THERE is nothing wrong in adding the Tamil language in the Malaysia Truly Asia promotional DVD, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany.
“No harm adding one more language,” he said, adding that 85% of Indians in Malaysia are of Tamil origin.
“They can also take the DVD out of Malaysia to promote tourism,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby yesterday.
Devamany, who is MIC vice-president, said he would ask Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen to include the Tamil language in the DVD.
On Monday, Fong Kui Lun (DAP – Bukit Bintang) asked Dr Ng why Tamil was not used in a DVD to promote Malaysia as other languages – Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and English were used, to which Dr Ng replied that most Indians in the middle income group speak English, unlike tourists from China.