Task force resolves first 1,000 Malay Indians socio-economic cases

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Kuala Selangor (Malaysia), Aug.16 (ANI): A special task force appointed by the Malaysian Government's Cabinet Committee for the Indian Community, has reportedly resolved the first 1,000 cases involving various social problems related to the Malay Indian community.

Under the "1Malaysia People-Friendly Programme", various government departments and agencies converged at Dewan Harmoni Simpang Tiga in Ijok on Sunda to resolve problems ranging from birth certificates, identity cards and citizenship; poverty and welfare aid; education, skills training and employment opportunities; small business loans, to legal advice, The Star reports.

Malaysian Human Resources Minister Dr. S. Subramaniam, who heads the task force, was on hand to receive complaints and address the community's problems.

"We consider this first programme a success and our next stop will be Perak," he said at the one-day event.

Dr.Subramaniam, an MIC vice-president, said the programme, a mobile one-stop centre to help solve problems faced by the community, would be held nationwide and involve more government departments and agencies. (ANI)

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