Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dr. Jeffry Kitingan briefed that Orang Asli, Kadazan Iban and Malay poor are better off than the Indian poor – womb to tomb exclusion of Indians

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During the three hour meeting at the HRP Headquarters yesterday P. Uthayakumar had briefed the Common Interest Group, Malaysia (CIGMA) that the exclusion of the Indian poor from the national mainstream development of Malaysia by the UMNO controlled Malaysian government is literally from womb to tomb, beginning from an estimated 150,000 even fifth and sixth generation Malaysian born Indian children maliciously and deliberately being denied even their birth certificates.
They are also excluded from skills training colleges, elite MRSM, residential schools, universities, scholarships, to which Dr. Kitingan conceded that the East Malaysian natives do not really have a problem. Also civil service, GLCs’ and corporate sector especially senior positions, licences, permits, business opportunities, tenders and projects are almost wholly excluded to the Indians.
Uthayakumar also highlighted the fact that the poor Orang Asli, Iban, Kadazan and Malays are richer than the Indian poor as they have their ancestral land and villages. The Malays have their kampongs to fall back on. The east Malaysian natives have their ancestral lands to fall back on. The Chinese have their new villages to fall back on in difficult times. But the Indians do no have the luxury of these ancestral land or villages which acts as their social safety net.
The feeling of, at worst, having a hut over your head but in your own ancestral land is in itself and in effect adds on to the quality of life of these Orang Asli, Kadazan and Iban communities. Further these communities can open up as much unused land around their ancestral land and kampongs as they want for agricultural purposes with very little hindrance, which options are not at all available to the Indian poor. Within weeks, if not within days, their farm land buildings and cultivation activities would be forcibly stopped and their farm houses demolished by the local authorities or enforcement agencies.
The Indian poor have a fixed monthly cost of at least RM 400 or so being the rental they have to pay for their homes during the worst of times. The poor Indians do not have a village to go back to or fall back on as a social safety net. Whereas the poor Chinese have their Chinese New Villages to fall back on when in dire straits and make do until they recover.
The picture in today’s The Sun 15/4/2010 of a picturesque orang asli village in Hulu Selangor is testimony (see pictures below). These orang asli and East Malaysian poor like the Indian poor may be uneducated but they have the land base safety net and do not have the RM 400 per month commitment for the monthly rental.
The orang asli poor on top of having this non monthly payment commitment land and village safety net also have the traditional family and community support (See Sinarharian 16/4/10 at page N12 and BH 16/4/2010 at page 24 below). Which the poor Indians have lost or longer have. Almost all their relatives are more or less in the same predicament and are in no position to help their friends or relatives in despair. The orang asli have their Jabatan orang asli to watch over them the Malays have the Jabatan Zakat, Jakim, Welfare Departments, the Sabah and Sarawak natives have 25 + 31 MPs to speak up for them, the Chinese poor the business and corporate community. The Indians have no one except for the wayang kulit showed by MIC, PKR, DAP and PAS Indian mandores.
This tip of the iceberg example is as per The Sun on 13/4/2010 at page [ ], which reported that an Indian poor single parent with two children could not even afford to pay RM 124 per month rental and soon they would become homeless.
To all other poor in Malaysia including the Kadazan, Iban, Malay, Orang asli and even the Chinese poor the issue of slipping down the poverty line to being reduced to become homeless does not arise because they all have their kampongs, ancestral land, or the Chinese new villages.
So what options these poor Indians have? Suicide option? The suicide rate among the Indians is 600% higher than in the Malay community, and the single parent rate is 500% higher than in the Chinese community, all because of poverty, poverty related lack of opportunities.
But in our cities, almost all the “multi-racial” minded english educated elite Indians, let alone the Malays and Chinese or the UMNO led Malaysian government, refuse to acknowledge this matter, what more address at least this critical Indian problem. The middle class educated elite Indians are embarrassed that that their poorer cousins are discriminated and marginalised by the other races, who are their own working colleagues, or part of the system! They refuse to see the problem. Like the mamaks, they are embarrassed to be Indians and be associated with the problem of the community.
In a grotesque form of the Stockholm Syndrome, they praise and glorify the ones who demean and marginalise their very own poorer cousins, all in the name of a twisted and farcical understanding of multi-racialism and free competition.
Instead the blame their own poor cousins, advising that they should ‘work hard’, stop consuming alcohol, not to watch astro movies, etc. Such pedestrian, frivolous and pedantic advice shows their intellectual and moral bankruptcy, underlining that they do not understand the problem, that Indians do not have the opportunity to ‘work hard’ and succeed as they are denied land allocation, denied places in universities, denied scholarships, denied prospective employment and career advancement, denied loans, denied licenses and permits, denied the same credit terms in business as given to other races, denied and denied and denied!
Dr. Jeffry Kitingan raised the issue of HRP supporting Dato Zaid Ibrahim in the Hulu Selangor by elections. P. Uthayakumar had again reiterated HRP’s earlier position that the party will remain neutral unless the 98 Tamil schools in Selangor are all alienated ten acres of land each, and this is to be in black and white from the Selangor Menteri Besar.
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Amnesty International statement on racial discrimination in Malaysia

