Monday, November 29, 2010

3rd Force joining BN : No thank you PM.Najib. HINDRAF and HRP is more committed than PR to end UMNO/BN rule of Putrajaya for 53 long years, which has brought the Indian poor to this downtrodden state 
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Najib open to ‘Third Force’ joining BN (Malaysiakini)

Najib Razak said today the emergence of the so-called ‘Third Force’ shows dissatisfaction with the PKR leadership.

"Whether they remain a third force (within PKR) or leave to join the party Zaid (Ibrahim) wants to form or enter Umno … it all stamps from the crisis gripping the party (PKR)," the prime minister told reporters after opening the MAHA 2010 exhibition here.

Najib was asked to comment on the statement of PKR deputy president senator Dr Syed Husin Ali that the existence of the ‘Third Force’ could make it difficult for Pakatan Rakyat to win big in the next general election.

Opening the Angkatan Women and Youth Congress yesterday, he said the group should be handled wisely and could not be taken lightly.

They can be associate/affiliate members

Asked whether Barisan Nasional and Umno were prepared to accept the group, Najib said they were always open.

"They can become associate members, affiliate members (of BN) and so on. We are open and inclusive in our attitude to draw more people to Barisan and Umno," he said.

He denied that Barisan was allowing direct membership because it was hard pressed to find second line leaders.

"No, we are not hard pressed. What it means is that BN is changing with the times… and this is important. We cannot stick to old procedures and structures when the political environment has changed.

Asked if the ‘Third Force’ would change and support BN, Najib said: "I don’t know yet, it depends … we will see how it develops but this is the result of loss of confidence among the PKR members."

- Bernama

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Non-Malays get raw deal, claims rep

KUALA LUMPUR: Yayasan Selangor has found itself mired in yet another controversy with the latest allegation that it has awarded scholarships to only five non-Malays in the past two years.

The three Indians and two Chinese were among 1,571 recipients in secondary schools in Selangor in 2008 and 2009, Kota Alam Shah state assemblyman M. Manoharan claimed.

He said the educational arm of the Selangor Government gave scholarships to two Indians and a Chinese in 2008 when Pakatan Rakyat took over the government and one Indian and a Chinese the following year.

In 2008, Yayasan Selangor gave out scholarships worth RM214,750 to 807 students. Last year, the amount came up to RM370,100 to 764 students.

Statistics for this year have not been released yet.

The 2008 and 2009 statistics were given to DAP’s Manoharan after he raised the issue during the Selangor state assembly meeting early this month.

Manoharan said the state government had been been very secretive in disbursing scholarships.

“I only discovered that there are scholarships given out by Yayasan Selangor during a meeting with its general manager in September,” he said.

Manoharan said the state government had been giving the “lame excuse” that few non-Malays were submitting applications for the scholarships.

He criticised Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, who is Yayasan Selangor chairman, claiming that he had failed to ensure a fair distribution of scholarships.

“He should realise that he is an MB for all races,” he said.

Manoharan also took to task state DAP representatives, saying they should put their foot down and ensure a better distribution of benefits for the people.

“It seems that the DAP representatives are subservient to the other partners in Pakatan,” he said.

Manoharan said he wrote a letter to Khalid on Nov 18 requesting for a quota of scholarships for non-Malays and that advertisements for scholarships and study loans be placed in all newspapers.

Yayasan Selangor had been in the news recently when it was revealed that it had splurged on its 40th anniversary celebrations.

The matter so displeased the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Shara­fuddin Idris Shah that he decided not to attend the event, which was eventually cancelled.

Hindraf emerges a hydra three years later

 IMG_3942ANALYSIS The thrust of Hindraf’s 18-point demands, contained in a memorandum handed to the prime minister on Thursday, is that Article 153 of the federal constitution and the so-called Malay special privileges must end and now.

The federal constitution like any other constitution, written or unwritten, is a social contract but it has undoubtedly been observed more often than not in the breach.

The ad-hoc apolitical human rights movement feels that it is the unilateral extension of a distorted and deviant form of Article 153 to every facet of life in Malaysia that has brought the Indian underclass in particular to its collective and current degrading status at the bottom of the dung heap.

NONESome blatant examples include the marking system for public examinations being a state secret, the denial of medical seats to Indians, the non-recognition or withdrawal of recognition for foreign medical degrees and the institution of a race-based Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) for law graduates.

Article 153 finds its ultimate expression in the distorted implementation of the New Economic Policy (1970-1990) which still continues past its shelf life. The NEP, as it was originally envisaged, had two noble intentions: elimination of the identification of race with economic function and place of residence; and the eradication of poverty irrespective of race, colour, class or creed. Umno decided that only Malays, no matter how rich, were poor and ignored the non-Malay poor.

The third prong of the NEP – that the Malays own, control and manage 30 percent of the corporate economy within 20 years – remains as unacceptable now as it was in the beginning. What has made this particular prong totally nauseous and therefore even more unacceptable over the years is that Umno has unilaterally extended it from corporate economy to the entire economy.

