Friday, April 1, 2011

Human Rights Watch – Press Release: Drop Charges Against Indian Activists Remove Unlawful Restrictions on Hindraf and Human Rights Party, New York, 1st Apr 2011


For Immediate Release Malaysia: Drop Charges Against Indian Activists
Remove Unlawful Restrictions on Hindraf and Human Rights Party
(New York, April 1, 2011) – The Malaysian government should drop politically motivated charges against 52 members of an ethnic Indian organization before their trials start on April 4, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The 52 are charged with “belonging to an unlawful society.” The government should also revoke the 2008 ban against the group, the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), and permit it to register under Malaysia’s Societies Act, Human Rights Watch said. The government brought the criminal charges after preventing Hindraf and the closely affiliated Human Rights Party from holding the “Solidarity March Against Racism” on February 27, 2011, in central Kuala Lumpur. “The authorities time and time again refuse to allow Malaysians to come together to peacefully express views that do not echo official rhetoric,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “It’s bad enough to ban rallies, but threatening people with three years in prison for such activities is simply outrageous.” The Hindraf members charged face sentences of up to three years in prison or fines of up to RM5,000 (US$1,650), or both. P. Ramesh, Hindraf’s national secretary, faces the additional charge of possessing some 100 pamphlets, banners, and other materials “issued … in the interests of an unlawful society,” for which he can be sentenced to an additional two-year prison term and an additional RM5,000 fine. After Kuala Lumpur police refused permission for the February 27 march, Hindraf announced its intention to press ahead, citing the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association under the Malaysian constitution. Two hours before the march was to start, police arrested 15 Hindraf leaders. They also prevented approximately 30 vehicles from entering Kuala Lumpur, which were carrying campaigners trying to reach the starting point for the march. Although a few hundred people did attempt to march, they were outnumbered by police and security officers. During the two weeks prior to the February 27 march, members of Hindraf and the Human Rights Party conducted grassroots information road shows and seminars in several Malaysian states to rally supporters. Police erected roadblocks, disrupted party forums, and detained leaders, sometimes even before events got under way, in order to hinder the groups’ efforts.  Police arrested more than 60 people, all of whom were subsequently released on bail. Hindraf was founded in December 2005 to advocate for the human rights and religious freedoms of the ethnic Indian community in Malaysia. Its first application for registration in January 2006 went unacknowledged by the registrar of societies. The status of a second application, dated October 2007, remains unclear since the registrar has failed to provide any information about its status either before or since the banning order by the home minister. The ban on Hindraf followed a peaceful rally in November 2007 that drew between 10,000 and 30,000 participants, and that police broke up using teargas and water cannons. On December 13, 2007, authorities detained five Hindraf leaders under the Internal Security Act. Two of the five were held for 16 months. The accusations against them included endangering national security, sedition, and links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, but the authorities never provided evidence to demonstrate those claims. Two days after the arrests, the home minister announced the ban on Hindraf. The Societies Act is inconsistent with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is widely considered reflective of customary international law. Articles 19 and 20 grant everyone the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly. Human Rights Watch said that Malaysia should take concrete action to implement its international legal obligations to respect these rights by amending the Societies Act in the following manner:
· Rescind the home minister’s absolute discretion to declare a society unlawful;
· Narrow the absolute right of the registrar of societies to refuse registration if he believes the applicant organization “is likely to be used for … any purpose prejudicial to or incompatible with peace, welfare, security, public order, good order or morality”; and
· Set clear time limits for reviewing applications.
The government has also undermined basic civil and political rights by preventing the creation of the Human Rights Party and other new political parties, Human Rights Watch said. P. Uthayakumar founded the Human Rights Party following his April 2009 release from prison and applied for registration in November 2010. But on February 20, the registrar of societies, discounting 25 pending political party applications, some of which date back to 2008, proposed capping the number of political parties in the country at the current 33.
“The government’s wanton disregard for people’s right to express their views is on full display in its treatment of Hindraf and the Human Rights Party,” Robertson said. “Manipulating legal provisions to deny minority groups their rightful voice fools no one.”
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Mission Interlok: The cloning of Ridhuan

When American teen sensation Miley Cyrus (who gained celebrity for playing Disney’s Hannah Montana) parodied the slit-eyed Chinese, there were howls of protest. She apologized.

