‘Do not belittle intelligence of Indians’

Najib asks the Indian community not to fall for the lies of Pakatan Rakyat.

S Retnanathan, FMT

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak launched a stinging attack against the opposition today, saying that the opposition pact, made up of DAP, PKR and PAS, was trying to cheat the people, especially the Malaysian Indian community.

“They say that there are 300,000 Indians in the country who do not have any documents… 300,000 stateless Indians they say. This is a lie. There are only 9,000 Indians who do not have documents.

“Out of this 9,000 people, we have sorted out 4,500 applications for documents. Another 2,000 applications are still being processed. The registration is open. If there are any Indians without documents, they can walk in and apply to get their citizenship.

“With all this going on, they (the opposition) can cheat that some 300,000 Indians are stateless. This is belittling the intelligence of Indians in the country. You can fool some people some time, but not all the people all the time,” he told some 3,500 people at the opening of 66th MIC annual general assembly here.

He said the opposition had promised that the 300,000 stateless people would be given citizenship within one month after Pakatan Rakyat takes power of the federal government.

“This means, they will process, 10,000 applications in a day and grant citizenship to 10,000 so called stateless Indians daily for a month. This is really belittling the intelligence of Malaysian Indians… can this be achieved…this is another lie,” Najib added.

Pakatan demolished seven temples

He said when the opposition started governing four states in the country after the 2008 general election, they promised not to demolish any Hindu temples or shrines but this changed soon after.