Malay Indians losing their strength due to disunity

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Kuala Lumpur, Mar 26 (ANI): The Indian community in Malaysia is more split now with the formation of many Indian-based political parties and is losing its strength.

The Malaysia Nanban quoted V. Ganabati Rao, one of the Hindraf members detained under the Internal Security Act, as saying that the community was losing its strength.

He said some irresponsible political leaders were more interested in spreading chaos in the community so that they would not be united.

Ganabati advised Hindraf leaders to set aside their political differences and unite to work for the betterment of Indians in the country, The Star reports.

The daily also reported that 20 rubber tappers in Batu Lintang Estate in Serdang, Kedah, were retrenched.

Kedah National Union of Plantation Workers secretary J. Santhanadas said these people must be re-employed, failing which the matter would be brought up with the Human Resources Ministry.

He added that the union could not accept the management's offer of employment at Palam Estate, which is about 65km from their present place. (ANI)

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