Saturday, June 13, 2009




HINDRAF have obtained reliable information from members of the public including sympathisers from the Malay Community that the underworld “3 Line and Mat Rempit gang are mobilising a large number of superbikers into Kamunting on Saturday, June 13, 2009 to “teach” the Indians a lesson as a result of the racial clash that sparked on June 8, 2009.

HINDRAF wishes to stress that we do not condone to any form of violence let it be from the Indians, Malays or any race for the matter.

The racial attacks in Kamunting on June 8, 2009 and the ongoing unrelated, unprovoked attacks on innocent Malaysian Indians in Kamunting are being perpetrated by outsiders in gangs of superbikes believed to be members of the underworld Malay “3 Line and Mat Rempit” gangs.

Over the last 2 days Indians in groups (in Kamunting) of more than 3 are told to disperse by the police or face arrest but they seem to deliberately ignore the large groups of the underworld superbikers who are patrolling and intimidating the Malaysian Indian folks in Kamunting.

A Hindu Temple namely the Madurai Veeran Temple in Batu 4, Kamunting was also torched by members of these underworld and Police is yet to investigate the report lodged by members of the said Temple .

The impartiality of the Royal Malaysian Police Force is questionable as they are fully aware of these gangs’ activities in arousing racial clashes in Kamunting and it appears that they are colluding with these gangsters in continuing their activities for motives only known to them.

HINDRAF calls upon the IGP to act in accordance to the oath he had taken in providing protection to all citizens of the country and prevent Kamunting from turning into another Kg. Medan massacre that took place from 8/3/2001 to 23/3/2001 (15 days in a row without any interference from the Police Force to restore law and order) where hundreds were seriously injured and 6 lives were lost.

We call upon the IGP to take a pragmatic and realistic approach particularly in mobilizing his men on 13th June 2009 to prevent any untoward incident planned by the underworld gangs which could lead to unnecessary cost to innocent lives.

There has to be more patrols and protection to the people of Kamunting and those culprits who have been attacking innocent people over the last four days must be arrested immediately and charged in Court, failing which the confidence of the people in the Royal Malaysian Police Force would be eroded further.

P. Waytha Moorthy.

HINDRAF – Chairman

Friends of Tamils Resolution Dated 31 May 2009

At a meeting held at the Highgate Murugan Temple in Archway Road, North London, On Sunday 31st May 2009, for all those considering themselves to be ‘Friends of the Tamils,’ agreed a resolution calling upon the Sri Lankan Government to take immediate measures to preserve life in the region.

All present agreed that in order to prevent a deepening humanitarian crisis in the North of the country, the government of Sri Lanka must without delay: -

1. Provide adequate shelters, food, medicine, clean drinking water and sanitation, with private bathing facilities for women. These essentials should be maintained in all camps until every Internally Displaced Person (IDP) is settled into their own homes.

2. Allow unhindered and unconditional access for UN Monitors and media personnel to all areas in the North East of the island.

3. Uphold human values for any prisoners of war in accordance with the Geneva Convention.

4. Allow all IDP camps to be managed by local NGO’S and INGO’S, supervised if necessary by UN Independent Monitors.

5. Fast track care for all particularly vulnerable IDPs - mainly the elderly, women and children - within the next 30 to 60 days.

Signed by the national organisations present:

Hindu Council UK

British Tamil Forum

Saiva Federation of Temples UK