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20
Mar
08

100th Day In ISA Detention – Yagam/Seminar Updates.

My Dear Supporters,
Vanakam.
In conjuction of 100 th Day of detention under Draconian Law ISA of HINDRAF 5 leaders since 13 Dec 2007, there are 2 main activities planned nationwide on this weekend ( 22 and 23 March 2008).

1. Yaagam/Homam” ( Fire Ritual) Prayers for Lord Muruga to bless us by releasing the HINDRAF leaders in at least 100 temples/homes.

2. Nationwide - ISA Awareness Seminar,
it is a joint effort with GMI (Gerakan Mansuh ISA). Planned in 6 towns, Penang, Sg. Petani, Ipoh, Shah Alam, Seremban and Skudai.There will be speech from GMI speakers, Lawyers, Ex ISA Detainee, ISA Family members, HINDRAF Coordinators and elected MP/DUN.

Below are the schedules of the seminars.

Date : 22nd March 08.

Venue 1 – Dewan Chin Woo, 36 Jln Hussien, IPOH Time : 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue 2 – Catholic Church Hall, Seremban Time : 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Date : 23rd March 2008
Venue 3 – Penang Waterfall Murugan Temple Time : 10 am – 12.30pm
Venue 4 – Sri Subramaniar Temple Hall, Sg Petani Time : 2 pm – 5 pm
Venue 5 – Dewan Raja Musa, Sek 7, Shah Alam Time : 7.30 pm – 10pm
Venue 6 – Dewan Raya Taman Desa Skudai, Jalan Sejatera 17,
                 Taman Desa Skudai, Skudai, Johor Time : 7.30 pm – 10pm
Below are the

Temples/Homes organising Yaagams Nationwide.Date : 23rd March 2008 (Sunday)Time : 7.00 am – 9.00 am.

 PERAK

1. Kallumalai Murugan Temple , Ipoh
2. Sri Sithi Vinayagar Devasthanam, Sitiawan
3. Sri Subramaniar Temple , Sitiawan
4. Sri Thandayuthabani Temple , Sg Wangi, Sitiawan
5. Maha Mariamman Temple , Kg Columbia, Sitiawan
6. Krishnar Temple , Ayer Tawar, Sitiawan
7. Maha Mariamman Temple , Belham, Sitiawan

PENANG
1. Grand Homam and Sangabishegam at Thanner Malai Murugan Temple, Waterfall          Rd Ms Vasantha
2. Grand Homam and Pal Kuudam Offering at Sri Maha Mariamman , Butterworth
Mr. Anba 012-407-1867
Special Guest – DCM YB Prof Ramasamy, RS Thanethiran – Hindraf Nat. Coordinator and Penag ADUNs YB Lim Hock Seng, YB Phee Boon Poh, YB Thanasegaran
3. Sri Maha Sakti Muneeswarar Jaibhavani Devasthanam , Weld Quay, Penang Island
4. Sri Muniswarar Muthumariamman Devasthanam , Kampung Baroh, Bayan Lepas
5. Sri Mariamman Temple , Valdor, Jawi, Penang
Mr. Thiru 019-569-5918

KEDAH

1. Grand yaagam – 18 homam at Sri Subramianar Temple , Sg Petani
2. Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Sg Petani

SELANGOR

1. 5 Yaagam at Sri Maha Mariamman, Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam
Mr. Theva 012-238-5993
Special Guest – YB Dr. Maria MP Kota Raja, Kannan R (Hindraf Nat. Event Coordinator)
2. 18 Yaagam at Sri Murugan Temple , Kg Jawa, Shah Alam
Mr. Raja 014-662-8405
3. 9 Homam at Sri Subramaniar Temple , Tuan Mee 2nd Mile Estate, K. Selangor
Mr Guna 012-266-8416
4. Sri Murugan Temple, Kapar
5. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Bt 8, Bkt Kemuning, S. Alam
6. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Bt 14, Puchong
7. Sri Mariamman Temple, Bt 6 1/2, Jln Cheras, KL

MALACCA

1. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Jasin
2. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple , Bkt Katong RIM
3. Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple , Tmn Kerjasama, Bkt Beruang

This yaagam dedicated to LORD MURUGAN to bless us by speedy release of HINDRAF leaders and uplift the Malaysian Indian thru proposed 18 demands to PM.All HINDRAF Makkal Sakthi supporters, HINDRAF wellwishers and Indians are invited to these Yaagams and Seminars together to seek divine blessing for our 5 heroes detained under ISA.
Please help us to inform everyone you know by all means (SMS, e-mail and other Telecom media).

