We, the MIC, are at it again. This time our grouse is that there are too few Indians in state civil service. The party central working committee decided to meet leaders of BN controlled states in an effort to "convince" the powers that be, that more Indians should be absorbed into the state civil service. After 50 years of independence, here we are asking the state governments to employ Indians. Ironic isn't it? Another matter brought up at the meeting yesterday was that only ONE out of the 161 Indian students who obtained the Public Services Department Scholarships was a medical student. What a joke? Out of the tens of Indian students who obtained straight As, only ONE qualifies!
My CWC colleague Murugesan in his blog has pointed out that the Road Transport Department (JPJ) published the list of successful candidates for ‘Jawatan Pembantu Penguatkuasa Gred N17’ in Mingguan Malaysia on June 8.
He found it alarming to note that out of 751 successful candidates, only 15 were non-Bumiputras. It constitutes less then 2% of successful candidates. Out of this, only 10 candidates or 1.3% were Indians.
Grade N17 is for support staff and it is open for applicants with SPM or equivalent qualification. Most applicants for this grade are from lower and lower middle income group families.
"What is the PSD thinking?. Do they want Indians in the country to permanently turn their backs on the BN government? Instead of helping us, Indians, it looks like they are least bothered about us. What do you think?
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*KL Feb 20:* I bumped into a senior editor from Utusan Malaysia this afternoon and asked him what he thought about his former editor-in-chief's tweet on...
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