Be patient, Perkasa tell Orang Asli

Published: 30 October 2010

PETALING JAYA: The Orang Asli must wait for the government to provide their much-needed infrastructure, according to right-wing Malay NGO Perkasa.

“They (the Orang Asli) need to wait. (Prime Minister) Najib (Tun Razak) is taking steps to transform Malaysia,” said Perkasa Youth chief Arman Azhar Abu Hanifah. 

Asked how long the Orang Asli must wait before seeing results, Arman said it would take time. “Our country is big, and it is still young. It is only 53 years old,” he said.

“It will take time to put roads there (for the Orang Asli),” he said. “Talking and implementation are two very different things. Infrastructure needs a lot of planning.”

“The Orang Asli should come and sit with the government. They should have a roundtable meeting with the higher ranking (officers) and with the prime minister and ask him what they need,” he added, expressing his faith in Najib's capabilities.

From The Nut Graph, by Patrick Lee. 29 October 2010

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