Pemimpin MIC diminta dekati semula kaum India

Pemimpin MIC diminta dekati semula kaum India

Presiden MIC Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu menggesa pemimpin parti itu “dekati semula” masyarakat India yang telah menjadi “bank undi” BN sejak penubuhan parti itu pada 1946.

Katanya, ini kerana pada pilihan raya umum Mac 2008, parti itu telah mengambil mudah sokongan masyarakat India yang secara tradisinya mengundi BN dan memastikan kemenangan besar parti pemerintah itu.

“Tugas kita sekarang ialah mendapatkan semula sokongan mereka. Ini merupakan keutamaan kita. Kita telah mencapai kemajuan memberangsangkan sejak 18 bulan lepas, dan kita perlu teruskan usaha ini,” katanya semasa merasmikan bengkel bagi pemimpin MIC di ibunegara hari ini.

Beliau menegaskan adalah menjadi tanggungjawab bagi setiap pemimpin parti “daripada presiden hingga pengerusi cawangan’ untuk menjalin hubungan yang mesra dan erat dengan masyarakat India dan pada masa yang sama tetap memberikan khidmat yang berkesan.

“Masyarakat India meletakkan harapan mereka kepada kita untuk memberikan khidmat terbaik dan kita perlu bekerja keras untuk mendapatkan semula kepercayaan mereka,” katanya.

Samy Vellu berkata parti tidak memerlukan “pemimpin yang alpa dan selesa” yang tidak serius dalam menjalankan peranan dan tanggungjawab kepada parti dan masyarakat.

“Saya dapati kini berlaku kesedaran politik di kalangan ramai pemimpin parti (MIC). Mereka berpendapat perlu mengubah minda dan lebih bertanggungjawab dalam memberikan khidmat yang lebih baik kepada masyarakat,” katanya.

Samy Vellu berkata itu adalah hasil daripada siri bengkel dan usaha pemulihan yang dilakukan oleh parti dan “pendirian tegas” yang diambil terhadap banyak isu melibatkan masyarakat India.

Kemudiannya ketika bercakap kepada pemberita, beliau berkata untuk tempoh 12 bulan akan datang, MIC akan mengemas kini bank data pengundinya.

Katanya pengundi India akan diklasifikasikan mengikut empat warna iaitu hijau (kumpulan pengundi India dikategorikan sebagai “simpanan tetap” BN), kuning (mereka yang mungkin akan meninggalkan BN jika tidak diuruskan dengan baik), merah (anggota parti dan orang yang telah mengenepikan MIC dan perlu dapatkan semula sokongan mereka) dan putih (kumpulan anggota dan pengundi yang berpotensi).

“Melalui klasifikasi ini, kami akan dapat merancang strategi kami dan fokus kepada setiap kumpulan dalam usaha untuk mendapatkan semula sokongan mereka kepada BN,” katanya. – Bernama

source : http://malaysiakini.com/news/120655


December 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MIC Re-invent & Re-connect Workshop

Update from MIC Re-invent & Re-connect Workshop

8000 Indians studying in 20 public university and 20000 studying in private & overseas university,how to tackle them?
-Financial assistance
-Entrepreneurial oppurtunity
-Actively involve in virtual world
-Professional image
-Good organizational culture
-Protocol orientated
-Voice to be heard
-They want their opinions to matter and make a difference
-They want to be a part of party that portrait a young and dinamic values
-Equal oppurtunity

What MIC can offer?
-Continous engagement via liason person
-Provide yearly funding
-Provide employability oppurtunity
-Annual meeting with student leaders
-Dissemination information via FB,Webpage,Twitter,Blog
-Join venture programme’s

10 Building Blocks for Re-Connection Strategy :
-Be real
-View People Differently
-Its about now
-Solution Driven Person
-Personal & Public Life
-Behaviour Modification
-The 5 Rs
Strategic Thinking
-New Work Culture
-Circles of Influence

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Samy Vellu Denies MIC Failed To Register New Voters

Samy Vellu Denies MIC Failed To Register New Voters

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 (Bernama) — MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu said it was not true that the MIC does strive to register youths as new voters. While rejecting a statement by the Election Commission (EC) yesterday that the MIC failed to register new voters in Penang and Selangor in October, he said the EC may not have understood MIC’s process to register voters all this while. He said it was not necessary to register new voters through the Assistant Registrar appointed by the EC.

