Malaysian Govt urged to appoint an Indian as deputy education minister

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Kuala Lumpur, Apr. 1 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has been urged to appoint an Indian as the deputy education minister of the country in order to address the needs of Malaysian-Indian students.

The call was issued in the form of a resolution passed by Seremban Jaya Hindu Sangam at its recent annual general meeting, The Star Online reports.

The branch of Hindu Sangam pointed out that the Malaysian-Indian Deputy Education Minister would be able to look after the interests and educational needs of Indian students and Tamil schools in the country, the paper added.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's Higher Education Minister Khaled Nordin has urged the Indian community to put forward its requests with united voice.

He said that people would lose respect for the community if there were too many factions.

He pointed out that the Government has always recognised the Malaysian Indian Congress as the voice of the Indian community. (ANI)

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