Sunday, December 21, 2008

Letter from WMP to PM that Venacular schools are not cause of disunity

C/o 28 Museum Street
London WC1A 1LH

YAB Dato Seri Abdullah Badawai
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Block Utama
Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8888 8000 , Fax: 03 8888 3444

17 DECEMBER 2008

YAB Dato Seri Najib Razak
Deputy Prime Minister
Aras 4, Blok Barat, Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62502 Putrajaya

Dear YAB,

Not Tamil and Chinese Schools but Institutional race, religious and supremacist plans, policies and programmes that is causing racial and religious polarization, disharmony and disunity.

We refer to the above matter and to Datuk Mukhriz’s statement (NST 2/12/08 at page 8) that vernacular schools are causing racial and religious polarization in Malaysia. It is the UMNO controlled Malaysian Government’s institutional race, religion and supremacist based national development plans, policies and programmes that is the root cause and the present day major cause of polarization, disharmony and disunity in Malaysia despite 51 years of independence.

May we draw your kind attention that this current UMNO’s policies using race religion and Malay Supremacy as the basis is not only unfair and unjust but is also obsolete especially when the world and the people of the most powerful country in the world has actually elected the son of an immigrant slave ancestry black and “muslim” as the President of the United States of America.

In Malaysia the non malay muslims are not even allowed to become a District Officers. The Indians in particular are excluded and segregated from almost every aspect of the country’s national development plans, policies and programmes beginning from the Permata, kemas and other kindergardens to fully residential Mara and elite schools to University and UITM intake to government contracts, heavy lorry and bus permits, to Felda, Felcra Risda Agropolitan land schemes for the landless, to licences, permits, business opportunities to civil service GLC corporations corporate and business employment and top jobs etc. and almost every aspect of day to day life has been made into institutional race, religious and further expanding day by day.

When this segregation and exclusion stops, Tamil and Chinese schools will die a natural death. In the 1950’s and 1960’s most of the Indians and Chinese and even the Malays preferred the then English schools any way. Because then there was equality and equal opportunities.

Kindly reevaluate your race religious and Malay Supremacist based policies which is taking up so much of the nation’s energy - focus should be used to progress.

Kindly revert to us accordingly.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully

P Waytha Moorthy


On 20th Dec 2008, Makkal Sakthi representing majority Malaysian Indian submitted a petition to the Highness YDP Negeri Sembilan at his palace, Istana Hinggap at about 3pm. More than 200 people gathered to show their loyality and seek the Highness to look into Malaysian Indian problems. It was a peaceful gathering.

Report :PETITION OF MAKKAL SAKTI to Yang Dipertua of Ng Sembilan

Handing of Peoples Petition to Swear Allegience to the Rulers by Malaysian Indian.

3.15pm at Istana Hinggap Seremban, Malaysian Indians sent the petition to swear allegience to the Rulers and hope the Rulers can address issues of marginalization & discrimination of UMNO goverment against Malaysian Indians.
We were disappointed the Istana official was not there to received our petition. The official Datuk Abdullah who was not there, have instructed Lans Corperal Zurish (Police ID.No 146288) to received on behalf of Istana.
We were surprise the heavy present of Police and FRU. The way they look as thou we are not welcome there. The police were very rude, they give us 5 minute to disperse or they will arrest us. We left peacefully.

Makkal Sakthi
National Coordinater

Below are some of the picture taken during the submission :-