Being a Minister for over 20 years and President of the only party that represents the Indian community in the Barisan Nasional yet do so little for the them. As Minister and President he has all the connection in the hierarchy of Malaysia power base to lobby and answer the call of duty to protect his community BUT what he do, FAILED THEM MISERABLY. What did the Indian community do to deserve all this unfair treatment?
And so the pointing of fingers begin between two great friends now seen as foes.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did very little for the Indian community when he was prime minister, MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said yesterday.
Samy Vellu said the Indians had to struggle on their own for more than 140 years and achieved success only through sheer hard work .
"Despite the MIC appealing again and again for help, he refused to budge," Samy Vellu said in response to Dr Mahathir's remarks during a talk in Teluk Intan on Saturday.
The former prime minister had said the Malays were willing to admit other races into the country and endowed them with rights.
He had also demolished the notion of a Bangsa Malaysia and said Malaysians must accept the fact that they were just too different to be known as one race.
Dr Mahathir's remarks have drawn flak from non-Malay groups, who felt that national unity was crucial for the country to meet its future challenges.
Samy Vellu said Dr Mahathir should not be taking a racist approach at a time when Malaysians were working hard towards unity. - NST