PM shocked to hear 40000 indians without birth cert

January 21st, 2008 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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According to Toyo, there are 40,000 Indians without birth cert. Now, the issue was discussed in UMNO supreme council (wonder why?) and yet another committee (anyone keeping track of the number of committees now?) WILL be set up to handle this problem.

As I mentioned earlier, is this proof of sole representative of the Indian community’s failure?

More shockingly, Toyo said that PM was shocked to hear about this. Yet another proof of failure from the sole party that represents Indians?

Special unit to handle plight of Indians without birth cert


SHAH ALAM: A special committee under the Home Affairs Ministry will be set up to handle the plight of 40,000 Indian children nationwide who do not have a birth certificate. Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said the decision to set up the committee was made after he highlighted the matter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during the Umno Supreme Council last week.

He said many Indian-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) had approached him to help raise the plight of the children.  “These children are unable to attend school, register for programmes or get jobs as adults.

“The Prime Minister was shocked when I informed him and immediately asked for a special committee to be formed under the Home Ministry,” he said during an Indian cultural show organised by the Barisan Nasional Volunteers Association here on Saturday night.

Dr Khir said the state government was working closely with several NGOs to get the parents to register their children. He added that the birth certificate should be issued quickly if all the requirements were met. He said the requirements included information on the hospital of birth and supporting facts from grandparents or close relatives.

“We have to be careful. We have to safeguard against foreigners who might use the chance to register for citizenship,” he said. 

Helping Indian kids without birth certs


SHAH ALAM: The state government is stepping up efforts to gather information on Indian children without birth certificates.

It is learnt that there are about 40,000 Indian children without birth certificates in the state, many because their fathers cannot be traced.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said the services of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were being enlisted to compile the number of affected children and their place of birth.

“We have to verify if they are Malaysians to sieve out foreigners claiming to be locals,” he said at a meeting with 15 Indian NGOs here.


He believed the problem could be overcome with the mother’s identification documents or the child’s hospital birth records.

Dr Khir said he had raised the children’s dilemma at a recent Umno supreme council meeting.  He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi instructed Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad to form a task force to address the problem immediately.


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