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17 August 2018

Another 10 SITF centres to resolve Indian community issues

Another 10 SITF centres to resolve Indian community issues
BENTONG, Feb 8: The government is setting up another 10 more Special Implementation Taskforce on Indian Community (SITF) service centres nationwide this year to settle issues relating to the Indian community more swiftly and effectively.

MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said since taking over the administration of the country, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had carried out several efforts to resolve the issues faced by the Indian community including the establishment of SITF.

Among the problems which had been solved included the issue of citizenship which saw 7,000 applications successfully settled while another 4,000 cases were still in the process.

“The government created these service centres as a link between government agencies and the people at grassroots level so that we could assist them solved the problems they are facing.

“Looking at the experience throughout the country, many cases referred to SITF were those in need of assistance in education, welfare, medical aid and citizenship,” he said after officiating the SITF service centre in Taman Sentosa here today.


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