Bagan Pinang RM 900,000.00to upgrade Chinese school and temple (by UMNO but peanuts for Indians). This announcement was made by the UMNO Deputy President Muhyiddin Yasin during the Bagan Pinang by elections (NST 9/10/09 at page 8). But for the Indians in Bagan Pinang the Lukut Tamil school which is the only school in Malaysia and perhaps the world over which is situated on the first floor of a shop house. Yet again like in almost all wayang kulit politics by UMNO and now also ably followed by PKR, DAP, and PAS in Kedah, Penang, Selangor (and up to April 2009 also Perak), this Lukut Tamil school was merely promised a two (2) acres of land. As usual nothing had been given in writing let alone the land little being issued. Even then this peanut 2 acres of land will not cater for a school field, future expansion and assembly Cum Community Hall. Further a mere computer and a fax machine was yet again announced by UMNO’s Indian Mandore Cabinet Minister as goodies for a local Tamil school at the Bagan Pinang by elections campaign whereas the Chinese school gets RM900,000.00See the different allocations for the mere 10% Chinese voters in Bagan Pinang and as usual the peanuts for the Indians who from 20% of the voters. The Malays do not need any allocations as they get almost everything in the annual Malaysian Budget for example RM 230 Billion for the year 2009 which is almost all targeted at the Malay Muslim community and they are placed in the national mainstream development of Malaysia which the Indians are not. One Malaysia under Prime Minister Najib Razak? Editor
The rally's estimated to be 100 000 people gathered outside the Petronas Twin Towers at midnight, early Sunday morning.At least 240 people were detained, but half of them were later released. One day before the rally, police arrested three HINDRAF lawyers, P. Uthayakumar, P. Waytha Moorthy and V. Ganabatirau for sedition charges. Uthayakumar and Ganabatirau posted bail of 800 Malaysian ringgits each, but Waytha Moorthy refused bail as a sign of protest.