KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged the Indian community to become a partner to the government based on the nambikei concept (believe, trust, confidence and hope) to spur the transformation programme in charting the development towards a high-income economy.
The prime minister said as a partner under the ‘nambikei concept, more could be done for the development of the people, including the Indian community.
“By embracing this concept, there is no problem that cannot be resolved. I trust you, you trust me,” he said when addressing thousands of devotees attending the Thaipusam celebration at Batu Caves here Tuesday.
Present were the prime minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
Najib said all promises made by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, either to the Indian community or other races would be fulfilled.
He said how importance Thaipusam was to the Hindus as the day of making a vow and praying for a better life, the government was also striving to provide a more secure future and better quality of life to the people.
The prime minister said the government’s undertaking to help the Indian community in all aspects, including education, economy, religion and nationality problem had a positive impact for the assistance rendered was greater than before.
“We have never broken our promises… if the BN government promises to do something, we will do it,” he said.
Najib said besides improving the Indian community’s education, the government would approve the construction of six more sekolah rendah jenis kebangsaan Tamil (SRJKT) in Selangor, Perak, Kedah and Johor as decided at a meeting with SRJKT teachers, recently.
He said 3,315 identity card and citizenship cases involving the Indian community had been solved since the launch of the MyDaftar programme 10 months ago.
Source : Bernama