Tuesday, February 9, 2010

'Once bitten' Hindraf shies away from Pakatan - Malaysiakini

Hindraf brothers P Waythamoorthy and Uthayakumar have categorically ruled out another polls pact with Pakatan Rakyat, with their previous support for the opposition alliance being seen as “a flash in the pan”.

waytha moorthy“Any debate on Hindraf backing Pakatan at the polls is like flogging a dead horse. The question does not arise at all,” Waythamoorthy said by phone from London.

He added that the two brothers are willing to work with anyone “short of the devil”, on the agenda for change and reform.

“This must not be seen as a polls pact. No one is going to ride to victory any more at the polls on the backs of Indian Malaysians.”

He was giving his take on a report that Pakatan can win back its lost Indian votes by teaming up with the now-outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf).

It was the Indian vote in 67 key parliamentary seats that gave Pakatan the winning edge in five states and Kuala Lumpur, in the 2008 general election.

hindraf british petition rally 251107The votes were marshalled by Hindraf after the Nov 25, 2007 street demonstration in Kuala Lumpur and the more peaceful 'rose rally' in Putrajaya on Feb 16, 2008.

Waythamoorthy further claimed that Pakatan is doing nothing in the states that it governs to end the continued marginalisation of the Indian community from the mainstream.

This is the main reason why a future election pact is not on the table.

“Indian legislators in the opposition have been forbidden from raising issues of the community in any forum, public or private” he alleged.

Complaints against Pakatan

Waythamoorthy said his brother is in agreement with him that they need to keep a good distance from Pakatan, explaining this was on a 'once bitten, twice shy' basis.

NONEUthayakumar (left) is pro-tem head of the Human Rights Party - described as Hindraf's political wing - while Waythamoorthy leads Hindraf Makkal Sakthi, the new face of Hindraf.

Waythamoorthy trotted out a litany of complaints against Pakatan, in particular, several of its leaders.

De facto PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim is said to have misled the Indian community on the post of deputy menteri besar in Selangor, among other matters.

Both Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his deputy P Ramasamy are seen as having turned against the community since the last general election.

HRP may challenge Nizar in possible Perak elections - Malaysiakini

The Human Rights Party may pose a candidate against former Pakatan Rakyat menteri besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin in Pasir Panjang, Perak, should state elections be called.

HRP pro-tem secretary-general P Uthayakumar announced at the Sitiawan Recreation Club over the weekend that the party - the political wing of Hindraf - will also contest in six other seats.

These are Buntong, Hutan Melintang, Jalong, Changkat Jong, Jelapang and Sungkai.

As a result, there will be a likelihood of a three-way contest in these seats. There are 59 state seats in Perak.

The Federal Court will rule tomorrow as to whether to allow Nizar's appeal to challenge Barisan Nasional's Zambry Abd Kadir as the menteri besar.

Nizar has promised to call for state elections to resolve the political imbroglio if he wins. Zambry, however, will continue to lead the silver state if he emerges victorious.

Perak's constitutional crisis has been going on since Feb 6 last year.

Buntong has 46.2 percent Indians

Uthayakumar said it is likely that the HRP may contest, either under its own banner or field Independents.

Of the seven state seats, Buntong has the highest number of Indian voters, comprising 46.2 percent of the electorate.

It is followed by Hutan Melintang (32.1 percent), Jalong (26.7 percent) and Changkat Jong (26 percent)

Jelapang, Pasir Panjang and Sungkai have fewer than 20 percent Indian voters.

Uthayakumar announced the formation of the HRP, which he described as a multiracial party, on July 19 last year.

"We will fight our own cause... we can't count on others to do so for us," he said, adding that Pakatan Rakyat, like Barisan Nasional, is not addressing the needs of marginalised groups.

Photos: Latest Hindu demolishment Om Sri Kaliamman Alayam, Setapak, Air Panas, KL (8/2/2010)


Re : UMNO DBKL’s crime of demolishing Om Sri Maha Kaliaman Alayam hindu temple at Setapak Air Panas, Malaysia


NO.6, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2282 5241 Fax: 03-2282 5245 Website: www.humanrightspartymalaysia.com

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Date : 8/2/2010

YAB. Dato Seri Najib Razak

Prime Minister of Malaysia

Blok Utama Bangunan Perdana Putra,

Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Fax: 03-88883444

62502 Putrajaya E-Mail: najib@pmo.gov.my.

Y. B. Senator Dato Raja Nong Chik bin

Dato Raja Zainal Abidin

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan,

Aras 4, Blok B2,

Menara PJH, Presint 2,

Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Fax: 03-88891411

62100 Putrajaya. Email: datoraja@kwp.gov.my

Y. Bhg Dato Ahmad Faud bin Ismail

Dato Bandar Kuala Lumpur Fax : 03-26919664

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Jalan Raja Laut

50350 Kuala Lumpur

Re : UMNO DBKL’s crime of demolishing Om Sri Maha Kaliaman Alayam hindu temple at Setapak Air Panas, Malaysia

On the one hand the Prime Minister visits Batu Caves, Madras and New Delhi but on the other hand he orders the 60 year old Om Sri Maha Kaliaman Alayam temple to be demolished first thing this morning at 9.00 a.m even while the hindu devotees were performing their prayers.

This is in tune with the Tamil proverb of singing the religious Thevaram on the one hand but demolishing the Sivan Temple on the other hand

This kind of atrocities does not happen in any other part of the world expect in the Malay-sian Prime Minister’s One Malay-sian hindu temple demolishment policy.

We regret to note that your goodselves have no regard or respect for Parliamentary democracy as there was a Ministerial undertaking by the Wilayah Persekutuan Minister in Parliamanet early last year that no hindu temples would be demolished anymore in Malaysia.

We also regret that this is happening with impunity is also because even the eighty –two (82) supposedly multi racial Opposition PKR, DAP and PAS MPs’ especially their eleven(11) mandore Indian origin MPs had not and would not seriously persue this matter in Parliament or as a national issue.

We hereby call upon your goodselves to forthwith instruct the issuance of an official government circular to:-

1) Forthwith stop all further hindu temple demolishments in Malaysia.

2) Grant land and gazette all hindu temples in Malaysia forthwith.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

P. Uthayakumar

HRP to contest 7 seats in Perak. Media Statement 8/2/2010


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Date : 8/2/2010

HRP to contest 7 seats in Perak

Media Statement 8/2/2010

HRP would be contesting in seven (7) state seats in Perak in the event of the dissolution of the Perak state assembly tomorrow. The said (7) state seats were announced at two Hindraf/HRP forums at the Tan Kongsi Hall, Jalan Simpang, Taiping on 6/2/10 and the Sitiawan Recreation Club (SRC) by our party Secretary General (pro tem) P. Uthayakumar as follows:-

1) N.30 Buntong (Indians - 46.2%)

2) N.54 Hutan Melintang (Indians - 32.1%)

3) N.22 Jalong (Indians - 26.7%)

4) N.56 Changkat Jong (Indians - 26.0%)

5) N.31 Jelapang (Indians - 20.2%)

6) N.51 Pasir Panjang (Indians - 19.1%)

7) N.57 Sungkai (Indians - 19.0%)

HRP is in touch with the third force parties in Sabah and Sarawak and is likely to contest under their party ticket if not as a group of independents.

Thank you.

S. Jayathas

Information Chief