Saturday April 19, 2008- The Star
MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has told the Internet news portal Malaysiakini that Barisan Nasional should change its mindset whereby equal opportunities must be given to all Malaysians, reported Malaysia Nanban.
He said it would be perilous for the Government if Barisan continued to ignore the other communities.
He also denied that the component parties were subservient to Umno but admitted that they were not treated as equals in the coalition.
He said the downfall of Barisan in the recent general election was due to the dissatisfaction of the people.
He said that while the Government had introduced programmes that were supposed to benefit all the people, they benefited one particular race when implemented.
He said that for Barisan to win the support of Malays and the other communities, it must come out with comprehensive programmes to uplift the economic status of the people in business, their participation in industry, licences and the vendor system that will bring benefit to all in the country.