Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hindraf members commemorate Nov 25 rally - Malaysiakini

About two dozen Hindraf supporters gathered at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre shopping mall this morning to take part in a hunger strike to commemorate the second year anniversary of the movement's mass gathering.

Led by Hindraf activist S Jayathas, the group arrived at the KLCC entrance at about 9.10am. Sixteen of them were wearing orange coloured Hindraf t-shirt. Most of them also have anti-ISA badges on them.

They plan to observe an 18-hour hunger strike until 4pm to represent the movement's 18-point demands to the government to alleviate the plight of the Indian community in this country.

"The 18-point demands are meant to alleviate the ethnic Indians Malaysians from hardcore poverty.

"There is no guidance and opportunities for the Indians, so many turn to crime. The government knows about the problem but is not taking action," said Jayathas.

One of those participating in the hunger strike T Samy, 32, said he joined the group to highlight the "sufferings" of the Indian community.

"The government should open their ears to the Indian plight. Treat us fairly," said Samy, an engineer from Klang, Selangor.

The police - numbering about 24 - are monitoring the situation.

The KLCC management meanwhile had requested the group not to sit on the pavement as it would disrupt their business.

Memo to PM too

Although the group agreed to this request, the police had then asked the group to disperse following complaints from the property owners. The police also told the group that they were involved in an illegal gathering.

NONEJayathas refused to stop the hunger strike and split his group into smaller groups of four to continue with the hunger strike.

Later today at 1pm, a group of children will present the hunger-strikers with garlands before proceeding to Putrajaya to hand the same 18-point memorandum to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

On Nov 25, 2007, some 30,000 mobilised in the streets of Kuala Lumpur following a protest rally called by Hindraf to submit a memorandum to the British High Commission on the situation of Indians here.

The government had banned Hindraf last October.

Hindraf 2nd Anniversary


International/Nation wide Prayer- Temple List


1. Highgate Murugan Temple London
2. Vinayagar Temple Wimbledon
3. Sri Thurgai Amman Temple Ealing
4.Sri Krishna Mandir Pales Straat Belgium
5. Sri Murugan Temple Brisbane Australia
6. Sri Sitti Vinayagar Temple New York


