Friday, April 23, 2010

Letter to Uthayakumar: The Thousand Li Journey

Xiaode addresses the honourable Mr Uthayakumar:
Because of China’s geographical spread and its vastness, the Chinese count large numbers in ten thousands. Hence in hanzi (the Chinese language), wan = 萬 or 10,000 is a popular transliteration of idioms that speak of distances and of great effort. The Chinese quantitative measure, li = 里 (written same in Japanese kanji) is equivalent to about half a km. In its Chinese name 萬里長城 wan li changcheng it reads literally, ‘ten thousand li wall’. But Anglophile idiots, Malaysian lovers of an English model of life, call it the Great Wall instead; what do they know?
P. Uthayakumar, like many Malaysians, has heard of the Chinese principle of the thousand li (which hadn’t come from Confucius but appears in a work predating the Analects, that is, Laozi’s daodejing 道德经). In the original Chinese, it reads 千里之行 始于足下, qianli zhihang shiyu zuxia. Literally, a thousand li journey begins at the foot below. In this, you immediately sense a nuance difference from the popular recitation: a thousand li journey begins with a single step, as opposed to ‘the foot’.
The original Laozi version emphasizes a conscious, deliberate attempt towards a goal, hence, of individual assertion and volition whereas the popular phrase connotes the requisite of a journey and its inevitability. Be that as it may, here is the problem: popular comprehension of the idiom begins and ends with the first step? What’s the second to be? The tenth, the hundredth? The 10,000th? The last step?
Ch 64 of the daodejing from which the line is drawn offers no answers. But the thousand li idiom was written within a context, which is that of a person left in a situation, a quandary, without resolution, an escape, a remedy. What to do? Continuing on the idiom, Laozi said:
Whoever does anything to it will ruin it;
Whoever lays hold of it will lose it.
Hang on to those two lines and we’ll return to them.
That situation – “it”, as predicament – is exactly as Uthayakumar’s description of the Indian state of affairs: a people politically disenfranchised and dispossessed of the land have no escape. Umno will pulverize this community, perhaps not out of malice but slowly and surely if only to protect their economic and monied interests. Given half a chance, neither Anwar Ibrahim nor the DAP nor the PKR is of any help. They know which side of the bread they must butter to stay in business.
The Pakatan is spread so thin it will hanker after any vote, accompanied by recurring talk of “Beyond Race Politics”, its prodigy “Malaysian first”, its banalities “we’re part of the human race” and keturunan rakyat. Anwar also understands the situation all too well of the Indian predicament: there is no third influential bloc. Indians without power will vote Pakatan regardless. (Petra Kamarudin’s latest, kindergarten diatribe against Hindraf reflects very well this PKR conceit and condescending presumption.)
Pakatan no longer has need to pretend to listen. It has propaganda on its side, and Ibrahim Ali to haunt the population as the ghost of Umno. What is to be done, Mr Uthaya?
To-date you have relied largely on the only leverage you know, pleading, although you must admit, and have, that any and all Pakatan political promises were never actually specific to their intent. They talk in abstract terms of equality and justice, ringing in pious tones, but in detail, on the ground and in specifics, they are hard to fulfill for the reason the parties, politics and policies of Pakatan were in their origins not constructed from humanity and compassion. They were constructed from vengeance and hatred (of Umno mostly) overlaid by a Western ideology and Arab Islamic religious bigotry.
So you dispatch endless rounds of letters. In the nature of your pleadings, those letters, for them to work, must presume there is virtue in persons such as Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang, Hadi Awang and their second-echelon underlings. But, if those virtues existed, your letters would have been unnecessary in the first place. Land for Indian schools, for example, would appear almost as if by magic, no questions asked, no need for the Press, before you even sat down with pen and paper. A man honours his word as he does to his family and ancestors. But, Pakatan people don’t even know how to honour their forefathers much less those alive and distant from their selves. Consequently, the DAP is not representative of Chinese culture, much less the Chinese polity or Indian. On the contrary, they represent an evangelical, Anglophile, urban-only interest constructed on White society ideologies. Then, there are the PKR and the PAS: you know them already….