To: Singapore/Malaysia Network
Apologies that this is late — due to some communication cracks within our system. The issue of racial discrimination has in recent years been raised as a serious concern, particularly by Malaysia’s ethnic Indian community, among whom P Uthayakumar and other leaders have been detained as prisoners of conscience.
With all good wishes,
Margaret John
Coordinator for Singapore and Malaysia
Amnesty International Canada

AI Index: ASA 28/008/2010
12 APRIL 2010
Malaysia: US should press Najib to scrap policy of racial discrimination
When Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak visits the United States this week, US government officials should press him to end Malaysia’s institutionalised system of discrimination against non-ethnic Malays.
As a first step, Malaysia should agree to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), a UN treaty already ratified by 173 countries.
In Washington, the Malaysian prime minister is scheduled to meet with US President Barack Obama, administration officials and members of Congress.
The current institutionalized system of discrimination originated with the 1970 “New Economic Plan”, which established wide-ranging policies in favour of Bumiputeras, or “sons of the soil”. This category encompasses ethnic Malays and certain groups of Indigenous people, who together comprise the majority of the country’s population.
In a 30 March speech unveiling a new economic plan, Prime Minister Najib himself acknowledged the need to reform these policies, stating: “For too long, the implementation of our affirmative action policies has not reached those who needed them the most.” He announced reforms to the policy favouring Bumiputeras over other ethnic groups, saying it would be market-friendly, merit-based, transparent and needs-based.
The UN Human Rights Committee has established that countries have the prerogative to take affirmative action against conditions that cause discrimination. However, it also said that this action is legitimate only “as long as such action is needed to correct discrimination in fact”.
But Malaysia’s current policies favouring Bumiputeras institutionalise racial discrimination across a number of key areas, including education and employment.
In education, for example, non-Malay students are banned from attending the state-owned University Teknologi Mara (UiTM), which has a student body of 120,000. In 2008 the government rejected a proposal to reverse this policy.
In employment, preferential quotas in the civil service privilege the Malay majority. For example, in early 2010, Malays accounted for 98.47% of civil service jobs in Johor state, according to its Chief Minister. Meanwhile, around 54% of the state’s population is Malay.
Issues of racial discrimination cannot be discussed publicly in Malaysia without running the risk of prosecution under criminal law. After it published a letter criticising Malay “special rights”, the website Malaysiakini was raided by police in 2003 and closed down temporarily under the Sedition Act.
In 2008 the group HINDRAF, advocating for equal rights for Malaysian Indians, was banned under the Societies Act. Five of its leaders were detained without charge for several months under the Internal Security Act, although they were all subsequently released.
As Malaysia is currently seeking a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, it should ratify CERD without delay, to demonstrate to UN members that it is serious about ending racial discrimination.
Public Document
For more information please call Amnesty International’s press office in London, UK, on +44 20 7413 5566 or email:
International Secretariat, Amnesty International, 1 Easton St., London WC1X 0DW, UK

PKR S’gor Indian Exco mandore’s four Hindu crematoriums to be built political rhetoric ala MIC

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This MIC style PKR Selangor Indian Exco mandore in this latest showtime, announces four Hindu crematoriums to be built in Ijok, Sepang, Subang Jaya and Rawang. (The Star 4/3/10 at page N43 and MN 4/3/10 at page N 43 and MN 4/3/10 at page N 43).
But to us this is mere Tamil newspaper politics, with no time frame given and nothing given in writing from the Selangor State government’s letterhead.
UMNO using their MIC mandores did this kosong political rhetoric for 50 long years. And how PKR’s Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is using his Indian Exco mandore to do the same old UMNO trick.
After all Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim was immersed in UMNO for 18 long years and last being the number 2 in UMNO itself. So this UMNOs’ mandore politics should not be surprising.
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice


hulu sgor kapar Hulu S’gor: Kapar Indian MP mandore powerless to secure Indian candidate. Anwar needs blind mandores!