‘Arise, Awake and stop not, till the goal is reached’ – Swami Vivekanandha

Nandri,

From

Hindraf Co-ordinator 

18
Feb
08

Roses Rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

roses-rally-1.jpg Police fired teargas and chemical-laced water cannons in a bid to disperse some 300 Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters gathered for a peaceful rose handing-over ceremony at Jalan Raja Laut early this morning.The Hindraf event was initially scheduled to be held at Parliament gates where 200 children were to hand over roses as a peaceful gesture requesting that Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to heed the group’s 18-point demands.

News that roads leading to Parliament were closed to prevent the group from going there then led them to change the venue to Jalan Raja Laut in the city centre.

According to Hindraf acting leader S Thanenthiran who was present at the gathering, about 200 people have been arrested including Hindraf’s rose campaign coordinator S Manickavasagam and popular blogger B Mahendran.

Women and children were among those detained.

Witnesses also claimed that police had aggressively manhandled a women with her child when they wanted to arrest her.

“The woman was crying aloud because the police forced her to leave her child when she was arrested,” said Mahendran who later informed Malaysiakini of the woman’s condition through his mobile phone. Thanenthiran added that almost two thirds of them were detained prior to the gathering at roadblocks set up along the routes leading to the city. They are being held at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.There were heavy police and riot squads presence in Jalan Raja Laut. Four water cannon trucks were stationed along the route leading to Parliament.

It is learnt that the police have been stationed at key areas pertaining to the gathering since last night. Roadblocks were also set up at various key routes leading into the city.

“The police outnumbered the crowd in three folds. I saw several of them firing teargas canisters to the peaceful crowd. Why is there a need to fire that many teargas canisters when one is strong enough (to disperse the crowd),” said a tourist who happened to be in the area.

After the teargas and water cannons were fired, the crowd were chased by some 40 plainclothes policemen. They then retreated into the Masjid India area.

The dispersed crowd then walked in small separate groups towards the Court Malai Pillayar Temple in Jalan Pudu where another stand- off occurred between Hindraf supporters and the police.

At this point, ten people were arrested while seeking shelter in the temple. Three more were later nabbed while making their way to the KL Remand Centre in Jalan Hang Tuah to show support to some Hindraf members who were detained last night.

By this time, the crowd had dispersed and small groups made their way to Pulapol to show support to those detained. According to A Sivanesan who is the group’s legal adviser, lawyers have been sent to Pulapol to ensure that detainees get proper legal help.

Mahendran, who was arrested near the Masjid Jamek area, had managed to contact Malaysiakini through his mobile phone and said that the “police are taking people in batches for questioning”  Self-exiled Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy in a statement issued immediately after learning of the arrests said he was extremely disturbed by the manner in which the police handled the matter.“Peaceful struggle, gesture of Love and cry for justice of the poor and underclass Indian society has been met with violence and brutality by the state sanctioned by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The attack on peaceful poor and underclass people who came with roses is appalling,

“I invite all peace loving people throughout the world to condemn this brutal attack on innocent citizens who were exercising their rights under Article 10 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution and Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” he said.

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16
Feb
08

Roses Rally – 16.02.05 (00.45 a.m)

Hindraf spiritual leader Mr.Ramaji was arrested , more police crackdown is expected before or during the Roses Campaign.

15
Feb
08

Red and Yellow Roses Campaign Kick Started in Dublin 15 Feb.

After a lot of effort wasted in communication with Malaysian embassy’s staff in Dublin, they have refused to see us on 16th of Feb. Instead, to accommodate their convinient we have arranged to meet them on 15th Feb at 3.00 p.m. However, today they have refused to meet us to receive the roses. Not only that, they have arranged local police to patrol the surrounding area and a security personnel to stop us going to the embassy. This is how much respect they have for the prime minister and  fellow citizens. We were not discouraged by this and came to an agreement with the police and the security personnel to send the roses and our message of demand for justice for 5 hindraf leaders and 18 point demands to the embassy on our behalf. We were also accompanied and supported by Irish human rights activist.We left peacefully after ensuring the security had handed over the roses and our message to the embassy’s staff. We were not allowed to take pictures of the police and the security personnel to portray the whole saga but here are few photos for you to see.

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13
Feb
08

International Roses Campaign.

