Thursday, April 17, 2008

Memo to PM by Uthaya's mother at PM Office, Putrajaya

Hi all,

On the 15th April 2008, Uthaya Kumar's mother, Madam Kalaivany lead a team of HINDRAF Coordinators and her family member to hand over a memo to Malaysian Prime Minister to review urgently on Uthayakumar medical treatment in Kamunting Detention Camp.

Many supporters from all over the country came down to Putrajaya to support Uthaya's mother for her action to bring the matter up to PM's attention. There were about 200 supporters waiting near the side wing of PM's office from 10 am.

Mr RS Thanethiran, National Hindraf Coordinator and YB Manoharan (MP of Tk Intan) whom is also HINDRAF's National Legal Coordinator were there and had given brief explaination to the media before the group went into the PM's office. At outside there are many supporter carrying many 'manila' cards with various slogan such as :-
and many more ...

At 11 am, Uthayakumar mother with 20 members went into the JPM office ground lobby and only 10 members were allowed to further into PM's Office in level 5. They are Uthaya's Mother, Sister, Sister in law, YB Mano, Mr RS Thanethiran, Mr Kannan and some Hindraf coordinators. This group were escorted by 5 policemen, 2 SB and a security guard all the way to PM's secretary office.

The PM's Senior Private Secretary, Dato Ahmad Hj Yaacod was the one whom attended the group Level 5 as he claims that the PM is busy on duty.

Uthaya's mother started with her appeal pledge to Dato Ahmad to give urgent medical attention to her son Uthaya. She request PM should personally involve in this matter as his son's condition is getting worse. She have never seen Uthaya so sick ever before in her life. She also told that he had always in control of his diabetics though he had this disbetics for last 12 years as he is discipline guy on heatlh matter. He had never fail to talk his medicine before. While her recent visit of Uthaya at Taiping GH, his condition were very weak. She told that Uthaya was not given diabetic medicine for more than 1 month even though he had request almost 6 time to see the Camp Cheif Warden about this matter.

The denial of his diabetic medicine and continous supply of non diabetic food with high sugar and starch have caused serious health problem to her son. High sugar level were not monitored periodically as advice by Doctors. This had caused his sugar level rose 18.8 ( 3 times than a normal sugar level). She also told that he had complained about cheast pain and eye sight problem but no necessary check up were done in Taiping GH. He was later prematurely discharged from the hospital even his sugar level were high at 13.5 ( 2 times higher). She told that his medical check up is only given on 28th April though primary check up shows that there is irregularity in his heart.

She urged the PM to immediately look into his son's healthcare. The family want Uthaya to be transfered to IJN and they are willing to bear all expenses. She said that she is also sick and took all the effort to see the PM and her previous appeal and police report against the Chief Warden of Kamunting Camp were not given any attention neither by IGP nor the Home Minister.

Later YB Mano also have added that he went visited Uthaya at Kamunting Camp as his legal advisor on the day he was admitted and found that he was very weak. He also urge that this matter need to brought urgently to PM's attention as it involve basic human right of a detainee. This matter is been seen by all the Human Right Watch all over the world and have been seriously condemned for the premature discharge as well denial of medicine to Uthaya. He urge the PM to prompt his action as the Malaysian in general will further lost the faith in PM's administration.

Mr Thanethiran, Hindraf National Coordinator added that the PM has to seriously look into the welfare and health of Uthaya urgently. He also said that HINDRAF has been offering themselves to the PM to solve all the problem. It have the 3rd time HINDRAF attempt to seek PM attention but could see him. Thanethiran told that Malaysian Indian in large wants all the HINDRAF leaders to be released from ISA unconditionally and they are very angry in the manner with recent incident where the health of the detainee were not taken care and suspect some myterious activities going behind PM's knowledge.
He reaffirmed that HINDRAF is ever ready to talk to PM on the any matters and for now he wants PM to take immediate attention on Uthaya's medical treatment. He also added that there were many previous cases where an ISA detainee were given immediate medical treatment upon the medical treatment, example were Mr Karpal were transfered to Penang GH within 24 hours upon a request by his daughther to then PM, Tun Mahathir and also when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was allowed medical treatment by his family choice will still under detention. So why double standard been practised upon HINDRAF leaders !!

Ms Shanthi, Uthaya's sister in law whom also a lawyer raised concern about the intention of Kamunting Camp by denying medicine to Uthaya for more than one month. This had cause seriious health probelem to Uthaya. His blood sugar level rose 3 times to 18.8, his uric acid were high and his pottasium level were low. His is all indication that unattended diabetic had caused some of the organs to malfunction. She added that even after been prematurely discharged from Taiping GH, the camp delibrately failed to provide diabetic medicine to Uthaya after 20 hours. She quoted that there are many cases were people have fell into coma or had heart attack for not taking medicine for few days. She hold the PM and government held responsibilities if anything goes wrong to Uthaya's health or life !! She hope that there is no ploy to silently kill Uthaya during his detention.

Finally Dato Ahmad Hj Yaacob had give assurance that he will delivery the strong message and appeal from Uthaya's mother and Hindraf coordinators to the PM as soon as possible. He had taken contact numbers of Uthaya's family, Hindraf National Coordinator and Legal Advisor numbers to inform on the outcome.

The meeting ends about 12 pm and outside PM's office hundreds of supporters chanting Long Live HINDRAF, Long Live Uthaya, Long Live Makkal Sakthi.

Mr Thanethiran and YB Mano gave press conference outside the office back with supporters about the meeting inside. Both stressed that PM should take immediate action as claim that he realized his mistakes previously. The crowd dispearse peacefully after that with full cooperation of the policemen.

Message to PM - Ignorance is Not a BLISS now
Report by Karna57