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Malaysia Malaysian Punjabi party gets first woman President

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    Malaysian Punjabi party gets first woman President

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    Jaishree Balasubramanian

    Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (PTI) An ethnic Indian Sikh has been elected as the first woman president of Parti Punjabi Malaysia party, the 24-year-old political group that was formed to take care of the interest of the Sikh community in the country.

    Susheel Kaur, 59, whose father Jeswant Singh founded the party in 1986, became its first woman president, elected unopposed by more than 50 delegates at the party's biennial general meeting here.

    Multi-ethnic Malaysia has a sizeable Indian population comprising about eight per cent of the total population.

    Though a majority are Hindus, there are more than 100,000 Sikhs who came here for trade and business several years ago.

    Susheel Kaur, a senior consultant who majored in social impact studies, felt that she was not cut out to be a politician but stressed that she felt responsible for the party which was founded by her father.
     
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    100,000 sikhs and 3,000 are members of this Party. After 25 years it has achieved that much...Good Effort.:happysingh:
     
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    By any chance can we get a image of hers for our records... i tried to find it but to no avail... Thank you!
     
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    I am still waiting for the photo of Jeswant Singh Khosa..the calligrapher of SGGS..He was also a founder President of this Punjabi party before he went overseas...the TWO Jeswants founded it...about 25 years ago....will try and obtain a recent photo..:carefreekudi::happymunda:
     
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    This party seems to be nothing more than a paper exercise kept going not for the kaum but for an individual's memory- something perhaps the founder of the party would not have approved- Some requests to sat up a branch of the PPM in London for the Punjabis settled here from Malaysia, has gone unheeded and as un heard.A branch in London would have given the party high profile publicity.Though a promise was made, and again that seems to have gone to rest like a skeleton upon the shelves.It is not heard again from after some initial enthusiasm by the new president to answer mails personally on the net sometime , ago!Seems,most Sikh organisations follow what the SGPC does, perhaps a copy out of their benchmarking!

    If only Sikhs would realise that the PPM has a significant prospects to emerge as a recognised entity, if it starts dealing and uniting in a coalition with either the Islamic or the DAP parties, this would soon enough give the BN-the National Front Coalition of Malaysia- the urgency in incentive to invite the PPM into its own coalition group.This is being thwarted currently by the tamil dominated Indian Congress of Malaysia, who does not want another powerful indian group to be heard.BUT..with recent actions of disunity and defragmentation within the mainly tamil population, the Indian Congress is likely to loose its "importance " within the BN as the splinter groups of tamil dominated parties like Makal Sakti or the Hindu Rights Malaysia party etc struggle for recognition-this an opportunity for the smaller communities to exploit recognisation with their own parties.PPM can increaee its significance ...I hope the new PPM lady president will ...rise to recognise this ...for the Sikhs or invite new blood to take the .....lead.
     

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