Land for Chinese schools was not acquired on the basis of a man’s virtue. In the past they were paid for with the blood, sweat and money of the Chinese people, not the Anglo-white lovers of course. (What do they know?) Rather, it came with the efforts of the Chinese who understood and therefore appreciated why a school is necessary to sustain a way of life that we call culture. There might have been occasions when wheeling and dealing became necessary, but this goes with the turf in Malaysia. This country, being Malaysia or Malaysian first, makes exceedingly difficult and hazardous an honest life. A country free of corruption cannot be an end in itself – that would be humanly impossible – but neither should be the desire to hoard material things, the accumulation of assets. Land ownership goes with a larger, fundamental purpose. Having land merely permits the control of the school, of education, of thought dissemination, of the children’s future, of a way of life, thence culture.
Looked at this way, the land, pivotal and indispensable, yes, but it isn’t the ultimate intent. It’s the culture – is it not? – which, in turn, enables a community of people, Indians in your case, to survive the onslaught of the imported, mercenary, aggressive and hostile bureaucratic institutions and a political apparatus exemplified in people that shall remain nameless. The resilience of such a culture is therefore the beginning of freedom. Once you begin to see and recognize this truism – there are things, culture, freedom, that are greater than the land, hence greater than the money or the politics required for its acquisition – then both the purpose and direction of your thousand li journey inherits a fresh meaning. You are off to a new political strategy. In its renewed purpose, the thousand li journey begins to matter in the first step you take, in the what and in the how.
It is along those lines, to confess to you, that are at the root of Chinese political thought in Malaysia. By Chinese it is meant here, to repeat, not the Anglophiles, the White lovers; they are a colonized lot. Only they don’t know it, and they wouldn’t be a problem excepting they get in the way like a horde of vermin and bugs.
Hindu culture – and here one writes at a great risk of presumption – also seeks to sustain itself but has its limitations because Indian society is fragmented as a class system. Chinese culture is more complete, unitary, civilizing, purposeful, and it does what it does for very practical purposes that we shall skip discussing here.
If this is true of Hindu culture, then there is little you can rely on the depth of your community to pick off, one by one, parcels of land and then pass them to the schools even if the Indians have the means. Yet some do, so it is a question purely of who do you turn to. But, note that the wealthier the Indians and the higher up they are in the social hierarchy, the elite, the more Anglicised, the more White they become. This is in contrast to the wealthy Chinese that you often read about and are associated with indigenous Chinese culture, literature, the fine arts, language, and especially education. It means that the Indian group, from who you must turn to in your pleadings, is even more remote from Indian culture to be willing to open their wallets.
What are you left with?
Back then to the same futility: pleading. This, too, is the political raison d’etre of MIC, MCA to some extent. You sometimes call it “mandorism”. They are reduced to pleadings, looking for pickings that make them subservient. This way of conducting a relationship, political, social, economic, strips people of dignity and it might even be alright or tolerable if it worked. You know well, however, it doesn’t. In White man’s ideological parlance, it’s called an unequal relationship. You therefore turn to the principle of equality – What? Article 8? – but it’s the same mucus dripping from the mouths of DAP and PKR party hacks, Indian and Chinese especially. You know who they are.
There are two sources of power within your reach to enable the demands that justly belongs to the Indians. These are (a) numbers, concentrated numbers, and (b) the vote.