‘Sepet’ is scattered throughout Interlok like birdshot but its author Abdullah Hussain remains unapologetic. Yet writing in The Malaysian Insider, Sen Tyng Chai bemoaned the widespread “wave of blind criticism” against Interlok.

clip_image003Mr/Ms Chai in his/her an article titled ‘Justice for Interlok’ disagrees ‘gemuk’, ‘sepet’, etc should be “perceived as derogatory, pejorative and insulting”. In our humble opinion, Chai is a spiritual cousin of Mohd Ridhuan Tee bin Abdullah, who’s quite the self-flagellating Chinese (think the equivalent concept of ‘self-hating Jew’).

Columnist Ridhuan coined the term ‘ultra kiasu’ to describe Chinese people. His description has been formalised through constant use in Utusan, and popularized among the Malay masses.

By defending the contentious novel, Chai is by extension allowing for ‘pariah’ in a classroom setting that will validate its use, if not increase the chances of Indian students getting bullied.

Blogger Scott Thong turned the tables: “Why don’t you try it the other way around and see if you still find it so acceptable”, what if school students were forced to read a book where the majority of Malay characters were portrayed as lazy, ignorant, arrogant and prone to violent and hateful rhetoric? Think Ridhuan Tee would be defending the book then?”

clip_image005Just as Ridhuan reinforced the Chinese bogeyman as a demagogue speaking from the inside (i.e. posturing as someone who himself belongs to the said community), Chai’s shameless apologia for Ketuanan Melayu casts him/her in the same mould of scapegoating the non-Malays.

These writers are secure in the comfort that the majority population as well as the brute force of authority will back them up.

Expressing his/her anguish with regard to the emotional public “outbursts” against Abdullah, Chai countered that Interlok is, on the contrary, a text indeed suitable for schools. He/she recommends Interlok “because it is historical fiction with strong messages of inter-racial unity”.

Not content with the overblown cliché, Chai piled on more praise, saying the novel “spoke of people helping one another regardless of creed and colour, and how humanity triumphs in the face of adversity”. It boggles the mind how Interlok can be hailed as promoting a “central message of unity”.

clip_image007On the contrary, conflict resolution in Interlok is achieved when Chinese children repudiate their fathers and are in turn disowned by their fathers. The Interlok formulation is that we’ll have one ethnically harmonious, racism-free Malaya when Chinese families are broken up and the next generation are ready to shed their Chinese-born traits (sarc.) of parsimony, cheating, swindling and conniving.
Instead of being about “the intertwined fate of Malayans from different communities who helped one another…” as so deceptively put by Chai, Interlok could well pass off for a BTN module in ‘Demonizing Immigrants 101’.

It’s to be expected that Ridhuan Tee would give stamp of approval to Interlok as an educational book. But here’s another fella/gal – this Chai Sen Tyng in such rhapsody over Interlok’s “literary and educational merits”.

These tiresome acolytes of Ridhuan in their tiresome writing and blog comments copy his template to a ‘tee’. What is it with these academics in local public universities? Something in the air they breathe?
clip_image008Malaysian education is thoroughly politicized. Where else in the world do you have a country’s biggest university shutting its doors to minority students on the basis of skin colour?

In which other multiracial country do you have every single one of the public university Vice Chancellors belonging to only one race? (But we’re waiting for Ridhuan Tee to break the glass ceiling).

Don’t you suspect that the selection of Interlok as a compulsory text was a politicized decision as well?

Siapa yang jadi kuda tunggangan politik Interlok?

