Malay Indian NGOs want Indian expert to head university department

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Kuala Lumpur, Aug.22 (ANI): A group of 128 Indian non-governmental organizations have called on the Malaysian Government to appoint an expert in Indian affairs to head the Universiti Malaya's department for Indian studies.

The Star quoted coordinator K. Arumugam, who is the group's spokesman, as saying the expert should have indepth knowledge of Malaysian Indian society, and be proficient in the Tamil language, culture, religion, and history of Malaysian Indians.

Arumugam said copies of the memorandum were handed to the Prime Minister's office, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk S.K. Devamany and Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin yesterday.

He said a meeting had also been scheduled on Tuesday with the university's vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Ghauth Jasmon. (ANI)

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