Because this power emanating from your community is so scarce, use it wisely and sparingly. Above all, do not plead; do not rely on the virtues of men, both for the reason, again, they don’t work. Moreover, those are not men – in Chinese culture we refer to true men as the junzi 君子 – that you deal with. They are instead political creatures, made in Malaysia, schooled by a Western culture (Judeo-Christian), raised, fed and indoctrinated in a system that uses power, rather than virtue, as the basis to govern.
Kongzi, that is Confucius, said: To govern by virtue is like the north polestar with which other stars find their places. Our politicians don’t understand this, nor culture, much less Chinese culture. In your predicament, in the dire situation of the Indians, and under the yoke of a system heaped against you and your people, this is the meaning in, if you’ll recall, the daodejing lines:
Whoever does anything to it will ruin it,
Whoever lays hold of it will lose it.
Once you begin to think outside the Western paradigm, you won’t have to go back to it for solutions that are futile. Instead, fresh ones, new approaches, will emerge. That is freedom, genuine freedom. But what shall be the replacement paradigm?
Your demand for land is intended to serve the schools. Yet, you already have the school, why then the need of the land? Your answer: to secure the school’s future, to protect its existence, and above all to get at government financial aid that comes with land gazetted for education. This means, your need is ultimately about money and security and your expectation of Pakatan governments is really to help deliver both, not the land.
In this circuitous approach, you’ve make a school’s existence dependent on an outside force, first Pakatan, the Barisan government after that. But, how can a dependent existence, especially dependent on outside parties, be ever, ever secure? Can you now see why the daodejing says: in your present predicament, you ruin it when you touch it? (Think of tofu with which you treat gently. Grab it, it breaks up.)
You must therefore remove the contradiction in your approach. And this means be independent. It is from independence that freedom emanates and your culture is sustained, and in turn the Indian people. Once independent, you no longer need to trade, to ransom, your power – those two scarce commodities, numbers and votes – for a pittance.
All this is to also say that because your power is so scarce it is all the more invaluable. See how the negative, which is the limits of your political power, becomes the positive, that is, the immeasurable value of that power? This negative-positive exchangeability is representative in the underlying, and key, idea of the daodejing yin-yang principles and other related idioms, such as the thousand li journey. The scarcity of power in your hands is too invaluable to trade for bits of land that’s fundamentally – and we had discussed this above – intermediary in its purpose. No. If that power is to be usefully deployed, then it must bring with it broad, maximum effect.
It would be presumptuous here to say how your community should employ that power but this much will be said: let it be the font of greater, not transient things.
What to do meanwhile with your decrepit schools?
The Chinese have a long history of experience, 2,000 continuous years, in managing education and so know what matters and what doesn’t (the Chinese invented the system of examinations the French copied and, after them, the rest of the world). More than that, the Chinese understands that, ultimately, it isn’t in the quality of the desks or the chairs – even the roof can leak – but it’s the effort put into teaching the children that counts above everything else. To the Chinese, the purpose of education is not to teach counting (Mahathir Mohamad), an easy task that’s purely incidental to schooling. Nor is it about teaching how to write fine words (Khoo Kay Kim) or to get rich (Anglophiles). Rather, something fundamental is at stake in Chinese teaching and this shall be a secret for another time between us.
While the Chinese searches for ways to sort out problems with the furniture and the roof, it is the content in the teaching that deserves most attention and that must be immediate and relentless. This is because, after six years, then another six, we turn out thousands of the young, true to their identity, filial to their parents, loyal to their community, useful to themselves, and so employable. They appreciate and know what is it to give back to the schools in the values by which they were raised, and they do so without prompting. Soon the school’s furniture and roof problems begin to sort themselves out.
