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The Malaysian Police are Prosecutor, Judge and Executioner , all in one .

Posted by chaanakyan on February 22, 2009

Today I tagged along with our Human Rights Activists who have been fighting Police Abuses for a long time  – S. Jayathas, S. Surendran, Manickavasagam (MP for Kapar) and M.Manohar(MP for Teluk Intan).  to find out what actually transpired when the 6  were killed by the Police in Kulim.

Ever since their killing the other day I have been very bothered by the event. The media  shouted out “criminals” – as if that  was the foregone truth. The Police had executed all 6 of them as if they were the Prosecutor, Judge and Executioner all in one and utterly above the law. It was not one, not two, it was six and it seems with impunity. Every one had their own view of the episode. But I needed some answers.

At the outset let me say that I am not condoning crimes or criminals, but there are so many questions that this incident raises that we need some good answers, and fast, as this situation seems to be spinning out of control – before the ink dries on one, another seems to happen. Kugan’s case before Prabakaran’s settled, and now the six before Kugan’s case is settled.

We visited the shootout site, the families of 3 of the deceased and spent some time with the neighbour at the shootout site. The picture that emerges is different than what the mainstream media has been putting out. The MSM paints a picture that the Police only returned fire after being shot at and that this turn of events was totally unavoidable and that they were dealing with a bunch of unscrupulous criminals.

Let me detail some of the facts we gathered before commenting on them. The scene of the shooting was in a small town of Karangan some 15km from Kulim. It was in a small house which was being renovated in one of the backroads of Karangan, a little off the main road of the town. The fence around the house was a tall wall made up of corrugated sheet – something you would do to cut off from view what was going on inside.

A very forthcoming neighbour told us that when he returned home from work that rainy night at around 10 or so he was met with a large group of police men in front of his house, who had already packed his family into the prayer room of his house in the event of stray bullets during the impending ambush. He was asked to get in with them. He only heard the frightening shootout that dreadful night from within his prayer room.

The shootout took place at around 10.30, a very noisy and frightening episode, narrated that neighbour. There did not seem to be any attempt by the Police to try to get the people they were seeking, out from the premises, by summoning them out first using hailers or some such device, before the shoot out. The shooting just happened. The neighbour knew nothing more till the bodies of the killed men were removed at somewhere between 4 and 5 am the next morning.

The first of the killed men, the one that the Police probably had a reason to get, the owner of the house where the shootout happened, was shot in the middle of the top of his head, top down it appeared, though his death certificate indicated he died due to shot wounds in his chest. The family of this victim, mentioned he had several more shots on the front side of his body – as if someone shot at him from the  front. This individual, we were told by the family had no prior police record.

The second victim that we visited was someone who was actually working in Singapore for a company called SBS (maybe the Singapore Bus Company)  who had come back to Kulim for a holiday. He was due to go back shortly and had a return ticket for that. His death certificate also indicated death due to shots in the chest. Apparently he had several shot wounds on the front side of his body also, as if shot from the front. He appeared to be a friend of the first victim. It is not clear from the little information we got that this person was at all a close accomplice or even a participant in any crime that may have been in the works. Of course, I am concluding this with very little information, but these are the facts as we got them from the family. The family was distraught, because this had damaged the standing of the family in the community, having their dead son branded a criminal. This victim also has no past criminal record, we were told by the family.

The third family we visited was that of a young chap of about 20. His family lives in a dilapidated little estate house in Padang Serai. He had seven siblings and it was obvious the family was just existing. This young chap it appears was working for the first victim assisting in the renovation of the house where the shootout happened. The parents did not seem to know much more about what he did. He was obviously not being paid very much, as he had just 2 days before the incident asked one of his family members for 20 ringgits. He had shot wounds on the forehead and it looked like the back of his head was all bloodied as if from an exiting bullet. He was dressed only in a towel at the time of his death. His parents even had difficulty putting together some money to buy him a shirt and a dhoty for his burial. 36 ringgits was all they had. They could not even afford the coffin in which he was ultimately buried. The Police disallowed the victims kin to examine the body when they tried to. The body was all bloodied in the front. This victim also has no past record, we were told.

To say the least, this was a carnage. It appears like we are in Gaza or in Iraq or in Afghanistan or even in SriLanka – the scale and method of killingsuggests nothing short of this. Let me ask, are we in one of these countries or is Malaysia descending there?.

It looks like Indian lives have become very cheap, very cheap in this country – the lives of anjing keeling, yes that’s what it is, the cheap lives of the anjings – that they can be wasted in this manner. Uthaykumar was so right!.

By all of this, I am in no way saying crime is alright. What I am saying is the way the problems of crime are being dealt with. Let me layout some perspectives for you all to consider:

1) What was the need to kill these people? They were not terrorists. They had no previous records. They were not murderers, surely not the mafia. They could have been easily arrested. In fact the first victim regularly stays is  just a stone’s throw from the Police Station. Why were they not apprehended?  Or why were they not given a chance to come out with their hands up to surrender themselves for arrest – even in war this is done?. Why were they not given this chance?

