Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mkini news- HINDRAF ISA detainee,Vasanthakumar is a SB Agent

Hindraf chief's bombshell: ISA detainee a SB agent
Mkini-Athi Veeranggan Aug 29, 08 4:36pm

Detained Hindraf leader T Vasanthakumar is allegedly a government agent planted by the police Special Branch to infiltrate and disintegrate the Hindu rights movement.

In a shocking disclosure, Hindraf self-exiled leader P Waythamoorthy also accused the organisation’s former spiritual advisor M Ramachandran, also known as Ramaji, and ex-secretary VK Regu of collaborating with Vasanthakumar.“Their mission is to split Hindraf, then pick up the pieces, re-brand and re-launch it under their leadership, which would be subservient to the establishment,” said Waythamoorthy in a statement to Malaysiakini.The London-based Hindraf leader, who left the country a few days before the government’s crackdown on the movement last Dec 13, was convinced about the hidden truth behind the trio after probing on information received from top government officials.“Vasanthakumar is the main man behind the government plot, with Ramaji and Regu as assistants. They have betrayed Hindraf.“Undoubtedly the trio are collaborating with police intelligence, government officers and certain political leaders to break up Hindraf and dilute its struggle,” he alleged.
In an immediate response, Regu demanded the self-exiled leader to produce evidence to substantiate his claims."I am not a traitor," he told Malaysiakini.Vasanthakumar (photo, right), when brought from the Kamunting Detention Camp to Taiping Hospital for his monthly check-ups on Wednesday, denied links with the police intelligence unit.The Hindraf chairperson apparently came to know about Vasanthakumar in January and the others later, but opted to keep it a secret to prevent a split and loss of confidence among the movement’s leaders and supporters.However, following the Hindu prayers organised by a group led by Regu and the saffron-clad Ramaji in a Chinese temple in Seberang Jaya, Penang, during the recent Permatang Pauh by-election, which saw nine local Hindraf activists being detained, Waythamoorthy decided to come out in the open.
Waythamoorthy insisted that he has evidence to prove that Ramaji and Regu have had various secret meetings with officials from the Prime Minister’s Department and top MIC leaders over the last five months.Regu has claimed that he was the Hindraf founder secretary and this was stated in the application submitted on Oct 23 to the Registrar of Companies when Hindraf was registered as a enterprise.He also claimed to have accompanied Waythamoorthy to submit the 18-point memorandum on Hindu rights and interests to the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya last year.
Waythamoorthy confirmed both the claims, but said Regu was removed from the group immediately after the application was submitted for "acting against its interests."
Asked whether Regu’s expulsion was recorded in the minutes of any Hindraf meetings, Waythamoorthy’s reply was in the negative, saying: "As an informal organisation solely managed by him, meetings were never held."
Remain united
Hindraf started off briefly as an umbrella grouping for 38 Indian-based organisation, but it broke up when others disassociated themselves from Waythamoorthy after he took a bold move to submit a memorandum to the King early last year demanding a halt to the demolition of Hindu temples in the country."I was practically doing everything on my own," said the leader, whose disclosure is sure to send shockwaves among the Indian rights group’s activists across the country, who have been campaigning for the release of the five Hindraf leaders detained in Kamunting under the Internal Security Act 1960.
Vasanthakumar, who volunteered to join Hindraf last September, was detained alongside Hindraf legal advisor and Waythamoorthy’s brother Uthayakumar, and lawyers M Manoharan, R Kenghadharan and V Ganabatirau.They were picked up in a swoop during the police crackdown on Hindraf leaders and activists in the aftermath of the human rights group mammoth rally in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 25.
Regu and Ramaji were the main organisers of the by-election prayers, which was protested by Hindraf activists from Penang and neighbouring Perak and Kedah.The prayers upset Hindraf loyalists because firstly, the Hindu rite was conducted in a Chinese temple allegedly booked by a local Barisan Nasional leader; the visit by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi; and police protection for the organisers, something that would never happen for Hindraf activities.
Waythamoorthy also said that he would not be surprised if the government approves the registration of Hindraf under Vasanthakumar, Regu and Ramaji’s leadership with the inclusion of certain BN proxies.“Hindraf leaders and supporters should remain united and fight against the infiltration by these traitors,” he said.
Currently Penang-based R Thanenthiran heads a 10-member interim committee appointed by Waythamoorthy a few months ago, to spearhead the movement, which has developed a strong influence among the Indian community.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Letter from WMP to DSAI on allocation for Indian.. repost after DSAI wins P44

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim
National Justice Party
17, Jalan 16/2,
Petaling Jaya
46350, Selangor, Tel: 03-7956 6444
Malaysia Fax: 03-7956 5444

Dear Sir,

Re: Indian poor : RM 20 billion Motion in all five PKR, DAP and PAS State Assemblies.

We refer to the Motion passed at the Penang State Assembly that the UMNO controlled Federal Malaysian Government either continues with the monorail ,PORR and expansion of the Mengkuang damp or pay the Penang State Government RM 4.7 billion in compensation (NST 31/07/08, Pg 26).

In view of the very serious and critical issues faced by the Malaysian Indian community under 50 years of the neo colonialist UMNO rule, we hereby demand that all the five PKR,DAP and PAS controlled state governments of Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan pass a motion endorsing Hindraf’s 18 point demands to Prime Minister Badawi dated 12/08/07 and demanding that the UMNO controlled Federal Government fulfils the wishes and aspirations of the almost two (2) million especially poor and under privileged Indians contained in this 18 point demands in particular but not limited to the RM20 billion per year allocation for this community. We enclose herewith our said 18 Point Demands dated 12/08/07 once again for your easy reference.

May we bring to your kind attention that within a period of the one crucial month RM 34.57 Billion (Utusan Malaysia 26/06/08, Pg. 8 and NST 20/06/08, Pg. 4 and Utusan 30/06/08, Pg.8 ) had been allocated for Sabah alone which also has about 2 million people like the about 2 million Indian population in Peninsula Malaysia. The difference is there has been zero allocation for the poor and underprivileged Indians. After all the Indians are only asking for RM 20 billion which is less than the allocation for Sabah (34.57 billion).

This your goodselves motion would go a long way in helping to alleviate the very serious and long standing critical Indian issues faced by the Indian community in Malaysia.

Your kind indulgence in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

P.Waytha Moorthy
Currently in London

Comments from Worldwide on Hindraf Betrayed Within

Dear Waytha,
I am not surprised by these events. There will always be SB sponsored activities in any political organisation. The aim would be to create internal dissension. You have to be on your guard at all times. The golden rule is to manage information to the extent of need to know basis. Keep strategies, future plans and hardcore information close to your chest. Never even trust your own mother in this struggle.
God bless you.
Rrgds/ .........P.S. How do you think we defeated the Malayan Communist Party?


Dear Mr.Waythamoorthy, Honorable Chairman

Vankkam _/\_ sir

I would like to express my disappointment and anger at the Seberang jaya Penang Indian community for not being united in the quest for Indian struggle in this country. What took place on Permatang Pauh area was totally disgrace and disgusted for Indian community in this country. We Indians here by must admit this humiliation as for it does confuse Indian voters in Permatang Pauh in many reason.
If there were to be tactful plot by the Yang Tidak Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Bodowi and Umno to make the Indians in this country go disarray in splinter group, at the same is also disappointing to watch our Indians play along their tune and overall fell in their trap. Gwaddd!!!!

When are we Indians going to learn to be tolerant and act smart to solve issue in hyper tense situation? There is saying goes by Swami Vivekananda Indians are not problem seeker... But they are known to be problem solvers. I seriously condemn such act to have taken place in the first place and strongly slam such act as embarrassment for us all.