The myth of ‘ketuanan Melayu’

Article 153, Hindraf never tires of pointing out, merely recognised “a necessary evil” i.e. that the Malays and natives would have a special position – not special privileges – limited to four specific areas for 15 years – intake into the civil service; intake into institutions of higher learning owned by the government; scholarships and training privileges; and opportunities from the government to do business.

In all four areas, Article 153 calls for a reasonable proportion, not necessarily reflecting their numbers in the population, to be reserved for the Malays and natives. In short, Article 153 is not a “sapu bersih” (clean sweep) clause. Anything more than what the population numbers reflect can of course be termed unreasonable.

In any case, when one begs for government hand-outs, the population figures shouldn’t come into play but what can be termed a reasonable proportion.

The second prong of Article 153 calls for recognition of the legitimate aspirations of the non-Malay communities. Had the second prong of Article 153 been honoured by the Umno government since independence in 1957, Hindraf supporters would not have taken to the streets on Nov 25, 2007 in a spontaneous uprising which was unprecedented in Malaysia’s history. It was enough to send shivers down the collective spine of the ruling elite and their fat cats in tow.

To top it all, Umno never tires of flogging the myth of ‘ketuanan Melayu’ – Malay political dominance and supremacy – to justify its transgressions against the non-Malays and Malays alike. ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ is an extrapolation from Tunku Abdul Rahman’s unwritten social contract which held that since the Chinese dominated and monopolised the economy, the Malays would lead the politics of the country.

This unwritten social contract in fact fell apart when Umno decided that ‘ketuanan Melayu’ must mean that the Malays must dominate and lead in every aspect of life in Malaysia. It was this openly racist thinking which has seen the Malays forming 90 percent or more of the civil service, armed forces, the teaching service, the judiciary, the GLCs and anywhere that Umno’s writ runs large. Enter the Biro Tatanegara (BTN) which focused on brainwashing large numbers of Malays involved in government in racism a la ‘ketuanan Melayuism’.

Who can Hindraf do business with?

Enough is enough – Hindraf wants the charade to end and not carry on for even a minute longer.
The question is what the movement can do if Umno – seen by it as the source of all evil in the country – refuses to blink? How does one do business with the devil himself? Can it do business with PKR, the Umno alter ego in Pakatan Rakyat, the opposition alliance?

NONEHindraf leaders are convinced that PKR under its de facto chief Anwar Ibrahim is an even worse option than Umno. This is seen in the fact that Anwar has openly criticised Hindraf as racist instead of recognising it rightly as representing the victims of racism.

Hindraf wants to be seen as not taking away the rights of any Malaysian but merely asking for a place in the sun for its constituents who were instrumental in laying the bedrock of Malaysia’s prosperity in the rubber industry. If Hindraf succeeds in its quest, there’s hope for other marginalised communities in Malaysia.

It’s very unlikely that Umno will heed Hindraf’s demands after having gone on a propaganda binge for the last half century and more in violation of the federal constitution. Umno’s simplistic thinking is that the Indians, like the 70 percent illiterate Ibans in Sarawak, can easily be bribed into voting for the ruling BN when election time comes.

The movement will have to continue doing what it has since been doing at home and abroad to bring about change and reform in the country.

Abroad, it can pursue its class action suit against the UK government and continue to raise its grievances in international forums and work with the relevant law enforcement agencies to freeze assets acquired, at home and abroad, by those who continue raiding the public treasury.

Quiet satisfaction in punishing Pakatan

At home, Hindraf can continue to make common cause with other marginalised communities in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak in the emerging third force and elsewhere.

The thinking here is that the participation of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia has merely served to empower the ruling elite at the expense of the two states, the natives in particular, and the non-Malays in Peninsular Malaysia.

The idea of Hindraf standing in 15 parliament seats and 38 state seats in Peninsular Malaysia is not expected to make any impact in the short run for the movement. Pakatan, or the BN for that matter, is unlikely to make way for Hindraf in these seats. This would most probably result in the BN winning them by default.

Hindraf can take quiet satisfaction from the fact that the denial of the 15 parliament seats in particular will make it that much harder for Pakatan to seize the reins of power in Putrajaya.

Much more telling will be Hindraf’s plan to get Indian voters to abstain from voting – not a boycott – in the seats other than the 15 and 38. This is to make the winners and losers realise why they won or why they lost. That would help set up a much more exciting 14th general election.

Parents lodge complaint over SPM invigilator who insulted students in exam hall

By Sarban Singh, The Star

PORT DICKSON: A police report has been lodged against a teacher who allegedly made racist remarks in front of some 180 students at a school examination hall in Lukut, near here, on Wednesday morning.

Teluk Kemang MIC Youth chief A. Achutan led a group of parents from SM Raja Jumaat to lodge the report at the district police station here yesterday.

The woman teacher, assigned to the school as chief invigilator for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination, has since apologised to the students but the parents decided on the police report as “we do not want such an incident to recur.”

A parent, M. Prabhakaran, alleged that the teacher had told some students who had been noisy before the examination to “return to China and India.”

