KUALA LUMPUR: The MIC has urged the Government to grant Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status to AIMST University and its surrounding areas to transform it into a research, technology and educational hub over the next two to three years.
Party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu also requested that the Government allocate an annual grant to the university, which is located in Semeling, Kedah, to lessen the financial burden and also increase the intake of students.
He also proposed that the intake of Indians into the civil service be expedited to achieve the 7.4% quota for the community set by the Government.
“We would like the Government to instruct government-linked companies to provide adequate employment opportunities for Indians,” he said during his opening speech at the MIC general assembly yesterday.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak opened the assembly while Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was also present.
He said that MIC would continue to connect with the people, fulfil the promises and develop the trust of the people in the Barisan.
MIC would play its part to make the Government strong, powerful and to develop the nation into a prosperous and respected nation globally, he said.
He said that the lowest stratum of 30% from the Indian community needed drastic support to overcome their financial burden, adding that the MIC was happy that the Government took a serious view of the infrastructure backwardness of Tamil schools and provided a RM100mil grant for their transformation.