Friday, June 20, 2008

A good one by Raja Petra's blog- UMNO double std

Subject: A good one by Raja Petra

Last month, Umno Johor said that the greatest mistake they made was in giving the non-Malay immigrants citizenship in August 1957. Now that they have been given citizenship they show their ingratitude by voting for the opposition. Yes, non-Malays, even those born in Malaysia , are immigrants. And, being immigrants, they must vote Barisan Nasional. And if they do not vote for Barisan Nasional then they are ungrateful.

Yes, voting is your right. This is your right according to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. Malays can vote for whomsoever they would like to vote for because the Constitution allows them to do so. Malays, therefore, can vote for the opposition. But, if you are non-Malay, then you must vote for Barisan Nasional because you are an immigrant. If you vote for the opposition then you are a traitor, you are ungrateful, and it was a great mistake giving you citizenship in 1957.

Tun Dr Mahathir's father was born in India . But Tun Dr Mahathir can vote opposition. He can even oppose Umno like he is doing so now. In fact, he can even become the Prime Minister. He is not an ungrateful immigrant who should be sent back to India . Tian Chua, however, can't oppose Umno. Tian Chua, whose family settled in Malaya long before the Portuguese came in 1511, is an immigrant. And if he is not happy and if he opposes Umno then he should go back to China . And Umno Johor regrets giving Tian Chua citizenship in 1957 but does not regret giving Tun Dr Mahathir citizenship.Why? Because Tun Dr Mahathir is Muslim while Tian Chua is not. But if Tian Chua circumcises and takes on the Muslim name of Musa Bin Susah and marries a Malay woman, then he need not go back to China and Umno does not regret giving him citizenship in 1957.

The Malays have a very warped view of justice. Malays practice two standards of justice. There is one standard for the Malays and another for the non-Malays. And 90% of the tax is paid by the non-Malays and 10% by the Malays, says Tun Dr Mahathir. But 10% or the scholarships must go to the non-Malays and 90% to the Malays. And when they propose to change this to 40% for the non-Malays and 60% for the Malays, the Malays raise a hue and cry. And they call this justice. And they say Islam is about justice.If this is an example of Islamic justice then I just shudder to think what would happen if Muslims start becoming unjust.



On 14th June 2008 HINDRAF organised an appeal to His Royal Highness the Yang Dipertuan Agong for the release of all ISA detainees from Kamunting camp.

70 children carrying teddy bears made their way to the palace but their peaceful march to the palace was interrupted by the police. The Police refused to allow HINDRAF officials to contact the palace authorities for purposes of delivering the symbolic gift.

Kudos to Tanendran and Jayathas who faced the challenge of handling the police who threatened them with arrest and violent attack with tear gas and chemical laced water.

Unfortunately the teddies had to be left on the pavement in front of the palace as police refused permission to contact palace authorities.


Earlier in the day 3 parliament members were arrested in front of the palace gates before the arrival of the children. The Police have proven once again that this is a police state. Their orders are rule of the day. WHERE IS THE RESPECT FOR THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION. DIDN’T ARTICLE 10 GIVE US A RIGHT TO PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY.

The police conduct is clearly disgusting and they are continuously losing public confidence.

UMNO marginalised Indian students-from VOH

Voice of Hindraf (VOH)

UMNO sacks ten(10) poor Indian pupils from Methodist Tamil School Kapar because they do not have birth certificates/UMNO denies them birth certificates.(Tamil Nesan 13/6/08 front page) UMNO’s Prime Minister Badawi lies again by saying “the (UMNO controlled) government will make sure no one is left behind in mainstream development” (NST 13/6/08 pg 2). These two conflicting news reports but on the same day. Badawi further says “No one from any race, religion or state would be marginalized by the country’s economic growth”. But how not to be left out from mainstream development and not to be marginalized is a non starter when the Prime Minister of Malaysia does not even accord poor and innocent children, their very basic and innate right to their birth certificates.

But it is an offence not to send your child to school. How do the children go to school when the school sacks the child because he or she has no birth certificate. This is the extent UMNO would go to in their racist and religious extremist policies. The Prime Minister told B.N. MP’s at the 2009 Budget Consultation session themed “Enhancing resilience for sustained growth and shared prosperity”. But “shared prosperity” to be read for UMNO and their cronies and specifically excluding the Indian poor. Other 40,000 poor Indian children in the state of Selangor alone would not be denied even to their birth right to birth certificates in the first place by the UMNO controlled Malaysian government. “Abdullah said efforts to bridge income and human capital development gaps would also be given attention”. How is the Prime Minister going to bridge income and human development gaps when he even bullies (using his UMNO majoritarian might and ably backed up by his police army and civil service) poor Indian by not even giving them their basic birth certificates. What are you talking about Mr. Prime Minister?

We are the third and fourth generation Indians in this country. You could have got away telling this to our grandfathers and get away with it. Malaysia is our country as much it is yours. The current generations of Indians have no fear in fighting against UMNO’s atrocities. We have been pushed to the wall and will fight back.

Indians have no choice but to fight their own battle. Political empowerment is the only way forward.

" In the civilized world it is a duty of the majority to protect the minority"