Even as late as 2009 it was this very same UMNO government that announced that Malaysia was 50% short of doctors and was in fact recruiting doctors (from muslim countries like Sudan, Ethopia, Bangladesh and Myanmar muslims) to fill in the shortage of doctors (see Utusan Malaysia 8/10/09 at page 24).
But today within 2 years this racist UMNO makes a u-turn and says that there is a marked increase in medical graduates.
This is yet another One Malay-sian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s racist scheme to limit the number of Indian students studying at private Universities at their parents own hard earned money.
But on the quiet MARA, UKM, UM, UPM, USM, UMS, etc continues, which takes in about 90% Malay muslims .
And in the interim UMNO using this policy decision will further accelerate the stopping/derecognition of medical degrees in India, Ukraine, Russia, Indonesia, Romania etc to prevent Indians becoming doctors. This is on top of requiring No Objection Certificates before applying for foreign universities.
Higher Education Minister Dato Seri Khalid says that this is also to maintain quality of medical students.
But he is not concerned with the quality of medical students produced by MARA and the other said UMNO local public Universities. And MARA alone has at least six branch campuses and churning out thousands of Malay muslim alone students every year.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
UMNO has similarly set the CLP exams and every year fails some 80% of the Indian students to limit the number of Malaysian lawyers from 70% in 1957 to a mere 1% by 2020. And UMNO is doing the same thing for Accountants, Dentists, Pharmacist, Engineers, Actuarists etc.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court has allowed lawyer P Uthayakumar to challenge the Home Ministry and the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on the status of the registration of the Human Rights Party (HRP).
Making the order in chambers today, Justice Rohana Yusof also ordered the three respondents – the ministry, ROS and ROS KL – to respond on the status of the application within 14 days.
Uthayakumar (left), who is the plaintiff in the case, appeared for himself while the three respondents were represented by senior federal counsel Suhaila Harun.
Once the ministry and the two ROS offices respond, Uthayakumar would then be allowed to initiate judicial review proceedings on the issue.
Justice Rohana has fixed Aug 15 to hear the matter.
It was earlier thought that the ROS had rejected the party’s registration as it had ignored queries made by Uthayaumar and HRP on three occassions after he submitted the application on Nov 25.
Grounds for the application Uthayakumar said sometime in 2000, he tried to form Parti Reformasi Insan Malaysia (Prim) while he was its secretary-general, but the application to ROS was rejected.
On June 18, 2009, Uthayakumar applied to ROS to form the HRP, but there was no reply.
On Nov 25, 2010, he despatched another letter, along with the formal application forms as required by the respondents, and the ROS acknowledged receipt. On Dec 16, he sent them a reminder about his application, but there had been no reply.
Similar follow-up letters were sent to ROS, its FT office and the minister on Feb 17 this year and again on March 14, but all were ignored.
Also, in a letter dated March 14, HRP’s solicitors Manoharan & Co had asked for the approval of HRP as a political party, based on Article 10 (1) (c ) of the federal constitution, which provides the right to form an association.
Should the respondents fail to do so within 14 days, the letter stated, it would result in Uthayakumar making this application.
Uthayakumar said the respondents had breached the rules of natural justice, and in particular the federal constitution, in not allowing/ failing/neglecting to allow the freedom of association.
He claimed the respondents had acted mala fide (with bad intent) in not registering HRP, and that Umno and BN did not want it registered as it would allow HRP to represent the poor within the Indian community.
The former Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader also claimed he had legitimate expectations to see the respondents allow the registration of the HRP.
He said there was “selective approval” or unfairness on the part of the respondents in approving the registration of political parties, since those that were pro-Umno/BN were allowed registered.
Uthayakumar named these pro-Umno/BN parties and NGOs registered by ROS as Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party, Parti Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air (Kita) and non-governmental organisations Perkasa, Tiga Line, Pekida and Ayahanda.
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.