PM: Special Cabinet Committee for Indian Community Development to be established

KUALA LUMPUR: A special Cabinet committee for Indian community development will be set up, while a community action plan will also be launched soon, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said (Photo).

Assuring that no race will be left behind in his Malaysian family, he said the Indian Community Action Plan covers various short and long term goals to improve the living standards of the community.

“Through the Ministry of National Unity, an action plan for the Indian community has been formed called the Indian Community Action Plan (PTMI) and it is to be launched in the near future, covering various objectives. short and long term.

“The government will ensure that the standard of living of the Indian community continues to improve, guided by the PTMI and improvements will also be made, from time to time in accordance with Malaysia’s 12th Plan and Budget 2022.

“A special Cabinet committee for the development of the Indian community will also be set up,” he said in his speech to the MIC general assembly at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (Mitec) on Sunday (December 12). .

By 2022, the Indian community is expected to receive over RM600 million from Malaysian Family Assistance, Ismail Sabri said, adding that the government is planning and implementing various programs to ensure those in need receive assistance. appropriate.

From next year, the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST University), which was built by MIC, will also receive an annual allocation of RM 25 million, he said. .

“The government has always cared about the welfare of the Indians in the country.

“The Indian community will benefit from over RM 600 million donated by Malaysian Family Assistance in 2022.

“Specifically for the Indian community for 2022, RM100 million is also allocated to the Malaysia Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra).

“This involves, among other things, implementing a financial aid program for education, entrepreneurial capacity building programs, charitable aid, as well as helping the B40 Indian community,” he said. declared.

Ismail Sabri also announced that the MIC’s proposal to place Mitra under the Prime Minister’s Department instead of its current position under the Department of National Unity, will also be discussed.

In addition, the Ministry of Education will also allocate RM 35 million for the maintenance of Tamil national type primary schools while the Human Resources Development Corporation has also set aside up to RM 25 million for development. skills of young Indians B40, he said.

Another RM25mil was also provided through the National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun) for a financing program for Indian micro-entrepreneurs, Ismail Sabri said.

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