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08
Dec
08

IF OBAMA HAD DONE HIS MAGIC HERE IN MALAYSIA…..

It is nice to know that Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

thinks anyone can become PM in Malaysia . He must think we

are stupid and blind to the realities of being ethnic minorities in
Malaysia .
 
If Barack Obama was unfortunate enough to have been born in
Malaysia , he couldn’t even become the general manager of

PKNS, never mind, president of the US , the most powerful

country in the world.
 
If he became a born-again Christian in his teenage years,

keeping in view his father was African Muslim, JAKIM would

have hauled him off to a religious rehabilitation detention

centre in Malaysia , and his kids would have been taken away

from him.
 
Michelle Obama would then have been advised by our racist
religious authorities to divorce him.
 
Just for not being Malay, Umno would have overlooked his
obvious talents and intelligence, and they would have denied

him permanent residence or a citizenship and he can forget

about any potential scholarships, job promotions or a place

in a public university.
 
Like Vijay Singh, world champion golfer, he would have been
forced to emigrate to live elsewhere.
 
If Barack Obama had advocated equal opportunity and equal
rights in Malaysia , he would have been demonised by Utusan

Malaysia as being anti-Malay and anti-Islam and taken into

custody under the ISA just like what happened to Teresa Kok,

and he would have had Molotov cocktails chucked into his

parent’s house, and had curly daggers waved at him.
 
If he had advocated rule of law like Zaid Ibrahim, they would

call him a traitor to the Malay race. If he advocated democracy

like Anwar Ibrahim, then Umno, the world champions of fitnah

would have fixed him for sodomy.
 
If like the jailed Hindraf 5 leaders, Barack Obama tells us to

‘hope for change’ and have the ‘audacity of hope’ then it would

have been ISA and water cannons for him and his supporters.
 
For practicing freedom of religion and conscience, and following

the religion of his choice, he would have been charged with

apostasy, and don’t forget, some of our Malaysian politicians

have advocated death for apostasy, just to prove their religious

standing in the eyes of their ethnic voters.
 
Abdullah Badawi’s statement that anyone can be PM in Malaysia

is a sick joke and a clear attempt to mislead the public, and to

assuage the collective privileged guilt of Umno’s wealthy and

corrupt warlords who head a party dedicated to race supremacy,

religious and racial apartheid, and the worst type of racial and

religious politics.
 
I am so glad Barack Obama will be the next president of the US .

It goes to show that ordinary voters in the most powerful

country in the world are prepared to reject the evils of racism,

and embrace solidarity with their fellow voters in the context of

equal rights and equal citizenship.
 
They have shown long-suffering ordinary Malaysians what real

muhibbah looks like instead of the dagger-waving displays

(Umno AGM), Umno Youth beating up women delegates at

peace conferences (Apcet II, KL), and nameless criminals

chucking Molotov cocktails into women MPs’ houses – that is,

what I would term the Biro Tata Negara brand of nation-

building by Umno.
 
I doubt if Barack Obama can have any impact on Malaysia ‘s

racist politics but it is good to know that people in America can

still make a common stand with their fellow voters across

racial lines for the common good.
 
I challenge Umno to invite Barack Obama to Malaysia to show

him the political and judicial wonders of our Malaysian system.
 
I challenge Umno’s gutless politicians to tell Barack Obama,
president-elect of the United States of America what

opportunities he would have had if he were born in Malaysia.

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01
Aug
08

circus seekers

CIRCUS SEEKERS

 

Given the most recent trials and tribulations facing us politically and economically, isn’t it a wonder that much was spent on fruitless pursuits namely, public discourses concerning oil-prices when, we have roofs above our children in Tamil schools that are in urgent and dire need of repairs?

 

Notwithstanding reassurances time and again I cannot understand let alone wonder why should a ‘specialist’ be appointed to examine the butt of a sodomised ‘victim’, when the exact examination can be carried-out (at the private discretion and witness of qualified staff) by a Medical Officer? Are the powers that be saying that only a specialist automatically and seminally carries more merit normally not found, given thy clinical training and skills, of an MO? Come on children; everybody knows that any doctor worth his salt and legitimate credentials should be able to ascertain if anybody’s arse was sexually assaulted/violated/penetrated using force or otherwise; given his or her stint as a medical student prior to becoming a full-fledged doctor.

