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The Malaysia India Democratic Action Party (Mindrap)
KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 (Bernama) — The Malaysia India Democratic Action Party (Mindrap) has pledged its support to the government policies on improving the well-being of the Indian community.
Its president, Manuel Lopez said the party, which was set up in 2005, would play a meaningful role in raising the problems of the community.
“We know that some of the demands made by the community went unfulfilled maybe because they were not pursued correctly.
“We should not blame the government. What is important, the struggle to advance the interest of the Indian community must go unabated,” he told a news conference here today.
Lopez said the formation of the party was not to compete against the MIC or the People’s Progressive Party but to intensify the struggle for the community.
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“I formed the party with the aim of improving the well-being of the Indian community. From our study, the community is still lagging behind and saddled with many problems such as the identify card, education and unemployment,” he said.
Claiming that Mindrap has about 3,000 members nationwide, he said the party was formed due to unhappiness over the leadership of the other Indian based parties.
Asked whether Mindrap would apply to join Barisan Nasional, Lopez said, “We are an independent party and we will support whoever fights for the interest of the community.”
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