Hindus have welcomed offer of incentives for minority ethnic Indian community reportedly announced by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak at Deepavali Open House Celebration in Malacca on November one.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this apparent commitment to help the minority ethnic Indian community was a step in the right direction.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Razak to do more for the Hindu community of Malaysia so that they did not feel left out in south-east Asia’s most vibrant economies and had their share in the fruits of its decades of industrial growth. Hindus had contributed significantly to the building and development of Malaysia, Zed added.
Rajan Zed stressed the urgent need of empowering the Hindu community through various means; including creating helpful business environment for them, better equipping the entrepreneurs, providing more seats in higher-education institutions, etc.