A total of thirteen countries’ diplomats confirmed participation but only nine countries ie, United Nations, Indonesia, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Norway, European Union, Chezh Republic and France were in attendance at the HRP H.Q today from 10.00 a.m to 12.00p.m.
Jeevindra Kumar, A. Sukumaran and Dr. Paraman made their presentations on the Malaysian Indian Minority & Human Rights Violations Annual report 2010, slide show on UMNO racism from womb to tomb, Higher Education denial and Project 15/38 respectively.
P. Uthayakumar answered all questions from the floor. Although we had allocated only half an hour, it extended to well up to just over one hour. Unlike last year a lot more questions were asked about Hindraf, the Indian poor, UMNO racism etc.
In his concluding remarks P. Uthayakumar finally said that the diplomats would know how to take it from here bearing in mind that Malaysia is sensitive to International scrutiny.
The rally's estimated to be 100 000 people gathered outside the Petronas Twin Towers at midnight, early Sunday morning.At least 240 people were detained, but half of them were later released. One day before the rally, police arrested three HINDRAF lawyers, P. Uthayakumar, P. Waytha Moorthy and V. Ganabatirau for sedition charges. Uthayakumar and Ganabatirau posted bail of 800 Malaysian ringgits each, but Waytha Moorthy refused bail as a sign of protest.