Wednesday, February 21, 2018 06:20:27 PM

Tamils lagging behind in progress

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Malayali’s, Gujarati’s, Punjabi’s and Sindhi’s are expected to prosper faster in Malaysia, and around the world, than their Tamil counterparts.

This is because most Tamil communities still live in rural areas, attend Tamil schools and are unable to communicate with other races well in the city, according to political economist Professor Hoo Kee Ping.

He said the Tamil-educated were not sought after when it came to jobs, unlike the Chinese-educated who were able to get employed because many employers wanted Mandarin-speaking staff.

“Tamils who grow up in urban areas will continue to be professionals. They are hardworking and smart people. But the rural Tamils will continue to be a major problem for the country,” he told FMT….

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