 

    In equal measure I am wretchedly appalled if not left wondering further, why haven’t our children who have had their grandparents and parents delivered here, not conferred their Birth Certificates? I am scratching my head for I don’t know how can a girl of Indian origin, born on Malaysian soil, who is already pursuing Form Six given her excellent results in SPM apply for university if, she still doesn’t have proper documents to certify her birth and subsequent studies pursued here? If we have immigrants from across the straits that deliver and send their children to local schools, why then haven’t Indian students whose parents and grandparents borne and raised here, not accorded similar benefits?

 

            Why o why are rural farmers from a particular race or so-called ‘poor’ settlers bestowed ‘annexed’ land, loans, schools, bungalows, skills-centers, air-conditioned libraries and recreational facilities, when another ethnic group had to continually contend and remain complacent with minimum wage plus no government-aided schools for their children? Have the Indians who toiled for the agricultural development of this country been forgotten so soon already? Have the gigantic status given the agro-based industries that formed the backbone of our envied economy become blind to the sufferings and years of hard-work by my people?

 

            Why are we paying so much for products from resources reaped from our own bellies, mainly crude-oil, rice and palm-based cooking oil? If interest rates are raised to curb inflation further, why are prices of consumables on the rise? Especially since Malaysia is an oil and commodities producer?

 

            Why must any independent body worry about conducting thorough investigations with resplendent ethics and dutiful integrity, when the Judiciary can be compelled and coerced into abdicating their responsibilities, in favor of the ‘one-man show’ Executive?

 

Maybe, just maybe if we forgot about Camrys and Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompressors for state ECs and focus on improving the lives of those marginalized and facing discrimination daily, then maybe just maybe we could get our priorities right.

 

I strongly urge the government to stop all sandiwara and wayang kulit and think about the 523 tamil schools that sorely need government aid. I am pretty sure now that MIC has jumped onto the bandwagon of assisting the Indians into the 21st century, this must seem trivial to have our needs served.

 

Vig

Seremban

16
Jul
08

INTERNATIONAL INDIAN THINK TANK

The idea of a Think Tank originated from Thomas Clarkson, an Englishman who founded the Society for the Abolition of The African Slave Trade in 1782.
 
Today HINDRAF seeks a Think Tank for the Malaysian Indian who are in a way indirectly enslaved and discriminated with the oppressive law and system in Malaysia where there a lack of equal education, business, economic and religion opportunity.   
 
There are about 1.8 million Indian population in Malaysia and probably a few hundred thousand more who have left the country permanently or on a temporary basis. Whichever way, you look at it, they are all of Malaysian Indian origin.
 
HINDRAF call upon all the Malaysian Indian domestically and abroad to participate in this Think Tank process and act independently in a collective manner to achieve the goals of HINDRAF for the Malaysian Indian to be treated equally and fairly in Malaysia.
 
            HINDRAF is not a political party, nor works on financial gains or political recognition but solely to protect and enhance the quality of life for Malaysian Indian and for its future generation in equality with the other Malaysians. 
 
In order for this to be progressive, Malaysian Indian need to come up with ideas and their participation to embark in this long struggle to create a better Malaysia and this can only happen if we seek the truthness in HINDRAF’s quest for equality and fairness on humanity basis. 
 
Just thinking of an idea is not sufficient but the ability to mobilize it collectively for the society to achieve the goal is pertinent. Therefore HINDRAF welcomes ideas and suggestions from Malaysian from all walk of life to contribute in this struggle. 
 
Domestically, we have conducted many public activities in highlighting our plight to pressure the government. HINDRAF would like suggestion from the public how they can contribute and participate to enhance these events and provide their expertise and skills. Such examples as providing transport, logistics, research, organizing awareness campaign, temple prayers, civil disobedience, sponsorship of an event and so forth can be an idea with equal participation from the contributors.       
 
Although internationally, HINDRAF has obtained prominence in the plight for the Malaysian Indian plight, we need to up the tempo to continue our pressure reform the government in relation to the Malaysian Indians.  
 
Malaysian Diaspora can contribute by activating their expertise and skills in their own areas such media, research, legal, technology, public relation, contact in their respective countries to propaganda the Malaysian Indian cause internationally to achieve the goals.  
 
