Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Candle Vigil to release Hindraf 5 and all other detainee of ISA

My dear brothers and sisters....Vanakam

It's time now for us to get united again !!

This time to free our Hindraf heroes , blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and the rest who were denied their rights to defend themselves and detained without trial under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA).

Leaving no options ,upon failing numerous “proper channels” to highlight the necessity of the ruling government to seriously consider an 18 demand remedy, the oppressed and suppressed Indian Malaysians under the leadership of Mr.P.Waythamoorthy and the Hindraf Heroes who currently detained under ISA , took the struggle to the streets in an Ahimsa manner.

On 25th November 2007, Hundreds of thousands of Indian Malaysians for the first time in the history of independent Malaysia , demanded for their denied fundamental socio economic rights as citizens of this country. And for that our Hindraf heroes are suffering and forgoing their freedom, family and rights!!

Ever since they were detained under ISA, various legal approaches has failed to free them. So much is our Malaysian judiciary capability and capacity.

Realizing the fact that these Hindraf heroes are spending their life behind barbed wires and iron bars for a simple reason of demanding Indian Malaysians constitutional rights, it is indeed now every Indian Malaysians responsibility to fight for their freedom.

Therefore My dear brothers and sisters, I plead every responsible Indian Malaysian to once again stand united beyond all our ideological, political, religious and socio economical differences.

In accordance to our Rukun Negara principles of being the citizens who ‘Believe In God’ and practicing ‘Loyalty To The King And Country’, who always believed in ‘Upholding The Constitution’ and respect the ‘Rule Of Law’ which eventually results in ‘Good Behavior and Morality’, Hindraf urge all Malaysians to gather in peace at Dataran Merdeka , Kuala Lumpur on 27th September 2008 at 7.00pm, for a candle vigil sending strong messages to the ruling Barisan Nasional government to immediately release unconditionally the Hindraf Heroes and also blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and the rest who have been unlawfully detained under ISA .

Incase the Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has forgotten , it is my pleasure to remind him what he felt about ISA in 1988. He was quoted in Wikipedia :-

"If we want to save Malaysia and Umno, Dr Mahathir (then Prime Minister) must be removed. He uses draconian laws such as the Internal Security Act to silence his critics." The year before, he had also stated "Laws such as the Internal Security Act have no place in modern Malaysia . It is a draconian and barbaric law."

If it is so Mr. Prime Minister, why are you going against your own stand? This Holy Ramadhan month is the best time for you to seek forgiveness from the Almighty for your unintentional mistakes and release those innocent souls suffering for no reasons.

Lately the custodian of civil liberties and justice in Malaysia , the Bar Council, in their recent EGM unanimously stood united against the Internal Security Act and want the draconian legislation out of the way. The DAP , PKR, PAS , MIC , MCA , GERAKAN and even some rational UMNO leaders are urging the ruling Barisan Nasional government to immediately repeal the ISA.

With regards to such latest developments we seek the Bar council of Malaysia , the various political party leaders , elected MPs , ADUNs, NGOs and every concerned citizens of all races and status who sincerely believe for a judiciary reform with regards to ISA to come and support us at large.

All these recent developments reflects the feeling of those wish to uphold and respect the “Rule Of Law”. Therefore Mr.Prime Minister, please order the police to welcome and protect us allowing the Malaysians to practice Article 10 of the federal constitution which allows the citizens of Malaysia to gather peacefully. Chemical laced water , tear gasses and unnecessary arrest will only turn a peaceful gathering into an ugly situation which will definitely look bad in the eyes of local and international community.

My dear brothers and sisters , there is this beautiful Malay Pantun

Pisang Emas dibawa belayar

Masak sebiji di atas peti

Hutang emas boleh dibayar

Hutang budi dibawa mati

To free the Hindraf Heroes is exactly how each and every responsible Indian Malaysian, immaterial of their ideological, political, religious and socio economical differences should do in return to “bayar budi” the sacrifices they have done to us.

Therefore please mark your calendars to gather peacefully on 27th September 2008 in Dataran Merdeka , Kuala Lumpur at 7.00pm .

Once again failing this beautiful peaceful candle vigil is “NOT AN OPTION!!!”

Bring along candles , Hindraf flag and love . Be Ahimsa and please excuse any of our police brothers in the event they have to carry out their duty.

Vaazhge Hindraf !!!

Sambulingam Wisvalingam

National Hindraf Coordination team.

21st September 2008.