Tuesday, May 27, 2008

21-5-08 Vwaishnavi Birthday wish - Abolish ISA, celebrates in Parliament

Meanwhile Hindu Rights Action Force leader P Waythamoorthy's daughter approached parliamentarians today on her birthday, requesting the government to release the five Hindraf members detained under the draconian securities law.

She also wished for the safe return of her father from London.Accompanied by her mother K Shanthi and several other Hindraf delegates Vwaishhanavi celebrated her birthday in the Parliament lobby and delivered roses to members of Parliament present.

"Her father is championing for the rights of Indian Malaysian overseas because the Malaysian government has not given him a chance to return," said N Gobalakrishnan (Padang Serai-DAP).
"Waythamoorthy's daughter is celebrating her birthday here in hopes that the MPs will abolish the Internal Securities Act (ISA)," he said.

Several members of the opposition and Hindraf delegates chorused birthday greeting to Vwaishhanavi, followed by calls to abolish the ISA.The delegation was earlier stopped at the gates of Parliament, denying them entry. However authorities allowed them in as opposition MPs approached to welcomed the delegation.

Parliament chief administrator Kamaruddin Mohd Baria was heard complaining that the crowd turned the Parliament lobby into a market street because of the entire commotion.

Urgent Motion to Abolish ISA in DUN Selangor

Usul tergempar ISA di DUN S'gor

May 26, 08 12:54pm

Wakil-wakil Pakatan Rakyat akan membawa usul tergempar di Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Selangor hari ini bagi membantah penahanan berlanjutan seorang rakan mereka M Manoharan bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA). Usul tersebut dijangka dibawa oleh ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Kampung Tunku, Lau Wen Sang, petang ini.M Manoharan (foto), yang menang atas tiket DAP di kerusi Kota Alam Shah, kini ditahan di kem Kamunting, Taiping sejak Disember lepas.

Aturan mesyuarat DUN hari ini memuatkan usul, antaranya, yang berbunyi: "Bahawa dewan ini mengkritik penahanan Yang Berhormat M Manoharan dari Kota Alam Shah dan aktivis Badan Bertindak Hak-hak Hindu (Hindraf) yang lain serta menggesa Kementerian Dalam Negeri agar membebaskan semua tahanan ISA."Manohan dan empat lagi pemimpin Hindraf - P Uthayakumar, V Ganabatirau, R Kengadharan dan K Vasantha Kumar - ditahan pada 13 Disember selepas terbabit menganjurkan perhimpunan 25 November lalu.

Hindraf backs Bangsa Malaysia conceptTuesday

May 27, 2008


The Government should implement the Bangsa Malaysia concept to give equal opportunities to all Malaysians, Hindu Rights Action Front national co-ordinator R.S. Thanenthiran said.

He said the concept, which recognised a citizen not by his colour, religion or his cultural background, could help promote greater unity."We should give the Bangsa Malaysia concept a chance. Political parties should no longer be race-based."Politicians should also stop using racial and religious sentiments that could disunite the people," he said yesterday.

On Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was important for Malaysians to identify themselves as Bangsa Malaysia and not by their race.Thanenthiran also called on Indian youths to continue using tolerance, patience, love and peace in their approach to resolve problems."Similarly, we wish the Government will accept our requests to sit down and talk amicably about Hindraf's concerns," he said.

Hindraf Chairman's Passport Was Never Revoked - Syed Hamid

May 26, 2008 19:15 PM

PUTRAJAYA, May 26 (Bernama) --

Once again, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar has refuted allegations by lawyer P. Waytha Moorthy that the government had revoked his international passport.

The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman had claimed that his travel document was cancelled."The Ministry of Home Affairs has been informed by the Immigration Department of Malaysia that the Malaysian international passport issued to Waytha Moorthy s/o Ponnusamy is still active in our passport and travel document system.

"In other words, the Malaysian government has never made any cancellation to the mentioned travel document," Syed Hamid said in a statement here today.