“The teacher was apparently making an announcement over the microphone when she made the remarks.

“She seemed annoyed when some of the students paid no heed to what she was saying,” said Prabhakaran, adding that she had allegedly repeated the racist remarks several times.

“The students were disturbed by what she said. How can you make such remarks before teenagers, especially when they are about to sit for an examination?” he asked, adding that the students then reported the matter to school headmaster Cheah Les Ngan.

Prabhakaran, who teaches at another school, said the headmaster and several teachers met the invigilator over the issue and advised her to return to the hall and apologise to the students.

Neither Cheah nor state education director Abdul Halim Abdul Talib, who was away, could be reached for comments.

District police chief Supt Baljeet Singh confirmed that a report had been lodged and said the police would record statements from the relevant people.

The incident here followed two high-profile cases involving two principals in Johor and Kedah, both of whom were suspended and then removed from their schools after allegedly making racist remarks against their students.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz told Parliament early this month that it was the first time in the civil service that government officials had been cited for racism.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hindraf supporters commemorate rally at KLCC

By G Vinod

KUALA LUMPUR: About 30 supporters of the Hindraf Makkal Sakthi movement gathered at the main entrance of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) this morning to commemorate the third anniversary of the historic Hindraf mass demonstration on Nov 25, 2007.

The crowd consisting of men, women and children arrived at 9.30am, claiming to have fasted since 9pm yesterday. They kicked off the peaceful "demonstration" with a prayer, and sat on a ramp in front of the world acclaimed Petronas Twin Towers to start their hunger strike.

"We are here to remind the Prime Minister (Najib Tun Razak) of our 18-points demand," said Hindraf Makkal Sakthi national information coordinator S Jayathas, the leader of the pack, at a press conference at the sidelines of the protest.

Among the demand in their 18-points calls on the government to end 50 years of abuse of the federal constitution and set up affirmative action to assist all poor Malaysians, especially Indians.

Stressing on his demands, the Hindraf leader claimed the Umno-led government had set up discriminative policies which had led to the marginalisation of the Indian community in many sectors including education and jobs at government agencies.

"During independence there were about 28 percent of Indians studying at universities. Now we have less then one percent studying at varsities.

"As for the government service, we used to have Indians in top positions like director-generals. Now we can't even see an Indian post master," claimed Jayathas.

He also said Indian youth were now turning to the world of crime because they had been denied educational and job opportunities.

"Instead of tackling the rootcause of the problem, the authorities just take the easy way out by arresting the youths involved in crime under Emergency Ordinance. If the government can spend millions to rehabilitate mat rempits, why not the Indian youths?" Jayathas questioned.

When asked why they started fasting since 9pm yesterday , he said it was to commemorate their 18 points demand.

"We are fasting till 3pm today, which means 18 hours of fasting as per our 18 points," he added.

He said the organisation welcomes any dialogue with the premier and that it was important for both parties to iron out the matter for the benefit of the Indian community.

"We are also the nation's children. If left unattended, there might be another tsunami," he said, referring to the massive Hindraf rally in 2007 that saw thousands marching from KLCC to the British Embassy to handover a memorandum.

So far, the group has not been asked by the police to disperse although the men in blue are closely monitoring the situation.

Three years after Hindraf march, Indian anger against BN dissipates

November 25, 2007 file photo of riot police firing chemical-laced water on Hindraf protesters in Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Three years to the day after 30,000 Indians marched into the city to protest against the “unfair” policies of the Barisan National (BN) government, political leaders say the Najib administration’s conciliatory policies appear to be winning back their support.

BN has regained Indian votes in several of the 13 by-elections since Election 2008 where the country’s estimated three million Indians form a sizeable minority.

The outlawed Hindraf movement that organised the November 25, 2007 march has also split up, with some leaders favouring the BN government while others either continue with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties or have grown disenchanted with both coalitions.

One of the five Hindraf leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for organising the march, R.S. Thanenthiran, said the prime minister’s policies had helped to solve problems faced by the Indians, ranging from birth certificates to welfare aid.

“When Datuk Seri Najib Razak became prime minister, there was a total change in the way the government was run. Significant changes are happening for the Indians,” said Thanenthiran, who set up the pro-BN Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party.

He was referring to the Special Implementation Task Force (SITF) for Malaysian Indians, set up this year by the Najib administration to resolve their grouses.

The government agencies involved with the taskforce are the National Registration Department, the Social Welfare Department, the Skill Development Department, Tekun Nasional and the Social Security Organisation.

He also said the move by Najib in the 2011 budget to allow Malaysians to purchase low-cost houses without any downpayment was a big help to the Indians.

November 25, 2007 file photo of a protester throwing back a tear gas canister at riot police during the Hindraf demonstration in Kuala Lumpur. — Reuters pic
His praise for Najib is not unusual as the PM backed his party although a quarrel has now split the party inspired by the rallying cry of Makkal Sakhti or People Power when Hindraf launched its march.

