Saturday, March 1, 2008

SV was not welcome in Lunas

Samy Vellu was not welcomed in Lunas yesterday ( 26/02/2008 ). More than 3000 people gathered with bannners to block Samy Vellu from entering Lunas. He was supposed to meet the people there and also attend a dinner organized by MCA Lunas and Pemuda MIC . Roads to enter the Chinnese hall was blocked with the poeple there.. and refused to let Samy Vellu in. He then had no choice.More than 100 policemen were placed there to control the situation. Yet they could not control the crowd, more than 12 FRU trucks complete with water cannons and tear gas launchers was brought to control the situation there.. No tear gas and water canons were used. But they are all in postion. Padang Serai Parliment candidate Gopalakrishnan was on the spot to ensure the safety of the people there and to calm down the situation there. His son was arrested by the police.

-posted by Supporter in Malaysian_Indian yahoogroup

Tamil Nesan (29.02.08) Misquote our Support to Anwar

Below is the explaination done by VK Regu - Makkal Sakthi Area Coordinator regarding the news in Tamil Nesan on 29.02.08.
The Tamil Nesan have written that Makkal Sakthi have no relation with ANWAR.
It was a total FALSE news as MAKKAL SAKTHI have been a strong supporter of all opposition this general election.
Mr RK Regu, Sri Ramaji and Kannan from Makkal Sakthi and HINDRAF were on the same stage with Datuk Seri Anwar, Pn Nurul Izzah Anwar, Sdr Deo Govind Karpal Singh and RPK supporting PKR on 28.02.08 at Brickfield PKR Campaign.
Makkal Sakthi is going throughout the nation to campaign for opposition in this election after 50 years of marginalization of UMNO lead government towards Malaysian Indians.

All this mislead information by BN control media are to further confuse the Indians in Malaysia.
Makkal Sakthi also pledge all the voters to uphold the AHIMSA way during the campaigning and show the People's Power thru ballot.


வி.கே. ரகு அப்படி சொன்னாரா?
ஜீவி காத்தையா, Feb 29 2008, 10:02 pm
“நேற்று அன்வார் நடத்திய கூட்டத்தில் கலந்து கொண்டேன்; இன்று ஜசெக தேர்தல் கூட்டத்தில் கலந்து கொள்கிறேன்” - வி.கே. ரகு
“வரும் மார்ச் 8 ஆம் தேதி நடைபெறும் பொதுத்தேர்தலில் குறிப்பிட்ட சில தரப்பினரை அல்லது வேட்பாளர்களை ஆதரிக்கும்படியோ அல்லது அவர்களுக்கு வாக்களிக்கும்படியோ மக்கள் சக்தி இயக்கம் எவரையும் கேட்டுக் கொள்ளாது. மாறாக வாக்காளர்கள் த்ங்களது விவேகத்திற்கு ஏற்ப அவர்கள் விரும்பும் வேட்பபளர்களுக்கு வாக்களிக்களாம் என மக்கள் சக்தி இயக்கத்தின் ஒருங்கிணப்பாளர் வி.கே. ரகு கூறினார்.” (த்மிழ் நேசன் 29.2.2008)
திரு. வி.கே. ரகு மேற்கூறியவாறு எந்த அறிக்கையும் வெளியிடவில்லை. “நான் நேற்று அன்வார் பிரிக்பீல்ட்ஸில் நடத்திய தேர்தல் பிரச்சாரத்தில் கலந்து கொண்டேன். இன்று (29.2. 08) ஜசெக நட்த்தும் கூட்டத்தில் கலந்துகொள்கிறேன்”, என்று வி.கே. ரகு மலேசியாஇன்று.கோம்மிடம் கூறினார்.
மேலும், கீழ்க்கண்ட விளக்கத்தை அவர் அளித்தார்:
1) பத்துமலை திருத்தலத்தில் மார்ச் 2 ஆம் திகதி நடைபெறவிருந்த சிறப்பு பிராத்தணை குறித்து முடிவெடுக்க மட்டுமே நாங்கள் கூடினோம்.
2) சிறப்பு பிராத்தணை வேறொரு நாளுக்கு ஒத்திப்போட முடிவெடுக்கப்பட்டது.
3) அந்த ஒத்திவைப்பு பற்றி மட்டுமே செய்தியாளர்கள் கூட்டத்தில் அறிவிக்கப்பட்டது.
4) ” ‘மக்கள் சக்தி’ பெயரைப் பயன்படுத்தி வன்முறைகளா? ஏற்க முடியாது”, என்று நாங்கள் கூறவில்லை.
5) “விரும்புகின்ற வேட்பாளர்களுக்கு மக்கள் சக்தியினர் வாக்களிக்கலாம்”, என்று நாங்கள் கூறவில்லை.
6) “விரக்தியினால் குழப்பம் செய்வோர் மக்கள் சக்தி என்று கூறிக்கொள்வதா?”, என்று நாங்கள் கூறவில்லை.
7) “அன்வாருக்கும் எங்களுக்கும் எந்தவொரு சம்பந்தமும் இல்லை”‘ என்று நாங்கள் கூறவில்லை.
நாங்கள் கூறாததைக் கூறியதாகச் செய்தி வெளியிட்டிருப்பதின் உள்நோக்கம் என்ன என்பதை விழித்தெழிந்து நிற்கும் இந்தியர்கள் நிச்சயம் புரிந்து கொள்வார்கள் என்று வி.கே. ரகு கூறினார்.
நாங்கள் கூறாததைக் கூறியதாகச் சொல்வது கண்டனதுக்குறியது. வன்முறைகளை நாங்கள் ஏற்றுக்கொள்கிறோமா அல்லது இல்லையா என்பதை நாங்கள்தான் கூறவேண்டும். நாங்கள் கூறியதாக மற்றவ்ர்கள் கூறுவது அசிங்கமானச் செயலாகும் என்று வி.கே. ரகு இடித்துரைத்தார்.
நாங்கள் எப்போதும் அஹிம்சையைத்தான் கடைபிடிக்கிறோம்; நம்புகிறோம். யாருக்கு வாக்களிக்க வேண்டும் என்பதை மக்கள் என்றோ முடிவு செய்துவிட்டனர். அது விவேகமான முடிவாக இருக்கும் என்று அழுத்தம் திருத்தமாக வி.கே. ரகு கூறினார்.