“The registration of new voters is done by each MIC branch by identifying both members and non-members of MIC who are not voters. The first step is to register youth who have turned 21 years of age as MIC members and ask them to register as voters with the EC,” Samy Vellu said in a statement here on Thursday. He said the process by the party to register new voters was done via campaigns carried out by each MIC branch with the assistance of the EC’s mobile office.

 He said recently the party headquarters had directed each MIC branch to carry out a process to register new voters every six months and this had been made been known through several local newspapers. “It is not true to allege that the MIC was not agressive in registering new voters based only on data for October 2009.

The EC should see the whole picture without depending on data from the EC Assistant Registrar alone,” he said. He said many of the MIC’s new voter registration programmes were done indirectly by involving EC officers without the EC Assistant Registrar channel. Samy Vellu said the MIC could not only depend on the Assistant Registrar appointed by the EC from among MIC members to register new voters. He said the MIC not only assisted in registering new voters who had turned 21 years of age but also all Indians who were not voters yet. — BERNAMA

source : http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=464393

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When it comes to Indians, MIC still No 1

When It Comes To Indians , MIC Still No 1

These are tumultuous times for political parties who inhabit the landscape of the Malaysian political scene.

Since 2008 general election, it cannot be denied that there have been profound changes in the way political parties have to strive to become more attuned to the voice of the people as well as their explicit and implicit needs.

Although MIC fared badly in the last general election, yet with challenges also comes the opportunity for growth and change that is needed to evolve and adept to better fulfill the purpose and agenda of the party and nation.

The party has been around since 1946 and part of the reason for its longevity is the ability of the party to re-mould and re-shape itself whenever the need arises.

In this vein of thought, MIC has taken numerous steps to strengthen itself and navigate today’s choppy political waters successfully.
After much soul searching it is with quiet confidence and sturdy faith that I believe MIC is on track to become the voice of the Indian community of this country again.

New blood, new ideas

The party has consolidated itself and become more united than ever. New blood with new ideas has been given the opportunity and a strong platform to serve.

The party’s last annual general meeting (AGM) and the election results have brought in three new vice presidents and also many new young faces to the central working committee (CWC).

Youthful choices were also made by the president in the appointments for critical positions such as secretary general, treasurer general and information chief.

Besides this, the party has also been very steadfast in reinventing itself from within through various workshops and forums.

The re-branding exercise is going at full throttle and members are being sensitised to change themselves and move towards a people-centric and optimum service performance level to better reach and impact the community in line with the prime minister’s call of ‘people first, performance now’.

The party is now focusing on bringing the Indian community’s grouses to the forefront. The people’s needs and aspirations are the topmost priorities of the party and all tools that enhance this aim are continuously being sharpened and bettered.

MIC is thus poised to remain as the voice and conduit of the community to reach the government and fulfill their potential.

Others losing steam

On the other hand, other parties that claim to champion the rights of the Indian community seem to have lost their momentum after a crescendo of false starts.

The Malaysian Makkal Sakti Party (MMSP) being a case in point. Barely six months old and they are already facing a leadership tussle and severe politicking and infighting.

Whereas the organisation headed by the leader of the Hindraf movement P Uthayakumar hasn’t done anything productive or constructive for the community since its formation.

The Hindraf leaders behind the Nov 25 rally have broken up and seem more keen on finger pointing rather than working towards addressing the plight of the community.

Even within Barisan Nasional, Indian based political parties have their share of issues.