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This Kapar Indian MP mandore now appears to be competing with the Chief Indian Exco mandore in Selangor in pledging blind support for their tuan Anwar Ibrahim using the Tamil newspapers (MO 16/4/2010 at page 8).
One of the first things the PKR leadership did within months of it’s inception was to start snatching away traditional Indian seats and giving it to the Malays. Because Indians soft targets? Easily bullied?
This MP mandore is powerless to question his tuan Anwar Ibrahim as to why this traditional Indian seat of Hulu Selangor could not be given to an Indian candidate and why the opposition Indians are being played out for the forth time beginning from Teluk Kemang (2000) Lunas (2001) Ijok (2006) and now Hulu Selangor.
Whereas when it was the traditional Malay seat beginning from Sanggang (2000), Kuala Berang (2004), Pengkalan Pasir (2005), Batu Talam (2007), Penanti (2009), Manek Urai (2009), Permatang Pasir (2009), Bagan Pinang (2009), Hulu Selangor (2010), Permatang Pauh (2008), Kuala Terengganu (2009), Bukit Gantang (2009), none were handed over to non malays.
Whereas the Chinese traditional seats of Machap, Ketari and Indera Kayangan, none were handed over to non chinese. Only Indian held seats are taken away!
The least this PKR Indian MP mandore could have done was to have remain silent when he could not even or was powerless to secure this seat for his very own buddy and prominent human rights lawyer who has a track record of speaking up even for the Indians without fear or favour, which the 11 other mandore MP’s would not. What more P.R’s other 78 MPs.
But he is aiding and abetting his 17 year standing ex-UMNO Tuan Anwar Ibrahim’s racist agenda and further discriminating and alienating the Indians from the national mainstream development of Malaysia.
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice
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IGP bodoh”: P. Uthayakumar lashes out at Taiping Police Chief (OCPD) Yusof on masked police UTK shoot to kill policy of 2 Indians

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Our video dated 13/4/2010 is testimony to our century old no nonsense fight against police brutality, abuse of powers and the police shoot to kill policy of in particular Indians since our Police Watch and Human Rights Committee days since 1999.
This is the very police abuses we have been fighting for over the last twelve years. A group of seven masked and civil clothes policemen in a police operation set a trap, cordon off the road and simply pump bullets into the head, face and even eye by the police sharp shooters in their shoot to kill policy, of mere Indian suspects, with the fifty other uniformed and non uniformed malay muslim policemen assisting. Because despite having a 100,000 strong police force, they “could not” capture alive just two Indian suspects and prosecute them in Courts as is the due process of the law.
But to the contrary and after having brutally murdered in cold blood these two Indian youths, they display an assortment of guns, bullets and other weapons allegedly recovered from the two shot dead by police brothers who cannot defend themselves (refer BH 10/4/2010 page 9, NST 10/4/10 pg 20, SH 10/4/10 page N2).
P. Uthayakumar

UMNO caused Indian crime to rise simply because of denial of job and business, education and skills training opportunities

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This new Indian crime surge phenomena only arose in the UMNO Dr. Mahathir era when the Indians were aggressively and deliberately excluded from the national mainstream development of Malaysia (see The Star 27/3/2010 at page N 32).
No Indian would want to indulge in a world of crime if he is for example given the business opportunity like the hundreds of thousands of business opportunities granted by UMNO to the Malays, starting from the burger stall, food and tidbit stalls at markets, government built food stalls, at high way rest areas, Petronas, Mobil, Esso, Shell, KFC, McDonalds, A&W, Baskins Robbins, Starbucks, Ayamas, and in the 450,000 Felda, Felcra, Risda, Fama, Mardi, Agropolition, Kejora, Dara, Ketengah 10 acre land ownership schemes etc.
Who would take to crime if he had ten acres to till and cows and goats to care for?
P. Uthayakumar

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99.9% Indians denied government Matriculation places

