Universiti Malaya's Indian Studies Department told to unite Indian community

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Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 5 (ANI): The staff of Universiti Malaya's Indian Studies Department have been urged to set aside their differences and work towards uniting the Malay Indian community.

In its editorial, Tamil daily Malaysia Nanban said the department should work towards achieving a higher position in world rankings.

The paper quoted MIC president S. Samy Vellu as saying that any move to change the department's name would give rise to serious repercussions.

Samy Vellu had said that the department was created with money collected from Indian estate workers in the early 1950s under a "Save Tamil Fund," and was a source of pride for the Indian community.

The department, he said, had a rich tradition for the Indians. (ANI)

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