Mardi gave 136 Malay muslim settlers land titles. The market price of the land is RM 250,000 per acre but it was sold to the poor Malays at RM 22,500 per acre. ( NST 6/3/2010 at page 15 )
The was almost zero such schemes for the poor and landless Indians including even the pre-existing Indian plantation workers that were displaced, from Mardi, Fama, Felda, Risda, Agropolitan ten acre land ownership schemes.
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.