Saturday, March 5, 2011
Perak HRP chief charged in KL magistrate's court
Mimi Suraya: At one point, I too like many Malaysians believed that Hindraf is a racist organisation. But as the day goes by, it is becoming clearer what they are fighting for. The media is just not with them.
They may be a bit harsh but that does not matter as I suppose they are dealing with a regime that is ruthless. Umno's ruthlessness has to be put to an end. PAS should talk to Hindraf. There is lots more to be gained.
Anonymous: Many know what Hindraf has done but are hesitant about speaking up for them. Put all the human rights workers together and this group outshines them, yet they are called racist by the civil societies who are uncomfortable with Hindraf.
Anti-Interlok: I now begin to wonder, was HRP (Human Rights Party) interested in removing 'Interlok' from the syllabus or using the 'Interlok' to promote their movement that has been hijacked by the Ponnusamy brothers.
They even started a for public donations the same way that they did before in 2007, when the actual cause was the 18 Hindraf demands and law suit in Britain, but all the funds were diverted for the release of Uthayakumar and his health.
Willson: The issue brought up by Hindraf and HRP is not about 'Interlok' alone. There are the more serious issue of racism entrenched in all systems and walks of Malaysian life so much so that we do not realise it.
Hazley: The government fears the influence of Hindraf/HRP. By throwing criminal charges against all their key leaders, Umno hopes to kill off this human rights organisation.
They have been trying by various methods to undermine them, from calling them terrorists to breaking them up from within. But nothing works. The poor and the underclass are with them.