Tamil, Sikh communities' contribution to Melaka will not be forgotten, says CM

MELAKA: The role of the Tamil and Sikh communities in Melaka should be remembered as both mark auspicious celebrations this week, says the Melaka Chief Minister.

Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali said the vast contributions of Tamil and Sikhs in the history of Melaka will not be forgotten.

"The Tamils had played a crucial role since the days of the Melaka Sultanate, and later as a catalyst for bygone Melaka railways, plantations, as well as medical and education fields.

"The Sikhs contributed vastly in the field of security and national defence, as well as the medical sector," he said in his Tamil New Year and Vaisakhi wishes on Wednesday (April 14).

Tamil Malaysians are celebrating the first day of the Tamil new year (Puthuvarudam), while the local Sikh community celebrate Vaisakhi to mark the birth of the Khalsa order in 1699 by the 10th master guru, Gobind Singh Ji, on Wednesday.

Sulaiman said his administration will continue to expand opportunities for all communities in the proposed economic corridors.

He said various development and education excellence plans will incorporate the interests of all communities in the state, which will continue to recognise the contributions of various communities to Melaka.

"The state will ensure no community will be left out," he added.

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