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.