The PPP hierarchy appears to be contented with playing musical chairs for the post of president while the Registrar of Societies (ROS) figures out the winner.

The Indian Progressive Front (IPF) has lost direction and motivation since the demise of M G Pandithan. They too are caught in legal battles and leadership tussles.

On the opposition front

On the opposition front, several Indian elected representatives in Selangor have voiced their dissatisfaction with their state government when it comes to the issue of helping Indians.

One PKR parliamentarian has gone as far to say that the state government has lost the support of the vital Indian bloc because of their ineffectiveness in dealing with the problems of the Indians within the state.

All these points have cemented the position and validated the argument that MIC is the ideal institution to represent the Indian community in this country. The MIC is aware of the grave responsibility such a position entails.

MIC is doing and will continue to do all that is needed to further spur the growth of the Indian community in Malaysia.

The party will continue to be the beacon of the community in safeguarding their interests and unearthing opportunities for the community’s social, financial, economic, cultural and academic well being.

source : P Kamalanathan is MIC’s information chief

December 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Lloyd Tan Parkinson’s Trust Fund


The Lloyd Tan Parkinson’s Trust Fund

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that occurs when certain nerve cells or neurons in the brain die or become impaired. When this happens, these cells no longer produce a chemical called dopamine, which facilitate the smooth, coordinated function of our muscles. When about 80% of these neurons die or get damaged, that’s when Parkinson’s makes an appearance.
One of the misconceptions about Parkinson’s disease is that it’s a disease of old age.

It’s not. Just ask Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with the disease when he was 30 years old. The tell-tale signs include tremors, slowness of movement, rigidity, difficulty with balance, small, cramped handwriting, stiff facial expressions, a shuffling walk, muffled speech, and depression.

There is a misconception that Parkinson’s is an old-age disease but, in fact, about 15% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s come from the 50-year-old and below age bracket. The disease strikes anyone regardless of gender, age, social status, culture, or profession.
And it gets worse as the process of diagnosing the disease is difficult, at best, as there is no one simple test when it comes to confirming the presence of Parkinson’s. A doctor can only arrive at a diagnosis for the condition only through a patient’s medical history and a series of physical examinations.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and blood tests can help rule out other conditions that have similar symptoms, but those who are suspected to be suffering from Parkinson’s should seek out a neurologist who specialises in Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s is also not just a movement disorder as patients can also suffer from a long list of non-motor symptoms such as depression, confusion, hallucination, anxiety, and dementia as well as intestinal disorders, loss of sense of smell, and sleep disturbances.
It is also believed that several non-motor symptoms such as loss of sense of smell, depression, sleep disorders, fatigue, anxiety, and constipation may precede the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s by a few years, and thus can be considered as early symptoms of the disease.

Can it be treated?

Parkinson’s remains an incurable illness. Due to the progressive loss of brain cells, Parkinson’s progresses with time, resulting in gradual and inevitable deterioration of the initial motor symptoms. As the illness advances, the non-motor symptoms such as psychiatric disorders also become more frequent, especially during the advanced stage of illness.
In addition, many patients also develop involuntary body movements and suffer reduced effects of medications towards the later stage of the illness. All these complications result in long-term disability in Parkinson’s patients and in almost all aspects of life – physical, mental, occupational, and social.

There are, however, a number of effective medicines that help ease the symptoms of the disease. Most symptoms are caused by a lack of dopamine, and medicines most commonly used will attempt to either replace or mimic dopamine, which help to reduce tremors, lessen rigidity, and improves slowness of movements associated with Parkinson’s disease. Several new medicines are also being studied that may slow the progression of the disease. Many promise to improve the lives of people with the disease.