Location Lead Contact #

1. Muniandy Temple, Jalan Baru, Perai Kumar 012-5390250

2. Muthalaaman Kovil, Bukit Tambun, Anna Turai 017-4107244

Simpang Empat, Batu Kawan

3. Sunderasa Meenachiamman Temple, Waterfall Maran 012-5557522


4. Queen Street Mariamman Temple, Penang Selvam 016-4827974

5. Vinayagar Temple, Fettes Park, Penang Raju 019-4574855

6. Muniandy Temple, Tanjong Court, Farlim, Penang Shankar 016-5656917

7. Sri Gada Muniswara Temple, Island Park, Penang Kumar 013-4745451

8. Krishnan Temple, Sungai Dua, Penang Rajan 012-4589835

9. Mariamman Temple Bukit Tengah Sundar 016-4907650

10. Kaliamman Temple , Gelugor, Penang Maran 012-5557522

11. Poomarthaman Temple , Gelugor, Penang Kalay 012-5637614

12. Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Simpang Est, Babu

Simpang Ampat,Penang

13. Sri Argasiamman Alayam,Jawi,N.tebal Letchumanan 012-25585758

14. Sri sithi Vinayar Temple,N.Tebal Letchumanan 012-25585758

15. Sri Maha Mariamman temple,Kalidonia,N.Tebal Letchumanan 012-25585758

16. Sri Maha Kaliamman Temple,Ldg Krian,N.Tebal Letchumanan 012-25585758

17. Sri Maha mariamman Alayam,Transkrian,N.tebal Letchumanan 012-25585758


1. Murugan Alayam ,Lobak Siva 019-6944693

2. Sri Balathandayuthabani Alayam,Seremban Murugayah 016-2478830

3. Subramaniar Alayam,Nilai Mohan Rao 019-6211103

4. Sri Murugan Alayam,Mambau Mrs.Nayagi 019-2762511

5. Sri Selva Vinayagar Alayam,Temiang Param 013-2787176

6. Sri Muniswarar Alayam,Bt.5,Jln.Tampin Kannis 012-6323843

7. Sri Ambal Alayam,Lukut,PD Sivam 019-6621948

8. Sri Maha Mariamman Kovil Ragavan 016-2764859

9. Sri Karumariamman Alayam,Bt.6,Jln.PD komalam 012-3877352

10. Sri Mariamman Alayam,Bt.3 Jln.Labu uthayakumar 012-3749427

11. Sri Kaliamman Alayam,Bt.5,Kuala Sawah. Ramesh 019-6929984

12. Sri Mariamman Alayam,Jln.Rasah Navalan 016-6025269

13. Sri Muthumariamman Alayam,S’Ban Est Philomeena 014-3268114

14. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Bandar PD Krishnamoorthy 014-9331219

15. Balathandayutha Bani alayam,Rantau Chandrasegaran 019-6509159

16. Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Ldg.Linsum,Rantau S.P Nyana velan 016-6340659

17. Arulmigu Agilandakodi Bhrammana Nayagi

Sri Maha Mariammbigai,Kuala Sawah,Rantau Ragu Duraijaya 016-6511393

18. Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Ldg Atherton. Selvaraju 013-2550835

19. Sri Maha Mariamman Lukut,Dat.Segar,PD Veerapan 019-6220549

20. Sri Raja Rajeswarar,Tmn.Tuanku Jaafar,Swang. Bala 014-3247140

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1. Murugan Kovil (Skudai) JB.

2. Muniswaran Kovil (Tampoi) JB.

3. Murugan Kovil (Jalan wadiana) JB.

4. Maha mariayaman Kovil (JB Town)

5. Aman Kovil (Kulai Besar) Kulai JB.

6. Aman Kovil (Dato chelam) Ulu Tiram JB.

7. Murugan Kovil (Jalan Kolam Air) JB.

8. Mariayaman Kovil (Sutra Moll) Skudai JB.

9. Kaliyaman Kovil (Masai) JB.

10. Muniswaran Kovil (Pasir Gudang Hiway) JB.

11. Mariyaman Kovil Paloh (Kluang) JB.

12. Murugan Kovil (Masai) JB.

13. Muniswaran Kovil (Plentong) JB.

14. Raja Kaliyaman Kovil (JB)

15. Murugan Kovil (Taman Kota Yong Peng) JB.

16. Murugan Kovil (Segamat) JB.

17. Mariyaman Kovil (Chaah) Segamat JB.

18. Mariyaman Kovil (Jalan Hospital Kluang) JB.

19. Sri Sangili Karuppar Alayam,Tmn Skudai,JB (Karthik 016-7558457)

KEDAH Ramu (016-4919956)

1.St.Micheal Church, Alor Setar - Daniel

2.Karumariamman Temple, Alor Setar -Kanasingam

3.Sri Mariamman Temple,Alor Setar -kumaraguru

PERAK Ramesh (019-5235528)

1.Sri Sithi Vinayagar Devasthanam - Sitiawan

2.Maha Mariamman Alayam - Ladang Belham

3.Maha Mariamman Alayam - Ladang Sogomana

4.Sri Krishnar Alayam - Ayer Tawar

5.Maha Mariamman Alayam - Kg.Columbia

6.Kallumalai Sri Subramaniam Temple, Ipoh

7.Sri Mariamman Temple, Buntong

8.Sri Muniswarar temple, Buntong

9.Sri Nagambal Temple, Tmn.Rifah, Ipoh

10.Kanthan Kallumalai Temple, Chemor

11.Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Kg.Chikkidi, Buntong

12.Vella Vinayagar Temple, Jln.Changkot Jong, Teluk Intan

13.Maha Mariamman Temple, Jln.Changkat Jong, Teluk Intan

14.Seethambal Mariamman Temple, Teluk Intan

15.Sri Naagama Temple,jln Sittambaram Pillai,Teluk Intan

16.Sri Mariamman Temple, Jln Kekabu,Teluk Intan

17.Sri Subramaniar Alayam, Batu Gajah,Perak (Bala)

