Friday, January 15, 2010

Compensation for burnt churches, Nothing for temples demolished

Hindu temple demolishments burnt down and relocated next to sewerage ponds but Najib did not pledge RM 500,000.00, Anwar Ibrahim did not condemn the same, Hadi Awang did not visit even one single such Hindu temple, Khairi Jamaluddin did not make a positive statement, Malaysiakini did not report 23 newsreports in one day, etc., as was done when churches were attacked & torched in Malaysia.

But when the Sri Kadagambal Kaliaman Hindu temple was burnt down in 2006 by the police personnel in uniform and a police report lodged and the Muneswarar hindu temple being burnt down in June 2009 during the racial attacks against the Indians in Taiping by the UMNO linked Pakida and Tiga Line criminal elements, there was zero such public reaction.

Playing to the Christian voters in Sabah, Sarawak and the Western Christian world? Western envoys were satisfied with briefing reports NST 12/1/2010 at page 6.

But no such pro-active action from the UMNO Malaysian government, opposition parties, NGOs’ and the Malaysian civil society towards issues affecting Indians, as was in the recent case of the torching of the Assumption Church in Petaling Jaya.

P. Uthayakumar