The Lloyd Tan Parkinson’s Trust Fund

Set up in 2008 with the HSBC (Malaysia) Trustee Bhd as its sole trustee, the fund is meant to assist lower income group sufferers to be able to undertake the prohibitively expensive DBS surgery. Those interested to know more about the fund can check the fund’s website at http://www.lloydtan-trust.com/.

source : http://thestar.com.my/health/story.asp file=/2009/12/6/health/5233332&sec=health

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


                                                                                   KUOK FOUNDATION BHD(9641-T)

In order to help ease the critical shortage of nurses in Malaysia, Kuok Foundation Berhad is offering study grants of RM18,000 per annum each to suitably qualified Malaysian citizens to undertake a Diploma in Nursing course at Private Nursing Colleges in Malaysia.

Requirements :
1) Applicants must have a minimum of 4 SPM credits including Bahasa Malaysia and Science or Mathematics
2) Course must be fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
3) Applicants must not be in receipt of any scholarship or sponsorship from other organizations at the time of application
4) Grant recipients are required to serve in any public or private hospitals in Malaysia for a period of at least 3 years upon completion of studies

Application forms can be obtained from here http://www.kuokfoun dation.com/ study_dc_ appform3. html or obtained from the following address :
Kuok Foundation Berhad
(Diploma in Nursing)
14th Floor Wisma Jerneh, 38 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Applicants must read the Conditions and Procedures for application carefully before filling the form.

Completed application forms should be received by the Foundation on or before
10 January 2010.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview.

source : Dr.S.Thinagaraj 0172802767

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Scholarship Under MOHE

Scholarship Under MOHE

Dear Friend,

The scholarship available under Ministry of Higher Education.
U may find many useful informations here.

Information available under this link.

Thank you.

source : Dr.S.Thinagaraj 0172802767

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Diploma in Business & Manufacturing In Tamil At OUM


Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Diploma in Business /Manufacturing Management For Indians

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Have you always wanted to learn about business and have a recognized diploma or degree but did not have the opportunity ? You don’t have to worry anymore. Finally our government recognized qualification which can be used as entry
qualification to local universities for degree program.

>Requirements :

>1) Age 21 or above
>2) 3 years of working experience in any field.
>3) PMR / LCE / SRP qualification (certificate not compulsory)

Details :

>1) Classes conducted in tamil
>2) Exams may taken in Tamil , B.M or English.
>3) Course duration is 10 months with classes 1 week per month (2 Fulldays)

>Payment of course fees (options)

>1) Fees can be paid by installment
>2) Bank loan can be arranged
>3) EPF withdrawal is possible
>4) Financing can be arranged

What you will
> learn
> Apart from learning about how to manage a business properly to improve your business skills
>you will also have a chance to gain :

>1) Ways to start a business and available opportunity to start one.
>2) How to apply for bank and government loan as well as grants.
>3) Managing and growing a small business from scratch and drawing up a business plan.

Our indian community MUST take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to better itself.

Please tell your relative and friends about this.

>For more details contact :
>Ravi 016-9049315
>Subasni 016-6191515
>off 03-79814837

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Artikel Kontroversi Utusan Malaysia -India Suka Kecoh

Cuit: Alkisah India di India dan India di Malaysia
Oleh Zaini Hassan
(yang berada di kota raya Hyderabad, India dari 29 November-4 Disember menghadiri Forum Editor-Editor Sedunia)


BERADA di kota raya tua India, Hyderabad selama seminggu minggu lalu amat memberi kesedaran kepada diri ini. Setiap inci persegi tanah di kota-kotanya dihuni oleh ratusan insan. Setiap kilometer persegi dihuni oleh ratusan ribu insan dan setiap bandar raya di negara keramat itu dihuni oleh jutaan manusia. Dan India ialah tanah bagi 1.2 bilion umat manusia. Angkanya bertambah setiap saat.

Berada di India bererti kita berada dalam satu realiti kemanusiaan yang sebenar. India ialah tanah bagi manusia ramai. Jurang hidupnya adalah antara langit dan bumi. Yang papa terlalu papa, yang kaya terlalu kaya. Yang kaya, tidak pandang ke bawah, yang bawah tetap di bawah.