God bless Malaysia

Yours Sincerely,
Deewagar Baskaran

Monday, August 25, 2008

Police double Standard towards Hindraf.. letter from bloggers

The arrest of the 8 is unwarranted; similarly, they did not arrest those who barge into the bar council forum recently on the spot, why arrest only when it involves Indians, after all the protest was among Indians not involving other races, means that the police on the instruction of the ruling govt have a hidden hand behind the scene. The sleepy head PM's suspicious stop at the temple to receive a memo on the 18 points demand is evident to BN's interference and the plot the to crush Hindraf.
. Out of the thousands of letters sent to the PM/BN govt. non was acknowledged; why only now the PM showing interest? Samy Velu the liar is behind the scene too. Hindraf should not give in to such demands and fight for their rights. PKR MP's should take this double standard matter to the parliament. This is total disregard to the rule of law and playing with fire by the govt. and the police. The police and the govt is trying to instill fear among the Indian communityin this country.
The Indians must therefore stand brave and fight all odds. I appeal to all Indians in P/Pauh to stand united to defeat BN and crush them. We have to put a full stop to all these nonsence and political hegemony by race based BN. We have to unite under one banner and sent the corrupt govt to hell. Pass this message to all Indians and Hindraf members...

Eight held over Hindraf protest at Chinese templePolice intervening in the dispute between Hindrafsupporters and Hindus carrying out special prayers at a Chinese templein Butterworth yesterday.

BUTTERWORTH: A shouting match arose when supporters of the Hindu RightsAction Force (Hindraf) confronted a group of Hindus praying at aChinese temple in Seberang Jaya yesterday. Police detained eight Hindraf supporters, including two women.The group of about 50 supporters had gathered outside the Kuan Yintemple in Jalan Todak here to protest the event organised by Hin-duSevai Sangam.
Trouble started when the group, led by HindrafPenang coordinator M.N. Anbalagan, gate crashed a press conference inthe temple about 4pm.
The press conference was being held byformer Hindraf secretary V.K. Regu, who is now with Sewai Sangam, toexplain the purpose of the prayers at the temple.
Anbalagan had scolded Regu for holding a Hindu event at a Chinese temple and questioned Regu's authority to do so. A shouting match took place between the two and worsened when a PartiKeadilan Rakyat leader, K. Kalaivanar from Sungai Petani, advised thecrowd not to fight.Police stepped in to calm things and theevent, led by Swami Bramanandha Saraswathi from Ku-lim, continued.
However, the quarrel did not end there.Anbalagan and Hindrafsupporters protested outside the Chinese temple for another half anhour, causing a jam in Jalan Todak. They demanded that Regu and organisers of the event vacate the Chinese temple immediately. Some supporters lodged a police report at the Seberang Jaya stationagainst the organisers of the event.
Police appealed to the group todisperse but later light strike force personnel detained eight people.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had earlier stopped at the temple for a visit.
Superintendent Hamzah Ismail, the supervisor for the election zone,said police picked up the eight to defuse the situation and wouldrelease them after recording their details.

A report of what happened in Karu Mariamman Temple in Seb Jaya

How Permatang Pauh is spilling over on to all of us - a report of what happened at the Karu Mariamman Temple in Butterworth
Sun, 24/08/2008 - 10:40 — naragan

Permatang Pauh is spilling all over in Penang.
First, the Prime Minister wanted to create a sort of a coup by upstaging Hindraf in appearing at one of their functions impromptu in Butterworth yesterday.
Just, what we did not know yesterday, but do know today is that this is another one of those staged events. The event was organised by two renegade Indians who go by the names of Ramaji and Regu. Ramaji was a founding member of HINDRAF but who has since strayed into treacherous territory. It looks like these two have been in contact with the PM on this matter before the event. Even though this is a bit of speculation on my part, events do definitely suggest it.
But boy, was the PM in for a surprise. The people who were there at the place gave Pak Lah a treatment he is not going to easily forget. Remember what Samy Vellu got just prior to the general elections in March.
I was not personally there but I did see two clips on the phone camera on a friends phone, which we will try to upload soon. The crowd that had gathered there quickly polarised on Pk Lah's entrance to the scene. The people immediately who felt violated by Pak lah's presence began a spontaneous protest . Pak Lah was booed. This was what was captured in the video clip. Quite some booing I must say. Pak Lah left soon afterwards after receiveing this rather unwelcome treatment.
Video: PM's unwelcome:

Then a little later, after further protestation by the group, as the crowd was dispersing the National Hindraf Coordinator, the Penang State Hindraf Coordinator and several other Hindraf activists and supporters were arrested by the police.
While all this was happening there was a Jalur Gemilang launching event going on in the Island by Hindraf. The participants of that event were notified and many of them headed for the Bandar Perda Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah on the mainland. There were already many supporters gathered at the Police station by about 10 pm when they were joined from those on the Island. There were around 200-250 supporters outside the police station. Some senior PKR politicians were there - at least 4 of them. The press was abundantly present too, the people were milling about outside the police station, waiting for word about the release of those remanded. Finally at around 3.00 am word came out definitively that they could at best be released the following day. The group made a decision to disperse and reconvene at today to continue to show support for those remanded.
All of this is just the personal side of the how the system in our contry really operates.The people are increasingly become aware of the reality of the system. All these days the people have been cheated and lied to and made to feel as if the problems they faced were all of their own making. The reality is that a coterie has taken hold of the reins of power in our country and through treachery want to continue their control with brazen acts of power.
The people at times like this are directly confronted with the truth and awareness is growing. The Indian people of Penang are awakening with every such event to a better understanding of what this system really is like. The people of Permatang Pauh are recently getting a strong dose of this reality too daily, which spills over to all the rest of us in incidents like what happened at the KaruMariamman temple in Butterworth yesterday
But the people will ultimately and surely prevail.United we standUnited we act.

Update:Video : 2 Out of 9 Hindraf member remanded were released at BM police station at 2.00pm 24th Aug - .


Hindraf claims ISA detainee a government plant


Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader P. Waytha Moorthy last night accused ISA detainee T. Vasanthakumar and two others of being government plants after several movement members met the prime minister in the Permatang Pauh by-election.

The London-based Waytha Moorthy claimed the trio were trying to break up the movement and turn it into a pro-Barisan Nasional outfit."It came to my attention in January 2008 that Vasanthakumar has been planted by the Police Special Branch to infiltrate Hindraf," said Waytha Moorthy in a statement, adding two top government officials had confirmed it.

Vasanthakumar is one of five Hindraf leaders being detained at the Kamunting camp in Perak after the movement held a mammoth protest claiming the government had sidelined Indians. Their arrests and detentions swung the traditional Indian vote to the opposition and helped deny BN's customary two-thirds parliamentary majority.

The latest claims could split the group further as it remains leaderless locally with Waytha Moorthy's self-imposed exile and detention of the other leaders.

Waytha Moorthy named the other two collaborators as V.K. Regu and Ramachandran Meyappan @ Ramaji who is Hindraf spiritual advisor."V.K.Regu though was a pro tem secretary of Hindraf but was removed personally by me in October 2008 for undertaking activities against the interests of Hindraf," Waytha Moorthy said.

He added Ramaji was made spiritual advisor after the five were detained under the Internal Security Act but recent events had shown that both Ramaji and Regu have met Vasanthakumar secretly in the detention camp."

They had colluded to break up HINDRAF and take over the registration of Hindraf as anorganisation.He also alleged that Ramaji and Regu had various secret and unauthorised meetings with thePrime Ministers Department, the PM's private secretary and top MICleaders over the last five months."

Today's events now clear that all their activities thus far is to break up Hindraf and take over the leadership of Hindraf together withVasanthakumar upon his release from ISA.He said he would not be surprised if the authorities approve the movement but it would be led by the trio and MIC proxies "so that the unity and power that Hindraf has displayed under the Makkal Sakti would be permanently be damaged and shattered"."

As the Chairman of this organisation I take full responsibility for the damage caused to the divine struggle of this organisation and extend my sincere apologies to all our supporters," Waytha Moorthy said.

He also called the gathering in Seberang Jaya an insult, saying the the splinter group planned it in a Chinese temple without authorisationPolice arrested eight Hindraf leaders who staged a protest against the a splinter group which had attracted some 200 people for a bonfire prayer.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi met the members briefly and shook their hands as he was in the vicinity for the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign.

