Sunday, August 10, 2008

MIC to shed racist approach in tackling problems


The MIC will shed the racial approach and adopt a multi-racial stance in dealing with the people’s problems, said party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

He said problems facing the Indian community could only be resolved through a non-racist approach, as evident after the 2008 general election.

Samy Vellu said there must be understanding and respect among all races and a new give-and-take attitude.

“The MIC will continue to fight for the Indian community when its rights are infringed. But we will only ask what is rightfully ours, without infringing on the rights of the other communities,” he told reporters here today.

Earlier, the MIC chief had opened the second phase of the party’s re-branding exercise here involving hundreds of branch chairmen and party workers from Kedah and Penang.

He said the aim of the re-branding exercise was to allow branch leaders to put their minds together on how to re-build the party and regain the confidence of the Indians.

Samy Vellu added that the brainstorming session would also be used to chart strategies to face the Permatang Pauh by-election in Penang on Aug 26.

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