Friday, April 25, 2008

25/4- HINDRAF wants Dato Siva of Suhakam resign

Hindraf wants Suhakam commissioner out

Read here for what Suhakam Commissioner said.
[via malaysiakini. com]Syed Jaymal Zahiid Apr 25, 08 12:12pm

About 30 supporters of Hindu Rights Action Force gathered at Istana Negara this morning to submit a memorandum seeking a royal intervention to release five Hindraf leaders detained under the ISA.
The memorandum was handed over to a palace official by five-year-old Vwaishhnnavi, daughter of Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy.
The memorandum called for the king to facilitate the release of P Uthayakumar, M Manoharan, V Ganabatirau, R Kenghadharan and T Vasantha Kumar who were all detained on Dec 13 for playing an important role in Hindraf.
They were sent to Kamunting Detention Camp immediately to serve a two-year detention, allegedly for being a national threat.
The memorandum to the king follows a recent media report he had actually agreed to a recommendation by the Prime Minister’s Advisory Board that the five are continued to be detained until the end of their two-year term.
The king’s letters, sent separately to the five last week, shut out any prospects of their early freedom. The five had earlier appealed against their detention to the board.
On another matter, Hindraf leaders present at the gathering this morning also deplored the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) for rejecting their claims that Uthayakumar was being denied proper medical treatment in Kamunting.
On Wednesday Suhakam commissioner N Siva Subramaniam, after a visit to the detention centre, said that Uthayakumar was given proper treatment by the authorities. He however did not meet Uthayakmar, or any of the other detainees during his visit.
Hindraf leaders today said lambasted Sivasubramaniam for his remarks and called for his resignation from the commission.
They said that Uthayakumar’s health condition was deteriorating under detention and that he was not being given a proper care or treatment.