PSP told to come clean over ‘Indian trader asked to convert to Islam’
KUALA LUMPUR, June 29: The Seberang Perai Polytechnic (PSP) has been urged to come clean over the allegations made by a Indian food contractor that he was asked to convert to Islam if he wants to continue running his business.
Pusat Aduan Rakyat Malaysia (PAR) Malaysia President Datuk A. Chandrakumanan said that PSP Penang is answerable and should come out clean to clear the allegation made by Gopi Krishnan Gopal.
“Such a thing should not happen in a multiracial country like Malaysia where the people has the freedom to practice a religion of any kind and no one should be forced into practicing a certain religion.
“This is a serious allegations that PSP needs to clear of public interest.
“We PAR Malaysia view this matter seriously as the minority needs to be protected as stated in the Federal Constitution and one Politeknik should not be allowed to destroy the racial unity over a canteen tender says A. Chandrakumanan.
“If its true, then immediate action should be taken against it’s administration as the government of the day do not tolerate such matters.
“However, we hope this matter is not taken out of context by political parties for their political gains because the people will be at the losing end, stressed Chandrakumanan,” Chandrakumanan said.
He also urged the the Ministry of Higher Education to resolve the matter immediately and should not take Gopi’s allegation lightly.
“If Gopi fulfil the requirements of the tender, he should not be deprived of his rights in operating the canteen again,” Chandrakumanan said.