Permas dan Mantap kaitkan bantahan terhadap Interlok sebagai 'usaha gadai maruah pribumi'.

Kontroversi berkenaan novel Interlok kini berterusan dengan kemasukan watak badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) baru seperti Majlis Penasihat Ayahanda Wilayah Persekutuan (Mantap) dan Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Majlis Ayahanda Malaysia (Permas).

Lantas persoalan yang timbul; dari mana datangnya NGO baru seperti cendawan selepas hujan.

Kedua-dua NGO ini dilaporkan menyelar sikap sikap mereka yang mempunyai kepentingan politik masih lagi mempermainkan isu yang sensitif ini dan cuba menangguk di air keruh, amat tidak senangi.

“Malahan sikap sebahagian daripada ahli parti komponen BN yang bersekongkol dalam mensensasikan isu ini juga amat biadap dan terpesong dari semangat keharmonian yang dilaungkan oleh kerajaan,” petik kenyataan itu.

Sehubungan itu, NGO Melayu turut mendesak kerajaan agar bertegas dan tidak mempedulikan tuntutan tersebut.

“Ingat! Pihak kami tidak sekali-kali akan membiarkan cacing naik ke mata dan keharmonian yang terbina sekian lama terkubur disebabkan kerakusan oportunis sebegini.

“Tekad kami, maruah bangsa perlu dipertahankan. Walau bergolok bergadai akan tetap kami harungi. Maruah pribumi wajib didaulatkan dan keharmonian negara mesti dikekalkan,” Permas dan Mantap dipetik berkata dalam kenyataan mereka.

Jawapan kepada Permas dan Mantap

Sebagai penulis yang mengikuti kontroversi sejak hari pertama, saya tidak dapat melihat motif politik pihak yang menentang penggunaan Interlok edisi murid.

Sesi taklimat berkenaan pindaan anjuran MIC turut dihadiri wakil daripada PKR dan DAP disamping perwakilan Badan Bertindak Interlok Kebangsaan (Niat) yang diketuai Dato’ Haji Thasleem Mohamed Ibrahim.

Apakah motif politik yang digembar-gemburkan walhal hadirin dari pelbagai parti politik?

Permas dan Mantap nampaknya kurang senang dengan pendirian MIC yang dilihat sebagai bersekongkol.

Ia jelas menunjukkan bahawa Permas dan Mantap mempunyai pemahaman cetek mengenai politik perkongsian komponen parti Barisan Nasional (BN).

Setiap parti komponen menjaga kepentingan kaum mereka di dalam kerangka kerja BN.

Justeru itu, usaha MIC adalah selaras dengan memastikan undi masyarakat India kekal sebagai deposit tetap Umno dan BN.

Ia bukan biadap dan jauh sekali daripada menjejaskan keharmonian. Keharmonian terjejas apabila pelajar Melayu dan India misalnya, bergaduh ekoran pendekatan dan perkataan yang dipelajari dari Interlok edisi murid.

Permas dan Mantap berpandangan bahawa maruah bangsa dan pribumi akan tergadai sekiranya kerajaan akur kepada permintaan untuk menggugurkan novel Interlok.

Di dalam cerita 1: keluarga Seman, terdapat adegan di mana tok bomoh menggunakan tengkorak manusia sebagai medium perubatan.

Tidakkah ini menunjukkan kegoyahan akidah masyarakat Melayu walaupun telah menerima Islam?

Di manakah maruah bangsa dalam isu ini? Bukankah identiti Islam lebih penting daripada identiti Melayu?

Malah Perlembagaan Persekutuan mendefinasikan orang Melayu sebagai Islam. Maruah bangsa pribumi akan lebih terserlah apabila lebih banyak pengetahuan dan kesatuan rakyat Malaysia diperkukuhkan melalui penulisan sastera yang mengajak pembaca berfikir secara kreatif dan kritikal.

