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Indian Community May Be Marginalised If Tun Mahathir Rules Again

Pic: Bernama (The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry president, Tan Sri Dr K. Kenneth Eswaran.)Pic: Bernama (The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry president, Tan Sri Dr K. Kenneth Eswaran.)JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) today voiced its concerns on the possibility of Indians being marginalised if Tun Dr Mahathir is given the chance to rule the country again.

Its president Tan Sri Dr K. Kenneth Eswaran said such an outcome is not impossible as according to records, the Indian community was marginalised and left behind based on the racial policies practised by Dr Mahathir when he was the prime minister.

"Dr Mahathir was in power for 22 years, the policies set by him saw the rights of the Indians gradually eroded in the shared economy.

"I do not have any personal problems with him, but I want to know why is Dr Mahathir only taking an interest in the Indian community now and is asking for another chance.

"He should have acted then," he told a media conference after opening the Malaysian Indian Transformation Roadshow here today.

Kenneth was commenting on the move by Pakatan Harapan to name Dr Mahathir as the candidate for the Prime Minister post if they win the coming general election.

— Bernama