Tuesday, March 2, 2010
He has turned out to be a “fine” mandore politician as what his “tuan” Anwar Ibrahim and Tan Sri Khalid of PKR wants him to be.
But this Indian Exco mandore merely (kosong) promised the building of one new Desa Riya Tamil school in Petaling Jaya to generate excitement, play to the gallery and score political points and to stay politically afloat and alive and relevant among the especially vulnerable the Indian community.
But we ask again:-
1) Contrary to the Tamil paper sub headlines “New Tamil school for Desa Ria Tamil School” announces Xavier. (MO 1/3/10 page 2) Where is the truth of it?
2) Where is the official letter of this by the Selangor State government?
3) The land title or the aforesaid official letter to this proposed Desa Ria Tamil school was never made public at the announcement ceremony!
4) The approval letter by the Federal Government Education Ministry and the relevant authorities to the Selangor State government was never made public by this PKR Indian Exco mandore!
5) What about Tamil school land by the Selangor government to all 98 Tamil schools in Selangor all in one go! which would force the UMNO Federal government to grant full financial aid! Why no announcement on this by this EXCO mandore’s Tuan Menteri Besar Selangor. Why this piecemeal and temporary and/or non existent political rhetoric to fool and pull wool over the Indian communities’ eyes. Why not a wholesome and permanent solution by this mandore’s tuan Menteri Besar’s public announcement all in one go and with the effect of a wholesome as opposed to the present piecemeal and temporary solution on the Selangor state governments’ letterhead that all 98 Tamil schools are henceforth given state government land.
After all it has already been two years since PKR is ruling Selangor. And they only have a mere two more years to go before the next general elections and they may or may not be retained as the next Selangor state government thereafter. Why can’t PKR grant Selangor state land to all 98 Tamil schools in Selangor during their tenure as there is no way UMNO is going to do it if the come back to power in Selangor? PKR and their Indian Exco mandore would not do so as they fear losing Malay votes! But never mind these Tamil schools’ dilapidated and near cow shed like conditions.
And that brings us to the next question of what then is the difference between UMNO and PKR, DAP and PAS?
Based on his previous records, this PKR Indian Exco mandore is expected to hatch and rehatch over and over again this one new proposed Tamil school right up to the next general elections and maybe even thereafter as the malay proverb goes “Ayam telor sebiji rioh sekampung”. Further he is going to say that the Selangor state government had done their part but it is now the Federal government that has derailed this new Tamil school plan. If that be the case why then this premature new Tamil school announcement in the first place.
Lim Guan Eng’s no land title & no show after HRP urged him to announce land for rare seafront hindu temple.
HRP was warmly greeted by the old and young alike. Among our surprise was the eight month old sixth generation Kg.Buah Pala baby whose mother was expecting when Kg Buah Pala was ruthlessly demolished by the DAP Chief Minister of Penang Kapitan Lim Guan Eng. P.Uthayakumar had told her parents that he had read about this expecting mother and her predicament (from behind bars without trial at Kamunting Prison during his 514 days of incarceration.)
The HRP team received warm greetings, hugs, people crying, first emotional meeting since P.Uthayakumar’s release from Kamunting prison. Our valuable feedback from the general public was in effect that their only hope is in Hindraf and HRP. They see our sincerity and selfless struggle without fear and favour of both UMNO and PKR, DAP & PAS.
Some appeared to be confused as a result of UMNO’s and the police special branchs’ multi million Ringgit Malaysia “Ops Padam Hindraf” outlawing of Hindraf to confuse and break up the Hindraf and HRP people power movement by the creation of the Makkal Sakthi Party, ASP Vasanthakumar’s leading role in Operasi Padam Hindraf etc which is ably backed up by UMNOs’ control of the print and electronic media especially through the Home Ministrys’ KDN instructions to the three Tamil dailies. Our nett assessment is the Indian community’s support seems to be currently only simmering but waiting to peak and explode at the right time ie during the 2012/2013 general elections.
Given time this confusion, clouding and the impression of a break up in Hindraf will clear up within months.
HRP made their presence felt, launched their kempen Tawan Perai State seat and Batu Kawan Parliamentary seats by making them at least 60% Indian majority seats as per P.Uthayakumar’s book “Indian political empowerment strategy- the way forward”.
This book, HRP’s latest February buletin and an exhibition on the Hindraf and HRP struggle was also put up by the very dedicated Penang HRP state committee.
When invited to make an impromptu speech by the said temple committee leaders, P.Uthayakumar made only two briefs but spot on points:-
1) The launch of the aforesaid Tawan Perai and Batu Kawan state and Parliamentary seats respectively vis a vis the Indian political empowerment strategy.
2) He asked the temple committee chairman in their welcoming speech later that evening to ask that the Penang Chief Minister Kapitan Lim Guan Eng should announce and backed up with the Penang State Government official letter that this 200 over year old hindu temple is henceforth granted the two acre seafront land that the temple is sitting on and with an undertaking that the title to the land would be granted within 60 days especially so in recognition of the History and Heritage status of this rare seafront hindu temple vis a vis the Indian fishermen who had lived and died in Penang.
But it is believed that this racist Kapitan Lim Guan Eng upon getting this information gave this function a miss and instead as usual assigned his “able” DCM II Indian mandore to attend the function vis a vis to be the fall man cum punching bag ala what MIC had been for UMNO.
