Hindraf leader appointed as Deputy Minister in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur: Leader of an ethnic Indian NGO Hindraf, P Wayathamoorthy, who became a supporter of the ruling coalition a month before general polls, has been sworn-in as a Deputy Minister in Prime Minister Najib Razak`s cabinet.
Waythamoorthy was also appointed to the Senate.
"I feel honoured and humbled at the appointment, and on my part will do my best to fulfil my duties," Wayathamoorthy, 46, said.
He said the honour of his appointment belonged to the nation`s poor and underclass ethnic Indians, Star quoted the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader as saying.
"We have come a long way in our struggle for our rights and voices to be heard," he said, adding that he would strive to fulfil the demands contained in Hindraf`s blue print during his tenure as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister`s department.
Wayathamoorthy had decided to support ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional in April ahead of the May 5 national polls.
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