Latest news on Seberang Jaya's arrest of Hindraf leaders and supporters

Two female Hindraf activists released
Athi Veeranggan Aug 24, 08 6:05pm

Two women, who were among the nine Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) activists detained in yesterday’s protest in Seberang Jaya, were released at 2pm today after being held in police custody for nearly 20 hours.

The remaining seven, including Hindraf national coordinator TS Thanenthiran, have been shifted from the Central Seberang Perai district police headquarters to the North Seberang Perai district police headquarters this morning.
KR Santhi, 30, and K Saratha, 34, were released on police bail after Hindraf Perak coordinator A Vethamurthy signed the documents as their guarantor.
When contacted, Santhi said the police recorded statements from all nine activists following their arrest over a protest against a splinter group, which also claimed to represent Hindraf, outside a Chinese temple.

She said the nine were questioned for nearly 12 hours before the women were locked up in a cell until their release.

The activists led by Thanenthiran protested against the splinter group, led by VK Regu and the saffron-clad M. Ramachandran, also known as Ramaji, for organising a Hindu religious prayer under Hindraf’s name at a Chinese temple in Seberang Jaya, which is under the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency.

Regu said the event was organised by a Makkal Sakthi movement in collaboration with an NGO to seek divine intervention to secure the release of the five Hindraf leaders detained under the Internal Security Act.
It was also done to urge Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat to fulfil Hindraf’s 18-point memorandum on Indian affairs submitted to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi last year.
Candlelight vigil

Hindraf’s self-exiled chairperson P Waythamoorthy told Malaysiakini via telephone that Regu and Ramaji were no longer involved in Hindraf activities for working against the minority rights group interests.

Hindraf legal advisor P Uthayakumar, T Vasantha Kumar and lawyers M Manoharan, R Kenghadharan and V Ganabatirau have been detained for two years under the ISA.
During the protest, the activists called on Regu and Ramaji not to use Hindraf for their own interests.

Meanwhile, some 50 activists held a candlelight vigil against the arrest outside the SPT police headquarters in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam for nearly eight hours.

PKR parliamentarians Sivarasa Rasiah, Tian Chua and N. Gobalakrishnan, and Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar were present to give support.
They said that the arrest was uncalled for and could have been avoided.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

PS from WMP - MIC leader's repeated lies "He Spoke" to Hindraf


PRESS STATEMENT 23rd August 2008


HINDRAF views with deep concern statements by MIC leader Dato Seri Samy Velu that he has “spoken to” HINDRAF leaders and that they support MIC and the Barisan Candidate in Permatang Pauh.

This is a blatant lie by Dato Samy Velu and irresponsibly made to confuse the voters in Permatang Pauh.

We challenge Samy Velu to name the leaders he has “spoken to”. We are aware there are groups that call themselves Makkal Sakti (who are proxies of MIC) and are misleading the public so it may be possible Samy Velu has spoken to these “bogus supporters” who claim to represent HINDRAF.

It is a fact that HINDRAF supporters are absent in Permatang Pauh but that is a policy matter of HINDRAF and has nothing to do with MIC. HINDRAF is an organisation that stands on its own principles and will never be dictated by any political party.

As far as HINDRAF is concerned MIC is an obsolete Political Party that does not command the support of the majority Malaysian Indians for their sins in colluding with the UMNO led Government in cheating the Malaysian Indians for 51 years. Samy Velu is seeking cheap publicity by insinuating that HINDRAF is under his arms.

HINDRAF has always sough social and equal justice for the ethnic minority Malaysian Indians and will continue to do so irrespective of who or which party rules the Country.

The Indians in Permatang Pauh are politically mature and are well aware of the political ploy by Barisan Government led by UMNO. They will never fall for Barisan’s empty promises again and look for a better Malaysia where all races are treated equally.

P.Waytha Moorthy
currently in London





ISA detainee Vasanthakumar had volunteered to join HINDRAF in September 2007 and according to him at that time he was “waiting for someone to do something drastic” and the fact that I had filed an action against the UK Government attracted him to join HINDRAF. He had then served as a volunteer and I offered him to undertake the post of pro tem treasurer.

It came to my attention in January 2008 that Vasanthakumar has been planted by the Police Special Branch to infiltrate HINDRAF and upon further investigations the fact became apparent.

In March 2008 I was informed by two top Government officers on separate occasions confirming Vasanthakumar was assigned to break up HINDRAF lawyers in detention and the organisation from his detention. He had since met with various people from within HINDRAF to break the organization.

V.K.Regu though was a Pro tem Secretary of HINDRAF but was removed personally by me in October 2008 for undertaking activities against the interests of HINDRAF.

Upon the arrest of the 5 I had appointed a 10 member interim committee of which Tanendran was made the National Co-ordinator and Ramachandran Meyappan alias Ramaji was made the Spiritual Advisor of HINDRAF.

Recent events have shown that Ramaji and Regu had made frequent visits to KEMTA prison to meet Vasanthakumar secretly and they had colluded to break up HINDRAF and take over the registration of HINDRAF as an organization.

Ramaji and Regu had various secret and unauthorised meetings with the Prime Ministers Department, the PM’s Private Secretary and top MIC leaders over the last 5 months and I have evidence of this. It is now clear that all their activities thus far is to break up HINDRAF and take over the leadership of HINDRAF together with Vasanthakumar upon his release from ISA

It wouldn’t be a surprise that the Government would approve the registration of HINDRAF as a legitimate organisation but the approval would be handed over to Regu Ramaji and Vasanthakumar and other MIC proxies so that the unity and power that HINDRAF has displayed under the MAKKAL SAKTI would be permanently be damaged and shattered.

I apologize to all HINDRAF supporters for concealing these crucial facts all these while. I did this solely to protect the unity and integrity of HINDRAF and to avoid the breakup of HINDRAF. I sincerely believed that the release of the 5 including Vasanthakumar is of utmost importance for the sake of HINDRAF’S struggle.

What transpired today at Butterworth is a blatant insult to the intelligence of all HINDRAF supporters. Ramaji and Regu had placed various advertisements and news in the local tamil daily over the last few days about gathering 20 000 people for a Yaagam for the release of the 5 HINDRAF and for the promotion of the 18 demands submitted by HINDRAF in August 2007 under their organisations ie HSS (Hindu Sevai Sangam) and an organisation loosely named Makkal Sakti. This event that was organised deliberately in the Permatang Pauh Constituency where there the Ex deputy Prime Minister is contesting in a by-election next Tuesday. By using the name Makkal sakti both ramaji and Regu had expected a huge crowd to bolster their grip on HINDRAF by the Prime Minister personally attending their Maha Yagam which was organised in a Chinese Temple (1st time of its kind) and entertained by a local famous pop band group.

I urge all HINDRAF supporters to remain calm during this crucial moment and urge all look out for news in our website and for the latest news.

As the Chairman of this organisation I take full responsibility for the damage caused to the divine struggle of this organisation and extend my sincere apologies to all our supporters. Let us all unite to fight the betrayers within us who are up for selfish gain and to break the unity that never was seen prior to this within our community over the last 51 years. May the blessings of the almighty be showered upon us on this crucial period and I seek his guidance to take me in the right path.

P.Waytha Moorthy
Currently in London

ps.. pls spread this to all.

Mkini- Hindraf leaders and supporters arrrested in Seberang Jaya

Hindraf leaders arrested in Seberang Jaya
Athi Veeranggan Aug 23, 08 7:44pm

Eight Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders, including national co-ordinator RS Thanenthiran, were arrested this evening after staging a protest against a splinter group outside a Chinese temple in Seberang Jaya, Penang.

The protest began around 2pm, swelling to about 200 people by the time the arrests were made. The splinter group, which also claims to represent Hindraf, was carrying out a bonfire prayer at the temple.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in town to help campaign for his coalition in the Permatang Pauh by-election, dropped by to visit the temple around 5.30pm. He chatted briefly with members of the splinter group and shook hands with some of them before leaving.

Soon after that, the demonstration got out of hand and the arrests were made around 6.30pm. Police said the eight people, including two women, were arrested for illegal demonstration.