Muhyiddin says government will not revisit ‘Interlok’

PAGOH, March 31 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today the federal government will not bow to fresh demands from Chinese groups to remove the controversial “Interlok” novel from the school syllabus.

The deputy prime minister said that as far as the government was concerned the issue had been resolved.

He also described groups raising the issue again as irresponsible.

Fresh trouble is brewing over the use of “Interlok” in schools, with Chinese groups yesterday condemning the novel’s depiction of Chinese characters as greedy, opium-smoking lechers keen to exploit Malays for profit.

Having weathered a storm of controversy from the Indian community over the novel’s use of the word “pariah”, the Education Ministry now faces Chinese calls to drop the “racist” book from the Form Five Bahasa Malaysia syllabus.

In a statement yesterday, Chinese associations from across Malaysia said the book was not only offensive to Indians but Chinese as well, as it depicted the character Kim Lock as a “miserly opium addict and callous adulterer” and his son, Cing Huat, as “cunning, greedy, unscrupulous and someone who would happily sell his daughters”.

“‘Interlok’ in its totality propagates the ideology of ketuanan Melayu. In our considered opinion, this novel is not only unhealthy but an insidious poison,” the statement released yesterday said.

But Muhyiddin insisted today that the government would not revisit the matter.

He accused opposition parties of exploiting the issue and being behind yesterday’s statement.

Lawmakers from the Chinese community are split along partisan lines over the call by Chinese associations to drop “Interlok” from schools, with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in support of the demand and Barisan Nasional (BN) against it.

DAP national vice-chairman Tan Kok Wai said he supported Chinese groups clamouring for “Interlok” to be dropped as it was “not suitable” to teach the controversial novel to impressionable young students.

MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said he did not know why the depiction of the Chinese community in the book was becoming a “big issue” now as it had been highlighted before.

He said the matter should not be blown out of proportion and urged detractors to read the book as a whole and in a rational manner. - The Malaysian Insider

Geneva Paris Observatory’s letter to P.M Najib Razak condemning judicial harassment of 52 HINDRAF and HRP members and obstacles to freedom of peaceful assembly.

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Open Letter to Mr. Y.B Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak,

Prime Minister of Malaysia

Geneva-Paris, March 30, 2011

Re: Judicial harassment of 52 HINDRAF and HRP members and obstacles to freedom of peaceful assembly

Your Excellency,

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), strongly condemns the judicial harassment of 54 members of Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) and its sister organisation, the Human Rights Party (HRP), two organisations aiming at defending the rights of Hindu and other marginalised minorities in Malaysia, following their organisation of and participation in a peaceful march against racism on February 27, 2011.

Between March 1 and 3, 2011, the 54 human rights defenders were charged by courts of different cities with “acting as members of an unlawful society” or “participating in assemblies of an unlawful society”, under Section 43 of the Societies Act of 1966[1], which states that “any person who is or acts as a member of an unlawful society or attends a meeting of an unlawful society (…) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to both”.

On February 13, 2011, HINDRAF and HRP had announced their intention to lead a Solidarity March Against Racism, scheduled for February 27, 2011, but for which Kuala Lumpur police denied a permit. At least 54 HINDRAF and HRP members were arrested in several locations across Malaysia between February 13 and 27 for participating in various promotional activities in the run up to the march. They were subsequently all released on bail but they all continue to face charges. The hearings of their cases will reportedly happen during the first week of April in the different courts.

On March 1, 2011, five members of HINDRAF and HRP, namely Messrs. K. Tamil Selvam, HRP Vice-President andHINDRAF Coordinator in Selangor State, S. Jayathas, Information Chief of HRP, K. Navakrishna, T. Periasamy and S. Loshna Rau, were charged by the Court of Selayang under Section 43 of the Societies Act of 1966 for “acting as members of an unlawful society” on February 13, 2011 at 12.15 p.m., at Km 13 Bukit Kanching, Jalan Ipoh, Rawang, State of Selangor. Mr. Loshna Rau faces an additional charge of “obstructing a civil servant on duty”, under Section 186 of the Criminal Code.

