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Date : 29th February 2012
YAB. Dato Seri Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Block Utama Bangunan Perdana Putra, Faks : 03-8888 3444
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
YB. Dato’ Seri Chor Chee Heung
Minister of Housing and local government
No. 51, Persiaran Perdana, Faks: 03-8891 5022
Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya. E-Mail :email@example.com
YB Senator Dato’ Sri Shahrizat Bini Abdul Jalil
Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat
Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat
Aras 23 – 25, No.55, Persiaran Perdana, Faks : 03-83232034
Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re : RM 6.3 Billion AIM loans & petty trading licenses denied to Indian poor.
We refer to the above matter and to the news report in todays (29/2/2012) New Straits Times at page 6. Out of the AIMs’ 6.3 Billion loans to 296,080 (malay muslim) poor, we estimate only 0.1% showpieces to the Indian poor. The Indian small businessmen are denied licenses, AIM and other business loans and business opportunities.
The 1 Malay-sian national Budget this year is RM 232.8 Billion. Out of this RM2.1 Billion has been allocated to Amanah Iktihar Malaysia (AIM) for the poor and hardcore poor to engage in small businesses as a means of upward mobility. However the Indian poor are segregated and excluded from both this 6.3 Billion AIM loan.
Just look around by the roadside, highways, highway rest areas, government food courts, bus stations, LRT and train stations, super markets, shopping areas etc. We will see 99.9% malay muslims only selling goreng pisang, kuih, burger, ice water, nasi lemak etc in their stalls both with licenses or without licenses.
And never do we see an Indian selling the same or Vadai for that matter. We have received numerous complaints that this is because the UMNO DBKL and even in the Pakatan Rakyat ruled states of Kedah, Penang and Selangor, the local Council enforcement officers will within days confiscate their utensils tables, chairs and items they are selling, demolish the stalls.
But this hardly ever happens to a Malay muslim in 1 Malay-sia!
Of course the UMNO and P.R. governments tell us that the Indians are not interested in these small businesses. But have your goodselves ever wondered where the thousands of small businesses who set up shop at Batu Caves for Thaipusam and the scores of other hindu festivals at nationwide temples go to after the festivals. They have nowhere to go to do business in 1 Malay-sia.
Is this the 1 Malay-sia that the racist UMNO Prime Minister has been championing.
Kindly revert to us accordingly.
(De facto leader)