HINDRAF believe with a concerted effort from all of us, we will be able to achieve our goals for our society as we the People rule not the government.
 
All ideas are welcome but the idea alone would not suffice unless and until the public is also interested in participating in achieving the goals of HINDRAF for the Malaysian Indians.
 
It took 20 years from the time Clarkson started his think tank until Britain passed the first anti-slavery law and 26 more years after that until slavery was finally abolished throughout the realm.
 
HINDRAF has just started the crusade and your ideas and participation is important to create a truly fair and livable society for Malaysian Indian in Malaysia.
           
Please email your ideas at HINDRAF.Thinktank@gmail.com and how you can participate and provide your expertise for us to bring it to a higher awareness domestically and internationally to create the change that HINDRAF seeks for the Malaysian Indian in Malaysia.
 
Please understand that this Think Tank is voluntary, without any monetary benefits but only with the hope and believe that your participation and act can advance the goal of HINDRAF to protect and enhance the position of Malaysian Indian in par with the other Malaysians in the basis of humanity for a nation building.
 
Yes!! Your contribution will awaken and create the awareness what is just and fair amongst other Malaysians.   
 

Waytha Moorthy 
 
Chairman
HINDRAF

05
Jun
08

An Article from Raja Petra – Most active summoner for rakyat juctice!

Last month, Umno Johor said that the greatest mistake they made was in
giving the non-Malay immigrants citizenship in August 1957. Now that
they have been given citizenship they show their ingratitude by voting
for the opposition. Yes, non-Malays, even those born in Malaysia, are
immigrants. And, being immigrants, they must vote Barisan Nasional.
And if they do not vote for Barisan Nasional then they are ungrateful.

Yes, voting is your right. This is your right according to the Federal
Constitution of Malaysia. Malays can vote for whomsoever they would
like to vote for because the Constitution allows them to do so. Malays,
therefore, can vote for the opposition. But, if you are non-Malay,
then you must vote for Barisan Nasional because you are an immigrant. If
you vote for the opposition then you are a traitor, you are ungrateful,
and it was a great mistake giving you citizenship in 1957.

Tun Dr Mahathir’s father was born in India. But Tun Dr Mahathir can
vote opposition. He can even oppose Umno like he is doing so now. In fact,
he can even become the Prime Minister. He is not an ungrateful immigrant
who should be sent back to India. Tian Chua, however, can’t oppose
Umno.


Tian Chua, whose family settled in Malaya long before the Portuguese
came in 1511, is an immigrant. And if he is not happy and if he
opposes Umno then he should go back to China. And Umno Johor regrets giving
Tian Chua citizenship in 1957 but does not regret giving Tun Dr Mahathir
citizenship.

Why? Because Tun Dr Mahathir is Muslim while Tian Chua is not. But if
Tian Chua circumcises and takes on the Muslim name of Musa Bin Susah
and marries a Malay woman, then he need not go back to China and Umno does
not regret giving him citizenship in 1957.

The Malays have a very warped view of justice. Malays practice two
standards of justice. There is one standard for the Malays and another
for the non-Malays. And 90% of the tax is paid by the non-Malays and
10% by the Malays, says Tun Dr Mahathir. But 10% of the scholarships must
go to the non-Malays and 90% to the Malays. And when they propose to
change this to 40% for the non-Malays and 60% for the Malays, the Malays
raise a hue and cry. And they call this justice. And they say Islam is about
justice.

If this is an example of Islamic justice then I just shudder to think
what would happen if Muslims start becoming unjust.

27
Mar
08

50 years of unspoken words

March 27, 2008 | By DS. GOPHEKAR RAAJ In http://www.makalvoice.com/ 

Well…it has been some time after the election. If not mistaken, I think most of us are happy with the result as I am and some of us still cannot believe that we have made it happen. Whatsoever, we as a nation have proved that we can choose or trash a government. We used democracy to the tremendous. The “Makkal Sathi” synergy has been ignited by HINDRAF. Now everyone is brave enough to voice out his or her disgruntlements. It’s a big achievement by Malaysian Indians. Everything seems to be going on the right track. However, what are our goals in common? A friend of mine has written an article on his thoughts, which is to be read and ponder upon by every Malaysian Indian. Everyone’s critics and response are most welcome. Please read and brood over…

50 Years of Unspoken Words by Kalidass

Tamil proverb that says:

    Oru gramathai katpatheke, oru kudumbathei parikudukulam;
    Oru oorai karpatheke, oru gramathai parikudukulam;
    Oru naathai katpatheke, oru oorai parikudukulam.