Hindraf chief P Waythamoorthy called Malaysiakini from London, saying that the splinter group did not represent Hindraf and the prayer ceremony was not sanctioned by the Indian rights group.

Seeking divine intervention

Bonfire organisers VK Regu had told reporters earlier that the event was organised by the Makkal Sakhti movement, which is sometimes used interchangeably with Hindraf, in collaboration with an NGO. “We want to seek divine intervention to secure the release of the five Hindraf leaders detained under the Internal Security Act,” he said, adding that the event was also to urge Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat to fulfil Hindraf’s 18-point memorandum on Indian affairs submitted to Abdullah last year.

Shortly after, Regu was confronted by the 10 Hindraf activists and a shouting match erupted between the two groups before the protest began. The Hindraf activist claimed that the bonfire organisers were out to confuse Indian voters in Permatang Pauh by engaging Abdullah at the event.

The demonstration began immediately after Abdullah left the event with protesters shouting “reformasi” and “long live Anwar” before they were dispersed by the police.

Video link of the arrest

Some of the detained are ;-
National Hindraf Coordinator - Mr RS Thanethiran
Penang Hindraf Coordinator - Mr Anbalagan
Butterworth Coordinator - Mr Anand
Butterworth Coordinator - Mr Velan

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

24 Hours Yaagam and Fasting Prayers in Mantin Seremban Invitation

Vanakam to all,

HINDRAF Makkal Sakthi would conduct a 24 Yaagam ( Fire Ritual) and Special Pooja for the betterment of Malaysian Indians here at ;

Date / Time : 30 Aug 2008 - 31 August Aug 2008 ( 8am - 8am ) 24 hrs

Venue : Kuil Devi Sri Maha Mariamman, Jalan Besar Mantin, 71700 Ng Sembilan

This is conducted in conjuction of 1 Year submission of Hindraf's class suit case against UK government which were done on 30th August 2007.

We also conduct this special Yaagam to get the bless and divine intervention from Almighty Lord for our immediate goals,

- immediate release of all Hindraf leaders and drop all the charges against Hindraf supporters.

- Adopt 18 point demands to uplift Malaysian Indians which were submitted to government last year August.

- to have a safe home return to Malaysia by our Hindraf Chairman , Mr Waythamoorthy from being self exile in London and assurance by government for his freedom.

Please come in large and join this 24 hours Yaagam and join the 24 hour fasting.

Pls contact Mr Haridass at 012 332 3490 or Mr Siva at 019 694 4693 for any queries.


ps.. please distribute this via email / sms / duplicate flyers to all.


HINDRAF Makkal Sakthi - Merdeka 24 hours National Maha Yaagam and Hunger Strike

Date : 30th August 2008 – 31st August 2008

Time : 8 AM (Sat 30th Aug. - Sun 31st Aug.)

Venue : Devi Sree Maha Mariamman Aalayam
Jalan Besar Mantin, Negeri Sembilan

Maha Yaagam would commence 24 hours non stop with chanting of hymns to seek divine blessings for the release of HINDRAF Lawyers detained under ISA, supporters maliciously prosecuted by the Attorney General supporters maliciously prosecuted by Attorney Generalsupporters maliciously prosecuted by Attorney General supporters maliciously prosecuted by Attorney Genera, ,, and Grant of Political Rights of the marginalised oppressed suppressed and permanently colonized Indian community.

All HINDRAF supporters nationwide are invited to attend and stay on for the 24 hours in the temple. Those wishing to participate in the hunger strike please register your name early with the organisers.

The event would be concluded with Special Pooja at 12.00pm and Annathanam (Lunch) on 31st August.

For further details please contact :

Mr. Haridass - 012-3323 490
Mr. Siva - 019 6944 693
06- 7672995/6

Letter from WMP to DSAI on allocation for Indian

135-3-A, Jalan Toman 7,
Kemayan Square,
Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 06-767 2995/6
Fax : 06-767 2997
Email :

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim
National Justice Party
17, Jalan 16/2,
Petaling Jaya
46350, Selangor, Tel: 03-7956 6444
Malaysia Fax: 03-7956 5444

Dear Sir,

Re: Indian poor : RM 20 billion Motion in all five PKR, DAP and PAS State Assemblies.

We refer to the Motion passed at the Penang State Assembly that the UMNO controlled Federal Malaysian Government either continues with the monorail ,PORR and expansion of the Mengkuang damp or pay the Penang State Government RM 4.7 billion in compensation (NST 31/07/08, Pg 26).

In view of the very serious and critical issues faced by the Malaysian Indian community under 50 years of the neo colonialist UMNO rule, we hereby demand that all the five PKR,DAP and PAS controlled state governments of Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan pass a motion endorsing Hindraf’s 18 point demands to Prime Minister Badawi dated 12/08/07 and demanding that the UMNO controlled Federal Government fulfils the wishes and aspirations of the almost two (2) million especially poor and under privileged Indians contained in this 18 point demands in particular but not limited to the RM20 billion per year allocation for this community. We enclose herewith our said 18 Point Demands dated 12/08/07 once again for your easy reference.

May we bring to your kind attention that within a period of the one crucial month RM 34.57 Billion (Utusan Malaysia 26/06/08, Pg. 8 and NST 20/06/08, Pg. 4 and Utusan 30/06/08, Pg.8 ) had been allocated for Sabah alone which also has about 2 million people like the about 2 million Indian population in Peninsula Malaysia. The difference is there has been zero allocation for the poor and underprivileged Indians. After all the Indians are only asking for RM 20 billion which is less than the allocation for Sabah (34.57 billion).

This your goodselves motion would go a long way in helping to alleviate the very serious and long standing critical Indian issues faced by the Indian community in Malaysia.

Your kind indulgence in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

P.Waytha Moorthy
Currently in

Monday, August 18, 2008

Photos of Paurnami Pooja Preparation at the Kapar Temple

These are some of the pics took outside the one of the temple where the Paurnami Pooja for Hindraf where held on last Saturday 16th August 2008.
Similiar preparation are done in some of the temples nationwide.
More pics are to be loaded soon on the event.

Vaalge Hindraf Makkal Sakthi.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Paurnami Prayers Invites - 16th August 2008

Hi All
There will some special Paurnami Prayers for the betterment of Malaysian Indians and for our Hindraf heroes this weekend.
The temples that conduct the prayers are as below,
Date : 16th August 2008
Time : 7.30 pm
Venue: Sri Bala Thandayuthapani, Kapar, Klang
Contact Person : Mr Samy 017 3499650
and at
Date : 16th August 2008
Time : 7.30 pm
Venue : Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Taman Wawasan, Batang Kali,
Hulu Selangor.
Contact Person : Mr Ramesh 016 247 6344
Please do join in the events below to show our unity ans support for the sacrification made by these heroes in highlight the marginalization of Malaysian Indians and stood for basic rights.
Vaalge Hindraf Makkal Sakthi
Vaalge Hindraf Makkal Sakthi
Vaalge Hindraf Makkal Sakthi

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hindraf Hunger Strike at KLCC on 10th Aug 2008

Kuala Lumpur : 10 Aug 2008, KLCC

Hindraf Makkal Sakthi came back to KLCC, a significant location where the 25-11 peace rally took place. This time they gather is a smaller dedicated group but with higher spirit.
About 50 supporters took part in hunger strike for the immediate release of all Hindraf leaders from draconian ISA and safe return of their Chairman, Mr Waythamoorthy from UK.

The group started to swell at KLCC Suria at Ampang Enterance from 9 am. The police personnel and light force personnel were there from early morning as early as 7 am.
As usual the police came to dispease the crowd telling it is illegal to gather there.

Mr Sambu and Mr Jayathas both from Hindraf central cordinators teamwhom lead the group did negotiate with both the police personal and KLCC security staff.

They said they are here for peace hunger protest and expects the police do not disturb the peace gathering there.
The KLCC security made a stell boundry to not allowing the group to seat or walk near the enterance. The group were not allowed to carry any placard or make any slogan.