On March 2, 2011, six members of HINDRAF and HRP, namely Messrs. Periasamy Ramesh, National Secretary of HINDRAF, Jagadeesan Vijayalingam, Subramaniam Jayakumar, Rengasamy Mogan, Nagooran Subramanyam andR. Supiah Sivagumar, were also charged under Section 43 by the Court of Ipoh for “participating to the assembly of an unlawful society” on February 13, 2011 between 9.30 a.m. to 11.03 a.m. at the Jelapang Road, State of Perak.

On March 3, 2011, 20 members of HINDRAF and HRP, including five women, namely S. Sivakumar, HINDRAF Coordinator in N. Sembilan State, K. Nadarajah, A. Sarawana Kumar, V. Prabagaran, M. Ramesh, S. Krishnan, K. Murugiah, V. Mathavan, R. Munisuaran. A. William George, A. Radakrishnan, Vatumalai B. Kalithas Karanamurthy, Uthaya Kumar Subramaniam, Ravichdiran Kuppusamy, Tilegavathy B., Maheswary Manoo,Pushpalatha Gunasekaran, P. Waytha Nayagi and Madonna Selvarayar, were charged by the Court of Seremban under Section 43 for “acting as members of an unlawful society” on February 13, 2011 at 2.35 p.m. in Jaland Za’aba, Seremban, State of Negeri Sembilan. Two other human rights defenders from HINDRAF could not attend the hearing of March 3, 2011 as they were ill. However, they were also charged under Section 43.

On March 3, 2011, 21 members of HINDRAF and HRP, including five women, namely Ms. Lourdemary N. Vasu Pillai,Ms. Devika Ravee Chandran, Ms. Gethaa Ravee Chandran, Ms. Saraspaty Subramaniam, Ms. Kokilarani Nallanand Messrs. Lingeswaran Kuppusamy, K. Chandramohan R. Kanesan, Sundaram Periannai, Harikrishnan Arumugam, Maniam A. Palaniyandee, V. Thandavuthabani Keveloo, Kalaichelvan A. Paliappan, Paramasivam N. Muthiah, Mahendran Subramaniam, Sugumaran S. Muniandy, V. Tamil Selvan Veeriah, Thiagarajan Sasayapilai, Balakrishnan Kunjoo Nair, Nathan Alagasundaram, S. Thinagaraja and Manimaran Sinnapan, were charged by the Court of Kuala Lumpur under Section 43 of the Societies Act for “taking part to the assembly of an unlawful society” on February 13, 2011 in Little India, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. The Court of Kuala Lumpur also charged Mr. Periasamy Ramesh under Section 47 of the Societies Act[2], as he was in possession of banners and documents that promote HINDRAF activities.

The Observatory recalls that HINDRAF submitted in January 2006 its first application for registration although this reportedly went unacknowledged by the Registrar of Societies. They submitted a second application in October 2007, which also went unacknowledged until October 2008, when the Home Minister announced that HINDRAF was banned. However, no court order followed or accompanied this announcement and, thus, HINDRAF continued its activities. In order to protect its volunteers, HINDRAF renamed itself “Hindraf Makkal Sakthi” in 2008. On October 2, 2009, its legal representatives sent a letter of intent to register the organisation under this name, however, the Registrar of Societies has reportedly not responded to this request.

On November 25, 2010, Mr. P. Uthayakumar, HINDRAF Legal Adviser, founded the Human Rights Party, and submitted the formal application for registration, which remains pending.

Your Excellency,

The Observatory expresses its deepest concern about the judicial harassment against HINDRAF and HRP members on the ground that they belong or participate to assemblies of unlawful societies, and further denounce the continuous refusal of the Malaysian authorities to register these two organisations.