 AT MALAYSIAN EMBASSIES/CONSUL OFFICES WORLDWIDE on 16th February 2008 

1.  Los Angeles California, Roses Rally (Red & Yellow Roses)

     Venue   : In Front of Consulate General of Malaysia Los Angeles 

                   550 South Hope Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90071

      Time    : 10 am – 2 pm

2.  New Delhi  Roses Rally (Red & Yellow Roses)    

     Venue : In Front Of Malaysian Embassy 

     50-M, Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 

     Time:   11.00 am

3.  New York (Red & Yellow Roses)     

     Venue :  Malaysian Consulate General of New York -313 East, 43rd Street, NY, 
                    NY 10017
                    Nearest Subway – Grand Central, New York  
      Time   :  11.00am – 1.00pm 


 
4.  Belgium Roses Campaign    

       Venue : Address : 414A, Avenue de Tervuren 

                     1150 Brussels, Belgium    

        Time   : 11.00 am

5.  Republic of Ireland (Red & Yellow Roses)

Due to the Embassy in Dublin could not accommodate us on Saturday, we are going to do it on Fri.   15th of Feb 2008.   

     Venue :  Level 3A – 5A  ,

                   Shelbourne House, Shelbourne Road, 

                    Ballsbridge, Dublin 4            

     Time   : 3.00 pm

6.  Indonesia ( Red & Yellow Roses)         

     Venue : Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, 

                   Kav. X/6, No.1-3 Kuningan, 

                   Jakarta Selatan 12950 

     Time : 11.00 am

 7.  London (Red & Yellow Roses) 

       Venue : Malaysian High Commission, 

                     45 – 46 Belgrave Square, 

                       London SW1X 8QT

           Time : 10.30-11.30 am 

  8.   Mumbai (Red & Yellow Roses) 

         Venue : 4-B, 4th Floor, Notan Plaza,   

                      Turner Road, Bandra (West), 

                        Mumbai 400050.

 9.  New Zealand (Red & Yellow Roses)

       Venue : HIGH COMMISSION OF MALAYSIA IN WELLINGTON 

                      No. 10 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, P.O. Box 9422, 

                      Wellington, New Zealand

 10. Australia  ( Red & Yellow Roses)

        Venue : Chancery: 7 Perth Avenue
                    Yarralumla ACT 2600
 

 Countries confirmed up to 13th Feb 02.26 am GMT 

04
Feb
08

Solidarity Picket in Dublin

Solidarity Picket in Dublin with Human Rights Activists in Malaysia.

Malaysia has seen a clamp down on Human Rights. Some of those who dared to challenge have been arrested and face serious charges. A solidarity Picket took place today at the Malaysian Embassy at Shelbourne House in Dublin on 28/01/2008.

A brief photo report from a solidarity picket which took place today at the Malaysian Embassy at Shelbourne House, Shelbourne Road in the heart of Ballsbridge.

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The Garda (Irish Police) maintain their distance

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Malaysian Embassy staff have a quick look

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28
Jan
08

Pressure to discharge Uthayakumar prematurely.

Press Statement  26th Jan 2008

Re  : SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICERS COLLUDING WITH DOCTORS TO PREMATURELY DISCHARGE UTHAYAKUMAR .

ROYAL POLICE FORCE UNEASY WITH LARGE PRESENCE OF HINDRAF SUPPORTERS AT TAIPING HOSPITAL.

HINDRAF WOULD LAUNCH 1000 POLICE REPORTS AGAINST POLICE SHOULD UTHAYAKUMAR BE PREMATURELY DISCHARGED .

It has come to our attention the Police Special Branch is colluding and exerting pressure on doctors at Taiping Hospital to immediately discharge Uthayakumar from Hospital as they are “uneasy” with the large presence of HINDRAF supporters and steady flow of supporters throughout the day at Taiping Hospital.

25th and 26th January 2008 saw huge numbers of HINDRAF supporters holding candlelight vigil  at the Hospital and  hundreds of devotees held special prayers  for Uthayakumar at most of the temples in Taiping vicinity.

We have received reliable insider information the Special branch officers are exerting pressure on Doctors to certify Uthayakumar is fit to be discharged despite doctors earlier informing Uthayakumar and his family members that he would be continuously monitored until he breaks his fast on Monday due to his health condition.

HINDRAF warns the Royal Police Force that we would have no choice but to lodge at least 1000 Police reports against the police should Uthayakumar be prematurely discharged and seek the urgent help of the International Red Cross to send a fact finding mission to Malaysia to assess the situation. 