Hindraf whom known for their Ahimsha (non violence) way kept the spirit high. They had the hunger strike without any unwanted incident.

The group seat near the enterence and had peace hunger strike from morning 8 am till 5 pm.
There were many passby people whom stop to enquire what is the gathering for and some local immediately understand seeing the HINDRAF tshirts. They wave hands and some even said Long live Hindraf to support the Hindraf struggles.The police and media were there watching briefly and taking photos on the overall event.

Good support and nationwide activities

"The group of supporters whom took part in hunger strike were consider good turn up despite there are many events took part on the same day nationwide", said Hindraf National Event Coordinator, Mr Kannan. He added that there are many temples conducting special prayers, offering Thanner Panthal ( drink stall) inline with the Aadi month prayers nationwide and in Ipoh there were Hindraf Makkal Sakthi Blood Donation campaign at the same time. He said they are only expecting a small group for the hunger strike for the beginning and soon the event will be held in several location nationwide soon.

The hunger strike was a successful one as significant participant took part and stayed all the whole day near the KLCC enterance in a peaceful way despite high presence of police personnel. They ended the hunger strike with Thiryabagam Mantra reading, Long Live Hindraf slogan and a short end speeach by Mr Jayathas whom stress that Hindraf urge the UMNO lead government to immdiate release of all Hindraf leaders from ISA as the governement failed to prove any charge against the leaders.
The group break fast about 5.15 pm with a soya drink and dates. They disprease in peace after the event.


Disruption of 'conversion' forum a black mark

The government's reluctance to champion open discussions on crucial interfaith issues is a step backwards in nation-building efforts, said supporters of a recent forum held to discuss issues pertaining to conversion to Islam.

"Government leaders have continuously prided themselves of having achieved racial and religious harmony in the country," said Charles Santiago, member of Parliament for Klang.
"It was their favourite slogan during the 50 years of independence celebrations… but the inability to hold dialogues about religious issues to find durable solutions only shows that the nation is split along racial and religious lines," he added in a statement.
The DAP parliamentarian was referring to last Saturday's unruly disruption of an open forum entitled 'Conversion to Islam', organised by the Bar Council.

About 300 angry protesters, mostly from Muslim-based parties within the ruling coalition as well as from the opposition, had gathered outside the Bar Council headquarters, where the discussion was held.
They demanded that the event be cancelled on the grounds it could be used as a platform to offend and provoke Muslim sensitivities about their religion.

Don't take unity for granted
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who had advised against holding the meeting, warned Malaysians not to take their unity for granted.
"I said don't do it openly. If one still proceeds to do so, it will certainly cause strong reactions," he was reported as saying in the local media.
"We live in a multicultural society in which people of different backgrounds are able to co-exist peacefully. This is because we have been tolerant and respectful of the sensitivities of different races."
Yet, even within the ruling BN coalition, non-Muslim members are chaffing for greater openness and dialogue. Apart from fostering understanding among the various ethnic groups, they see it as the best way forward in resolving hard issues of law.
"They seem to have ignored the fact that the Bar Council has already clarified that the forum was to address the conflicts of law," MIC Youth coordinator T Mohan said in a statement.
"They should have come out with their proposals in addressing the issue of non-Muslim husbands who abandon their spouses and their families and convert into Islam rather than to stop a legitimate forum," he added.
"Many who had converted were also in a dilemma as they were unable to revert to their former religion."

Religious dilemma
Controversial cases involving the rights of Muslim converts and their families have surfaced in recent years, creating racial discord and even street protests.
Former Penang chief minister and Gerakan acting president Dr Koh Tsu Koon urged the government to convene a meeting of civil law and Syariah law practititioners.
He suggested a joint committee to look into issues related to marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims, conversion to Islam, custody of children and burial rituals.

"Such issues and procedures, if left unresolved without good mutual understanding, will continue to haunt the multi-religious society of Malaysia. There will be controversy and even conflicts over family matters related to religious conversion," Koh said.
"We should be aware of sensitivities about religions by all respective believers. Therefore, all politicians must take a rational and reasonable approach to look at how to fine-tune the relevant laws and procedures to avoid or minimise potential inter-religious controversies and conflicts," he added.

Double standards
Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairperson P Waythamoorthy accused the authorities of practising double-standards.
"You have over 300 protesters behaving aggressively, carrying inciting banners and storming into the Bar Council forum raising uncalled for racial sentiments against fellow non-Malay Malaysians without fear and protected by the Royal Police Force," he said.
The Hindraf chief also accused the ruling coalition of using religion to further its political agenda and popularity."There is no actual racial issue in Malaysia, it is only incited and seeded into the public to create a scenario that best serves an authoritarian state to serve its own agenda against the goodwill and humanity for the Malaysian society that have co-existed irrespective of their colour, race, religion and creed," said Waythamoorthy

Human Rights Forum Highlights Hindu Minority Plight

Special to India-West
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MILPITAS, Calif. — Three activists drew horrific pictures of the predicament of Hindu minorities, sometimes backed by poignant video presentations, in far-flung parts of the world at the Hindu Human Rights Forum hosted at the Vaishnav Mandir here July 20. Hosted by the Hindu American Foundation, speakers talked about the plight of Hindus in Kashmir, Malaysia and Fiji.
HAF also presented its recently released fourth annual human rights report, "Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora." The plight of evicted Kashmiri Pandits, and Hindus in Fiji and Malaysia was highlighted by impassioned presentations by Jeevan Zutshi, a Bay Area community activist and Kashmiri Pandit himself; southern California-based engineer and Malaysian Tamil human rights activist Bhuvan Govindasamy; and San Francisco Bay Area-based attorney of Fiji Indian descent Sadhana D. Narayan.The statistics are staggering: An estimated 350,000 Kashmiri Pandits have been hounded out of their homeland in the Kashmir valley; and Malaysia's egregious discriminatory policies have resulted in a drop of Indian-descent student enrollment in Malaysian universities from 20 percent in 1957 to just five percent in 2003.
In Fiji, harassment and discrimination has led to an exodus of Fiji Indians: From around half the population in the 1970s, the Fiji Indian population has dropped to 38 percent in 2004.
To be sure, only in Kashmir can it be argued that Pandits have been targeted because of their religion.
In Malaysia and Fiji, Hindus have been part of a broader, xenophobic attack against immigrants. Malaysia's decades-long troubled race relations led to Singapore leaving the Malay federation and a Chinese guerilla insurgency, while in Fiji, the plight of Hindus has been driven by the schism between indigenous Fijians and Indians who immigrated in the 19th century, a point made by Narayan. "The civil rights issues in Fiji do not boil down to a Hindu-Muslim type of conflict," she said. "The Hindus and the Muslims in Fiji live in peace, and live in harmony. "The conflicts that we have as Hindus in Fiji relates more to the fact that ethnic Indians, primarily Hindu, have been discriminated against in the last 10-20 years or so as a result of the ethnic Fijians and their actions. . . If anything, the Muslim community has suffered with us." Zutshi's presentation was augmented by the screening of a documentary film on the plight of the Kashmiri Pandits by Ashok Pandit, which presented poignant images of destitute Pandits in refugee camps and distraught women talking about the murder of their husbands by Islamists.
Zutshi refused to recognize the anti-Indian movement in Kashmir as the freedom movement that its supporters claim it is. He said it was an Islamist insurgency fueled by Pakistan. "The Islamic colonization of Kashmir has been supported by Islamic terrorists and fundamentalists who committed crimes of genocide against the community of Kashmiri Hindus in Kashmir. . . (including) targeted attacks on Sikh community," he said.He was scathing in his condemnation of the Indian government's role. "Unfortunately, Indian leaders have been romancing with the Islamists, anti-Hindus and anti Indians," he said. "So much so that the self-confessed killers and anti-nationalists, they have been wandering scot-free in the streets of Kashmir. . . The government of India has established two standards of justice. One for Indians, one for Kashmiri Muslims."
The U.S. role had been equally egregious, Zutshi said. "The (George W.) Bush administration has been cozying up to the Taliban regime in the same way . . . (as) the earlier administration of President (Bill) Clinton.," he said. "Thousands of Kashmiris Hindus have been murdered . . . Hindus are suffering, and the government is silent."He said the recent violent protests in the Kashmir valley against leasing of forest land to the Amarnath temple was a "sad and painful portrayal of the exclusivist and illogical mindset that rules the roost in Kashmir." "The government's approach towards this issue is reflective of its subjugation to the Islamic diktats which . . . cannot be accepted," he said. Govindasamy painted a grim picture of the plight of Hindus in Malaysia. "From 1957 what was a trickle of removal of rights became, under the rule of Dr. Mahathir Mohammed, a torrent, a waterfall," he said."What was a trickle of temple demolitions about 25 years ago, has now grown, and till now, 15,000 Hindu temples have been demolished."They have taken away our economic rights, they have deprived us in education," he said. "They cannot even leave our religion to us." Five Indian leaders have been unlawfully incarcerated, he added. In 50 years, the Malaysian government has turned the Malaysian Indian society into the underclass, Govindasamy charged. "Hindus are an endangered species in Malaysia," he said. "If this goes on for the next five to 10 years, there will be no more Hindus. All will either have left, or will have forcibly converted to Islam." Although Fiji Indians had gone through a difficult time, there was a glimmer of hope, Narayan said. Ironically, following a coup in 2006, things are looking up. Narayan made it clear that although she applauded the positive developments, she in no way endorsed the military coup. "Currently, we are in the process of trying to have another constitution put in place which essentially would go back to the original constitution . . . which would allow race neutral policies," she said.
A rise in indigenous nationalist fervor and four coups in 20 years, including the toppling of democratically elected Fiji Indian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, had exacerbated the plight of Fiji Indians, Narayan told the audience. "We were put in a position where all of a sudden we were interlopers and we did not belong," she said."Fiji Indians were . . . essentially told to leave," Narayan said. Temples have been attacked repeatedly, she said. "The second thing they did was to make people homeless. . . Individuals who had lived on the same land for three generations were forced to leave their lands and tear down their homes and go away. Now where would they go?," she asked."So we have squatter camps that have developed around Fiji." There are now huge squatter camps in the Fiji cities of Suva and Ba, and Amnesty International estimates that 12 percent of Fiji Indians live in squatter camps. The worst part was a lack of security, Narayan said. "In Fiji if you are Fiji Indian and a Fijian came and robbed your home, nobody would come," she complained. "Nobody would come to assist you. . . If you have no personal safety or security in your own home, you start feeling very frightened." Consequently, Fiji Indians left the country in droves, and now Fiji faces an economic crisis.Former Fiji Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, who is now Fiji's finance minister, has told Narayan that the nation is bankrupt."The exclusionary policy of the last 20 years of keeping out Indians, making them feel not wanted, has eventually helped to destroy the economy of Fiji," she said. "And he was asking Indians to come home."The government is promising lease restoration of land and possible government payment. "Understandably, a lot of Fiji Indians are not interested in coming back," Narayan said. The government is promising 30-year leases on land with automatic 20-year renewals. "It's a situation where the government may end up having to rebuild the homes of the Fiji Indians and that's something that we are hopeful will end up happening," Narayan said.

