Monday, November 30, 2009

Felda’s 2,000 ha of seaweed, 1,876 hard core poor to benefit. Indians excluded by UMNO (ref Sunday Star 22/11/2009 at page N10)


This is yet another classical case where especially the poor and working class Indians are yet again excluded from the national poverty eradication policy. Why hasn’t UMNO implemented any plans targetting the Indian poor and working class as they have done for the poor natives in Sabah and for almost all the Malay muslims in Peninsular Malaysia. The poor and working class Indians could for example be given opportunities in the Felda, Felcra, Risda, Fama, Agropolitan land ownership schemes or the thousands of acres for lifestock breeding. But in the 52 year old history of UMNO ruling this country there has been zero such schemes targetting the Indians but there is almost 100% such schemes targetting the Malay muslims. UMNO has to stop these racist and religious extremist based policies.