Tuesday, December 7, 2010

BN Convention PM Najib Razak says equal partners in serving the Malay muslims in Malay-sia.

By saying Oray Malaysia (One Malay-sia) BN Convention yesterday, the Indians are not going to be fooled. You may fool some of the people all the time. As for the Indians no more though after the 25th November 2007 Hindraf Rally.

Why a BN Convention only after nine (9) years desperate to win back 90% of the Indians votes that moved to the Opposition?

As for HRP and Hindraf we are committed to see to the end of the 53 year without a break in the chain rule of UMNO/BN that has brought down especially the Indian poor to this level of misery, mired in poverty and having to beg for even the basic necessities like BC, IC, Tamil school land, equal job, business and licence opportunities.

Just this morning I had bumped into a supporter from Klang on my way into the office. He is looking for a place to relocate his hair dressing shop and now stays at the PPR flats in Bangsar. When I asked him why he did not try renting the shop lots at the basement of his said PPR flats to serve the 1,000 over residents in the flats, he said he had tried but was told that it is only for the Malay muslims. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the ground realty on a day to day basis and from womb to tomb for especially the Indian poor in Malay-sia.

UMNO/BN has to go! UMNO/BN has over stayed their welcome! We want PR to take over Putrajaya. We support Anwar Ibrahim as the next Prime Minister of Malaysia. But we are not prepared to give him a blank cheque. We want to be PR’s check and balance in Putrajaya.

We cannot and will never accept PKR, DAP and PAS’s role for us as the showcase and showpiece a la MIC Indian mandores. (This is why PKR, DAP and PAS say we are difficult).

We will only come on board when PKR, DAP and PAS are sincere in seriously resolving Hindraf’s 18 point demands.

Until then HRP’s Project 15/38 is on the forthcoming March 2011 general elections.

Rights not Mercy.

P. Uthayakumar

Ketuanan Melayu Types are Worse than OKUs

By batsman

Recently our great PM himself officiated an event on OKUs where some overdue political correctness was practiced. The definition for OKU was changed from Orang Kurang Upaya to Orang Kelainan Upaya.

This is because the OKUs themselves resent the old definition. They do not seek handouts or sympathy. They do not seek charity even if they desperately need it. Little goodie bags that VIPs are fond of giving out to them as public relations exercises on festive occasions are a real insult and a real disappointment to them.

OKUs want to be self-reliant and want to be productive and want to contribute to national development. They want most of all to have some self-esteem and not be looked down upon as imperfect creatures that God has somehow forgotten. This is more than can be said for Ketuanan Melayu types.

But I do not believe that God has forgotten the OKUs. It is man’s fault that they are being sidelined and looked upon with disdain, considered imperfect and considered parasites on society. It is man that disappoints God by forgetting his humanity and compassion and putting up road blocks and discrimination against the OKUs.

Ketuanan Melayu types on the other hand do not suffer from any physical disabilities although some might question whether they have mental disabilities. Ketuanan Melayu types call others political prostitutes and use state power to bully selected individuals. Ketuanan Melayu types recommend to the government to use the ISA on selected individuals who dare to challenge and criticize them. This is because they themselves know that there is no fault in criticizing the evil that is Ketuanan Melayu and therefore they need to use oppressive state power and unjust laws to silence any criticism against them. Ketuanan Melayu types threaten May 13 against anyone who dare challenge them.

Ketuanan Melayu types are also voracious and greedy. They demand 30% (often even more) from other people’s property without even having to work for it. This is worse than riba. This is daylight gangsterism. This is sinful and wrong. Am I wrong to say that they are worse than OKUs who wish only to have some self dignity and self-reliance and not be a burden on the rest of society? All OKUs ask is not to be discriminated against and for some facilities to allow them to rejoin the rest of society as equal partners in development. On the other hand Ketuanan Melayu types ask the government to support and feed them on a luxury scale, nay, make them millionaires with monopolies and fat contracts backed up by the power of bad laws.

So Mr. PM. I need to ask you whether your NEM is going to give the OKUs a well deserved break as well as put the Ketuanan Melayu types to competitive and productive work? Will your SRIs remove bad laws and the massive Ketuanan Melayu toll collecting, rent demanding, property depriving, water stealing roadblocks than turn your accelerated fast driving highways into rivers of death and decay?

Already more than 50% of Malays do not accept Ketuanan Melayu anymore. This is shown by their support for the PR. But although Ketuanan Melayu Malays are now a minority, they still represent a huge number of people. I daresay most of them are probably government employees and public servants and their families and most of them are probably employed in the PM’s department as well as RTM TV1.

Are your SRIs going to change all of this and make sure the accelerated traffic flow along your super highways are not blocked by this massive drain on productivity which relies in handouts and subsidies?

OK so you are slowly removing subsidies. Does this mean you are acknowledging that Ketuanan Melayu is a burden on development in Malaysia? But the subsidies are removed from ALL the rakyat not just the Ketuanan Melayu types. Is this fair if subsidies are removed from ALL the rakayat but handouts are still retained for the Ketuanan Melayu types? Will the rakyat forgive you for this unfairness in the 13th GE?

OK so RPK claims that Indians and Chinese support Ketuanan Melayu. But his claim is based upon a statement made by the PPP – a component of the BN and which was sitting happily in your BN congress hearing your great speeches that your wife also greatly appreciates and fawns on you as a great leader who is able to make great speeches.

