Malay Indians accuse Selangor Govt. of discrimination in giving study loans

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Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Nov.27 (ANI): The Malay Indian community in the state of Selangor has accused the local administration of handing out study loans in a discriminatory manner.

It described the allocation of government education grants to only four Maly Indian students as controversial.

The Star quoted Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) Youth secretary C. Sivarrajah, as saying that he was disappointed with the state government offering so few study loans to Indians, pointing out that 36 recipients from the community were offered the loans in 2006.

The state government, he said, was duty-bound to explain the low number of study loans offered to Indians.

"We cannot accept Selangor state executive councillor Teresa Kok's explanation that there was a lack of applications from non-Malays. It is irresponsible and she is clearly washing her hands off this sensitive issue," he said in a statement yesterday.

He also berated Indian leaders in Pakatan Rakyat for keeping silent on the issue. (ANI)

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