The Indian community has long been seen as a “fixed deposit” vote bank for BN but the march to the Petronas Twin Towers blew the lid on simmering frustration of being left out of development. A majority of Tamils came as labourers who worked on the rubber and oil palm estates but a change from an agrarian to an industrialised economy sidelined them to menial jobs and gangsterism.

The ISA detention of Hindraf leaders after the march was seen as a major factor that swung Indian voters to the opposition in Election 2008, denying the BN government its customary two-thirds majority in Parliament and handing four more states to the PR parties.

However, BN’s main Indian party, the MIC, believes the situation has changed since the unprecedented Hindraf march.

“Nearly 60 to 65 per cent of the Indians have returned to the MIC and BN,” MIC Youth chief T. Mohan told The Malaysian Insider.

Mohan also agreed with Thanenthiran that initiatives taken by the MIC and the Najib administration to meet the needs of the Indian community had won back a large number of Indians who had favoured the opposition parties.

His confidence was not shared by Hindu Sangam deputy president Dr M. Bala Tharumalingam, who believes the Indian community is still in favour of PR.

“The general Indian public may not have full confidence with Pakatan now but they still favour them,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

Bala attributed the drop in confidence to the slow result of PR government policies, saying the state governments in Penang and Selangor should be given time to improve as they are still new in administrating a state.

Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran told The Malaysian Insider that Najib is well aware of the importance of the Indian vote and had been attending gatherings organised by the Sikhs, Malayalees and Telegus.

“Indians are already a minority in this country. And Malayalees, Telegus and the such only make up 30 per cent of the Indian population. He (Najib) knows these minorities of the minorities are a pivotal factor, which is why he attended those gatherings. What more the Indians in total,” Kulasegaran said.

But the DAP vice-chairman believes the Indians would still vote for PR in the coming general election but not as strongly as they did in 2008, citing the lower support is due to internal squabbles in the PR parties.

But Kulasegaran urged the Indians “to give us another term to make the changes. We have only been around for two years but BN had been around for 50 years.”

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Denial of even death ceremony hall for Hindu deceased at multi million ringgit Sultan Ismail Hospital Johor. Height of segregation and “ethnic cleansing” a la Malay-sia.

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Date                :    22nd November 2010 
YAB. Dato Seri Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia,
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Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,                 E-Mail :
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YB Dato Seri Liaw Tiong Lai
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Federal Government Administrative Centre.                              Fax: 603-8888 6188
62590 Putrajaya. Malaysia.
Dear Sirs,
Re      Denial of even death ceremony hall for Hindu deceased at multi million ringgit Sultan Ismail Hospital Johor. Height of segregation and “ethnic cleansing” a la Malay-sia.
We refer to the above matter and to our note to your goodselves dated 28/8/09 on the urgent need for a death ceremony hall for the Hindus as had been granted to the Malay muslims at the then newly opened multi- million ringgit Johor Baru General Hospital following the Malaysian Nanban 28/8/09 at page 18 newsreport.
We were appalled to read in the front page of today’s Malaysia Nanban 22/11/2010 that the Johor Baru Hindus have still not been granted their said death ceremony hall. To the contrary as usual yet another but this time an insulting temporary solution was granted. That is the Hindus are given a trolley to be used for bathing the dead at the hospital corridors. This is in direct contravention of Article 8 ( Equality before the law ) and Article 11 ( Freedom of Religion) of the Federal Constitution.
Kindly therefore grant a fit and proper death ceremony hall at this hospital and within one week from the date hereof failing which our HRP Johor State committee would proceed to make an appeal to the palace of DYMM the Sultan of Johor for his royal intervention.
We trust this may not be necessary.
Kindly revert to us accordingly.
Thank You,
Yours faithfully
Secretary General (pro-tem)
c.c       Tan Sri Dato, Seri Dr Hj. Mohd Ismail Bin Merican,
Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan
Blok E1, E6, E7, 8 E 10 Kompleks E,                                          Fax: 03-88882545
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
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Wisma Persekutuan, Jalan Air Molek,
80590 Johor Baru
Dr. Rooshaimi Merican bt. A. Rahim Merican
Pengarah Hospital Sultan Ismail,               Fax: 07-3574842
Jalan Persiaran Mutiara Emasutama,
Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru,

25th Nov 2010, 3rd Anniversary HINDRAF Hunger strike at KLCC from 9.00am to 3.00pm

25th Nov 2010, 3rd Anniversary HINDRAF Hunger strike at KLCC from 9.00am to 3.00pm
Protesting HINDRAF 18 point demands not fulfilled by UMNO/BN government.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Banished teen to know if he can go home on Dec 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — Teen Jiegandran Panir Selvam who was banished to Negri Sembilan by order of the Home Ministry earlier this year will know if he can go home this December 1.

The Selangor-born who was suspected of being involved in armed gang theft at four schools was arrested by the police last year and later locked up for 60 days under the Emergency Ordinance (EO) while still a minor.

The law is usually reserved for hardcore gangsters.

Jiegandran (picture), who only reached the age of maturity on May 22 this year, was then ordered confined to first Linggi and two months ago, Lenggeng, where he celebrated Deepavali alone.

