“A LACK of funds is the main reason why Indian community non-governmental organizations (NGO) are unable to function effectively.”

Editor’s note:  The above-titled article was posted on the Star’s website.  It reads as follows:

“The issue was discussed during a meeting between deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Dr Edmund Santhara Kumar and 100 representatives from Indian community NGOs at Menara DBKL auditorium on Saturday (July 10).

Edmund said competent NGOs needed to be sufficiently funded as they were the frontliners in addressing the community’s socio-economic problems.

‘The NGOs could be broken into clusters such as education and religion, and focus on their areas of concern,’ he said, adding that NGOs were also impartial as they are not politically motivated.’”