Wednesday, February 17, 2010

UMNO: Indian Poverty to be inherited.

In 2006, 2,136 hardcore poor households in rural areas were provided home reconstruction assistance which benefited 10,680 household members. In 2007, housing assistance was provided to 1,942 hardcore poor household (Sunday Star 10/1/10 at page N14).

But we have not heard of a single Indian who had benefited from any of these UMNO assistance for the poor and hardcore poor. And we believe hundreds of thousands of Indians are living in dilapidated houses. Why are Indians excluded from this mainstream of development. Why are Indians discriminated against?

The latest example being the house of Arumugam which is on the verge of collapsing (MN 10/1/10 at page 3).

P. Uthayakumar