But the ministry today offered to return the 18-year-old to his parents care.

At the High Court here today, senior federal counsel Najib Zakaria told reporters the Home Ministry has proposed to allow Jiegandran to return home, but will lawfully still be under house arrest for the next two years.

The restricted residence order that forms a part of the EO limits the person’s movement to within a certain radius.

When met in Linggi previously, Jiegandran told The Malaysian Insider he was barred from travelling more than 3km from the district police station, where he was also required to report in person weekly.

“The reason [for the banishment order] was to remove him from the influence of his crime mates, so to speak,” said Najib, after leaving trial judge Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh’s chambers.

The government lawyer added the ministry had come up with the idea after noting that both Jiegandran’s parents were poor and were hard put to support their second son living in a different state.

Jiegandran’s father works as a lorry driver while his mother works as a cook in a company canteen.

The teen and his father are challenging the Home Ministry’s use of the EO on him.

Lawyers for Jiegandran had previously asked for the banished boy to be reunited with his family, Najib said.

But Yohendra Nadarajan, who is part of the father-and-son’s legal team, told The Malaysian Insider that they may still fight on even if the ministry agrees to move Jiegandram’s place of restriction to the latter’s hometown in Beranang, Kajang.

“The ball is now in the deputy minister’s court,” said Yohendra, referring to Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop who had signed the EO order.

“Even if the deputy minister agrees to vary the restricted [residence] order, the parents may want to fight on for his release,” he added.

Yohendra said they would need to speak with Jiegandra and his parents first before deciding the next step.

Police SB and Tawan Dun Machap meeting with Malacca HINDRAF & HRP

Only at 9am today we sms to meet key Malacca HINDRAF and HRP supporters. At 1.00pm 17 Hindraf & HRP supporters turned up in a such a short notice. Before even our arrival 3 police special branch including mandore Insp.Thanasegaran where already at the restaurant. It was agreed to lounge TAWAN DUN MACHAP and P.Uthayakumar’s book “25th November” in Machap in January. A group of student also came forward to meet and greet us.
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Racist DAP, PKR and PAS Selangor as cruel as UMNO and Khir Toyo. to implement land for all Hindu temples, cemeteries, Tamil schools and villages in Selangor all in one go, but only offers temporary solution.

Perhaps when another Indian CakraGuna self immolates himself to prevent his temple, cemetery, Tamil school or village, then they would be given hampers, peanuts, RM 100 ang paw or a temporary land solution.

Where is the change?

(see SH 17/11/2010 at page S6)

Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Indian teenager shot dead forced into world of crime by UMNOs’ social engineering and exclusion from national mainstream development of Malaysia.

Indian teenager shot dead forced into world of crime by UMNOs’ social engineering and exclusion from national mainstream development of Malaysia.
The Malaysian Indians generally are hardworking and prepared to work hard. But under the UMNO / B.N led Malay-sian Malay muslim racial and religious supremacist regime, Indians are denied equality and equal opportunities from womb to tomb.

To start off with even kindergardens are denied in most of the 523 which has some 110,000 mostly poor Indian children kindergardens nationwide. So much so that 42% of standard one pupils in Tamil schools cannot read and write at all because they could not afford to attend kindergardens, not conducive house etc ( MO 10/3/10 at page 3 ). About 90% of the students in Tamil schools did not attend kindergardens whereas 87 % is targeted by 2012 under the National key Results Area ( NKRA ) ( for Malay and Chinese schools The Star 15/3/10 at page N46 ). Almost all Tamil primary schools are denied full government financial help.

Academically weak and poor Indian students have almost all been excluded / denied the 200,000 places in the Institute Kemahiran Mara Skills Training places ( see BH 29/510 at page 6 ) and in the 209 Giat Mara Skills Training Institutions given a RM 550 Million Budget in the 10th Malaysia Plan. ( BH19/7/10 at page 4 ). 5,000 almost all Indian scrap metal dealers have been denied licences ( see The Star 28/11/09 at page N22 ). Similarly thousands of Indian car wash operators have been denied licences and the business opportunities. There are more the 1,400 different areas of trade opportunities in Malaysia but excluded and segregated to an estimated 99.9 % of the Indians. ( The Star 9/12/09 at page N47 )

There are 44,580 registered contractors in Malaysia and 90% ( 40,305 are Malay muslims )

But 99.9% of the few Indian contractors are denied direct jobs from the Malay-sian government, which is the nation’s biggest spender

The academically weak Indians can naturally cook but are denied even the opportunity to set up a burger stall let alone food stalls, fruit and flower stalls, highway rest areas.

Even government department office boys jobs are denied to these Indian youths when a black “muslim” can even become the President of the world’s most powerful country, the USA.

The Indians poor are being socially engineered by UMNO to become unskilled general workers and cleaners, toilet cleaners, security guards, drivers, office boys, maids, road sweepers, alam flora workers etc.