Msia's Anwar vows to dismantle race policies - AFP

M'sia's Anwar vows to dismantle race policies

Feb 26, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA'S opposition figurehead Anwar Ibrahim vowed on Tuesday to end race-based discrimination policies, lower fuel prices andfight corruption in a policy manifesto ahead of Mar 8 polls.Anwar, who was deputy prime minister until being sacked and jailed in 1998,said long-running policies favouring majority Malays had only benefitedcronies of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (Umno).

'The New Economic Policy has been abused to enrich the family of Umnoleaders and their cronies,' said Mr Anwar who is campaigning for theKeadilan formally led by his wife.'If you really want to deal with the issue of poverty, why can't we just say we have an affirmative action policy helping the poor and the marginalised. ''It should not be racially based.

'Malaysia has pursued an affirmative action programme for Malays andindigenous groups known as 'bumiputras' since the 1970s to close a wealthgap with the minority Chinese community.

However, it has been criticised for failing to pull a large number of Muslim Malays out of poverty, and of ignoring the minority ethnic Indian community,which is also disadvantaged.

The manifesto entitled 'A New Dawn for Malaysia,' centred on battling rising inflation, which has triggered public anger and rare public protests as theprices of food and fuel edge higher.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has said the government cannot affordto continue spending 43.4 billion ringgit (S$19 billion) annually to subsidise essential items.

Mr Anwar, who was heir apparent in 1998 to then-premier Mahathir Mohamad,spent six years in jail on sex and corruption charges. The sex charge was overturned but the corruption count bars him from taking public office until April.His wife has said she will stand aside to make way for Mr Anwar to contesther seat in a by-election after the March polls, in a plan that could seehim return to parliament within months.Mr Anwar said Mr Abdullah was 'in denial' over the state of the economy.'Keadilan promises to lower the price of petrol ... as well as manage the prices of basic goods to ensure a consistent supply. Tolls and tariffs will also no longer be raised,' he said.

Keadilan has forged a loose alliance with two other opposition parties whohave agreed to stand just one candidate against the government in eachconstituency, avoiding damaging three-cornered contests.The opposition hopes that gripes over inflation, rising crime rates andmounting ethnic tensions will enable it to reduce the government's thumpingmajority below two-thirds for the first time in history. -- AFP