Malaysian teacher transferred for racial slur

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian school teacher who admitted to using racial slur against ethnic Indian Malaysian students has been transferred despite offering an apology, the media reported on Friday.
Selangor State education department director Ashah Samah said on Thursday that other schools may have reservations about accepting "a problematic teacher". The 35-year-old woman teacher, against whom two ethnic Indian Malaysian students complained, has not been named, The Star newspaper said on Friday

The official said the teacher would, on transfer, undergo counselling. Samah added that she would personally counsel the teacher as she felt that her actions were against the principles and duties of a teacher. "This should not be a case of taking revenge but to reform and to make her understand such racial sentiments were not acceptable," the official said. "If she repeats it, then more severe action will be taken against her. We will watch her closely and may even place another teacher to sit in the class with her." The hurt students' parents and the Indian community of Banting in Selangor state are not satisfied with the teacher's apology.
The Coalition of Indian Non-Governmental Organisations secretary George Gunaraj said that transferring the teacher was not the solution. "Moving her elsewhere is even worse as she can start the verbal abuse all over again in a different environment. She needs to undergo counselling to control her emotions. If she is unable to control her emotions, how can she teach?" he asked. Another solution would be to place her on a desk job.
Media reports on Friday carried some details of what happened. In an incident last month, the teacher allegedly entered a Form Five Class and called the students using a derogatory word. She also accused them of being gangsters and thieves. She was also alleged to have ordered the boys to do push-ups. When some of them could not do so, she allegedly stomped on their backs. The second incident happened five days later in a Form Four class where she taught history.
She allegedly told the students that she "wanted to test their level of patience" and began abusing them. She even wrote the words on the blackboard.
Two students lodged police reports against the teacher. On Monday, about 500 parents and members of the public gathered to protest in front of the school.
Malaysians of Indian origin, who migrated to Malaysia during the British era, form eight percent of the country's 28 million population.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Letter from WMP to PM on for Indians Poverty and Pemudah


Prime Minister of Malaysia
Block Utama,
Bangunan Perdana Putra, Email:
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Email:
62502 Putrajaya Tel: 03 8888 8000
Fax: 03 8888 3444



Re: 1) Height of Indian poor wanting to sell his kidney to start a new Small

2) Proposals - Pemudah like Task Force, Commission

We were moved by the Tamil Nesan news report dated 22/07/08 at page 13 on one Murali [35] who was declared a bankrupt because his identity card got lost and was misused in a RM 36,000.00 loan. Murali is an asthma patient his wife a breast cancer patient having gone through eight treatments. He has four children aged between five and 14 years old and going to school.

He gets a Socso pension of RM 368.00 per month and RM 100 per month from the welfare department for his school going child. His total income per month is RM 468.00 which is way below the hardcore poverty line index of RM 687.00 per urban household of five [NST 18/05/08 page 26]. RM 1,500.00 per month being the maker for urban poverty [NST 28/06/08 page 23], RM 2,000.00 per below being in the lower income group [NST focus 13/07/08 page 32].

The average household income for an Indian family has been declared in the Mid term review of the Ninth Malaysia Plan as RM 3,799.00 [NST 27/06/08 page eight]. Murali’s family and thousands of other Indians and in fact at least 85% of the Indians do not earn RM 3799, 00 per month. This RM 3,799.00 per month figure certainly does not reflect the ground reality and appears merely speculative. Murali out of desperation has decided to sell his kidney to raise funds for capital to start a new business. Murali’s case is just the tip of the iceberg.

Hundreds of thousands of Indians are in Murali’s shoes. Baitulmal, Pusat Zakat, Vayasan Islam, Badan Amal, badan kebajikan etc. would not help him. TV3, Utusan, NST, Star and Berita Harian would never help publicize the serious Indian plight according to it’s gravity. UMNO, PKR, DAP and PAS would not campaign these very serious Indian poor issues. Felda, Felcra, Risda, Kejora, Kada, Project Agropolitan would not give Murali a business license to run a bus stop kiosk nor the UMNO Federal give him a taxi license. What alternative does Murali have? He and his family lie on the railway tracks and kill themselves as happened to the Indian family in Seramban last year?
Incidentally the Indian suicide rate is 800% higher that for the Malays because of poverty and poverty related issues. Unlike the Malays, Orang Asli, the natives of Sabah and Sarawak who have their inherited villages and even the Chinese who have their new Villages to fall back on, Murali and hundreds of thousands of other Indians have no where else to go to. Almost all the Indians do not have a village to fall back on or as a safety net.

We hereby propose that the Federal UMNO government set up a Permudah like high level task force with impeccable action oriented results in a short space of time to seriously address the critical Indian issues as per our 18 point demands to the prime minister dated 12/08/07.
This task force should be co chaired by the Chief Secretary to the Government and Hindraf Legal Adviser and to also be comprised of the Secretaries Generals of the Finance Ministry, Welfare Ministry, and the Directors Generals of the Economic Planning Unit.
plementation Unit, Secretary to the Prime Minister and social scientists to be nominated by Hindraf but to the exclusion of all “wayang kulit” and “mandore” political parties. A budget of RM 35 Billion is set aside annually.

