Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hindraf backs Bangsa Malaysia conceptTuesday

May 27, 2008


The Government should implement the Bangsa Malaysia concept to give equal opportunities to all Malaysians, Hindu Rights Action Front national co-ordinator R.S. Thanenthiran said.

He said the concept, which recognised a citizen not by his colour, religion or his cultural background, could help promote greater unity."We should give the Bangsa Malaysia concept a chance. Political parties should no longer be race-based."Politicians should also stop using racial and religious sentiments that could disunite the people," he said yesterday.

On Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was important for Malaysians to identify themselves as Bangsa Malaysia and not by their race.Thanenthiran also called on Indian youths to continue using tolerance, patience, love and peace in their approach to resolve problems."Similarly, we wish the Government will accept our requests to sit down and talk amicably about Hindraf's concerns," he said.