18.Sri Kaliamman Alayam,Batu Gajah,Perak (Bala)

19.Sri Maha Mariamman Temple,Bidor,Teluk Intan,Perak (Arumugam)

20.Sri Sithi Vinayagar Alayam,Kubu Gajah,Perak (Nathan)

21.Sri Muniswarar Alayam,Hutan Melintang,Perak (Murthi)

22.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Hutan Melintang Perak (Murthi)

23.Sri Maha Mariamman alayam,Bt.9,Bagan Datoh,Perak (Murthi)

24.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Ladang Biji,Bagan Datoh,Perak (Murthi)

25.Sri Sivamuni Alayam,Ldg Gula Division 55,Bagan Serai,Perak (Muniandy,Ravi)

26.Sri Ramar Alayam,Ee Seng Est.Sg.Gedong,Bagan Serai,Perak (Muniandy,Ravi)

27.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Semmangol,Bagan Serai Perak (Muniandy,Ravi)

28.Sri Subramaniar Alayam,Sg.Siput,Perak (Rachagan)

29.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Kemunting,Sg.Siput,Perak (Rachagan)

30.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Kampar Est,Kampar,Perak (Jega)

31.Sri Naga Muniswarar Alayam,Temoh,Kampar,Perak (Jega)

32.Sri Muniswarar Alayam,Batu Putih,Kampar,Perak (Jega)

33.Sri Maha Muthu Mariamman Alayam,Trb Est,Trong,Perak (Jega)

34.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Beruas,Perak (Maniam)

35.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Laurdardale Est,Bkt.Gantang,Perak (Thanarajan)

36.Sri Subramaniar Alayam,Selama,Perak (Siva)

37.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Padang Rengas,Perak (Siva)

38.Sri Kaliamman Alayam,Kati Est,Kuala Kangsar,Perak (Sivasingam)

39.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Senggang Est,Kuala Kangsar,Perak (Sivasingam)

40.Om Sri Sadamuniswarar Alayam,Simpang Halt,Taiping,Perak (Jeya Mohan)

41.Sri Subramaniar Alayam,Grik,Perak (Muniandy)

42.Sri Maha mariamman Temple,Parit Buntar,Perak (Sivakumar)

43.Sri Subramaniar Temple.Parit Buntar,Perak (Sivakumar)

44.Sri Muniswarar temple,Tg.Piandang,Parit Buntar,Perak (Sokalingam)

45.Sri Subramaniar Alayam,Kuala Kurau,Perak (Sokalingam)

46.Sri Tilai Kaliaman Temple,Bagan Serai,perak (Jeeva)

47.Sri Sivan Alayam,Bagan Serai,Perak (Jeeva)

48.Sri Vinayagar Alayam,Simpang Lima,Parit Buntar,Perak (Sundram)


1. Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Tanjung Sepat ( Mani /Raja 017-8857619 )

2. Sri Kaligambal Temple ,Taman Sentosa ( Raja 017-8857619 )

3. Bala Subramaniam Temple , Port Klang ( Raja 017-8857619 )

4. Sri Rajamariamman Temple , Sentul ( Nava 016-6446885 )

5. Sri Thurgai Amman Temple , B.B Sentul ( Nava 016-6446885 )

6. Muniswarar Alayam , Sentul Jln Tanah Lapang ( Nava 016-6446885 )

7. Arulmigu Sri Thurgai Amman Temple, Selayang ( Siva 019-3418620 )

8. Sri Mahamariamman Temple , Midlands ( Thiagu 012-6195862 )

9. Sri Vada Bathrakali Amman ,Rawang ( Balan 012-2640478 )

10. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple , Rawang ( Hari 016-3197018 )

11. Sri Kanchi Kamathchi Amman Temple, Rawang ( Vicky 017-3032808)

12.Sri Veerapathy Vinayagar Temple, Rawang ( Sathish 014-6649730 )

13. Sri Subramaniam Temple, Ulu Yam Baru ( Kumar 016-9075657 )

14. Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Ladang Bukit Jalil ( Capt Bala 019-2166205 )

