Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has urged Indians in the country to place their trust in the Government to enable the “partnership” to lead towards a brighter future for the community.
He said Indians should have a hopeful mindset that was based on “solid trust” between the leaders and the people.
“When we talk about the future, we must build a vision of it that centres on a sense of hope, of faith, in better times to come. In other words, what we need is nambikei (faith in Tamil),” the Star quoted Razak, as saying.
“For me to work with you towards a better future, I need your trust so that we may make this sense of hope reach the community everywhere,” said Razak.
Najib, who cited examples of areas that the Government and the community could work together, said both sides could collaborate to document the history of Indians in Malaysia.
“These include Indians who had sacrificed much for nation building; Indians who, despite all the odds, made advances and Indians who propagated their heritage and made it flourish,” he said.
Najib also said efforts should be put in to expand the appreciation for Tamil and other Indian languages, as well as to bring together the best and the brightest from the community to work towards charting a bright future for the community.