Who is really benefiting from AIMST?

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By P Ramasamy

Sometime in October last year, former president of the MIC, S Samy Vellu made a revelation that stunned the Indian community. He said that AIMST University and MIED (Maju Institute of Educational Development) were set-up by NGOs and that both had no links to the MIC.

If this is the case, then why then were funds collected from members of the Indian public to set-up AIMST University in the first place?

I believe millions were collected from poor Indians for AIMST and MIC branches that failed to collect funds were closed down.

Even after Samy’s revelation, the present MIC leadership is continuing to give the false impression that AIMST is under the control of the MIC. What a betrayal to Indians.

The fact that less and less Indians are being admitted into AIMST is a telltale sign that this university has nothing to do with the MIC or the promotion of Indian education.

AIMST is simply a private university built by funds from poor Indians. The irony is that the university has no place for the Indian community.

This is yet another classic betrayal of the Indian community by past and present MIC leaders. As it turns out, only a handful of persons are the real benefactors of the various schemes that have defrauded Indians.

P Ramasamy is Deputy Chief Minister II of Penang.

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