This special task force is eventually to be replaced by a Race Relations Commission [to eliminate all forms racism and religious extremism] and an Equal Opportunities Commission in furtherance to Article 8 of the Federal Constitution [Equality before the law]

Kindly revert to us accordingly.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

P.. Waytha Moorthy


Y.A.B Mr Lim Guan Eng
Chief Minister's Office,
Level 28,
10502 Penang
tel: 04-650 5112
fax: 04-261 3003

PS from WMP - HINDRAF reaction on Bar Council forum




The latest fiasco on the Malaysian Bar Council forum on "Conversion to Islam" clearly indicates that our ruling government practices authoritarian policies where the elected representatives and police are used to suppress civil liberties and freedom of expression in the pretext of security and public order.

The ruling government and its agents, ie police were at their best to exercise their authority to allow the protest by the muslim mobs to incite racial sentiments and storm into the forum and slander, humiliate and insult
the non-Malays.

HINDRAF strongly condemns the veiled threat by Home Minister to the Bar Council that “he hoped that the Bar Council got the message that there are certain things that are out of bounds for public discussion, even if held in a private place." It is the duty of the country to protect its citizens who have gathered to discuss a legitimate concern of its community (under article 10 of the Federal Constitution) but to come up with such threats (especially) by the minister is most irresponsible and insults the intelligence of Malaysians.

Four (4) members of HINDRAF were arrested in a rainy day for creating an awareness of their cause in the recent CPA conference on 7th August 2008 but here you have over 300 protesters behaving aggressively, carrying inciting banners and storming into the Bar Council forum raising uncalled racial sentiments against fellow non-Malay Malaysians without fear and protected by the Royal Police Force. The statement by Home Minister appear to be condoning such “violent” behavior and supporting hooliganism and claims he has not received any complaints of threat to National Security or disturbance to public order is utter rubbish and nonsensical.

Such double standards is only prevalent in an authoritarian state where any issues that concerns the public and freedom of thought for egalitarianism is suppressed and oppressed to serve the interest of the majority Malay muslim.

There is no actual racial issue in Malaysia, it is only incited and seeded into the public to create a scenario that best serves an authoritarian state to serve its own agenda against the goodwill and humanity for the Malaysian society that have co-existed irrespective of their color, race, religion and creed.

P.Waytha Moorthy
Currently in London.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Four Hindraf activists held at Commonwealth meet

Andrew Ong Aug 7, 08 7:41pm

Four Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) activists were arrested near the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) today for failing to disperse on police orders.

Dang Wangi OCPD ACP Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman told reporters that the four, including a woman, were arrested at the roadside while "picketing."

According to the detainees' lawyer N Surendran (photo:far left), the group were among 30 activists who were leafleting at the 54th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference at KLCC at 3.30pm.
The leaflets were meant to raise awareness among international lawmakers of the two-year Internal Security Act (ISA) detention order against five Hindraf leaders.

However 15-minutes later, the police tried to disperse the group resulting in the four - S Jayathas, S Poobalan, K Balakrishnan and B Susila - being arrested.

"They were given 20 seconds to disperse before they were ambushed while leafleting in the rain," said Surendran when met at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters later.

‘Woman locked up with men'

Surendran also complained that Susila, 41, was being held in a police lockup with seven other unknown men.
"This is unacceptable. Was she treated this way because she is affiliated with Hindraf?" he asked.
At the Dang Wangi police station, Surendran, accompanied by Kapar MP S Manickavasagam and Teluk Intan MP M Manogaran, held a short discussion with Zulkarnain.
Manogaran told reporters later that Zulkarnain had confirmed that Susila was held in a cell with men but a woman police officer was stationed outside the cell.

Manogaran also said they were assured of Susila's safety by Zulkarnain. The police chief however refused to comment on Susila's detention when approached by reporters.
Zulkarnain refused to divulge details of the investigation but said that investigations were being conducted according to Section 27 (5) of the Police Act.

"There are foreign guests there and we must ensure their security," he said when asked if the four were arrested because of tightened security at the KLCC area.

Latest news, all released under police bail
All four of them later were released under police bail at 7.30pm and all were required to present at Dang Wangi Police Station on 7th Sept 2008. All four were cheered by the big grooup of supporter whom been at Dang Wangi station since the arrest news spread. There were about 30 supporters waited for the release and welcome the 'heroes' with Vaalge Hindraf Makkal Sakthi slogan in the police compound itself.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Events this month

Peace Protest on CPA August 7, 2008 at 3pm

In front KL Convention Centre, KL
There will be a small peace protest demanding the CPA (Commenwealth Parliamentary Association) to raise the marginalization issue of Malaysian Indian during their conference here in KL from 1st - 10th August 2008. Pls coem and join the crowd to demand the CPA to take action promptly on the issue of Malaysian Indian.
...Organized by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi

Hindraf Makkal Sakthi Dinner and Flag launch -Sitiawan
August 16, 2008 at 8pm – Lido Hall Sitiawan
Hindraf Perak, Sitiawan team would like to invite all Hindraf supporter for the Makkal Sakthi dinner there. The highlight of the dinner is the Hindraf Flag launching, Perak state level. Let us all join in. Organized by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi Perak

Hindraf Dinner and Flag launching in Selangor
August 24, 2008 at 7:30pm – STC Restaurant
Hindraf Selangor, Klang Valley team would like to invite all Hindraf supporter for the Makkal Sakthi dinner here. The highlight of the dinner is the Hindraf Flag launching, Selangor state level. Organized by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi Selangor

Hindraf Dinner and Flag launching in Butterworth
August 30, 2008 at 7:45pm – Dewan Sree Mariamman, Butterworth
Hindraf Penang, Butterworth team would like to invite all Hindraf supporter for the Makkal Sakthi dinner there. The highlight of the dinner is the Hindraf Flag launching, Penang state level. Organized by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi Butterworth

PS from WMP - HINDRAF Jalur Gemilang and future plans


Press Statement 05.08.08.

I refer to the recent launch of the Jalur Gemilang on August 3, 2008. In addition to the teleconference that was interrupted due to technical reasons, I would to add the following;
  • Hindraf currently have been infiltrated with more than 200 Special Branch informers. HINDRAF's genuine supporters should and be aware there are many fellow "supporters " who pretend to be our loyal supporters but in fact they are agent provocateur planted by parties interested in destroying and dismantling HINDRAF's struggle for the Indian community. These agent provocateurs are not necessarily Police officers but informers who are in the payroll of Special Branch. In due cause, HINDRAF will reveal these personnels with evidence
  • The tag name HINDRAF has been used to promote businesses and enhancement of several personalities for their own benefits and objectives. Many see HINDRAF as an opportunity to gain leverage and dictate their own benefits. This is totally against HINDRAF principle. HINDRAF is you and me who are battling a war for better policies and governance for the Malaysian Indian as a society with equal and fair treatment in relation to education, economics and freedom of religion as oppose to individual glamour and glory. HINDRAF is involved for the well being of society not monetary and individual public recognization.

Further I would add the following as our future plans for the coming months
HINDRAF's flag campaign to celebrate our 51st Merdeka Day on August 31, 2008;

  • HINDRAF's request to the government for HINDRAF's supporter to march in the 51st National Day Parade as citizen of Malaysia;
  • HINDRAF Relay Hunger strikes throughout the country starting with KLCC on every Sunday from August 10, 2008
  • HINDRAF Hunger Strike for Merdeka Day and 24 hr YAAGAM in Seremban on 31st August 2008;
  • HINDRAF supporters of at least 10,000 to attend PM's Hari Raya Open in Kepala Batas and the National Hari Raya celebration in Kuala Lumpur;
  • HINDRAF supporter's of at least 10,000 in each state to attend the Hari Raya Open house in their respective Menteri Besar's house;
  • HINDRAF to initiate nationwide appeal to all Sultans and Yang Dipertua Negeri starting with the state of Penang.
  • HINDRAF request it's supporter to celebrate Deepavali in simplicity with family and friends and no open houses.
  • HINDRAF shall intensify its campaign to release the HINDRAF 5 by approaching all countries in the United Nation if the Malaysian government continue to hold them arbitrarily for voicing their concern for the systematically discriminated Malaysian Indians beyond the end of December 2008

HINDRAF would hold a mega gathering to commemorate November 25th mass Malaysian Indian uprising against neo colonialization of Malaysian Indians.

currently in London

Monday, August 4, 2008

HIndraf peace protect at CPA (Commonwealth Parliamentary Association) meeting at KL Convention Centre

Kuala Lumpur, 3rd Aug 2008.