(For contrast, consider Petra Kamarudin, schooled in a La Salle, comes out a Western product – and he is already half-White – hence, 40 or so years later he commits the ultimate profanity: he actually abandons his kid, flesh and blood, to the dogs, all locked inside the same cage. Even that isn’t all. He then excuses himself on some supposed “principle”, more important than the life of a son, and which nobody could quite put a finger on. The act of family betrayal becomes a glorious deed. And how does his English-speaking hacks respond? Literally they cheer him on. Incredulous! But this is Malaysia, and we are suppose to be Malaysian first.)
All that says, the Chinese schools, other than equipping their students with practical living tools, also teaches humanness and relationships –  civilization. In the heart of that civilization is the strength of Chinese culture. So then, in a rather circular way of looking at things, it is also for the reason of culture that Chinese schools insist on being on their own. To be on one’s own means never to rely on the government but oneself.
By not expending the Indian vote on land, you save it – your power – for the future, and for a larger and greater cause. That time will come, as sure as spring arrives. (As for Hulu Selangor, go with the MIC for now although Zaid Ibrahim is a good, decent man, but he is in bad company. Also see related essay on Hulu Selangor in A Melancholy Year.)
It might be imprudent to suggest this but necessary. Go to the dongjiaozong (董教总). Get their help. Who knows, this – education – might just be the seed of a new Sino-Indian relationship this country needs for the betterment of our peoples. Consider encouraging the Indian children to learn hanzi, not to serve any grand design but simply to augment the employability of Indians. It will surprise you to know the Chinese language, unlike the languages of Western or Arab Islamic cultures, has no colonizing ambition. It seeks to convert nobody or to turn other people into Chinese. English education does that instead, conversion, and you see everywhere in urban Malaysia the converted. Chinese education is to the contrary….
Whatever your decision, recall your recitation of Laozi (not Confucius), the original and not the truncated version: a thousand li journey gazes ahead from the foot below.
The journey is to rebuilt your society and to restore the dignity of the Indians from the ground up. And, if that be so, then the first foot forward is not to trade your votes for schools. Marshall today that power but deploy it last.
While copies of the daodejing (circa 600 BC) circulated in modern-day Chinese societies, two near complete sets were found in tombs dating around 300 years BC, still before mass printing. The Mawangdui text unearthed in 1973 was on silk; the Guodian version discovered 20 years later in Guodian town, Hubei, has 13,000 characters on about 800 bamboo strips strung together. Other than variations in calligraphic style, they are consistent with each other and with print text at the respective times. Some more recent daodejing editions use either of two texts to polish on earlier print versions.
The Chinese original below is Mawangdui – it has a poetic quality – because the Guodian text has no calligraphic fonts in computer format. English translation is from unknown print version before Mawangdui. Since Chinese script is vertical, the chapter numbers probably follow the scripts arranged in sets, right-to-left, each bound, then stacked in numerical sequence. (You can catch a glimpse of how a “book” rolls out, to open, in the movie clip Confucius, circa 400 BC, who relied considerably on the daodejing for guidance in his role as political adviser in the state of Lu, one of several in a multi-state China before eventual unification 200 years later by the first emperor Shihuang.)
From Laozi 章六十四 (Thousand li journey idiom in bold and red)
English Ch 64 (Feng Giafu with Jane English translation, 1972)
Peace is easily maintained;
Trouble is easily overcome before it starts.
The brittle is easily shattered;
The small is easily scattered.
Deal with it before it happens.
Set things in order before there is confusion.
A tree as great as a man’s embrace springs up from a small shoot;
A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.
He who acts defeats his own purpose;
He who grasps loses.
The sage does not act, and so is not defeated.
He does not grasp and therefore does not lose.

