Because of poverty arising out of UMNO’s direct discrimination and exclusion of Indians from the national mainstream development of Malaysia, of especially the Indian poor, there is an alarmingly high level of orphaned Indian children.
These children end up and live in cramped living conditions (See SH 30/5/10). Not conducive for learning and growing up in mostly private Indian individuals run orphanages. These Indians have to beg for money from the working class and petty traders if not already poor Indians for the upkeep of these orphanages.
Not in any part of the world except in UMNO Malay-sian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malay-sia, the ethnicity of orphans matters. Only the Malay muslim orphans get the full government sponsored facilities and funding.
The Indian orphans have to end up in run down, cramped up and unconducive private Indian orphanages who would be lucky if they get some peanuts after much begging and prostrating on UMNO’s feet.
There is something seriously wrong in the religious upbringing of the major communities in Malaysia. For no religion condones discrimination among orphans.