THE MIC is concerned over the high number of Indians involved in crimes.
Tamil Nesan quoted party deputy president Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam as saying that 45% of the country's crimes involved Indians.
The situation, he said, had brought shame to the community, resulting in Indians being looked down by the other races.
Dr Subramaniam said unless remedial actions were taken immediately, Indians would be left out economically and become a backward community.
The party, he said, had worked tirelessly with various government agencies to combat the problem, yet crimes involving Indian youths continued to rise.
> In its foreign section, the paper reported that a large number of devotees were making a beeline for the famous Ekambaranathar temple in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu after a mango tree in its compound started bearing fruits after a gap of 10 years.
The tree is said to be famous as its fruits have four distinctively different taste, depending on the branches from where they were plucked.
> Makkal Osai reported that the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Kampung Rimba Jaya, Padang Jawa that was demolished in 2007 would be rebuilt.
The new site is a 4,570sq metre area near the KTM quarters.
The demolition had led to a massive protest by Indian groups and helped trigger the Hindraf rally on Nov 25 of the same year.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the project on Sunday was attended by state and community leaders and the Indian community from the former Kampung Rimba Jaya.
The land was donated by the developer of the former Kampung Rimba Jaya, KenRimba Jaya.
> Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item.
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