15. Sri Thandayuthabani Temple , Kapar ( Saamy 017-3469650)

16. Sri Agilandeswari Temple, Kapar ( Saamy 017-3469650 )

17. Sangali Karupan Temple, Rawang ( Selvam 016-3137840 )

18. Subramaniam Temple, Batu Caves ( Nava 016-6446885 )

19.Sivan Temple,Klang (R.Mohan 012 3122267)

20.Sri Maha Mariamman,Kg.Muhibah,Rawang (Kala 014-3318235)

21.Sri Vayuputra Alayam,Rawang ( Pugan 017-2785635)

22.Sri Muniswarar Alayam,Rawang (Saras 017-2554048)

23.Sri Kaliamman Alayam,Rawang (Nathan 017-3800596)

24.Sri Madurai Veeran Alayam,Rawang (Sundar 019-3733541)

25.Sri Sangili Karuppar Alayam,Tmn Awana,Cheras (Mani 013-6092699)

26.Sri Balathandayuthabani Temple,Kapar (Samy 017-3469650)

27.Sri Nagakanni Temple,Sementa,Kapar (Param 017-3469650)

28.Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Bt.Ampat,Klg (Mani 019-2463181)

29.Sri Sanggili Karuppar Alayam,Bkt.Jalil. (Shanti 012-3766433)

30.Sri Karumariamman Alayam,Banting (KM Raj 019-2295445)

31.Sri Mariamman Alayam.Golconda Est,Meru (Samy 017-3469650)

32.Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Kovil,Kg,Jawa,Klg (Mani 103-6092699)

33.St.Joseph Church,Sentul (Shanti 012-3766433)

34.Sri Maha Mariamman temple,Tmn.Sentosa,Kapar (Samy 017-3469650)

35.Sri Veerabatharar Kaliamman Temple,Tmn.Medan,PJ (Sree 012-2587345)


1. Sri Subramaniar Alayam,Tanah Rata,Cameron (Simattri)

2. Sri Murugan Alayam,Kuala Terlah,Cameron (Simattri)


1. Sri Sivasubramaniar Alayam,Kota Bahru,Kelantan (Tharman)

2. Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam,Kuala Kerla Est,Kelantan (Tharman)

'Discrepancies in Banggarma's conversion' - Malaysiakini

Welfare Department director-general Meme Zainal Rashid should furnish evidence to substantiate her claim that S Banggarma was converted on Nov 30, 1983 in Rompin, Pahang.

NONEDemanding this at a media briefing today, Banggarma's lawyer Gooi Hsiao Leung pointed out that the conversion certificate dates the conversion at Dec 28, 1989.

“The Welfare Department now claims that she was converted by her Hindu parents when she was a year old. There cannot be two conversions into Islam for the same person,” he said.

Gooi chided Penang Islamic Affairs Council (MAINPP) president Shabudin Yahaya for saying that Banggarma, 27, is a Muslim and that her marriage to a Hindu is a legal issue.

He said the Welfare Department and Islamic authorities have failed to address the key question on the conversion of a minor by the administrators of the welfare home.

Section 80 of the Penang Administration of Islamic Affairs Enactment 1993 stipulates that anyone below the age of 18 shall not be converted to Islam without the consent of his or her parents.

Banggarma's conversion, Gooi said, was illegal from the start.

NONE“By converting her at (the age of seven), the Islamic authorities infringed their own law.”

Gooi hoped that MAINPP will assist Banggarma by expunging records of her conversion, so that the issue can be resolved amicably.

Banggarma, who was present, told reporters that her father had never mentioned anything about the 1983 conversion.

“My father is a practising Hindu like me,” she said, showing a photo of her father with vibuthi (sacred ash) on his forehead.

He had enrolled her and three siblings - two elder brothers and a younger sister - at the home, after its welfare officers convinced him to do so, she said.

“He was shocked to hear that my siblings and I were converted to Islam in the welfare home,” Banggarma said, alleging that the four were then separated and have not met since.

