Published: Wednesday October 10, 2012 MYT 1:32:00 PM
Subra: Little effect to Indians in Jayathas' PKR move
By MARTIN CARVALHO
KUALA LUMPUR: The decision by Hindraf's top leader S Jayathas to join PKR will have little impact with the Indian community, said MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam.
"They (PKR) merely talk, unlike us who are doing work for the Indian community.
"I don't see anything different (Jayathas's entry into PKR)," he told reporters this after officiating the Smart Outsourcing Summit 2012 on Wednesday.
He noted that the Indian community had accepted the efforts of Prime Mnister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in bringing about positive changes to the livelihood over the past three years.
"The Indian community is beginning to be more aware of this and they will make their choice based on these factors," he added.
On Tuesday, Jayathas, a businessman from Malacca, said he had joined PKR for a better platform to champion the Indian community, denying claims by Hindraf Youth chief S Thiagarajan that he did so owing to financial problems.
The Hindraf leader contested under the PKR banner in the 2004 general election for the Merlimau state seat but lost to Barisan Nasional.