Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Help Indians, Human Rights Party pleads to Manmohan

(Malaysiakini) Having had no positive response from the Malaysian government, the Human Rights Party Malaysia (HRP) is now appealing to three international leaders, who are scheduled to visit Malaysia soon, to intervene and help resolve the social-economic plight of the marginalised Indian community in the country.

NONEHRP pro-tem secretary-general P Uthayakumar (right) told Malaysiakini that the first leader in HRP's agenda is Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is scheduled to arrive in Malaysia today.

After Manmohan's departure, HRP will approach the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur for assistance to meet with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is scheduled for a two-day visit to Malaysia from Sunday (Oct 31).

HRP also hopes to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her three-day visit to Malaysia from Nov 1.

While the elder brother P Uthayakumar is working in the country, to supposedly to free the local Indian community from the denial of their socio-economic rights and needs, his younger brother, Hindraf chief P Waytha Moorthy, is said to be working on the issues from his self-imposed exile in London.

In a series of media statements, both Hindraf and HRP leaders appealed to the Prime Minister of India to take up violations of basic human rights against the Indian minority in Malaysia, and on matters of the community's welfare.

The Indian wire news agency, Press Trust of India, in a report on Oct 20 carried Waytha Moorthy's appeal to Manmohan to take up the issue of "serious human rights violations" of Indians with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.