But these Indian poor office boys have been denied the opportunities to be given licences to run courier companies, denied the security guard, cleaning alam flora, toilet cleaning, road sweeping and lorry transport contracts by both the government sector who give almost all to the Malay muslims and the private sector who give almost all to the Chinese.

The poor but hardworking and prepared to work hard Indians are denied, excluded and segregated from these race and religious based business opportunities, loans, licences and upward mobility opportunities both by the Malay muslim UMNO government and the Chinese capitalist controlled private sector economy. Why One Malay-sia?

Had these aforesaid opportunities been non race and religious based, Jeevan Ramasamy (17) would not have been shot dead while allegedly commiting a crime,(TN ,MO and MN front page and NST 17/11/10 at page 9) So would scores of thousands of Indian youths would not be languishing in prisons.

They would have been like the Chinese criminals and gangsters of the 1960s’ to 1980s’ who today have emerged to become at worst RM5,000.00 earning koay teow sellers to VCD, budget hotels, retailers, suppliers, contractors and project undertakers, bankers and millionaires. Very few Indian poor would then want to become a criminal or a gangster.

Equality and equal employment and business opportunities will keep Indian youths like Jeevan and hundreds of thousands of others out and away from crime.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hindraf backs 'Third Force' proposal

(Malaysiakini) Hindraf is all for the idea of a 'third force' in Parliament, but its position on details of the set-up differs from the proponents.

The ad-hoc human rights movement was referring to mention of the so-called third force in Pakatan Rakyat coordinator Zaid Ibrahim's statement that he would quit PKR.

Hindraf's political wing, Human Rights Party (HRP), said it is ready to contest under such a force in 15 parliamentary and 38 state seats it has designated in Peninsular Malaysia as "Indian seats", where at least 30 percent of the registered voters are from the community.

NONEThe third force is "an idea whose time has come", said Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy (right), whose elder brother is the leader of HRP.
Still, he worries that it may eventually be found wanting, like the opposition alliance Pakatan that Hindraf had no regret abandoning in the wake of the March 2008 political tsunami.

"We have been keenly following the interest in the third force, in Malaysia and abroad," Waythamoorthy said last night in a telephone call from London.
"We are heartened by the public debate on the possibility of a new political movement entering Parliament."

Still, Waythamoorthy is at a loss in trying to figure out what the third force actually means to those pushing for it. None of the proponents, he noted, have articulated what it would be it and the people have been left with vague generalisations.

"We would suggest that the initiative for such a force comes from Sabah and Sarawak," he said. "Let a Borneo-based national party or national coalition arise and work out the details."
Who will lead?
Waythamoorthy offered two reasons why the other half of Malaysia, across the South China Sea, should take the lead in the third force.

First, he thinks that the two Peninsular Malaysia-based national coalitions - Pakatan and the ruling BN - are more than enough to cater to the differing politics in the peninsula. Therefore, another national coalition arising in the peninsula and lacking the necessary critical mass would quickly find itself asphyxiated between Pakatan and BN.

Secondly, Sabah and Sarawak do not have a national party or national coalition and this is where a third force could come in to fill the political vacuum.

"A Borneo-based national party or national coalition would be able to give meaning to the historical and legal fact that Malaysia is a federation of three territories - Sabah, Sarawak and the peninsula," he said.

"But who will take the lead in forming and leading the third force?"

Answering his own question, Waythamoorthy said Sabahan Jeffrey Kitingan should leave PKR and lead the third force.

"Jeffrey has the right political pedigree and must take a stand," he added.
"Either he's with PKR or he's out. If he's out, then the third force is the approach he should take - unless he wants to go back to Parti Bersatu Sabah and save it, like what his brother Pairin has been urging him to do."

Right time for 3rd Force, says Hindraf

By Joe Fernandez - Free Malaysia Today

KOTA KINABALU: Hindraf Makkal Sakthi has expressed its readiness to contest in national elections as part of a so-called Third Force that would keep both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat in check.

“It is an idea whose time has come,” Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy said.

He suggested that it be initiated from East Malaysia and led by Sabah strongman Jeffrey Kitingan, but the latter indicated to FMT that he was not too interested.

Speaking from London, where he lives in self-imposed exile, Waythamoorthy said Hindraf’s political wing, the Human Rights Party Malaysia, was ready to contest under such a force for 15 parliamentary and 38 state seats in Peninsular Malaysia. According to him, Indians make up at least 30 percent of the electorate in each of these constituencies.

He said he planned to hold a conference in London soon to discuss the Third Force and to get feedback from Malaysians resident in Britain, Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.

Talk of a third force has gained momentum, especially in cyberspace, since it became apparent a couple of weeks ago that there is a serious falling out between Pakatan co-ordinator Zaid Ibrahim and his colleagues in the PKR leadership, especially de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and vice-president Azmin Ali, who has virtually won the race for the party’s deputy presidency.

“We have been keenly following the explosion of interest back home and abroad in the Third Force,” said Waythamoorthy. “We are heartened by the public debate on a possible new political movement entering Parliament.”

However, he noted, none of the proponents of the idea had articulated it clearly enough to capture the imagination of the public.