Kasta, darjat atau keturunan masih diamalkan secara tebal di seluruh India. Ia semacam satu agama. Kasta atas tidak boleh bersatu kasta rendah.

Jalan rayanya haru-biru. Suasananya hiruk-pikuk. Bas, lori, kereta, basikal, teksi roda tiga, kereta lembu, kuda bersimpang siur. Bunyi hon adalah wajib. Pegang sahaja stereng, bunyi hon dulu. Di belakang bas dan lori tertulis `tolong hon’. Tiada siapa marah jika dia dihon. Hon ialah nyawa.

Semasa dalam perjalanan menghadiri makan malam perpisahan di Istana Chowmohalla (dibina pada 1780 oleh Nawab Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II),

pemandu bas yang membawa kami tiba-tiba turun lari meninggalkan bas yang dibawanya. Hilang dalam lautan manusia dan kenderaan. Kami terpinga-pinga. Dua lelaki preman masing-masing memegang submesingan jenis sterling yang mengawal keselamatan kami dalam bas berkata “jangan bimbang’’. Pemandu tadi sebenarnya turun untuk meleraikan kenderaan-kenderaan yang sudah berpintal di atas jalan raya. Dia bertindak menjadi polis trafik.

Sambil dia menyelesaikan kekusutan itu, saya melihat di seberang sana seorang penumpang turun dari teksi roda tiga yang dinaikinya menolak kenderaan itu yang mati di atas jalan raya. Tiada rasa marah pun di muka penumpang itu yang menolong menolak teksinya yang rosak.

Tiada siapa peduli apa yang berlaku di sekeliling mereka. Polis trafik pun menjalankan apa yang terdaya, tanpa memperlihatkan sedikit pun kekerutan di dahinya. Trafik lalu lintas tetap berjalan lancar, walaupun dalam suasana kekecohan.

Sebelah malam, di tepi-tepi jalan insan-insan tidur merata-rata. Ada yang telah nyenyak membungkus tubuh dengan kain selimut daripada kedinginan kota itu. Yang belum tidur, duduk mencangkung sambil memandang ke satu tujuan yang tidak diketahui.

Hampir dua jam bergelut kami tiba di istana bereka bentuk masjid itu. Di sepanjang dinding tembok istana tertulis tulisan dalam bahasa Inggeris “Ini tempat suci jangan kencing’’. Kencing berdiri sambil si anunya memancut ke dinding adalah pemandangan umum yang biasa. Mungkin kerana terlalu ramai manusia, tandas bukan lagi pilihan. Awas, setiap pagi berhati-hati berjalan di kaki-kaki lima kerana terlalu banyak jerangkap samar dari isi perut manusia berlonggok di sana-sini. Suasana serupa juga juga khabarnya boleh dilihat di bandar raya lain termasuk di Mumbai.

Sampainya di istana itu, kami dibawa masuk ke dalamnya. Satu suasana antara langit dengan bumi. Kawasan istana lama itu diwarnai dengan lampu-lampu berwarni yang menyenangkan perasaan. Bagaikan berada dalam kisah Hikayat 1001. Tarian-tarian Bollywood dari era 50-an hingga kini dipersembahkan kepada kami. Selesai persembahan kami dijamu dengan juadah Hyderabad tersohor di dunia, nasi beriyani.

Kami makan beriyani kambing dan ayam, tanpa mempedulikan apa-apa lagi. Ia terlalu sedap tanpa boleh ditandingi oleh mana-mana restoran Malaysia, waima Hameediah di Campbell Street, Pulau Pinang mahupun Mahbob di Bangsar.