So it may be that only a few Indians and Chinese support Ketuanan Melayu. I daresay these are the sharks and cut-throats waiting to pounce on any goodies and steal anything not nailed down from their own communities and Malays as well. These are the same cut-throats you warn Malays against and you say Malays cannot compete against. Yet they are sitting in the same BN congress as you as well as their friends the Ketuanan Melayu types. What is going on?

Aisehman Mr. PM is your NEM building super highways or rivers of death and decay?

Shot dead by cops: Nameless no more

(Malaysiakini) It has long been known that of those shot dead by police, ethnic Indians made up a disproportionate number of the fatalities. Based on the recently released statistics by the police, that is true.

rights groups on shooting deaths 041210 posingBut for the first time, details such as the age, ethnicity and nationality of almost all 279 people - citizens as well as foreign nationals - who have been killed by the police from 2000 to 2009 were today revealed by human rights groups.

Malaysiakini has earlier reported that since 2001, there had been a 17-fold surge in fatal police shootings up to 2009, when as many as 88 persons were killed by police as compared to five in 2001.

Aazlanccording to statistics provided by police at the sedition trial of Hindraf chief P Uthayakumar earlier this week, there were a shocking 82 cases of fatal police shootings in 2008, followed by 88 such incidences in 2009.

Revealing the statistics today were Lawyers For Liberty (LFL), Suaram and opposition political party PKR, who pointed out that of the 279 persons shot dead, 21.8 percent (61 deaths) were ethnic Indians.

Malays and Chinese, on the other hand, made up 15 percent (42) and 18.6 (52) percent respectively.
A culture of impunity

Included in the statistics issued by the police on Nov 29 were Vikines Vesuanathan shot dead in 2003 in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan; Muhamad Nir Oth (sic) killed three years later in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur; and Mohd Arifudin Mohamad who was shot dead in Kuantan, Pahang, two years ago and Rames Raman killed in 2008 in Kulim, Kedah.
They were all 19 years old. Several more were listed as having been killed at the age of 20.
In 2009, furthermore, Lobanarthan Gobi was 17 when he was killed together with 18-year old Vissvalingam Mookayah Devar in Klang.
rights group on shooting deaths 041210 n surendranAmong the more recent fatalities are the fatal shootings in April 26 of 14-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah, and of Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shafie, 16, Mohd Khairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22, on Nov 13 in Shah Alam.

Pinning the blame squarely on the police and the Home Ministry for the tragic deaths of these youths, LFL member N Surendran (right) said the only reason these yet unaccounted for killings have occurred - and many more will occur - is the unwillingness of the authorities to deal with the culture of impunity and 'trigger-happy' elements in the police force.

Wording it more bluntly, Surendran said: “Aminulrasyid was seven years old and in primary school, when Vikines was killed in 2003. If the authorities had taken action to prevent these extrajudicial killings since then, Aminulrasyid might be alive today.

“If they don't put a stop to these killings happening now, children who are in kindergarten this year may in just a few years down the road end up dead from being shot by police,” the lawyer added.

rights group on shooting deaths 041210 fadiah nadwa fikriSurendran was speaking to reporters after a press conference on the issue with Suaram coordinator Lucas Yap Heng Lung, PKR's Subang MP R Sivarasa and LFL member Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (right) at the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur.

Almost half killed were foreigners

Also revealed by the rights groups today was the large number of foreign nationals shot dead by police, whose cases rarely see the light of day in newspaper reports, if at all their identities are made known.

Almost half of those killed by the police in the last decade were foreign nationals - a total 121 or 43 percent.

Of these, slightly more than 40 percent (113) were Indonesians. The largest number of such fatalities took place in 2008 when 54 Indonesians (up from two in 2007) were killed by the police.

Unlike the case with the Malaysians, the majority of the Indonesians killed, or about 60 percent, were not properly identified other than by their nationality. Those unidentified are without names and age.

“In short, human beings are being shot, being bundled up, and buried somewhere without even their identities being discovered. This shows that what has taken root in the police force is lawlessness,” said Surendran.

Other nationalities who have suffered the same fate over the last 10 years, according to the statistics, are Vietnamese (5), Filipinos (1), Thai (1), and 1 African (categorised as 'Negro' in the police statistics).

Need to set up IPCMC now

Comparing the numbers to the incidence of police shootings in other countries, Sivarasa said the lack of an independent body in Malaysia to investigate complaints against the police and police misconduct have resulted in the rot.

In New Zealand, for example, that has a population of four million, there had been only 22 persons killed in police shootings over 70 years since 1941, said Sivarasa.

In UK, that has almost twice the population of Malaysia, there have been 48 deaths from police shootings over a period of 22 years, between 1985-2007, he added.

rights group on shooting deaths 041210 r sivarasahSivarasa (left) said the issue stems from the culture of impunity that has set into the police institution whereby a shoot-to-kill policy appears to have the consent, if not encouragement, of the upper levels of the force as well as the ruling politicians.

“This means that the police officers on the ground feel they can do whatever they want because they know they will not be held to account. Shoot, kill, and there will be no questions, no probe, so they continue.

“The inspector-general of police, the people responsible for the PDRM, will not raise these issues, and the politicians in charge - the home minister - will also not question them,” lamented the PKR leader.

NONEHe was referring to Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein's (right) denial that there had been a surge in police shooting fatalities when asked about it earlier this week.

On the lack of transparency on the issue, Sivarasa noted that the statistics were released by deputy director of the Criminal Investigations Department Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani at Uthayakumar's trial only after constant pressure from the latter's lawyers and a directive from the court itself.

Sivarasa said he and the Pakatan Rakyat coalition will be raising the issue and will step up pressure on the government to put in place the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), that was recommended by a royal commission in 2005.