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PM: Gov't to study ways to grant Indian Muslims bumiputera status

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today said that Putrajaya would look into ways in order to accord bumiputera status to the country's Indian Muslim community.

"I accept that Indian Muslims are bumiputeras. The question of how it will be implemented, we will study this further, whether it is through administration, or through the method asked for, which is through gazetting.

"But the fact remains, ladies and gentlemen, you are bumiputera," Najib told a Hari Raya open house event organised by Indian Muslim NGOs in Serdang, Selangor.

He was responding to a request made by Malaysian Indian Muslim Associations (Permim) president Dhajudeen Shahul Hameed, who asked for the community to be recognised as bumiputeras by way of gazette.

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