P.Waytha Moorthy

Chairman

HINDRAF

Currently in London.

24
Jan
08

Vwaishhnnavi handed a letter to PM

Photos taken at PUTRAJAYA when Vwaishhnnavi Waytha Moorthy handed a letter to PM seeking release of her 5 uncles and that she would lead the roses campaign and hand over the first roses to PM on 16th Feb 2008.

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11.00 am – Everyone was iside the PM Office – at the car park entrance.

Only 2 people were allowed to take ID Pass and enter. Initially Vwaishhnnavi  was not allowed, later

upon explanation Security allowed her entry. Press and cameras were not allowed beyond the entry point.

11.25 am -  All three came back. Press was allowed to take photos and interview Thaninteran & Manikam.

11.35 am -  Vwaishhnnavi  was taken to a spot with the PM Office in the background, and the 5 pigeons were released by her, one by one. She was very calm throughout the event.

Press were seeking more questions after that and the crowd dispersed at about 1200 pm.

Theere were a few plain clothes, security hanging around but no one “disturbed”. So it did go smoothly.

09
Jan
08

War of Roses

Dear HINDRAF Supporters,

You may all have heard about the “War of Roses” declared by HINDRAF yesterday. Now the Government would understand that I have not accepted defeat and HINDRAF’S struggle would continue.

We would continue to peacefully fight for the release our 5 Leaders and demand that the Government meet our 18 demands submitted to the Prime Minister in July 2007.

I promise you that 16th Feb 2007 would be an eye opener to the Government that Indians will never give up their struggle. We have remained silent for far too long. The Government finds it difficult to digest the fact that Indians have found strength to voice out their grievances.

So please send the message to all your friends by whatever means possible. We do not have the support of the media so we have to be independent and find our own way to spread the news. SMS are powerful tool at this time and age.

If you have friends overseas I suggest you ask them to organize one at their respective embassies and consulate offices as well. Never mind if it falls on Saturday. They can write to the embassy/consulate office to accept on a Saturday. They will oblige. After all the Roses are meant for the PM  How can they disrespect the PM?

Thank you.

Waytha Moorthy

Chairman

07
Jan
08

HINDRAF’S struggle to continue with roses

Press Statement

Re: HINDRAF LAUNCHES   VALENTINE ROSES CAMPAIGN TO FREE ISA DETAINEES AND ASSERT RIGHTS OF MINORITY MALAYSIAN INDIANS WHO HAVE BEEN OPPRESSED SUPPRESSED MARGINALISED AND REMAINED PERMANENTLY COLONIZED COMMUNIY.

HINDRAF REQUESTS PRIME MINISTER TO MAKE HIMSELF AVAILABLE TO ACCEPT ROSES FROM AND ON BEHALF OF 70% POOR AND UNDERCLASS INDIANS.

On the 16th February 2008 (Saturday) a minimum of 10,000 Malaysian Indians representing 70% of the poor oppressed  suppressed and marginalized community would make themselves available to hand over red and yellow roses to the Honourable Prime Minister Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi  in conjunction with Valentine’s Day.

Red Roses would signify  HINDRAF’s Love and Peaceful Struggle whilst yellow roses would signify the Demand for Justice for the 5 HINDRAF leaders held under the draconian laws and for the rights of the minority Indian community who have been neglected for the last 50 years since Independence by the Government.

The minimum of 10,000 Minority Indians would make themselves available as follows:

Date      : 16th February 2008 (Saturday)

Time      : 11.00 am 

Venue  : Parliament House Kuala Lumpur 

HINDRAF wishes to assert that this is purely a peaceful gathering with the view to present our beloved Prime Minister with Roses to enlighten him on the predicament and  Cry for Justice of the Minority Indian community. The heart of the Indian community bleeds on the incarceration of their leaders under the ISA. It is hoped by accepting the roses the Prime Minister would be  compassionate and understand to the needs of the Indian community.

HINDRAF  requests  the Prime Minister to attend personally to accept the roses or alternatively  make his personal representative available to accept the same. We are amenable to change the venue if it is inconvenient with the Honourable Prime Minister.

We trust the Government would perfectly understand the peaceful gesture of Malaysian Indians and allow these poor oppressed and underclass  to express their feelings through presentation of the Roses.

HINDRAF wishes the Honourable Prime Minister (an advance)  “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY.”

P.Waytha Moorthy

Chairman

Currently in London




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