Show Hindraf 5 our gratitude

Show Hindraf 5 our gratitude
KillBill07 Feb 26, 08 4:22pm

Before you lay yourself down to sleep tonight, take a moment to think of the Hindraf 5 currently being detained under the ISA in Kamunting. Just wonder what must be going through their minds, as they lie on their beds. Without doubt, they must be missing their wives and children. Take a moment to think of their children who cannot see, hug or play with their fathers.
The Hindraf 5 must be wondering how to support their families since they are out of work. They must be thinking how to continue the struggle for the Indians in this country since their freedom has been so unjustly taken away from them. They may even wonder if the Indian Malaysians have forgotten them.
Now, take a moment to think of our prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Think of him lying on his comfortable bed in Putrajaya. Do you think he feels an iota of guilt, since he was the one who signed the ISA instructions to wrongfully separate these men from their wives and children? Think of MIC President S Samy Vellu lying on his bed after a good dinner with his family.
Do you think he feels sorry for the plight of these men, since he was the one who boldly declared to the international media that they were detained under the ISA on mere suspicions that they had terrorist links? Both of them know in their hearts that these men are innocent, but they had to selfishly put them away to safeguard their political futures.
How can we continue to allow these kinds of men to be our leaders?
The MIC was supposed to take care of the Indian community¢s interests all these years, but only after the Nov 25 Hindraf rally do you see the government taking such a keen interest in this deprived community. Million of dollars have been ¡promised¢ for Tamil schools. The chief secretary to the government has been instructed to ¡look into¢ hiring more Indians for the civil service. An Indian boy falls to his death at a school in Puchong, and Umno Youth now sends an officer to visit the family and investigate!
Would all this have taken place if not for Hindraf? If your answer is ¡no,¢ take a moment to think about where their struggles and sacrifices have landed them.
How do we repay these men who put the interests of their community above themselves and their families? How do we give back for the sacrifices they have made?
The best thing we can do is to free them. How do we do it? The ISA is the tool of this government. If this government is replaced in the next elections, the ISA will fall, and the Hindraf heroes will be freed. Therefore, if you value the sacrifices these men, their wives and their young children have made for your interests, then all you registered voters should make a commitment to vote against the Barisan Nasional on March 8, election day.
Go out in force and urge your families and friends to go with you. Just remember that every vote counts. The government has taken us for fools by promising a lot of last-minute goodies and last-minute development plans. Let us show them that we are not fools.
Most importantly, come election day, let us show Uthayakumar, Manoharan, Kenghadharan, Ganabatirau, Vasantakumar and their families that we have not, and will never forget them.

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place-Mahatma
-taken from malaysian_indian yahoogroup

Open Letter - Appeal for a better Parliament

An Open Letter - Appeal for a better Parliament
Contributed by Yeo Yang Poh
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 10:59am

Dear Fellow Malaysians,
It is true that there are things that we Malaysians should be proud of, and be thankful for. It is equally true that many things are not well in our country. They have not been well for some time now. Matters of safety and security, price hikes, education, issues of equal opportunities and equal treatment, constriction of various forms of freedom, marginalisation of several segments of society, the failing justice system, corruption in the public sector, the rising denial syndromes, the arrogance of wrongdoers nourished by their repeated ability to get off scot-free, and the numbness of the public reaction towards misdeeds and the lack of accountability, just to describe a few.
Many of the ills that we complain about in our society are the symptoms of the underlying causes. Some of the major root causes are:
(a) epidemic corruption in a system that does little to prohibit or redress it,
(b) lack of a system of transparency and accountability,
(c) the suppression of various freedoms so as to turn a silent majority into a silenced majority, (d) a Government that is more interested in commanding than serving,
(e) a Parliament whose overwhelming majority cares more about power-consolidation than nation-building, and
(f) a weak “last bastion” in the form of a failing justice system.
Can things be allowed to go on this way?
Can we afford to do so? Should our future generations suffer the consequences of our permissiveness?It is quite obvious that we need a better Government and a better Parliament. But that will not happen if we, the citizens of Malaysia, do little more than blaming the Government and criticizing our Members of Parliament.
It is we who put our MPs in the Parliament. It is we who must take the ultimate responsibility. The buck stops at each and every one of us.
My earnest appeal to everyone is therefore as follows:
(i) discuss the need for a better Parliament and a better Government, with your family members, colleagues, friends and persons close to you;
(ii) make it a point to go and vote in the next election, and to vote for change and for betterment;(iii) discard the notion or excuse that your single vote will not matter;
(iv) discard the notion or excuse that politics is dirty and all politicians are the same, and therefore that there is no point in voting;
(v) influence and encourage as many of your family members, colleagues, friends and persons close to you as possible, to come out and vote for change and for betterment in the coming election.
It is meaningless for us to complain about our Parliamentarians and the Government, if we do not first discharge a simple but sacrosanct duty of choice.Let us all take the time to look into the beautiful but expectant eyes of our children, and of the children of many others for whom we care. The future of our nation is meant for them. But millions of them cannot vote. They put their fate in our hands. They rely on us not just for their present living and support.
They rely on us, too, to vote for a better future for them.And after discharging our duty to vote, we must continue to be vigilant, and ensure that our elected representatives account for their actions, and make good their promises.
I humbly suggest to you that change and betterment are not empty dreams, if all of us play our respective parts. I invite you, and I urge you, to answer my appeal as set out above.
Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Yeo Yang Poh
Advocate & Solicitor,& a concerned Malaysian

