who was among the five Hindraf leaders arrested under the Internal Security Act in December 2007, said the group, to be led by 12 leaders, would play a role as an agent to precipitate the realistic and practical changes for the Indian community.

"It will act as an Indian pressure group to put forward the needs and ideas to uplift the morale and confidence of Indians to excel in whichever sector they are involved," The Star Online quoted him, as saying.

He said R. Kengadharan and V. Ganabatirau would join the group at a later stage.

P. Uthayakumar and M. Manoharan are the other former ISA detainees. Uthayakumar is who is forming a new political party called- the Human Rights Party, while Manoharan is the Kota Alam Shah state assemblyman.

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak released the five in stages after taking the office in April. (ANI)

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