After all it has already been two years since DAP is ruling Penang. And they only have a mere two more years to go before the next general elections and they may or may not be retained as the next Penang state government thereafter. Why can’t DAP grant to this temple Penang state government land during their tenure as there is no way UMNO is going to do it if the come back to power in Penang on or after the 2012/2013 general elections.
We are here talking about “our” Penang state government as 90% of the Indians had voted for PKR, DAP and PAS in the 8th March 2008 general elections on our political directions.
Athi Shankar (Malaysiakini)
The Human Rights Party launched its voters’ registration campaign in Prai as part of its strategy to create Indian-majority constituencies at the state and Parliament-level.
HRP believes the Prai state legislative assembly constituency could be the launchpad for its political quest to create at least 15 Indian-majority state seats across the country.
Prai, a state seat under the Batu Kawan parliamentary constituency, has 14,175 registered voters of which 5,074, or 36 percent, are Indians.
Penang deputy chief minister II P Ramasamy currently holds both the Prai state and Batu Kawan parliamentary seat.
HRP hopes to register about 4,100 more Indians in order to turn Prai into an Indian majority seat.
‘Giving Indians a voice’
The voter registration drive was launched by HRP pro-tem secretary-general P Uthayakumar in Penang yesterday.
He said the Prai state seat was key in the party’s plan to kick-start its ‘Malaysian Indian Political Empowerment Strategy’ to create 15 parliamentary and 38 state seats with an Indian majority.
According to Uthayakumar, the Indian community is plagued with problems because they do not form the majority in any constituency.
“By having Prai as a Indian majority seat, HRP and Indians would have a more say in the state policies.
“We can demand for better treatment for Indians from the state government,” he said.
He said HRP outlined its empowerment strategy because Indians could no longer trust any of the elected representatives, regardless of whether they are from Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat.
from www.freemalqaysiatoday.com website
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:10
GEORGETOWN: The Human Rights Party (HRP) launched its Prai voters’ registration campaign as part of its strategy to create Indian-majority constituencies in the country.
HRP believes the Prai constituency could be the launch pad for its political quest to create at least 15 Indian-majority federal and state seats across the country.
Prai has 14,175 registered voters, including 5,074 Indians or 36 percent.
Prai comes under Batu Kawan parliamentary seat. Both seats are now being held by Penang Deputy Chief Minister 2 P Ramasamy.
HRP aims to register about 4,100 more Indians as voters to turn Prai into an Indian-majority state seat.
HRP pro-tem secretary-general P Uthayakumar launched the campaign during the Singhamuga Kaliamman Kovil ‘Masi Maham’ festival in Teluk Bahang today.
He said that the Prai state constituency would be a key seat for the party to achieve its “Malaysian Indian political empowerment strategy” across the country.
Uthayakumar blamed the current predicament faced by working- class Indians on the non-existent of a single Indian majority constituency.
In Penang, HRP plans to create Batu Kawan and Prai as Indian- dominated seats.
Batu Kawan has 47,378 voters with Indians forming 22.8 percent or 10,802, making it among the federal seats with the largest percentage of Indian voters.
“By having Prai as a Indian majority seat, HRP and Indians would have a more powerful direct say in the state policies.
“We can demand for better treatment for Indians from the state government,” said Uthayakumar.
He added that HRP was pursuing its empowerment strategy because Indians could no longer trust any of the elected representatives either from Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat.
“All these Indians representatives are mere mandores, not policy or decision-makers,” he said
Hindraf adviser N Ganesan pointed out that the current stateless status of many Penang Indians, who were living without proper identity documents, and landless 28 Tamil schools were major issues in Penang.
Other issues are lack of education, scholarships, job and business opportunities, and virtually non-existent career growth for Indians in both public and private sectors.
He said the indiscriminate demolition of Indian traditional village Kampung Buah Pala had certainly stirred up Indian sentiments.
He said despite having two Indian MPs and five Indian state representatives, Pakatan government has until today ignored and neglected its duty to address the Penang Indian plight
Dear Readers of HRP,
Human Rights Party Malaysia (Penang) welcomes volunteers to assist with its many social and welfare programmes that are evolving and expanding far greater than we thought. We welcome volunteers to assist us in obtaining birth certificates and ICs for the poor and uneducated, look into poverty related problems in under privileged families, get welfare help for those qualified, etc. We also welcome volunteers to aid our other social functions.
If you could spare few hours in a week in our welfare programmes, you can help bring light into the lives of many poverty stricken, uneducated and under privileged Indian families in Penang.
Service to mankind is indeed service to God! Many great saints and sages lived their lives embodied in Karma Yoga. Selfless service to mankind not only brings absolute satisfaction, but also purifies our hearts.
So, come forward ladies and gentlemen! Come and serve our sisters and brothers who are in dire need of help and together we build a better tomorrow for them in this country.
Those who are interested, kindly contact us at the numbers provided below:
1. Mr. Kalai – 0125637614
2. Mr. Kanna – 0174155449
3. Mr. Sundar- 0164907650
4. Mr. Annadurai – 0174107244
Or, write to our HRP coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much and looking forward to hearing from all of you.
HRP Penang Leader
HINDRAF/HRP “Thaneer Panthal” along Jalan Sentul Pasar, KL, marking the annual Masi Maagam Festival. 28/2/10
HRP/HINDRAF Selangor Chief