Who is Makkal Sakthi ( in Malay)

Mereka adalah Makkal Sakthi

Mereka Punya Harapan dan Matlamat
Mereka Miliki Kerjaya dan Keluarga
Mereka Berpendidikan Tinggi
Mereka Berpenggetahuan Luas
Mereka Pengamal undang-undang di Malaysia
Mereka Penuntut hak Rakyat Yang Tidak Terbela
Mereka Tidak Tunduk Kepada Kuasa Politik
Mereka Tidak Takut Kepada Pemimpin Berpengaruh
Mereka Berani Kerana Benar
Mereka Guna Sistem Yang Betul
Mereka Rayu Agar Hak Asasi Rakyat Dibela
Mereka Bukan Anti Kerajaan
Mereka Bukan Anti Mana-mana Bangsa Mahupun Agama
Mereka Bukan Anti Keamanan
Mereka Cuba Segala Cara Yang Ada
Mereka Pernah Kecewa Dengan Segala Pengabaian
Mereka Memilih Jalan Raya Sebelum Pilihan Raya
Mereka Hanya Mampu Memiliki Perhatian
Mereka Hanya Mampu Memiliki Tuduhan
Mereka Hanya Mampu Memiliki Hukuman
Mereka Hanya Mampu Memiliki Kata ‘Maaf’ Oleh Seorang Pemimpin
Mereka Kini Menanti Tindakan dan Perubahan
Mereka Tidak akan Berputus Asa
Mereka Berjanji Bersorak Terus Berjuang
Mereka Memilih Jalan Aman Damai
Mereka masih Ditindas dan Dikhianati
Mereka Takut Mempercayai Mana-mana Pemimpin
Mereka Kini Meletakkan Harapan Kepada Rakyat
Mereka Tetap Mereka Yang Ingin Mempertahankan Hak Asasi Manusia
Mereka Tidak Mempunyai Wang dan Harta Untuk Mengubah Kerajaan
Mereka Perlukan Sokongan Seluruh Rakyat Malaysia
Mereka Inginkan Kesedaran Di Kalangan Rakyat
Mereka Menanti Tarikh Keramat 8hb March 2008
Mereka Menanti Penggumuman Yang Positif
Mereka Sanggup Berkorban Demi Melihat Negara Bebas Dari Kezaliman
Mereka Bukan Parti Politik
Mereka Hanyalah Rakyat! (namun sentiada diabaikan)
Mereka Hanya Pembayar (namun duit yang dibayar disalah gunakan)
Mereka Hanya Pengundi! (Pilihlah dengan bijak agar dapat hentikan kezaliman)
Mereka Hanya Kuasa Rakyat (Usah memilih politik duit dan pentingkan kuasa)
Merekalah Makkal Sakthi (Peoples Power)

Apa lagi yang perlu dibuktikan?
Apa lagi yang perlu dipertikaikan?
5 orang peguam yang membela nasib rakyat telah ditahan dan dikurung dibawah Akta Keselamatan Negara.
Siapakah akan membela nasib anda sekiranya ada salah laku terjadi di dalam pentadbiran pihak berkuasa?
Mereka juga pernah mempertahankan hak asasi manusia tanpa menjulung Keris mahupun bendera Parti.
Mereka tidak pernah bertindak demi kepentingan diri mahupun keluarga dengan mengharapkan pulangan mahupun balasan.

taken from Hindraf yahoogroups
Bukankah mereka adalah contoh-contoh rakyat yang berani dan berjiwa perikemanusiaan? Lihatlah apa telah terjadi pada mereka yang berani meletakkan diri di dalam risiko demi membela hak rakyat!

Bukalah mata wahai teman-teman ku. Bukalah hati wahai specis manusia ku. Usahlah biarkan generasi kita menjadi mangsa hanya kerana kita gagal mengambil tindakan pada hari ini. Usalah menyesal di hari muka apabila kita sudah tidak mampu berbuat apa-apa.
Stand Up For Your Rights.....Its Now Or NEVER!