'Welfare Department lied'

Meme had told Malaysiakini yesterday that Banggarma, whose Muslim name is Siti Hasnah Vangarama Abdullah, was placed into the welfare home in Kepala Batas in March 1990 following a order under the Juvenile Courts Act of 1947, for her own protection.

Meme claimed Banggarma was found wandering aimlessly in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

Questioning this, Banggarma pointed to the conversion certificate which shows that she was converted in 1989.

NONE“It's a lie. The department is trying to cover this up,” said the mother of two.

Due to her Muslim name in her identity card, she has not been able to register her marriage to S Sockalingam. It had been conducted according to Hindu rites.

She has also been unable to register her husband as the father of the children in their birth certificates.

Her birth certificate shows that she was born on Aug 13, 1982 in Keratong, Pahang to plantation worker B Subramaniam and Latchumy Ramadu, both Hindus.

Describing herself as a staunch Hindu, Banggarma said she would fight till the end to restore her rightful identity.

“I was born as a Hindu, I live as a Hindu, I will die as a Hindu,” she said.

Hampers for 25 poor Indians( ref Makkal Osai 21/11/09) pg 2).

Hampers for 25 poor Indians( ref Makkal Osai 21/11/09) pg 2). But these Indians are not given any part of the RM 220 Million national budget for welfare help & E- kasih cards as in 2010 budget

These Indian poor, handicapped and senior citizens almost always are given the run around at the welfare departments until they give up or are rejected at the very counter level. All these direct and blatant discrimination can only happen in Malay-sian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malay-sia. These Indian poor are so desperate that they are prepared to come and wait for a mere hamper and to collect the RM 20.00 given for adults and the RM 3.00 for the 40 children. This only goes to show the height of the Indian poor who are prepared to wait for hours for a mere RM 3.00.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the Indian poor problems in Malaysia.

We hereby call upon the welfare Ministry to stop all further and future racial and religious based discrimination against in particular the Indian poor.


Umno’s DBKL to break last Indian settlement in Sentul today 10 out of 11 P.R MP’s in WP pin drop silence. (Makkal Osai 24/11/09 at page 2 )

Umno’s DBKL to break last Indian settlement in Sentul today 10 out of 11 P.R MP’s in WP pin drop silence. (Makkal Osai 24/11/09 at page 2 )

The poor and working class squatters once again are being targeted to be bulldozed by the cruel UMNO regime today- 24/11/09. It is public knowledge that the Indians have been predominantly living in Sentul since the British colonial days. Most of them who had set up and built and were the backbone of the Malayan Railways. But today they have all been forgotten and now to be literally bulldozed!

Today UMNO’s racism and religious extremism reigns supreme in Malay-sia Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malay-sia.

These poor and working class Indians have not been given alternative homes and yet again have to suffer in silence. Even the ten out of the eleven Pakatan Rakyat (P.R) MPs’ in Wilayah Persekutuan are silent and do not care as yet again the victims are merely the Indians. PKR, DAP and PAS are only interested in the Indian notes and not the Indian problems. But they all claim to be multi- racial!



Malay-sian UMNO police shoots dead 5 Indians, pain and suffering of 4 small children, whose mother commited suicide.

Malay-sian UMNO police shoots dead 5 Indians, pain and suffering of 4 small children, whose mother commited suicide.

Seetha (31) had committed suicide by drinking paraquat last week because five Indian youths including her brother and a 17 year old juvenile were shot dead and murdered in cold blood by the Malay-sian police force in their shoot to kill policy

Today her four children had been discharged from the Klang General Hospital. ( Tamil Nesan 24/11/09 front page). Today they no longer have their mother to care for them to love them and to bring them up. From today onwards they have a bleak future. Because UMNO had and would not even at the very least give the welfare monetary assistance to these orphaned children (by the UMNO Malay-sian state).

With the side effects of the paraquat they had consumed, they are likely to suffer from the many medical complications ranging from kidney failure to leukemia

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Scores of previous such children were dumped just like that and denied even the very basic welfare assictance as they are merely the poor helpless and working class Indian children. All this can only happen in Malay-sian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malaysia.

Welcome to real life Malaysia.