“We would suggest that the initiative for a third force come from Sabah and Sarawak,” he said. He gave the following two reasons for this:

* PR and BN are “more than enough” for the differing politics on the peninsula. Another national coalition, lacking the necessary critical mass, would quickly find itself asphyxiated between the two.

* Malaysian Borneo does not have a national party or national coalition and the Third Force can fill the vacuum.

He said Jeffrey should leave PKR and lead the new coalition.

“Jeffrey has the right political pedigree and must take a stand,” he said. “Either he’s with PKR or he’s out. If he’s out, then the Third Force is the approach he should take unless he wants to go back to Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).”

Besides Hindraf and parties in Sabah and Sarawak, Waythamoorthy said the new coalition should include the Orang Asli, marginalized groups like the Christians in Peninsular Malaysia and any new party that Zaid Ibrahim would form.

'Our politics is different'

Jeffrey, contacted late last night after Waythamoorthy’s call, said that he was in no hurry to think about the Third Force.

“If the Peninsular Malaysians want to lead the Third Force as well, then we in Sabah and Sarawak can set up a fourth force,” he said. “And if Umno opens its doors to Indians and Chinese and becomes the Fourth Force, we can set up the Fifth Force.”

He declined to entertain questions that he would leave PKR soon or return to PBS. However, he confirmed that he would not join any party set up by Zaid or anyone else in Peninsular Malaysia. “Our politics is different,” said Jeffrey. “We should not jump from the frying pan into the fire. Two wrongs do not make one right.”

He also declined to dwell on speculation that a new Borneo-based party headed by him was in the works.

He responded that “it was news” to him when asked for his take on widespread speculation in Kota Kinabalu that Anwar Ibrahim called him over the weekend and offered to let him name the party’s candidates for all the KadazanDusunMurut seats in Sabah.

He said Anwar had made many promises in Sabah before and “never kept any of them” except for appointing Christina Liew Chin Jin Hadhikusumo as deputy chief for PKR Sabah.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two MSRM like fully residential schools for 798 7 As top Tamil school pupils by PKR Selangor and DAP Penang State governments. Every year these top Indian students destiny is a mere “fill in the blanks”.

Copy of New Scan-20101112190946-00001 Every especially the three Tamil dailies carry news reports of hundreds of 7 As’ top Tamil school students. For this year all three Tamil dailies reported in their headlines 798 Tamil school pupils who had scored all 7As’. Even Malay school pupils only get to score a maximum of only 5 As in the UPSR. But these 798 Tamil school pupils scored a whopping 7As’. Excellent.

But where do these 798 elite Indian students go to after this under the present oppressive, racist and religious supremacist UMNO led regime of Malay-sia? Top Indian students full potential will not be realized by their exclusion and segregation from the 12,440 places in the tens of MRSM and other fully government residential schools ( BN 21/11/09 at page 7 ) if not allowed in, and may end up becoming mere factory workers.

This is how racist and religious extremist UMNO can get which has today earned One Malay-sia the name as the world’s most racist country. “Atrocities” to this extent does not happen in any other part of the world except in One Malay-sia.

To undo these injustices the PKR and DAP state governments of Selangor and Penang could each urgently set up one MRSM respectively in their states. Why not ? The Selangor state government runs University Unisel. So why not a special MRSM Tamil for these 798 poor Tamil school students. After all we have in Malay-sia MRSM Felda, MRSM ATM ( army) and MRSM PDRM for almost 99% malay muslims alone.

And almost 98% of the aforesaid 12,440 MRSM etc places are for the Malay muslims.
PKR and DAP must not only claim to be multi-racial but must also be seen to be multi-racial by also including these poor 798 top Indian students into the national educational mainstream development of Malay-sia.

This is the kind of change the Indians expected when they had voted in the PKR, DAP and PAS state governments of Selangor Penang and Kedah in the March 2008 general elections.

Rights not Mercy


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Friday, November 12, 2010

Court allows objection in Shamala conversion case

Putrajaya dream far-fetched for Pakatan

By Athi Shankar - Free Malaysia Today,

GEORGE TOWN: Opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat is unlikely to achieve its dream of capturing Putrajaya in the next general election 'under its current avatar'.

Hindu rights movement Hindraf Makkal Sakti, pouring scorn on Pakatan's aspiration, said as long as the coalition continued to ignore the people's demand for 'real change', there will be no win.

"Pakatan and Anwar Ibrahim will never capture their holy grail if they continue to fail to heed to the people's thirst for real change," said Hindraf adviser N Ganesan.

He urged all Pakatan-ruled states to overhaul their current political and socio-economic policies if the coalition was to get anywhere near Putrajaya.

“Pakatan states must restrategise their policies and structures to convince voters that the coalition is truly a people's alliance,” he said.

He pointed out that many people rejected Barisan Nasional and Umno in the last general election because they yearned for a new political entity with innovative ideas and reform policies to benefit all.
Sadly however the Pakatan-ruled states had failed to heed that call.

"Pakatan governments in Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan have merely put in place cosmetic changes and are continuing with Umno/BN leftover policies.