People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.
So give as much care to the end as to the beginning;
Then there will be no failure.
Therefore the sage seeks freedom from desire.
He does not collect precious things.
He learns not to hold on to ideas.
He brings men back to what they have lost.
He help the ten thousand things find their own nature,
But refrains from action.
Below is what you might expect from the Chinese idea of education: what’s it for, why, and how. It is a dramatization, true, but one actually sees it in practice deep in the Chinese heartland and its culture. Farther below a modern depiction into the tumultous times of Confucius, to whom Chinese societies everywhere are eternally indebted. He took the first step, opening the way for the Chinese to cope with life’s journey.

Jeffrey Kitingan meets HRP 2nd time for Hulu S’gor support.

Jeffry Kitingan SabahJeffrey Kitingan meets HRP 2nd time for Hulu S’gor support.
22/4/2010 K.L This evening there was a two hour meeting between Dr.Jeffrey Kitingan and HRP at the HRP Headquarters. Dr.Jeffrey wasIMG_5703 accompanied by former Deputy Labour Minister Kalakau Untul and En Sapari while HRP Secretary General P.Utahyakumar and S.Jayathas represented HRP.
Dr.Jeffrey again solicited for HRPs’ help in the Hulu Selangor by elections especially as it was at a neck to neck stage.
HRP reiterated the need to solve (from the scores) at least one critical Indian problem ie the granting of freehold ten acre land titles for all 98 Tamil schools in Selangor and the end to PKR’s Indian mandore politics as the pre conditions.
IMG_5709 P.Uthayakumar had asked Dr.Jeffrey as to why Anwar Ibrahim is saying No to the said 98 Tamil school land. Dr.Jeffrey replied that Anwar had not said no. P.Uthayakumar then asked “but why hasn’t he said yes” for which there was no clear answer.
Dr.Jeffrey however appeared sympathatic with the critical Indian problems highlightened by HRP. P.Uthayakumar emphasised that it would make that difference when Dr.Jeffrey and the other non Indian forces brings up the critical Indian problems Indian problems with the PKR and P.R top leadership. IMG_5707
Be that as it may, both parties had unequivocally agreed to endeavor to end through the ballot box UMNOs’ 53 year without a break in the chain rule of Malaysia
P.Uthayakumar added that this was and is the main reason for the current critical Indian problems in Malaysia.IMG_5705
After the Hulu Selangor by-elections, HRP had asked Dr.Jeffrey’s help to go on a forward moving mode to meet up and constructively work with the PKR and PR top leadership with the view to addressing the current critical Indian problems.
Thiagarajan Sasayapillai
Dr Jeffrey Kitingan Cigma/HRP consensus on the third force

Hulu S’gor: UMNO and PKR denies Indian poor Felda like agriculture and animal farm land

url hulu sgor Hulu S’gor: UMNO and PKR denies Indian poor Felda like agriculture and animal farm land
It has been over two years since PKR, DAP and PAS has been ruling Selangor.
There is no doubt that UMNO had oppressed, suppressed and maliciously kept the Indians out of the mainstream development of Selangor.
And the Indian poor are aware that by virtue of Section 76 of the National Land Code vis a vis the Selangor Land Enactments, Felda like land can be alienated to the poor Indians, at least to undo and mitigate the 50 years of injustices meted out by UMNO.
But PKR would not do this? Why? Why not?
80 hectres of animal farm land approved in Rasa, Hulu Selangor, says the Selangor Exco Member for Agriculture, Yaakob Sapari (S.H 22/4/10 at page 2).
But again the Selangor and K.L Indians have been denied these animal husbandry farmland by the PKR led Selangor State government.
Malaysia imports 90% of it’s mutton, 95% of it’s dairy milk and 75% of it’s beef. The Indians have been and are prepared to work hard to rear cows and goats. In fact the Indians have a tradition of doing so. The latest example we had attended involves a third generation cattle farmer, Shanmugam, who had been denied cattle farming land by both UMNO and PKR.
Both UMNO and PKR would rather see the foreign exchange flow out of the country by the aforesaid imports rather than giving the agriculture and farm land opportunities to these poor Indians for their upward mobility purposes. They are prepared to wreck the country rather than see non malays also prosper.
This is UMNO’s One Malay-sia, and PKR, DAP and PAS’ multiracialism!
But when we point these injustices and human rights violations against these poor Indians, PKR Supremo Anwar Ibrahim alleges that this is the Hindraf’s racist agenda. In this country voicing out racial injustices is itself racism! This is how they hammer down the minorities.
P. Uthayakumar
hulu sgor