The English translation of the proverb is as follows:

    To save a village, a family can be sacrificed;
    To save a district, a village can be sacrificed;
    To save a state, a district can be sacrificed

8th Mac 08 is a significant turn around in the Malaysian history and rightfully the Indians and the Malaysian public have lived true to the above proverb. The Indians took a decisive decision to sacrifice their representation through the BN coalition by refusing MIC the mandate as their sole representative for all Indians in Malaysia. It takes a brave race with great history to make the bold decision that would eliminate their representation in the government. I guess we decided it is great to live in poverty rather being slaves by losing our dignity!

    “ Kotha kotha kunibavanum madaiyan..kotravanum madaiyan”

It has daunted upon the Indians that after 50 years of independence we are not moving forward but being pushed back in development by the government policies and practices. More so by our so called saviors and guardians of MIC who has been under the strong influence and clutches of Samy Vellu. I guess he has forgotten that every time when “atharma” prevails an avatar will come forth to that calling as never in history there was a dictator who have lived long enough to be bigger than god or nature. He has become irrelevant now to the Malaysian Indians and MIC is in the brink of becoming irrelevant as well if they continue this disastrous path that was paved by the leader!

The big question that confronts the Malaysian Indians is where do we go from here? We need a focused sense of direction, sense of belonging and a vision that is common to all Indians immaterial of caste, creed, race, colour or religion. Let’s stop this bickering within our community and be united with a common shared values and principle and work towards community and nation building.

I could never ignore the role that HINDRAF has played in awakening the giant that have been sleeping for the past 50 years among the Indians. It was an eye opener for many of us as if we have just woke up from a dream of impossibility to possibility thinking. A friend of mine mentioned that the sacrifice of the” 5 Pandawas” will be taken care by the almighty and they will be part of our Malaysian Indian heritage and history until our future generation still lives in this country.

So what next?

    Are we going to conduct further street demonstration to fight for our rights?
    Are we going to bash our Malays brothers and sisters rights in this country?
    Are we going to call the UMNO led government to step down and take notice of our calls?

I know what sentiments that we hold all this years as I am one of the marginalized many by the policy and practices in Malaysia and that doesn’t make me feel great. I came from a humble estate beginning with a dream of bringing changes to my fellow Indians flight in this country but never had the courage nor the strength to take the first step to bring awareness until HINDRAF came about. It is not wrong to say that every Indian in this country would feel the sense of belonging to Hindraf’s call as these are the same sentiment that have been buried with us for a very long time!

It is a victory synergized indeed by Hindraf that we have been unable to voice out all this while that we have been suppressed in our hearts and souls.

My appeal to my fellow Malaysian Indians is to think wisely and carve plans to use the existing mechanism that is available now with the new dawn and make our demands which are appropriate to our needs. Let’s not do that by depriving the special rights of our Malays friends in order to achieve what we want but rather acknowledging the fact that we need to co-exist in harmony not is words but also in deeds and actions.

Remember the Malay and Chinese friends’ sympathy during our flight in the recent historical general election. Let’s learn from BN’s mistakes and ask ourselves what does this nation of mine Malaysian needs now so our future generation shall remember the sacrifice of not only by our community but also by the Malays and Chinese?

Let’s make a difference that we are Indians with great values and principles and we are the descendents of the Great Pari King who demonstrated love, passion, kindness and forgiveness even to his enemy. If it is true that we come from such a great civilization don’t you think this is the right stage to present it to our fellow Malaysians. Let’s tell our future generation that we made a difference in bringing change to this nation by embracing our fellow Malay and Chinese friends in nation building.

Lets move away from being emotional and ask our selves;

    1) What do we really want
    2) What needs to be done for the future of our generation
    3) What needs to be done for Malaysia

We ignited the notion of “Makkal Sakthi” in the hearts and souls of every Malaysian who truly believe in nation harmony! Let our vision become a reality.