“People wanted a new people's political alliance, but, two years on, they only got a carbon copy version of BN,” Ganesan told FMT today.

He pointed out that Pakatan's defeats in four of the last five by-elections were warning signs of a real shift in the voting pattern from Pakatan towards BN.

Pakatan recently lost Batu Sapi and Galas. They earlier lost Bagan Pinang and Hulu Selangor.

Except for Batu Sapi, Pakatan won all three seats in 2008 general election. To Pakatan's credit they won the Sibu by-election in May by a hairline majority of just over 300 votes.

Ganesan said given a choice, people would rather prefer to stay with the old wine BN than to vote for Pakatan.

Reminding Pakatan to 'walk its talk', he said the coalition cannot claim to represent the people and their demand for reform and change, when in reality it continues to recycle the same BN policies and programmes.

“Changes cannot be rhetoric . . . they must be real and touch the people's lives,” said Ganesan, who is also an adviser to the yet-to-be-registered Human Rights Party (HRP).

He suggested that Pakatan states carry out policies to stimulate economic growth, incomes, employment and business opportunities.

He called on Pakatan states to provide more affordable and comfortable homes, and upgraded educational facilities to the masses.

He said the coalition should also take pro-active steps to allay fear among non-Muslims against powers of the Syariah laws.

He said Pakatan should also stop BN-like mandore policies to address the marginalised Indian community issues.

He added Pakatan must take into account the needs and interests of all disadvantaged and minority groups, such as Indians in the Peninsula and natives in Sabah and Sarawak.

Be cooperative
He said Pakatan must come up with new socio-economic programmes, unlike the current pro-corporate policies, for development of all poor, regardless of their ethnic and religious backgrounds.

“The development policy should be from bottom up and not top to bottom as practiced now,” insisted Ganesan.

He said Umno and BN would not be able to match this if indeed Pakatan went to the ground and provided a real reform alternative to the working class.

He said lack of a real reform-orientated Pakatan currently has given BN the advantage, dashing hopes of Malaysians for a political change.

He suggested for the current Pakatan warlords to set aside their ego to cooperate and compromise with other parties representing minority interests, such as HRP, SAPP and marginalised factions in Pakatan itself like Jeffrey Kittingan’s group in Sabah.

Society seeks way to protect Hindu parents’ rights

Hindu parent M. Indira Gandhi (centre) is embroiled in a bid similar to Shamala’s. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — The Malaysian Hindu Sangam is checking with its lawyers for a way to keep alive S. Shamala’s conversion challenge after it was dismissed by the nation’s highest court earlier today.

A five-man panel of the nation’s most senior judges, led by Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi, ruled to close the case of the 38-year-old mother who wants the Federal Court to recognise her right to raise her two young children as Hindus.

“We feel disappointed with the decision. We are also checking with our lawyers on what next we can do because from the first day we have been involved,” the Hindu society’s president Mohan Shanmugam told The Malaysian Insider.

“The conversion was not done right,” an upset-sounding Mohan added.

The society has been keeping tabs on the court case of Shamala’s bid to raise her children Saktiwaran and Theivaswaran in the religion they were born into, for the last eight years.

Shamala had married anaesthetist Dr Jeyaganesh C. Mogarajah in 1998. Her husband was a Hindu at that time but embraced Islam four years later.

He converted their two children into his new-found religion shortly after without Shamala’s knowledge or agreement.

Both parents are in a bitter fight to gain custody over Saktiwaran and Theivaswaran, now aged 11 and nine respectively, and to be allowed to raise them in their respective religions.

Under Malaysian Islamic law, a child necessarily becomes Muslim when one parent enters the faith.

But Shamala claims the federal constitution, the supreme law of the land, provides that she has an equal right as a parent and guardian to decide the religion for children below 18.

Malaysia has a dual-track justice system that allows Muslims to seek legal redress in the Syariah Court, but not non-Muslims.

Dr Jeyaganesh, now also known as Muhammad Ridwan, went to the Syariah Court and won full custody while Shamala, a Hindu, resorted to the civil High Court.

She was awarded custody as well, but was ordered to allow her estranged husband weekend visits.

Shamala appealed the ruling but fled the country with the two children in 2004 before the court could hear the case.

For a while, they were believed to be in Australia, but Shamala’s current whereabouts, as well as that of Saktiwaran and Theivaswaran , remain unknown.

Today’s ruling dealt a hard blow to the battle to end one-sided religious conversions, which has caused a deep rift in this multicultural and secular nation but where Islam is recognised as the official creed.

Zaki, in his grounds of judgment, noted that Shamala had gained an unfair advantage over her husband when she breached a court order allowing the father the right to visit the two children.

“By doing so, she had unlawfully had custody of the children and even if the court were to examine the children now as to who would they chose to live with, most likely they will choose to live with the wife,” the top judge said.

The Federal Court said it cannot adopt a “fugitive doctrine of heads I win, tails you lose” in deciding the basic rights for either parent.

“Parties must have equal footing and not unfair representation,” Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said in his judgment.