Hindu cemeteries are responsibility of UMNO and PKR state governments

url hulu selangor Hindu cemeteries are responsibility of UMNO and PKR state governments
The maintenance, upgrading and well being of Hindu cemeteries are the responsibility of the federal UMNO Housing and Local government Ministry and the PKR, DAP and PAS state governments of Kedah, Penang and Selangor, in particular the City Councils, Municipal Councils and District Councils.
But both the UMNO and PKR, DAP and PAS state governments had Hindu cemetaries demolished with impunity in violation of Section 297 of the Penal Code which reads as follows:-
Trespasing on burial places, etc.
"Whoever, with the intention of wounding the feelings of any person, or of insulting the religion of any person, or with the knowledge that the feelings of any person are likely to be wounded, or that the religion of any person is likely to be insulted thereby, commits any trespass in any place of worship or on any place of sepulture or any place set apart for the performance of funeral rites, or as a depository for the remains of the dead, or offers any indignity to any human corpse, or causes disturbance to any person assembled for the performance of funeral ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both."
The latest example of a muslim cemetery in Kuang, Hulu Selangor (SH 22/4/2010 at page S6).
Pray tell us of one Hindu cemetery that looks as well maintained as this muslim cemetery? Or the hundreds of Chinese and Christian cemetery that dots the Malaysian landscape. The Indians are human beings too. The Indians too deserve to honour their ancestors.
But even the Kedah PAS government ruthlessly demolished the Lading Batu Pekaka Kuala Ketil Hindu cemetery to make way for University Unsamiah, whereas even the cruel UMNO government allows a Chinese cemetery inside University Pertanian Malaysia.
The Hindu cemetery in Rawang demolished by the PKR Selangor State government is another recent example. click here
P. Uthayakumar

hulu selangor hindu

40% Malays but 80% Indians earn below RM 1,500 per month

 url 40 40% Malays but 80% Indians earn below RM 1,500 per month
The UMNO Prime Minister says that the per capita income of an average Malaysian is a “whopping” RM 1,916 per month (RM 23,000.00 per year).
This may be so for the Malay muslim community.
We have reported cases of an Indian lady earning RM 300 per month as a dishwasher which is about seven times lower than what the Prime Minister is talking about. Many plantation workers in Cameron Highlands earning as low as RM 13 per day (approximately RM 290 per month). Just as I am writing this piece, Ravichandran of Setapak Air Panas, told me that his mother earns RM 600 per month as a sweeper with a DBKL contractor company with no EPF or Socso contributions.
This low earning Indians is as a direct result of the UMNO controlled Malaysian government denying upward mobility opportunities and literally excluding the Indians from the national mainstream development of Malaysia right from womb to tomb.
Indian children born are denied even their birth certificates, denied primary school education or in unconducive cowshed like cramped up Tamil schools, denied places in elite MRSM, etc secondary colleges, 99% of the Giatmara and other government funded skills training Institutions denied to Indians, 80% not pursuing their education beyond Form Five, 99% deserving Indians denied places in public universities and institutions of higher learning, 0.1% deserving Indians given overseas and local scholarships, 98% denied licences and permits for even taxis, heavy lorries, tourist vans, etc, an Indian Mini market owner’s 28 year old licence was even revoked by the Temerloh Municipal Council, there are almost zero Indians in franchise outlets like Petronas, Shell, Esso, Mobil, Ayamas, KFC, McDonalds, A&W, Burger King, Proton outlets and service centres.
Even for the currently predominantly 99% scrap metal business an estimated 90% of them have been denied their licences. Indian car wash operators suffer the same fate.
Unlike other communities overseas Indians in Malaysia are prepared to work hard. Many Indians are forced to eve take up two jobs to make ends meet. Many Indians are forced to work right up to their dying days, which are golden years for most Malays and the Chinese. We have documented media reports of Indian security guards dying “in Office”, ie., at their guard posts. The weakest among the Indians simply commit suicide which rate is 600% higher than the Malay community, largely because of poverty and being denied business and other upward mobility opportunities.
P. Uthayakumar


