Friday, October 15, 2010

UMNO College CQ-TEC denies Indian students right to wear saree for convocation 
HRP received a complaint from a parent that the management of CQ-Tec College is going overboard by denying the rights of its student from wearing the traditional Indian saree to the Convocation which is scheduled to be held on 17th October 2010.

The College circular to the student dated 14th Ogos 2010, see below No.1.7 – “That all graduates and family are allowed to wear formal and traditional dress except Saree”. Why such discrimination against the minority Indians by denying their rights of wearing their traditional dress?

Article 8 of the Federal Constitution provides that all persons are equal before the law and entitled to its equal protection and there shall be no discrimination against citizens on the ground only of religion, race, descent, gender or place of birth. And Article 12 In respect of education, Article 12 provides that there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the grounds only of religion, race, descent or place of birth (i) in the administration of any educational institution.

Is this the concept of Najib Razak’s One Malay-sia? Only kebaya and baju melayu allowed for the Convocation? Is this the racist UMNO regime’s to “ethnically cleanse” the Indian culture and tradition from the face of Malaysia.

Irrespectively we have advised the students and the parents to go to the convocation attired in saree.

HRP contemplates sueing the college for racial discrimination for being in breach of the Article 8 of the Federal Constitution.

“Rights Not Mercy”


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