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About the first telephone calls I received this morning from supporters was that Indian students scoring 12 and 13 As in SPM did not get a place in Malaysia 14 Matriculation colleges catering for tens of thousands of almost 99% malay muslims only students. However malay muslim students getting 4 or 5 A in SPM easily get places. While the Indians appeal to get places into these matriculation colleges, Malays appeal for the colleges nearest to their homes.
(Refer The Star 16/4/2010 at page N20 Matrikulasi di Malaysia. Wikipedia Bahasa Malaysia search done on 16/4/10).
The exact number of students taken will never be made public by UMNO, in pursuit of their racist, religious extremist and supremacist One Malay-sia policy meant for Malay muslims. Our estimate based on our estimated, 90% (140, 401) of the 163,799 undergraduates (UM 28/2/09 at page 23) is from 100,000 matriculation places nationwide. Out of this a mere 0.1% of these places is estimated to be allocated for the Indians.
We are quite prepared to accept the official UMNO government figures if the full list of those taken into these 14 matriculation their their qualify.
Indians students are excluded completely from the 200,000 places in University UiTM which only admits the Malay Muslim students (Utusan Malaysia 1/1/09). About 10% of the intake every year into UiTM are foreign students who come from Muslim countries – ironically.
There are 62,000 diploma places and 60,000 degree places for 2010 at 27 Polytechnics in Malaysia (NST 22/11/09 at page 25). Our estimate is a mere 0.1% of these places will be allocated for Indian students no matter their qualifications. 8,132 Phd graduates are produced from the 20 government Universities (The Star 2/12/09 at page 20). Our estimate is a mere 0.1% of these candidates are Indians.
There are 163,779 students studying at the 20 government Universities nationwide at an annual expenditure cost of RM 2.6 billion. Our estimate is a mere 1% of this expenditure and/or University places will accrue to Indian Malaysian students.
All the above are in blatant violations of Article 12 of the Federal Constitution which provides: “Rights in respect in education: (1) Without prejudice to the generality of Article 8, there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the grounds only of religion, race, descent or place of birth – (a) in the administration of any educational institution maintained by a public authority, and, in particular, the admission of pupils or students or the payment of fees, or (b) in providing out of the funds of a public authority financial aid for the maintenance or education of pupils or students in any educational institution (whether or not maintained by a public authority and whether within or outside the Federation).
But UMNO on a day to day basis falsely scream in the local newspapers their empty promises of fair and equal rights the latest being “kaum minoriti di Malaysia diberi layanan saksama (BH 16/4/2010 at page 8)
P. Uthayakumar
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UMNO:170,000 Malay visitors to the National Higher Education Carnival, 21,169 PSA Polytechnic graduate, but Indians are excluded

salahudin Such a high profile road show but there was zero advertisements in the Tamil newspapers, Tamil Radio stations and TV Tamil News slots. Why? So that the Indians would be excluded from Malay-sia’s national higher education system?
In our estimate there are perhaps 0.1% Indian students in the premier Polytechnic Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam, and that too for merely UMNOs’ “showcase” token presentation. (See UM 26/3/2010 at page 25).
This level of UMNOs’ racism, religious extremism and supremacy does not exist in any other part of the world except in Malay-sian Prime Minister’s One Malay-sia.

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Hulu S’gor: PKR Indian Exco Mandore refuse to show proof of Hindu temple and cemetery land titles. Blames MIC mandores!

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This is a classical case of the pot calling the kettle black.
This PKR Selangor Chief Indian Exco Mandore is blaming the MIC ex Minister mandore and the ex MIC Deputy Minister mandore of failing to secure JKR land for the Kg. Koskan Rawang Sri Siti Vinayagar Hindu temple.
No point flogging at the dead MIC mandores.
This PKR Indian Exco mandore is diverting away from the real issue.
By virtue of Section 76 of the National Land Code it is the (Selangor) State Tuan Menteri Besar and not the MIC Minister mandore who can acquire and alienate land for this Hindu temple.
True to form this PKR Indian Exco Mandore on the instructions of his Tuan Anwar Ibrahim is trying to fight with yet another MIC Indian mandore so that the 53 year old Mandore vs Mandore fight will prevail and in the process divert the issue and let their UMNO and PKR tuans, the real culprits, get away scot free.
And then this PKR Exco Mandore announces 8,000 sq feet land for the Sri Subramaniyam Alayam, 6,000 sq feet land to the Kg Rasa Sri Tandayathubani Hindu temple, and 9.8 hectre land was allocated for the Bukit Beruntung Hindu cemetery (M.O 15/3/10 at page 7).
But the land titles to these and all the scores of other Tamil schools, Hindu temples and cemeteries are not given or made public at these wayang kulit announcement ceremonies, or copies given to the Tamil newspapers for them to verify and report the same.
And this Selangor Indian Exco mandore for his Tuan Tan Sri Khalid does, a la MIC, makes a grand announcement of RM 522,000 for all the 97 Tamil schools in Selangor. But this works out only about a were RM 5,381.44 per Tamil school.
And this shameless PKR Indian Exco Mandore for his tuan Tan Sri Khalid yet again refuse to grant freehold land to all these 98 Tamil schools as a permanent and long lasting solution.
The moral of the story is both PKR, DAP, PAS and MIC Mandores are mandores for their Tuans and Towkays.
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice

