Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hindu Rights Action Force

So Hindraf gate crashed PM and Cabinet Minister's open house on the basis of celebrating Hari Raya, but wanted to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. So they decided to hand a memorandum for the release of all ISA detainees including their brethren and abolish the legally enacted law, instead of just having free lunch. Because of their total rejection of the BN-led government and especially MIC, they not only insulted the cabinet ministers but they indirectly insulted Muslims alike by handing a memorandum at an open house. How childish could they get? I don't see Muslims passing a memo to Dato' Nalla at his open house on Deepavali (oh, he has left Pakatan).

Their own organization is filled with flaws. The name in itself is an insult to the Indians. How about the Indians who are not Hindus? Are they covered under their banner? Or Indians who converted to Islam. Surely this organization does not have a strong support base among the majority of rational Indians unless the Indians do not see a bright prospect in the current BN-led Government. I'm surprised that they are still around, seeing that the Malaysian Government has been allegedly conducting systematic ethnic cleansing of Indians in Malaysia. Then again, some of us chose to even vote for Socialists because of the much hatred of Barisan Nasional (concurrently not appreciating the true meaning of socialism), especially some candidates in specific parliamentary seats. Fair enough.

Even after proven track record of over 50 years by the Barisan Nasional government, a lot of Indians are still unhappy with how things are being run in this country. Most blame the lack of effectiveness in MIC leadership over the last few decades in delivering results. Some accuse MIC of trying too hard to please UMNO political masters. Most are still unhappy with the failure of Maika Holdings and lost of savings without guarantees or reimbursements. Maika raised RM108 Million in 1981 and not much dividends have been paid ever since (can't seem to find their annual reports anywhere). Others are furious about the Malay Rights for entry into universities and calling foul when straight A students are denied entry into the Medical faculty, the no. 1 favorite among the Indians.

Push came to shove, shove came to stampede, Hindraf was born. It's a bit of an extreme revolution, but surely blaming the Government for ethnic cleansing and extreme racial discrimination against the Indians are uncalled for. Especially when successful doctors and lawyers in this country are mostly Indians. Demanding RM20B a year from the government is also a bit on the extreme side, but who could blame them. However, insulting Muslims would further damage their reputation, not strengthen it.

Taken from Hindraf's website:

"Over the last 50 years since independence on the 31st day of August 1957, the United Malays Organisation (UMNO) controlled Malaysian government with their majoritarian might, and backed by police, Attorney General’s Chambers, Judiciary, civil service and the media continuously violated the Malaysian Federal Constitution by their racist and Islamic extremist policies and which in effect have created an apartheid system ala Malaysia and especially resulting in the degeneration of at least 70% of the ethnic minority Indians to become the underclass of Malaysia who end up in the poor and hardcore poor category".

"The plight of the Indians have been made worse by the racist UMNO mindset having spilled over to even almost all of the Opposition parties, NGOs’, Civil society, Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), Bar Council, the media etc who do not take up the Indian plight for they are deemed to be lacking “political mileage” (race based) and/or no funding". (Isn't the president who got molotov-cocktailed earlier an Indian?)

"To this effect the UMNO controlled government allocates RM100 Billion at RM20 Billion per annum with effect from 2007 and implements successful strategic schemes in investments for the Indians as implemented for the Malay Muslims with the view to the Indians acquiring at least 10% of the nation’s equity".
>>It wasn't in front of Seri Perdana genius.

1 comment:

bats said...

ah, Hindraf...

gatecrashing - sigh... even our pollies are gatecrashing... no point trying to make a racial issue outta this. each time someone re-enacts this action in a religious context, we're taking a few more steps into the abyss. we'll leave this to the religious scholars.

ethnic cleansing - this is an interesting one...if you were to ask a typical local pollie, he would say (fully aware of what's he saying) that in malaysia, we don't go around killing people, so Hindraf are liars for saying that. that's correct, so hard to argue that logic.

but then, there's the concept of ethnic cleansing, for instance, the legacy left behind by institutionalized discrimination. now this theory is a little more complex, but very real. even though a local pollie can understand this, i highly doubt it's in his interest to ever look at the "ethnic cleansing" statement in the latter light. having said that, poor poor choice of words by the Hindraf leaders.

my opinion is this... it is WRONG to push a racially charged message, just to get what you want. the aim here is nation building, not divide and rule. we're past that. just because we keep hearing things like pendatang, blood and all that other bollocks, it doesn't mean the barriers go up for everyone to play the race card. many other malaysians are calling for pretty much the same things Hindraf seem to be calling for. unite and drop this race shite. easier said that done though.

demanding 20bill and all that shite is the old Semi Value style la. why go back to those fantastic days? What has MIC been doing all this while? zzzzzz... or is it $$$$$$? Maika Holdings selling off their assets, where's the dough going? better be for bloody refunds.

say, court law, law court... what the f*ck happened to all those police reports lodged against Maika?

no benefit in continuing down this path. Yes, Indians have had it bad for bloody decades, but forget racial attacks for good. sure, the race card seems to be the easiest way to get votes. it's been proven in the past, but these are different days. Hindraf leaders gotta wise up... different rules apply in the land.

And umm... many parents had to sell their houses to educate their doctor/lawyer kids.

good times.