Friday, October 15, 2010

Indian vegetable stalls in Cameron Highlands demolished, issued summons., licences rejected, freehold land titles denied. But licences for illegal Bangladeshis, Malays & Chinese. End UMNO racist policies.

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Date : 14th October 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:

YAB Dato’ Sri Haji Adnan Bin Haji Yaakob Menteri Besar Pahang
Pejabat Menteri Besar Pahang,
Wisma Sri Pahang, Fax: 09-5157766
25502 Kuantan, Pahang. E-mail:

YH. Dato’ Haji Mohamad Noor Abdul Rani YDP Majlis Daerah& Pegawai Daerah Cameron Highlands,

Majlis Daerah Cameron Highlands Faks : 05-4911728/05-4901707
Peti Surat 66, 39007 Tanah Rata E-mail:

Re: Indian vegetable stalls in Cameron Highlands demolished, issued summons., licences rejected, freehold land titles denied. But licences for illegal Bangladeshis, Malays & Chinese. End UMNO racist policies.

We refer to the above matter wherein this morning we had received a telephone call from a vegetable farmer from Cameron Highlands.

On 11/10/10 an Indian local vegetable farmer cum seller one Ramu a/l Appalasamy’s vegetable stall by the roadside selling vegetables in the popular tourists Cameron Highlands was issued a Summons.

But hundreds of Indian farmers application for licenses has repeatedly been rejected. Why this level of UMNO racism?

To stop the Indians from sharing the country’s wealth by tapping on the lucrative tourists purchasing power coming to Cameron Highlands?

Some six years ago this farmer’s vegetable stall was demolished and he went out of business.

In the recent past alone some 13 Indian stalls were demolished for “not having a license” when in fact their license applications were rejected (list enclosed herewith). This has also happened to hundreds of Indians in Cameron Highlands over the years who have been denied their rights to engage in business and to earn a decent living. (MO 13/10/2010 at page 8).

Why is the Cameron Highlands Municipal and District Council throwing sand into the rice bowls of these Indian vegetable farmers vis a vis denying them upward mobility opportunities and excluding and segregating them from the national mainstream development of Malaysia.

To the contrary vegetable stall licenses have been liberally granted to hundreds of Malay muslim and Chinese vegetable farmers. We are told that even some 30 vegetable stall licenses have been granted to foreign Bangladeshi workers. In Kuala Terla alone six shops that are illegally run by illegal foreign Bangladeshi workers.

Kindly investigate and prosecute if there are elements of corruption on the part of the relevant Cameron Highlands Municipal and District Council and District officers and whether these Indian stalls are demolished and summons issued because they are the politically and economically powerless. They refuse to give the bribes to the Cameron Highlands District Council.

Kindly forthwith grant 100 vegetable stall licenses to the deserving Indian farmers in Cameron Highlands.

Kindly also grant the estimated 4,000 Indian farmers freehold titles to the land they have been working on at least over the last 53 years.

Kindly also similarly grant the estimated 500 Indian plantation workers a ten acre freehold land each as granted to 442,000 Malay muslim farmers in Felda, Felcra and Risda (BH 25/2/2010) to undo near slavery like living conditions they are living in coupled with a mere RM13.00 per day a tea plantation workers wages are earning. Thousands of Indians in the Blue Valley tea plantations in Cameron Highlands are paid a salary mere RM13.00 (USD 3.50) per day. They do not get annual leave, bonus and when they fall sick they cannot even afford to go to the Ipoh General Hospital for treatment (Tamil Nesan 11th Oct 2008 page 4) (Malaysian Indian Minority & Human Rights Violations Annual Report 2008). The irony is one cup of tea at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur in itself is RM13.00.

Kindly also stop taking in and deport all the Bangladeshi and all other foreign workers from Cameron Highlands and Malaysia as they depress the earning capacity of the Indians to the poverty stricken Bangladeshi standards up to as low as RM13.00 per day and taking away business and upward mobility opportunities from even the sixth generation Malaysian born Indians.

Because of these racist UMNO policies, thousands of Indians have been forced to leave their Cameron Highlands farms and only to take up unskilled general workers, cleaners, security guards, road sweepers, drivers and office boys jobs elsewhere. Why the Malay-sian “ethnic cleansing” of these peaceful Cameron Highlands ethnic Indian farmers and plantation workers.

Kindly revert to us accordingly.

Thank You.

Yours Faithfully,


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Dato’ Sri Haji Abu Kassim bin Mohamed
Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia
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UMNO College CQ-TEC denies Indian students right to wear saree for convocation 
HRP received a complaint from a parent that the management of CQ-Tec College is going overboard by denying the rights of its student from wearing the traditional Indian saree to the Convocation which is scheduled to be held on 17th October 2010.

The College circular to the student dated 14th Ogos 2010, see below No.1.7 – “That all graduates and family are allowed to wear formal and traditional dress except Saree”. Why such discrimination against the minority Indians by denying their rights of wearing their traditional dress?

Article 8 of the Federal Constitution provides that all persons are equal before the law and entitled to its equal protection and there shall be no discrimination against citizens on the ground only of religion, race, descent, gender or place of birth. And Article 12 In respect of education, Article 12 provides that there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the grounds only of religion, race, descent or place of birth (i) in the administration of any educational institution.

Is this the concept of Najib Razak’s One Malay-sia? Only kebaya and baju melayu allowed for the Convocation? Is this the racist UMNO regime’s to “ethnically cleanse” the Indian culture and tradition from the face of Malaysia.

Irrespectively we have advised the students and the parents to go to the convocation attired in saree.

HRP contemplates sueing the college for racial discrimination for being in breach of the Article 8 of the Federal Constitution.

“Rights Not Mercy”


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