After successfully launching Hindraf's 1st Jalur Gemilang event in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur attended by more than 3000 people, Hindraf continues it tireless struggle on the same day.

About 100 people had gathered in front of KL Convention Centre about 12.30 pm today.

They had a peace protest for more than 2 hours carrying banners and placards ("manila card") with various slogans. The group whom most dressed in their safron color dress were waving their placard to the passby people. Few foreign and local medias were seen covering the peace protest.
They group has managed to deliever the memo letter to more than 40 delegates whom came to the meeting today during their lunch break. Some of the delegates promised to raise the matter and seems to know about the Hindraf when the Hindraf volunteers explains to the delegates on the letter.

It is learnt that CPA ( Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association) is having their annual meeting in the convention centre from 1st August to 10th August. HINDRAF Chairman, Mr P.Waythamoorty whom is self exile in London now had earlier sent a official letter dated 15th July 2008 to Dr.William F. Shija, Secretary General of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association address to their office in London.

In the letter, HINDRAF has request the CPA Sec. General to raise serious Human Rights Issues of affecting Malaysian Indians at the CPA meet in Kuala Lumpur from August 1-10, 2008.
The 4 issues are;
1. Democratically elected representative at Selangor Legislative assembly Mr.M.Manoharan denied his rights to serve his constituents though he has won his state assembly seat with big majority while he was still detained under the draconian ISA (Internal Security Law).
but till today he is denied his right to serve his constituents. This is a serious affront to basic principles of human Rights.
2. HINDRAF 5 leaders and workers detained under draconian Internal Security Act (ISA) without trial for raising legitimate issues affecting minority rights.
3. P.Uthayakumar whom is one of the detainee have been denied right to seek medical attention for heart ailment.

4. 51 years of neo colonization of ethnic Malaysian Indians by the majority Malay UMNO led Government in Malaysia.

Mr Waythamoorthy also have stressed in his letter to CPA that Malaysia being one of the
materially developed Commonwealth members in every possible way has breached and failed to uphold its declaration and fundamental principal of the Commonwealth in affirming human rights and good governance for the Malaysian Indians with its practice of continued oppression and suppression towards their ethnic citizens. Hindraf feels that Malaysia breached the Harare Commonwealth Declaration, 1991, where the heads of government of the countries of the Commonwealth had reaffirmed their pledge that were set out in a Declaration of Commonwealth Principles agreed by their predecessors at their Meeting in Singapore in 1971 which amongst them being that;
1. They believe in the liberty of the individual under the law, in equal rights for all citizens regardless of gender, race, colour, creed or political belief, and in the individual's inalienable right to participate by means of free and democratic political processes in framing the society in which he or she lives;

2. They recognise racial prejudice and intolerance as a dangerous sickness and a threat to healthy development, and racial discrimination as an unmitigated evil;

3. They oppose all forms of racial oppression, and they are committed to the principles of human dignity and equality.

They stressed that Malaysian government continues to undermine human right and civil liberties issues although they had pledged to the Harare Convention and their membership with the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Hindraf Event Coordinator, Mr Kannan whom came for the peace protest at the KL Convention Centre said that this peace protest is to seek CPA attention and urge them to bring up the serious violation of Human Right and continues marginalization of Malaysian Indians in the their meetings here. "As they are here on the ground their should make effort to hear the plight of the marginalized Malaysian Indians", he said.
There were several police patrol cars and personnel both in uniform and plain clothes watching the group in briefand took pictures. The group later dispreased in peace after holding the peace protest outside the KL Convention Centre almost 2 hours.
Mr Kannan also mention that it was success day as the group successfully hand over the memo to several CPA delegates by hand and the outside peace protest were allowed without any issue. He hope the CPA and Malaysia government will look in to the request urgently.

Report by Admin Hindraf


Report on HINDRAF'S first annual Jalur Gemilang launching ceremony in Brickfields

Hindraf waits on Pakatan promises but still backs itSambulingam wants more done by Pakatan Rakyat for Tamil schools.
By Shannon Teoh, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), frustrated at the slow pace of Pakatan Rakyat's promises to help poor Indians, hopes the federal opposition would do more to fulfill its election manifesto.
Interim leaders, speaking at its first annual Jalur Gemilang launching ceremony here today, urged Malaysian Indians to continue the struggle for equality despite the loss of its top leadership and lack of tangible change after helping to wrest four states from the Barisan Nasional.
"BN has denied our rights, that's why we support the opposition. But even they don't move in the exact direction we want. At the stroke of a pen, Pakatan-led governments can give us fully-aided Tamil schools,” ideological coordinator W. Sambulingam said in his speech.
"Right now, it's only one here and one there. Tell us what the plan is and how it will be executed. If you can allocate 130 hectares for pig farms in Selangor, I am sure something can be done for Tamil schools."
Pakatan controls Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor, as well as Pas's long-held Kelantan.
Hindraf chairman P. Waytha Moorthy, currently in exile in the United Kingdom, had last month sent a letter to the Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim concerning Tamil schools and also land for Hindu temples, crematoriums and burial sites.
Five Hindraf leaders are currently in detention under the ISA.
Surendran believes a Pakatan government will champion changes for minorities.Gobalakrishnan insisted that BN was blocking efforts to improve Tamil schools.Its legal advisor N. Surendran said the struggle was not about grabbing positions but to bring about change in the country.
"We are not supporting Pakatan Rakyat to gain political positions but because they have promised a free society and we have faith in their promise.
"We recognise that any government needs to be pressured and lobbied to give the people what they want and this can only be effective when society and media is free and oppressive laws are abolished," he told The Malaysian Insider after his speech.
Waytha had also addressed the gathering at the Federal Territory Girl Guides' Hall in Brickfields via a teleconference call in which he called for Hindraf to continue the struggle for their own betterment and not for the sake of the plight of individual leaders.
"Don't forget that the idea of Hindraf is for your rights," he said.
He also called for this year's Deepavali celebrations to be done low-key as a show of solidarity for the Hindraf 5 who would not be able to participate in festivities.
Also present at the gathering was PKR's Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan, who replied on behalf of Pakatan, that it was the federal government that blocked plans to improve Tamil schools.
"Tamil school headmasters have refused to meet with opposition figures and cited an Education Ministry order. I personally had to leave a parent-teacher association meeting in Kulim before the headmaster would attend."
Legal advisor Surendran rejected any reconciliation with MIC chief Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to resolve the problems of the Indian community.
"Samy's attempt to mediate for the release of the Hindraf 5 is a direct contradiction to what he said prior to the elections when he supported the arrests.
"As far as Hindraf is concerned, we have no faith in MIC's race-based struggle and we don't take Samy seriously. We ourselves are an offshoot of Police Watch and we were formed to fill the void because no one was fighting for Indians," said Surendran who is also legal advisor for the NGO monitoring the police.
Today's event was organised to dispel the notion that the group was not patriotic.
"We are not against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the country. We are simply against the government that denies us our rights. So with Merdeka coming soon, we want to launch our own campaign," Sambulingam explained.
Earlier, national events coordinator R. Kannan had recapped the group's activities since its inception last year and claimed that 69 per cent of Indians voted for the opposition in the March 8 polls and three states with 20 per cent Indian population made the difference in handing Pakatan Rakyat power.

"This proves that despite being a minority community, Indians can still be kingmakers," he said.