The Observatory therefore calls on the Malaysian authorities to put an end to any act of judicial harassment against HINDRAF and HRP members as well as against all human rights defenders in Malaysia, and to comply in all circumstances with the provisions of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1998, especially its Article 5 which states that “for the purpose of promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, at the national and international levels: (a) To meet or assemble peacefully; (b) To form, join and participate in non-governmental organizations, associations or groups”.

We express our sincere hope that you will take these considerations and requests into account.

Yours sincerely,

Eric Sottas Souhayr Belhassen

OMCT Secretary General FIDH President

[1] The Societies Act of 1966 governs the registration of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and political parties in Malaysia. Any organisation that wishes to register itself as an NGO has to submit an application to the Registrar of Societies, a department of the Home Ministry.

[2] The Section 47 of the Societies Act states that: “Any person who prints, publishes, displays, sells or exposes for sale, or transmits through the post or who, without lawful authority or excuse, has in his possession any placard, newspaper, book, circular, pictorial representation or any other document or writing whatsoever or which is issued or appears to be issued by or on behalf of or in the interests of an unlawful society shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to both, and any books, periodicals, pamphlet, poster, proclamation, newspaper, letter or any other document or writing in respect of which such person shall have been convicted shall be forfeited”.

Grant state land to all 172 Tamil schools, all hindu temples & cemeteries in 3 P.R States. HRP letter to C.M Lim Guan Eng, Tan Sri Khalid and Dato Seri Azizan.



NO.6, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2282 5241 Fax: 03-2282 5245


31 March 2011

Y.A.B Tan Sri Dato Sri Abd Khalid Ibrahim,

Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor,

Tingkat 21, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah,

40503 Shah Alam. Tel : 03-55447013 / 03-55447022 Fax: 03-55190032 E-mail :

Y.A.B Lim Guan Eng,

Chief Minister of Penang,

Paras 25, Komtar, 10503 Pulau Pinang. Tel : 04-2621957/ 04-2642020 Faks : 04-2634940

Y.A.B Dato’ Seri Ustaz Azizan Bin Abdul Razak

Pejabat Menteri Besar dan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Kedah

Aras 4, Blok B, Wsima Darul Aman

05503 ALor Setar, Kedah. Tel: 04-7744000 Fax: 04-7744166 Email:


Re: 1. Alienation of land to all 172 Tamil schools, all Hindu temples and Hindu cemeteries in the three states ruled by Pakatan Rakyat and 2. request for list of Tamil schools, Hindu Temples and Cemeteries granted State Land and not yet granted State Land according to the Freedom of Information Act 2010 (Selangor)

We refer to the above mentioned matter and also to Makkal Osai Tamil Daily (30 March 2011) and Free Malaysia Today online newsportal (29 March 2011), which ad reported that the Selangor State Government confirmed that in 1973 the Puchong 14th Mile Tamil School was granted and alienated six (6) acres of land. However later on when a Malay School was build they had taken up to four acres of land leaving the Tamil School with the remaining a mere 2 acres of land. And now a further half an acre is to be taken away to build a bus station.

We understand that this very same instances of the “robbing” of Tamil school land has happened to the Payar Besar Tamil School, Lunas, to the Tamil School land in Petaling Jaya, which was granted 7 acres of land but similarly taken away and given to a Malay school and leaving the Kampung Lindungan Tamil school with a mere 1.5 acres of land and that too if indeed the said two and one and half acres of land is in the name of these Tamil Schools. This is just tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of other Tamil schools nationwide in the same predicament.

This happens only to the Indian poor because of the absence of written documents and instruments pursuant to National Land Code which delivers a valid title to all of these Tamil Schools. Had these Tamil School been issued their valid land titles and with a lawful registration of the instruments, these schools and most of the 523 Tamil Schools nationwide would not be in the current “landless” predicament as they are in today.

