Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Suhakam: Turn Indian youths away from crime

Friday August 8, 2008 - The Star

THE number of Indian youths involved in various crimes has increased tremendously, reported Tamil Nesan.

Malaysia Human Rights Commission’s Datuk N. Sivasubramaniam said Indian-based public and non-governmental organisations and political parties should shift their focus to these problems.

He proposed that the organisations take the initiative to identify problematic youths and conduct the necessary training so that they can lead normal lives.

He said MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu recently announced that the MIC Youth committee would discuss the matter with the police.

He said that most of the youths who left their studies halfway were involved in criminal activities and that the influx of foreign workers and lack of job opportunities were contributing factors.

He said there had been cases of frustrated youths who turned to crime as they were unable to get jobs even though they had the necessary qualifications.

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