This afternoon at about 2.00pm a group of 100 students and parents of the Kulai Besar Tamil school ,Johor and HRP supporters by prior written appointment with the Education Minister…
This apprixiamtly 100 year old Tamil school which unlike almost all
the Malay and Chinese schools was never rebuilt in the 53 years of Malaysia’s Independence. This school was partly burnt down and is still endangering the lives of the 1299 pupils studying therein.
But the racist and religious supremacist UMNO Education Minister does not care as it only concerns the poor and politically powerless Indians . And neither has the 82 MP’s and top leaders form PKR,DAP and PAS including their 11 Indian mandore MPs lend voice to the Indian poor.
As usual UMNO sent in their Indian mandore policeman to create an Indian versus Indian fight situation as per UMNO’s 53 year old strategy. But HRP did bite the bait and completely ignored these Indian police mandores.
At the press conference HRP Information Chief S.Jayathas expressed disappointment that the Education Minister or his representative had refused to be present and does not care about the plight of the 523 tamil school in Malaysia.This is also in contravention of Article 12 of the Federal Constitution (no discrimination in education) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which is entitled to compulsory free education.Jayathas asked why does this only happen to tamil Schools in Malaysia? Jayathas also announced HRP and HINDRAF’S call for all 523 Tamil Schools in Malaysia to be made fully financially aided government schools with equal status, facilities and teaching staff like any other malay muslim school after having granted all these Tamil schools land and they be gazette accordingly.
HRP Central Committee Member Mahesan of Johor Bahru whose daughter also studies at this school said that pupils are forced to study in “khemah Kenduri”and Shipping Cabins.causing school children to get wet in the rain and falling sick and being on medical leave and studying under punishing conditions. He also asked why temporary classrooms have not been built despite it being over three months now.
As this UMNO Education Minister or his representative refused to be present despite HRP’s written letter . S.Jayathas , Johor based HRP Central Committee member Mahesan and a group of the Kulai Besar Tamil school pupils laid their memorandum down at the enterance to Parliament, sang the Hindraf trademark song Tholvi Nelai Yena Ninaithaal and shouts of Hindraf Valga,manitha urimai valga and then dispersed peacefully .
UMNO thinks it can ignore HRP but we warn UMNO that it was these kinds of even smaller protests that eventually led to the 100,000 Hindraf Rally on 25th November 2007.Slowly but surely Hindraf & HRP is picking up steam to wipe out UMNO in the 2012/2013 general election.
The official memorandum will be sent to Putrajaya for the Wednesday cabinet meeting on 8/9/10.
The protestors then dropped by to the HRP HQ in Bangsar for a one hour briefing by P.Uthayakumar on the next course of action.
A consensus was derieved to get all 523 Tamil schools especially those with similar problems to gather peacefully outside the UMNO Prime Minister Najib Razak ‘s office in Putrajaya on the 25th of November 2010 if this Kulai Besar Tamil school problem and that of all the other 523 are not attended to and all the 523 Tamil schools are not being made fully aided.