KUALA LUMPUR: DAP should quit Pakatan Harapan, says MIC.
Its president Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran said DAP should pull out of the Pakatan Government if it could not stop the implementation of khat in primary schools, and is unable to stop rare earth producer Lynas from dumping radioactive waste in Malaysia.
"The khat issue has really embarrassed DAP.
"They (DAP) used to talk like a hero, but appear scared now," he told a press conference on the sidelines of the 73rd MIC AGM at Putra World Trade Centre on Sunday (Aug 25).
Also present were Barisan Nasional president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan and former president Tun Samy Vellu.
Vigneswaran also said DAP had failed to outline strategies to address current economic woes, as people were finding it increasingly difficult to eke out a living.
He said MIC had published a book on its success (from 1946 to 2018) to showcase initiatives undertaken for the betterment of the community.
"This will effectively put an end to false claims that the party had done nothing for the community," he said.
Vigneswaran said one of the party's greatest achievements was the Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) that had set up a revolving fund in aid of students.