R.AGE Newsflash: An “Indian problem”, or a Malaysian one?

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 07 Nov 2018

PETALING JAYA: The issues plaguing the Indian B40 community (IB40) today are due to a lack of political will in helping them when they were displaced from the rubber and oil palm estates, said MySkills Foundation director S. Pasupathi.

“Thousands of Indians lost their jobs and homes when estates were converted into industrial and housing areas,” he said. “But there was no attempt to help them integrate into society, no attempt to help them get jobs. So they lived in poverty, and turned to gangsterism in order to make ends meet.”

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