Thursday, September 18, 2008

Malaysian court rejects Hindraf leader’s freedom bid

Malaysian court rejects Hindraf leader’s freedom bid
September 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by

IANS - Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS)

A Malaysian court Wednesday rejected a fresh bid for freedom by an ethnic Indian leader who cited medical neglect and danger to his life while in detention under the stringent Internal Security Act (ISA). High Court judge Justice Suraya Othman dismissed a habeas corpus application by Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) legal adviser P. Uthayakumar, who is serving a two year jail term along with four others leaders of the organisation, Star Online said.

The five — Uthayakumar, M. Manoharan, V. Ganabatirau, K. Vasantha Kumar and R. Kenghadaran — were charged with public disorder and trying to disturb the country’s ethnic balance after they staged a protest rally last November to highlight the perceived discrimination of ethnic Indians, mainly in jobs and education.

Ethnic Indians, mainly Tamil Hindus who came here during the British era, form nearly eight percent of Malaysia’s 28 million population.

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VOH - Land Allocation in Perak, where is it for Tamil school ?

Voice of Hindraf
17 Sept 2008

DAP, PKR and PAS led Perak Government grants 1,000 hectares of land to nine Chinese Independent Secondary schools for them to generate revenue to pay for their operational expenses, says Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Jamaluddin. Also a RM 30,000.00 grant will be allocated every year to each of these schools. [NST 31/08/08 page 38].

Hindraf- But this very same DAP controlled Perak State Government has refused to grant state government land or acquire the land the remaining 110 Tamil Schools are occupying. This would enable all these 110 cow shed like Tamil schools to be converted to fully aided government schools by the UMNO controlled Federal Government.

Why is the DAP, PKR and PAS Perak State Government ignoring Hindraf’s repeated written appeals to them to grant all Tamil schools, Hindu temples, crematoriums and burial sites state governmentland as the Perak Menteri Besar has 100% power to grant the same and does not need UMNO’s consent.

DAP, PKR and PAS has to be politically correct by denying this Hindraf repeated written demands. But they all claim to be multi racial and they got 90% of the Indian votes on the 08/0308 general elections.

We have to fight our very own battle ourselves. There is no multi racialism in practise by DAP, PKR and PAS, Indian political empowerment is the only way forward.


Hindraf too has been in ISA !!

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By hindrafinternational
Categories: Makkal Sakthi

Please all Hindraf Makkal Sakti supporters, please plan something in this period of ISA hot furore going on to arrange a mega candle light vigil for Hindraf 5 to request for a release of our 5 heros.

If you remember when Hindraf leaders was arrested there is not much from civil society , no any federal minister , NGO , BN component leader given any statement such as what we see now when 3 people were arrested under ISA, we see a different trend now where even many from ruling government minister are show displeasure on this arrest , does this show that Indian in Malaysia has no regards from entire civil society , Ngos and political parties.

If it is so , we must act our own Hindraf Makkal sakti must use this opportunity to arrange a mega candle light Vigil for Hindraf five to highlight to people that Hindraf too has been in ISA don’t they bother to raise voice for them too.


Letter from WMP to PM on PDRM killing of 6 ethnic Indians in a day and IPCMC urgency


Prime Minister of Malaysia
Block Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra, Email:
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Email:
62502 Putrajaya Tel: 03 8888 8000
Fax: 03 8888 3444


Re: (1) Malaysian Police murders six ethnic minority Indians in one day under the UMNO controlled Prime Minister Badawi’s Leadership.

(2) Urgent implementation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission [IPCMC].

We refer to the above matter and to the local media reports that six ethnic minority Indians had been murdered by being shot dead by the Malaysian police all in one day. [TV3 news bulletin at 8.00pm on 03/09/08]. At the last count even as late as December 2007 the worst record as monitored by us was 1.3 such murders by being shot dead in every week with 60% of the victims being Indians. After protests, international lobby, public campaigns etc, the police stopped completely in 2006, restricted such shootings to Indonesians in 2007 and are now targeting the ethnic minority Indians yet again.

The police standard form fills in the blank version that they saw the suspects behaving suspiciously, followed them, the suspects shot at the police, the police shot back killing all the suspects and occasionally one or two [police informers] escaping, none of the policemen injured or shot at and neither the police car hit with the suspect’s bullets is obsolete and perhaps is still acceptable in Rwanda, Bosnia or Darfur.

We hereby demand that your goodself order the immediate halt to this shoot to kill policy as we have the rule of law, a system of Justice and Courts to put these suspects on trial and find them guilty if so.

It is not for the police to assume the role of Judges, Jury, Prosecutor and Executioner and take the law into their own hands and go around murdering suspects with impunity as if they are above the law.
We hereby call for the prosecution for murder of the policemen murdering these six Indians and all such cases.
We also call for the urgent formation and implementation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission which is long outstanding.

In the case of deceased D. Loganathan (33) his father has vouched that he has no criminal record, married with three children aged 8 months, 3 and 5 years and the sole bread winner. Who is going to feed his children now? [NST 04/09/08 Page 11].

In a related arrest the police even arrested and remanded two children aged 13 & 17 together with their parents.

Kindly take the necessary action and notify us accordingly.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

P. Waytha Moorthy
[Chairman – Currently in London]