2) We understand there were a number of sharp shooters from around the country on hand for the job for the Police. This seem to indicate that this was planned kill event.

3) Why was it that the shot wounds were all in the front side of the victims – not any location on the body, but systematically on the front side?

4) One victim was shot on the top of the head, how could that happen in a normal exchange of fire. That seems to suggest some crouching position and a shot into the head, from the top.

5) Why were the victims not shot at on their legs or where they will not be killed but disabled on being shot?

6) Why were the kin of one of the victims denied their right to inspect the body.

7) If it was a shootout between the Police and the victims, only two could have had the guns, as the police produced two guns, why were the shot wounds so systematic in the chest and the heads on all three of the victims? We do not know about the other two victims – but I suspect they will show similarities.

In summary this ugly incident in the series of incidents of police killing and atrocities seem to emphasise the following issues.

a)     The Police in Malaysia continue killing Indian crime suspects with impunity – taking upon themselves the role of Prosecutor, Judge and Executioner all in one. I am sure that the powers be know exactly what they are doing. So, we have to take it that they are trying to provoke a response from us so they can slam emergency rule snd set us all back?

b)     The Police very urgently need to be Policed . That looks like a very remote possibility, as long as UMNO  rules this country of ours. . See what’s happening to the reform driven MACC, it has become just another tool of UMNO. Any IPCMC will probably end up in that same rubbish bin. In any case this UMNO regime seems to be promoting Police brutality as a means of maintaining their hold on the levers of power.

c)      So many crime suspects in Malaysia are from among the Indian community.?  I think the answer to this has been already abundantly answered  by Uthayakumar – this underclass of Indians are a direct result of the UMNO policies over the last 50 years of marginalizing Indians – neglecting the development of the Indian community. There does not yet seem to be any serious effort to get to the bottom of this problem.

d)     The way the Police are shooting Indian crime suspects seem to give additional credence to the racist line of UMNO – the anjing keling line.. They seem to be wittingly or unwittingly creating a stereotype of the Indians in the country – despicable, troublecausing and uncouth Indian. What do you think the jibes of children in school reflect – when little Indian children are called “anjing keling” by their Malay classmates.

e)   Poverty seems to be intertwined with all of this. Take the case of the third victim that we visited – what kind of money was he making for him to be lumped up and shot.  Does this make sense, 20 years old, barely making a living and then shot in the middle. These are the youth of the country who should be nurtured and built up into the the human potential we so much need.
This is all very infuriating.

There comes a time when all of this has to stop. This cannot continue. UMNO , stop playing games and get on with doing something positive about the problem. If you do not know how, then get expert help, I am sure there are agencies around the world that can help. Or are we to take it that you just do not want to , and then the only way we can find some resolution to the problem is by replacing you, UMNO.

UNITED WE MUST STAND,  UNITED WE MUST ACT!!!!!

Written by Naragan

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COWARDLY ACT BY THE UMNO LED GOVERNMENT TO SUPPRESS AND OPPRESS MALAYSIAN INDIAN MINORITY

Posted by chaanakyan on October 16, 2008

Declaring Hindraf as an illegal organization will in any case not banish the spirit that created Hindraf. Hindraf represents a very deep feeling experienced in the hearts and souls of millions of Indians both locally and Internationally.

This dastardly and ludicrous attempt by the Home minister to declare HINDRAF as an illegal organisation clearly indicates that the UMNO led government is at the end of their wit and shows that Malaysia is indeed a police state under the pretext of democracy.

The UMNO led government continued use of the sanctity of illegitimate laws such as ISA, Sedition Act, and now the Societies Act with their predatory acts against HINDRAF is a desperate attempt to silence legitimate voice of democracy.

The UMNO led government enjoys demonizing and bullying us on the pretext of law, public order, National security when all we are fighting for is to address the true and real condition of the downtrodden Malaysian Indians who have been systematically marginalized, suppressed and oppressed.

The UMNO government is not able to understand the phenomenon of Hindraf. Hindraf represents the Indian commoner, the hard working oily faced man who is made fun of in the streets, the man who people step on, the man who walks past you yet you notice him not. These are the people whom Hindraf represents – the marginalized and downtrodden Indians. They all do not wither away with this illegal declaration. The Government obviously has a primitive understanding of the situation, they cannot see a genuine problem within a significant section of the Malaysian society.

Look at the annals of history – when the people begin to demand what is truly theirs no governing elite have been able to stop them – take the French revolution, the American revolution, the anti-colonial and liberation movements through the first half of the 20th century and then the liberation of Africa in the late 20th century culminating in the abolition of apartheid in South Africa.

HNDRAF is peoples’ mass movement that seeks the moral and spiritual truth for the oppressed Malaysian Indians against the tyranny of the UMNO led government.

HINDRAF’s movement has raised the self worth of every individual in Malaysia and demand that the dignity and equality for each and every Malaysian cannot be abandoned and diluted for the glory of the UMNO led government whose only intention is to stir racial tension and maintain their status quo.