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Hindraf to disband if three conditions are met

By Joe Fernandez - Free Malaysia Today

KOTA KINABALU: Human rights movement Hindraf Makkal Sakthi is willing to disband itself worldwide in all its forms if three provisions of the Federal Constitution are “not observed more often in the breach”. This is with specific reference to the time-bound Article 153 (position, training privileges, legitimate aspirations), and two other Articles, namely 8 (equal rights) and 3 (religion)

Hindraf adviser Ganesan Naragan made this dramatic offer in response to stepped-up attacks in London and Malaysia by the opposition in recent days on the NGO as a racist organisation. Ganesan was recently in the news for turning up at the British Parliament to present a human rights report on the Indian community in Malaysia.

“Questions of whether Hindraf is racist and who represents Hindraf and who it represents will not arise anymore once it is disbanded for good,” said the Penang-based Ganesan. “Anwar Ibrahim – Opposition Leader -- too can stop labelling Hindraf, every opportunity he gets, as racist.”

He confirmed that the disband offer had the full support of Hindraf’s London-based chair WaythaMoorthy Ponnusamy, the 10-member National Co-ordination Committee and Hindraf chapters in Brussels, Geneva, New York and Australia.

He was clarifying a press statement he had earlier e-mailed to Free Malaysia Today in response to a full-scale attack on Hindraf by fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin who labelled the movement as racist as Perkasa.

Hindraf, he said, was standing up for the victims of racism while Perkasa was committed to illegally retaining what the ruling elite had amassed through distortions and deviations of Articles 153, 8 and 3. Hence, the question of the pot calling the kettle black does not arise, he added. “Perkasa is like the self-serving tail trying to wag the dog (Umno) to continue the policy of the fat cats squatting on all Malaysians.”

“It’s no longer of any use debating whether there are deviations and distortions in the implementation of Article 153 because all this has become academic,” said Ganesan. “The only thing to consider is the elimination of Article 153 from the Federal Constitution in accordance with the pre-Merdeka agreements.”

'Why pick on us?'

Hindraf, however is willing to accept a new “colour-blind” Article 153 in the Federal Constitution which caters solely for the underclass in Malaysia.

“Twice recently, Anwar labelled Hindraf as racist, more recently in London and a week before that in the Tamil media,” said Ganesan. “At the same time, he keeps hailing serving Special Branch officer and infiltrator V VasanthaKumar as the real hero of Hindraf.”

He added that Anwar should demonstrate a sense of responsibility and his loyalty as a law-abiding citizen by not associating himself with those on the run from the law.

“He (Anwar) must not think that all of us have suddenly forgotten what a racist he was in Umno,” said Ganesan. “It was racism that drove him and Mahathir to oust PBS (Parti Bersatu Sabah) from power by entering legions of illegal immigrants into the electoral rolls. This is an open secret.”

Both Anwar and Raja Petra, said Ganesan, are upset with Hindraf because the movement stands in their way of taking the Indian community for a ride “just as Umno has done for more than half a century through the MIC”.

“There are thousands of race-based and racist organisations in Malaysia,” he said. “Yet these two men pick only on Hindraf and activists in Sabah and Sarawak all the time to vent their frustrations because they know Putrajaya remains just a dream at the moment without their participation.”

Hindraf, said Ganesan, is open to all Malaysians as long as they subscribe to its struggle for human rights and equal rights.

He challenged Anwar and Raja Petra “to demonstrate that they say what they mean and mean what they say”. They could do this, he added, by accepting the concept of human rights and equal rights in Malaysia and their commitment to Articles 153, 8 and 3 of the Federal Constitution.