KUALA LUMPUR: Umno veteran Tajuddin Abdul Rahman caused a stir in the Dewan Rakyat today when he declared his love for the Indian community in Malaysia, saying he was an “ultra Indian”.
“I love Indians. I am an ultra Indian. Don’t judge me based on my songkok,” he said when asking Education Minister Maszlee Malik about his request for Tamil schools in his constituency.
“Can you help Pasir Salak?” he had said. “The other day, I asked for help to build a Tamil school. The plans to build it were disrupted.
“I hope the minister will look into the matter,” he told Maszlee.
Hearing this, several MPs laughed, prompting Tajuddin to ask why they were laughing before declaring his love for the Indian community.
RSN Rayer (PH-Jelutong) then asked Tajuddin if he was acting.
However, Tajuddin said he had helped the Indian community in his constituency, but the people were not aware of this.
Maszlee said Tajuddin was a classic example of the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.
He added that his ministry would look into the request for a Tamil school to be built in Pasir Salak.