Last week, Waytha Moorthy and Amnesty International claimed that the Hindraf chairman was victimised by the Malaysian Government and that his international passport had been revoked.Waytha Moorthy, who has been living in London since he fled the country last December, has sought asylum in Britain, Amnesty's Washington-based Asia-Pacific advocacy director T. Kumar announced last week.The activist, Kumar claimed in news reports, had planned to visit Washington for talks with leaders of the US Congress and Amnesty and other rights groups, but was unable to do so because his passport was revoked.

Kumar said Waytha Moorthy only became aware of his passport's revocation when he returned to London from Geneva after talks recently with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.Syed Hamid said: "Waytha Moorthy is now believed to be overseas and is still free to travel internationally. "-- BERNAMA



Another prove of lie, earlier this is the same Minister whom said that Mr Waytha's passport is been expired and that is why the system revoke it. Now he claim everything is ok and Mr Waytha can travel freely !!!

What is he talking? How can Mr Waytha travel when the passport is been held by British Immigration under the system revoke.

Home Minister should explain to British Immigration to release the passport and not telling the passport is active in system, We know how the Mongolian details were erased from database of our Immigration, she was able to come to Malaysia and holding the return ticket but her name was not in Immigration !!

All funny thing and alteration are possible in this Bolehland.

Dear HomeMinister, we are seeking you to ask your counterpart there on what make them to hold the passport. The truth will reveal soon.

Vaalge Hindraf Makkal Sakthi

S'gor to aid ISA families

Mkini - May 26, 08 6:54pm
The Selangor government will provide financial and welfare assistance to families of those held under the Internal Security Act (ISA), which allows detention without trial.
MCPXMenteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim said these measures would be taken up by the state government to help the wives and children of these detainees to ease their burden during the difficult period.He added that his government will look into bearing the travelling costs for families to visit the detention camp every week.At the same time, he said that children of the detainees may apply for state government scholarships to further their studies.

The wives too will be encouraged to look into various ways to become involved in businesses to help them earn a living, he said."Life can be difficult for them but they must continue to fight," he said after receiving a memorandum from the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) today.

DAP state assemblyperson M Manoharan is one of about 70 ISA detainees being held presently at the Kamunting detention centre.Manoharan was detained last December along with four other Hindu Rights Action Force leaders for allegedly being a national threat.He contested for the Kota Alam Shah state seat in the March 8 general election and won comfortably.

Motion against ISA

Meanwhile in the state assembly, Kampung Tunku state representative and Selangor DAP secretary Lau Weng San today moved a motion for the release of Manoharan and all other ISA detainees.He cited several reasons for Manoharan to be released immediately, among others that he won the Kota Alam Shah state seat with a big majority of 7,184 votes even though he was not present during campaigning and polling day due to his detention."This was not just a big win for him or DAP but it was also a slap in the face for the federal government who had detained him without trail," he said in his speech in the assembly.Lau said that Manoharan had merely highlighted the issues affecting the Indian community and was never a threat to the national security."He should be released immediately so that he can function as a state representative, " he said, adding that it was unfair for the people of Kota Alam Shah not to have their representative around to raise their issues.Lau also said that the reasons cited by the government for the detention of Manoharan and four other Hindraf leaders were weak.

Protest by Indian group

Earlier Khalid also said that the state government shared GMI's views on the abolition of the ISA as well as the Official Secrets Act. GMI chairperson Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh said some of the detainees were being held since 2002."Six years is not a short period - these sole breadwinners have lost their jobs and their children are suffering the consequences."There are also two detainees whose wives have sought divorce because of the long detention," he added.Meanwhile, a group of Indian protested at the Selangor state secretariat in Shah Alam to express their disappointment with the failures of the state government in fulfilling election pledges.The group, numbering about 80 and calling themselves Selangor Indian Community, handed a memorandum covering 13 issues to the office of Khalid.They want the appointment of another Indian representative in the state executive council, at least six Indian representatives in each local council, and an Indian mayor for either the Shah Alam or Petaling Jaya city councils.The group also asked that at least 25 percent of positions in the state government be allocated to Indians.