Malay Indian body demands for 7.4 per cent employment quota for Indians in GLCs

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Kuala terengganu, July 31(ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has said that it wants at least a 7.4 per cent quota in employment for Indians in Government-Linked Companies (GLC), including positions in senior managerial and executive front.

This was conveyed by MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu, who was opening the Terengganu MIC delegates' conference here.

He said that quota was based on the minimum 7.4 per cent target set by the government for recruitment of Indians in the civil service.

"We are aware that many GLCs have increased the recruitment of Indians but more can and should be done," the Star online quoted Samy Vellu, as saying.

Samy Vellu further said that his party has formed a special committee, which would be headed by Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria to set up a report on the plans, policies and programmes for the Indian community under the Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015).

Referring to the minute Indian community residing in Terengganu, Samy Vellu highlighted that government can provide specific work to them.

"Although the number of Indians in Terengganu is less than one per cent, many are involved in small businesses and as contractors. The state government could allocate certain government contracts to them," he said.

Samy Vellu also added that he would also meet Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said in order to seek more business opportunities for the Indian community in the state. (ANI)

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