Thursday, October 22, 2009

HINDRAF Press Statement

HINDRAF – Will Najib announce in the open special allocations for the marginalized and discriminated Malaysian Indians in his 2010 budget release.

The current Prime Minister in his statement recently admitted that Malaysian Indians have contributed immensely to the development of the country and are currently in the backwaters of the country. He also admitted that special attention needs to be given to the Malaysian Indians to bring them into the mainstream of the nation's development.

In the 2009 Budget, the then Prime Minister Datuk Ahmad Badawi initiated an action plan with the nation’s mission focusing first on ensuring the well being of Malaysians, development of quality Human Capital and strengthening of the nation’s resilience.

However Badawi’s plan was only a lip service to appease the nation without any real action to enhance the nation's resilience - with their continued suppression of the public aginst Article 5, 8, 10 & 13 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution - particularly against the Malaysian Indians.

The current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Seri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak has taken several approaches to appease the Malaysian Indians. Yet this all could be just more political charade to hoodwink the nation about the efforts to uplift the Malaysian Indians.

If the current Prime Minister is serious and is concerned about addressing the grievances of the Malaysian Indians, then he should come out in the open. He should announce bold and specific measures to uplift the Malaysian Indian from the systematic marginalization and discrimination they face and then ensure their implementation .

The failure by the Prime Minister to address this issue clearly will only lend further credence to the hypocritical and deceptive policies that has been the norm of the UMNO led government for the last 52 years.

Thank you.

P. Waythamoorthy