Loga Bala Mohan, who heads Penang PPP, said his party was pushing for the agenda to be included in the BN election manifesto for Penang.
“We want it to be an election promise to show that BN would walk its talk for the Indian community,” he told FMT today.
“It’s important to develop an Indian settlement where the community has facilities for Tamil education, religious and cultural activities, business opportunities and so on.”
Taman Puteri Gunung has the largest Indian community in Penang, with nearly 2, 000 households headed mostly by former estate workers who moved out from the nearby Chersonese Plantation when its management changed some 20 years ago.
PPP also wants the BN manifesto to promise to build a facility that would make it easy for disabled persons, senior citizens, children and pregnant women to get to the hilltop Arulmigu Balathandayuthabani temple.
Currently, devotees who do not own four-wheel-drive vehicles have to climb 554 steps to reach the temple.
Arulmigu Balathandayuthabani Kovil has the reputation of being the largest temple outside India that is dedicated to Lord Muruga Perumaan. It is a major tourist attraction.
PPP is also asking BN to set up a foundation to provide financial aid to needy Indian families to enable them to pay for their children’s tertiary education and another foundation to build houses for the poor and establish a vocational institution for Tamil school leavers.
It also wants BN to carry out a comprehensive programme to upgrade the knowledge and skills of Indian youths to ease their way into higher education, employment and business.
These requests were contained in two resolutions passed at Penang PPP’s annual convention last month.
You might also like
Photos: 30/4/11 HRP Dinner in recognition of 54 HINDRAF activists prosecuted: Dewan SRJK Pai Teik, Jalan Ooi Kar Seng, Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang.
Tamil edition of ‘Malaysian Indian Minority & Human Rights Violations Annual Report 2010’ launched @ Nibong Tebal on 30/4/11 by Hindraf/HRP Adviser N.Ganesan.
Police murder Mahalingam in Nibong Tebal lock up but puts blame on other Indian detainees and send them to E.O. at Simpang Renggam to cover up.
Event: 30/4/2011 @ 7.30p.m, HRP Dinner in recognition of 54 HIDRAF activists prosecuted: Dewan SRJK Pai Teik, Jalan Ooi Kar Seng, Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang.
HRP dinner in Nibong Tebal in solidarity with 54 Hindraf activists maliciously prosecuted attracts 400 hardcore supporters.
Police Murder Mahalingam (35) in Nibong Tebal lockup. But Indian detainees charged for murder & sent to Simpang Renggam/EO to cover up police murder. (See Makkal Osai 7/12/10 page 7)
3rd Force joining BN : No thank you PM.Najib. HINDRAF and HRP is more committed than PR to end UMNO/BN rule of Putrajaya for 53 long years, which has brought the Indian poor to this downtrodden state.
இரண்டு குற்றவாளிகளில் ஒருவர் இந்தியர். பொருளாதார ஏற்றத்தாழ்வுகளால் ஏற்பட்டது. மனித உரிமைக் கட்சியின் கணேசன் தகவல். (மக்கள் ஓசை 4/5/2011 பக்கம் 2)
Hindraf & HRP not with ABU but ABUR. Against racist UMNO being replaced by racist UMNO No. 2 @ Pakatan Rakyat in disguise .(See FMT)
Final moment has arrived. P.Uthayakumar’s 25 Nov Hindraf Rally book in daily segments No. 343 (1/2/12).