In order to avoid this mode and model of injustices, we ask that your goodselves first restore the 4 acres of land that was “robbed” from the Puchong 14 Mile Tamil School, alienate original six acres and 7 acres of the land back to the above mentioned Kampong Lindungan Tamil school and then issue them with a final title pursuant to Section 85 of the National Land Code, which is a conclusive title pursuant to Section 89 of the said Code.

We ask that your goodselves alienate in the general public interest all the aforesaid 172 Tamil schools, all Hindu temples and Hindu cemeteries with state land by virtue of Section 76(a)(ii) of the National Land Code and by virtue of Section 40 of the National Land Code which stipulates that all state land are vested solely under the authority of the State Governments. In addition to this, Section 42(1) of the National Land Code gives the authority to a State Government to alienate land. Therefore in compliance with the above mentioned provisions of the National Land Code, we appeal that your goodselves exercise your goodselves exclusive authority alienate and revert the “robbed off” four acres of land back to the above mentioned Puchong Tamil school, Lunas Tamil school the Kampung Lindungan Tamil School and other such schools..

Further we also ask that your goodselves alienate and issue the final land titles to all 172 Tamil Schools, namely 98 in Selangor, 28 in Penang and 46 in Kedah, all Hindu Cemeteries and Hindu temples in all three states ruled by Pakatan Rakyat as a gesture of gratitude and appreciation to the Malaysian Indian community, 90% of whom had especially under Hindraf’s political directions voted for Pakatan Rakyat and thus your goodselves ruling in these three states. And now where is the change? Especially with over 3 years of your goodselves rule

In the event another government coming to power after the next General Elections they are never going to or would never alienate land to these very basic and fundamental Indian poor cause as they have refused to do during their 50 year rule of in particular these 3 states. And there would never be a permanent solution to this land problem.

Therefore we humbly request your good selves alienate land and issue Final Land Titles to all the 172 Tamil Schools, all Hindu Cemeteries and all Hindu Temples in these three states ruled by the Pakatan Rakyat Government and grant a permanent as opposed to the current kosong piecemeal one by one Tamil dailies propaganda by UMNO.PKR,DAP,and PAS using Indian Excos MP, ADUN and other mandores .

We also request your goodselves to furnish us with a complete list of Tamil schools, Hindu cemeteries and Hindu temples which had been alienated with State Government land during the Pakatan Rakyat rule in these over 3 years and all other Hindu temples, Tamil schools and Hindu cemeteries yet to be alienated with State Government land in accordance with the CAT- Competency, Transparency and Accountability Pakatan Rakyat policy in these 3 Pakatan Rakyat ruled states and also by virtue of the freedom of Information Act 2010 (Selangor) .

We thank you for your kind co-operation.

Kindly revert to us accordingly within two weeks from the date hereof.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,



Secretary General(pro tem)

PKR, DAP & PAS Selangor grants 90% or 114 out of 128 hectares (430 acres) of non muslim place of worship land to just a few Chinese temples. But 5,000 Selangor Hindu temples granted 7.67 hectres. Unlimited land for Malay muslims.

AO71GOWCAWSA4MBCAHJQL8GCAOGF96RCAB0AJE3CAZWCDGUCAFEMVJ6CAKDJ0SCCA5LS43MCATOKVK1CAVZZ6ODCAX4T85ECAM8BYLUCAQYZSUBCA1LRYQBCATR7WW6CAQADSG7CAP6WYK3CAUJXTBYCAMFTMXUThis latest PKR, DAP and PAS act is exactly what the racist and religious supremacist UMNO had been doing in the previous 50 years of their rule of Selangor.
You can count the number of Chinese temples in Selangor. It is not a requisite for the Malaysian Chinese culture to have their temples within their community as the Indian Hindus and the malay muslims require.
But the Chinese have been rightly granted land to build Chinese temples.
But why is the Selangor PKR, DAP and PAS state government committing this deplorable and blatant level of acts of racism and discrimination of the Selangor Indians? Is this PKR, DAP and PAS change?
(see NST 31/3/2011 at page 10)
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice.