04 December, 2007

Malaysian Indians income survey, temples and development.

I think I read somewhere yesterday something on the income survey of Indians. Being a minority, on average Malaysian Indians earns somewhere in between the Malays and Chinese. Now that is not too bad is it?

But surveys take the middle route~ So it is not really that truthful in a sense. What is the actual distribution of wealth among Indians is more important. If the income is largely concentrated on the top 10 percentile than the survey is pretty much hiding the facts.

I know Indians from both sides of the income range~ both have pride and both have their ways. But if the basic needs are neglected not only the Indians feel 2nd class but everyone else for that matter would feel the same if they met with the same fate. So what is the deal of tearing down temples even if it is built illegally?

Most temples do not occupy that much land anyway. At least what the government could do is make all illegal temples legal by certifying the land to be leased to them until a imminent development project takes place. Than just ensure that the temple is moved to another suitable location.

The way I see it~ for the meagre income the majority of Indians who are the minority in this country is simply the reason that temples need be built illegally. I bet you they would rather build it legally if they all just have the money. So just like any town planning~ If they can allocate land for a mosque or surau why not do the same for the other religions as well? Or is it all about the money and not the noble intentions to serve the nation?


3 comments:

Chewxy said...

Fallacious comment:
Being a minority, on average Malaysian Indians earns somewhere in between the Malays and Chinese. Now that is not too bad is it?

Being a minority and earnings do not correlate. Being a minority doesn't mean that you cannot earn a lot.
Perhaps you mean by how much they contribute to the GDP, or even taxes. Then that would have made more sense.

Chewxy

Anonymous said...

I am surprised, very surprised that anyone would believe figures generatered by our goverment since the par value fiasco regarding the malay's economic equity pie.

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