UMNO regime makes 85 Tamil schools in Perak beg for electricity bill

url umno regime UMNO regime makes 85 Tamil schools in Perak beg for electricity bill
Race Relations in the USA has gone leap and bounds and within forty five years of being given the right to vote by the US Voting Rights Act 1965, ie., eight years after Malaysia’s independence, testimony of this is the election by the 90% whites, of Barack Husin Obama, a black and “muslim” as the President of the United States of America.
But despite Malaysia having been independent for 53 long years, 85 Tamil schools in Perak and almost all of the 523 Tamil schools in Malaysia still have to beg the UMNO government even for electricity bills. It should have been as of right, from the very beginning as is done for all malay and Islamic schools.
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice
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UMNO DPM & Wilayah Ministers’ wayang kulit with Indian children

11191 UMNO DPM & Wilayah Ministers’ wayang kulit with Indian children
(BH 14/3/2010 at page 3).
In the last two months two Hindu temples in Wilayah Persekutuan were demolished. This is despite the Wilayah Minister’s ministerial statement in Parliament in mid 2008 that no Hindu temple would be demolished in K.L.
Even the 82 PKR, DAP and PAS MPs including their 11 Indian Mandore MPs will never raise this matter in Parliament, asking for the sacking of the Wilayah Minister, if not championing against these Hindu temple demolishments. They are muted. In Malaysia why do the UMNO, PKR, DAP and PAS federal and state governments only pick on the Hindu temples, cemeteries, Tamil schools and Indian settlements?
Indian soft targets?
Our way forward is the Indian Political Empowerment Strategy
S. Jayathas


UMNO PM: Top human capital priority in NEM. NEP had same tune but excluded Indians

 url umno pm UMNO PM: Top human capital priority in NEM. NEP had same tune but excluded Indians
Focus on education at all levels, says the PM seen sitting with a group of youths and specifically being portrayed as “giving a listening ear to an Indian boy” ( The Star 13/3/2010 at page N2).
Because this One Malay-sian UMNO prime Minister Najib marginalizes the Indians the most? As they are the soft targets with little or no political and economic clout?
The main objective of the New Economic Policy for 40 long years was eradication of poverty irrespective of race. But in reality it specifically excluded the Indians. Otherwise 100,000 Indians would not have taken to the streets in the 25th November 2007 Hindraf Rally. And now UMNO is trying the same trick under different banner, ie., New Economic Model. Old wine in new bottles!.
P. Uthayakumar


Umno’s wooden Tamil schools. But no more wooden Malay, Islamic, Orang Asli, Iban and Kadazan schools. One Malay-sia?

url umno dpm  Umno’s wooden Tamil schools. But no more wooden Malay, Islamic, Orang Asli, Iban and Kadazan schools. One Malay-sia?
This SJKT Ladang Sabak Bernam is still in this dilapidated condition in the face of prosperous Malay-sia having been independent for 53 years now and boasts having the world’s tallest twin towers.
P. Uthayakumar


UMNO’s 1Azam to reduce 44,000 Malay muslim poverty. What about Indian poor?

url umno azam UMNO’s 1Azam to reduce 44,000 Malay muslim poverty. What about Indian poor?
What about the 70% poor and hardcore poor Indians? Why are they excluded from this 1Azam poverty eradicating scheme by UMNO?
And then to create 2,000 women entrepreneurs, says UMNO Women Family and Community Development Minister. No Indian poor has ever heard of the 1Azam kerja, 1Azam Niaga, 1Azam khidmat and 1Azam Tani, let alone ever having benefited from the same.
We are yet to hear of even one Indian woman in this or any other such entrepreneur schemes. If at all there was, it would have been for a mere showcase, and never based on merits and needs based but race and religion based.
UMNO has very successfully camouflaged itself as the world’s most racist, religious extremist and supremacist regime.
P. Uthayakumar