Di luar tembok sana, suasananya adalah terlalu kontras. India yang penuh warna-warni. India yang penuh dengan drama. Di dada-dada akhbarnya konflik di mana-mana. Di Parlimennya pun haru-biru seperti di atas jalan rayanya juga. Televisyen memaparkan bagaimana seorang speaker dewannya tidak diendahkan oleh ahli-ahli Parlimen yang memboikot sesi soal-jawab. Akhbar Deccan Chronicle dalam karikatur muka satunya (macam Senyum Kambing) keesokan harinya mencuit: Mengapa mereka tidak mahu buat sesi soal-jawab dalam kantin saja, kan di situ tempatnya ahli Parlimen selalu melepak?

India tetap India. Orang India ialah masyarakat yang begitu unik. Jika kita sering tengok wayang Tamil atau Hindi, itulah budaya mereka. Kecoh, kecoh dan kecoh.

Namun, kita di Malaysia pun ada orang India. Kecohnya pun lebih kurang sama. Mereka ini rata-ratanya terdiri daripada ahli-ahli profesional, peguam dan kini menjadi ahli politik. Di Malaysia hanya orang India yang pandai-pandai sahaja yang sering buat bising. Mereka menguasai Majlis Peguam dan kini mereka sudah ramai di Parlimen, bukan mewakili MIC, tapi mewakili DAP dan PKR.

Kerana mereka lantang dan suka buat haru-biru, suara mereka sering kedengaran. Salah seorangnya ialah N. Kulasegaran yang kini memegang jawatan Naib Pengerusi DAP Perak. Beliau lantang mempersoalkan hak-hak orang Melayu.

Katanya, beliau tidak faham mengapa setelah bertahun lamanya masih ada kelompok manusia percaya kepada warna kulit atau penampilan yang lebih tinggi daripada satu kaum lain.

Kita tidak pasti apakah beliau ikhlas dengan kenyataannya itu. Dia tahukah apa yang dia cakap? Tapi yang pasti kenyataannya itu cukup sensitif dan akan membuat kumpulan lain marah. Tapi seperti biasa orang Melayu marahnya tidak lama. Tak apalah. Orang Melayu tidak seperti orang India, walaupun ada juga Melayu yang darah keturunan Keling (DKK), tapi darah Melayu yang lembut banyak menguasai mereka.

Jika di India, mungkin kita akan sentiasa dikawal oleh pengawal bermesingan. Kulasegaran perlu mengambil cuti. Pergilah melawat ke India, dan hayatilah erti kehidupan di sana, hayatilah erti kasta dan darjat, miskin dan kaya, seperti yang saya alami minggu lalu.

Seburuk-buruk Malaysia, inilah tanah tumpah darah kita.

source : http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2009&dt=1209&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=Rencana&pg=re_10.htm&arc=hive

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

OUM Offers Study Oppurtunity In Tamil

Open University Malaysia (OUM) Diploma in Business /Manufacturing Management only for Indians

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Have you always wanted to learn about business and have a recognized diploma or degree but did not have the opportunity ? You don’t have to worry anymore. Finally our government recognized qualification which can be used as entry qualification to local universities for degree program.

Requirements :

>1) Age 21 or above
>2) 3 years of working experience in any field.
>3) PMR / LCE / SRP qualification (certificate not compulsory)
>Details :

>1) Classes conducted in tamil
>2) Exams may taken in Tamil , B.M or English.
>3) Course duration is 10 months with classes 1 week per month (2 Fulldays)

>Payment of course fees (options)

>1) Fees can be paid by installment
>2) Bank loan can be arranged
>3) EPF withdrawal is possible
>4) Financing can be arranged

>What you will learn  
Apart from learning about how to manage a business properly to improve your business skills you will also have a chance to gain :
>1) Ways to start a business and available opportunity to start one.
>2) How to apply for bank and government loan as well as grants.
>3) Managing and growing a small business from scratch and drawing up a business
> plan.

our indian community MUST take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to better itself.
Please tell your relative and friends about this.

For more details contact :
>Ravi 016-9049315
>Subasni 016-6191515
>off 03-79814837

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment