Thursday, July 15, 2010

UN complaint on no kindergardens in Malaysian’s 523 Tamil schools, higher education & Indian poverty.

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NO.6, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2282 5241 Fax: 03-2282 5245
Date: 14/07/2010
Ban Ki-moon Secretary General of U.N,
United Nations Secretariat, First Avenue and East 42nd street,
United Nations, New York, USA. Fax No:1-212-963-2155
Human Rights Council,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
8–14, avenue de la Paix Fax: +41 (0)22 917 90 11
CH–1211 Geneva 10 – Switzerland E-mail:
Mr.Hans Olsen United Nations, Children’s Fund, (Unicef) UNICEF House, 3 United Nations,
New York, NY 10017, Fax No (212) 326-7037 USA. Email:
Dear Sirs,
Re: 1) Rights of ethnic minority Indian children denied kindergarten in 523 Tamil schools and in higher education violated. Three children separated from their mother by government of Malaysia.
We refer to the above matter and respectfully wish to lodge a formal complaint.
We read in the Malaysian New Straits Times on 4/7/2010 at page 10 that Malaysia will withdraw three of it’s reservations on the Rights of the Child on 6/7/10.
We therefore urge the United Nations to investigate:-
1) Why all 523 ethnic minority Tamil (Indian) schools in Malaysia are being denied full financial aid by the government of Malaysia. Kindly refer to our official letter to Unicef & UN Sec Gen dated 18/6/2010. HRP Letter and appointment to Unicef & UN Sec Gen on Tamil school in cow shed like conditions.
2) More than 90% of these ethnic minority Tamil school pupils are denied kindergartens and pre school facilities by the government of Malaysia when the national average is almost to the direct contrary ie at is 87% attending pre schools. (The Star 15/3/10 at page N46). See our website posting dated 16/3/2010). Poverty keeps 90% of Tamil school children out of kindergartens
3) An estimated 2,237 top and high achieving ethnic minority O Levels Indian students have been denied government JPA, Mara, Petronas, GLC, 13 state Yayasan, Bank Negara, Khazanah etc Scholarships, University and Matriculation places. (Kindly refer to our letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia dated 23/6/2010). Letter to P.M: 56 TOP SPM Indian students up to 13 As’ denied Scholarships, Matriculation and University Places.
4) A poor, powerless and politically voiceless ethnic minority Indian mother had been separated from her three children by the Welfare Minister. The three children ate pebbles because of hunger which we have not heard even happening in famine stricken Somalia. (Kindly refer to our letter to the Prime Minister and the Welfare Minister dated 3/7/10). Three Sand and pebble eating poor and hungry Indian children in Kedah “Imprisoned”.
Kindly constitute an investigation, take the appropriate action and fund a project to help alleviate this state of children’s affairs in Malaysia and revert to us at your earliest convenience.
Thank You.
Your Faithfully,
P.Uthayakumar Secretary General (pro tem)
CC : Mr. Vernor Munoz Villalobos Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education Office or the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson United Nations Office at Geneva 8-14 Ave de la Paix 1211 Fax +41 22 917 90 06 Geneva 10 Switzerland E-mail:
Independent Expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty (ICHRP)
Rue Ferdinand-Hodler 17
CH-1207 Geneva Fax: +41 (0) 22 775 33 03
Switzerland Email:
Mr. Olivier De Schutter Special Rapporteur on the right to food Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva 8-14, avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva10, Switzerland Fax: + 41 22 917 9006
Ms. Gay McDougall
Independent Expert on minority issues
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland Fax: + 41 22 917 9006
Mr. Githu Muigai
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10 Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Switzerland Email: