13TH JULY 2008.
135-3 JALAN TOMAN 7
RE: PM ANNOUNCED BAD NEWS TO MALAYSIAN INDIANS AT MIC GENERAL ASSEMBLY STOP THE CONTINOUS BULLY AND CHEAT
HINDRAF calls upon the Prime Minister to stop the nonsensical statements meant to cheat and short-change the Malaysian Indians. 51 years of these ridiculous promises are enough and the Malaysian Indians can no longer be bullied into believing these promises. Let us not go far. Let us analyse all the promises the PM made year out during his tenure as Prime Minister. Every MIC annual AGM’s have seen empty promises made to pacify the loyal ethnic Malaysian Indian Community. I challenge the Prime Minister to go back on his previous statements and prove how much of those promises have been fulfilled by him. If the PM cant prove what promises he had delivered, then HINDRAF is fair in branding him a bully and cheat.
As the Prime Minister of the country he should have committed himself to making all Tamil Schools fully aided and a time frame should be set to implement those promises. Then he would have the admiration and respect of the Malaysian Indian community. HINDRAF cautions MIC not to fall into a trap of “merging and consolidating” Tamil Schools with less than 50 students. Whilst it looks and is worded intelligently, that is definitely a threat to the very existence of Tamil Schools.
HINDRAF calls upon the MIC not to be continuously blinded by the empty and cynical promises made by the PM . The idea of merging and consolidating is a cheap attempt to reduce (further) the number of Tamil Schools in the country. If the PM was truly sincere then why not commit to build new Tamil Schools with modern facilities in new townships where the Indian community have founded their new “settlements” as a result of being displaced when their estates are acquired by the Government. By forcibly and systematically reducing the number of Tamil schools tantamount to erasing the cultural background of the Indian community.
HINDRAF maintains the promises made at the general assembly is nothing but a sham intended to mislead the loyal Indian community. MIC should stop inviting UMNO leaders to its general assembly only to be made fools and who are “compelled” to garland and sing praises of the PM and pretend to feel good that “finally” help are on the way and the “great saviour” would make good his promises.
Enough of cheating the Indians Mr. PM. We repeat our 18 point demand made to you on August 12 last year which would most practically resolve the issues and undo the 51 years of oppression suppression and marginalization of the Indian community.
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