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In Reply :
Date : 15TH September 2010
To : Your Execellency Mr.Paul W Jones
Ambassador of the United States of America
Embassy of the United States of America,
Jalan Ampang, Fax: 03-21489192
Kuala Lumpur. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Welcome to Malaysia
Appointment to pay courtesy call on your goodself.
We, of the Human Rights Party Malaysia wish to extend your goodself a very warm welcome on your being appointed the Ambassador of the United States of America to Malaysia here in Kuala Lumpur.
It is heartening to read in The Star daily 15/9/10 that quoted your goodself as saying President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have encouraged you “to harmonize the relations by having conversations and engagements with all parties”. We are extremely happy that you are starting on this note. This openness on your part will certainly contribute to strengthening democracy, human rights, minority rights, the rule of law and in upholding the Malaysian Constitution.
As you probably are aware, there has been, in recent years a significant weakening of the various institutions of governance in Malaysia. One of the major effects of this has been a noticeable erosion of fundamental human rights and minority rights. We, of the Human Rights Party of Malaysia represent a significant section of the population who have been adversely affected by all of this. Central to our political thrust are two major initiatives. One is to bring the marginalized minority even up to the sixth generation Malaysian born merely 8% ethnic minority Indians into the mainstream of national development of the country, who have been marginalized and segregated by the slanted policies of the current ruling coalition. The second of our thrusts is to eliminate all forms of state sponsored racist, supremacist and segregationist polices.
In the United States of America a first generation and son of an immigrant can become the President of the country, while here in Malaysia even the fifth and sixth generation non-Malay muslim citizens cannot aspire to be even the head of a small department within the government, for example even a Post Master, not to mention all the other innumerable deprivation, that is allowed to take place with impunity in the name of Article 153 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. Segregation, unfair allocation of resources, inequal treatment in almost all facets of life continue to occur in Malaysia in the name of this Article 153 in subtle but sure ways.
Most of the segregation of this Malaysian Indian community is as is reported on a daily basis in our website www.humanrightspartymalaysia.com .
We hope that with the openness that you will offer, you will be able to get a better understanding of all of this. This will require that you give groups of all persuausion appropriate hearing and to convey to your government a balanced picture of the Malaysian situation. This will hopefully result in the provision of the appropriate motivation to the ruling political party here in Malaysia, to move on with the process of complete democratisation and a consolidation of human and minority rights in the country.
In this regard we would like to request an appointment with Your Excellency to present the Malaysian Indian Minority & Human Rights Violations Annual Report 2009 and to share our perspective on all of that with you. We hope you to be able to meet you soon.
We welcome you once again to Malaysia and we look forward to working with you.
(Sec. General pro tem)
Human Rights Party of Malaysia