An ethnic Indian politician has warned the community members to be careful of those who are out to split them, and has asked them to stay united and work together.
Malaysian Indian Congress Vice-President M Saravanan has said that ethnic Indians must stay united and work together to achieve goals set up for the community, Tamil Nesan newspaper quoted him as saying.
Saravanan, who is Deputy Federal Territories Minister, felt that the mushrooming of ethnic Indian-based political parties would result in a greater split in the community, leading to the loss of benefits from the Government.
He said the new political parties must work towards solving problems faced by the community and not solicit cheap publicity by degrading other parties.
The MIC is the largest ethnic Indian political party in the country and is an important component of the ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional.
A former member of the banned Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) has launched a new ethnic Indian party Makkal Sakti which is to be officially launched next month.