HINDRAF will not flinch with these threats and will continue its struggle against the UMNO regime in Malaysia as we can no longer be cowed nor are we any longer afraid. It is the people’s mass movement for moral and spiritual truth on the basis of humanity against the tyranny of the current ruling government.

It is only fair for the Prime Minister to advise his Home Minister to revoke the order.

Waytha Moorthy
HINDRAF – CHAIRMAN

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Malaysian Police powerless against curbing abuse of Indian school children

Posted by chaanakyan on August 23, 2008

August 23rd, 2008 – 12:40 pm ICT by ANI – Email This Post Email This Post

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 23 (ANI): Following reports of school teachers targeting students of Indian origin in Malaysia and subjecting them to physical and verbal abuse, the countrys police have found themselves powerless in taking action against such teachers, saying the maximum they could do was to report such instances to the Education Department.

District criminal investigations department chief Deputy Superintendent Roslan Ibrahim said no action could be taken against a teacher accused of verbal abuse. When such cases (verbal abuse) are reported, we can only forward it to the Education Department for further action, he said.

On racial slurs, Roslan said it could be categorised as mental abuse. However it would be difficult to charge a teacher suspected of racially abusing a student unless there is strong supporting evidence and witnesses who are willing to testify in court, the New Straits Times quoted him as saying.

It had been reported that five police reports had been lodged against teachers in a school in Taman Klang Jaya for alleged racial abuse. The first report was lodged on Nov 1 last year while the latest was lodged on Aug 8. Two reports were lodged on Feb 29 and the other report was on March 21.

The incidents were first reported in March this year, but no action had been taken either by the police or the Education Department.

The Coalition of Malaysian Indian Non-governmental Organisations Secretary G. Gunaraj said he had met with parents of six students last Sunday in Klang Jaya regarding the issue. Despite the reports, the teachers who allegedly abused the Indian students verbally and physically continue to teach and no apparent action has been taken against them, he said, adding that a petition had been signed by 63 Indian parents voicing their dissatisfaction and frustration over the handling of the issue. (ANI)

Source:http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/

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10-year-old boy alleges 10 hours of torture by cops

Posted by chaanakyan on August 22, 2008

A 10-year-old school has alleged that Kampar police tortured him for about 10 hours last Wednesday after he was accused of committing theft by his teacher.

N. Logeswaran’s father Nagarajan, 51, lodged a police report last Friday on behalf of his son who accused the police of subjecting him to physical torture and trauma.

From left Dr Jeyakumar(Sg. Siput MP),
Mother P. Santhi the injuries and scars
in flicted by police on her son
N.Logeswaran and watching them
is his father N. Nagarajan.

Nagarajan said his son was handcuffed to his back and police choked him, hung him upside down during interrogation.

Logeswaran was also threatened and terrorised with a parang and a gun held by policemen if he did not admit stealing the teacher’s belongings. His legs were also bound and had his head banged against the wall, resulting in large swell on the back of his head.

He also alleged police attempted to burn his private parts with a lighted plastic covering but his son managed to wriggle away and the burning plastic drippings burned his right foot.

Logeswaran was released after his mother P. Santhi posted a RM500 police bail and will face a charge in the Kampar magistrate ’s court at 8.30am on Sept 9.

Logeswaran’s ordeal started when his school teacher N.Kristina,of SRK Kampar went to his house last Tuesday and complained to Santhi that her son had stolen RM700, her identity card, driving licence and other documents from her.

Kristina then checked Logeswaran’s pockets and his school bag but did not find her belongings.

The following day, at about 12.30pm, Logeswaran was picked up by police in his school and taken to the Kampar police station for interrogation.

Santhi rushed to the police station but she was not allowed to see her son as the interrogation was in progress.

She heard her son crying out in pain and after 10 hours of interrogation, Logeswaran was released at 10.30pm.

Logeswaran complained of severe pain on the back of his head which was swollen and he started to vomitting.

The next day, Nagarajan then took his son to the Kampar Hospital where the doctor told Nagarajan to get a police request for a medical examination Form 59, as this was a police case and only then will the hospital conduct the medical examination of his son.

However, the doctor told Nagarajan that his son had suffered head injuries and had to see a specialist in Ipoh Hospital for further evaluation of his head injuries.

Logeswaran was warded in Ipoh Hospital for two days and then discharged.

Today, Logeswaran and his parents together with Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) central committee member Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj and other PSM members were in the state police headquarters to hand over a memorandum to CPO DCP Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah, urging him to take action against the Kampar police personnel who allegedly tortured Logeswaran.

Logeswaran’s lawyer G. Balasunderam, 50, said the Penal Code under Section 82 states: “Nothing is an offence which is done by a child under 10 years of age.” Logeswaran is only nine years and 10 months old.

Balasunderam said under the Child Act 2001, a child suspect should be under the supervision of a welfare officer when interrogated by police.

He is giving the police 14 days to respond to the memorandum and punish the culprits, failing which legal action will be instituted against Kampar police and SRK Kampar.

by Humayun Kabir

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Najib wants Indians to back BN !! Sodomy never ends!!

Posted by chaanakyan on August 19, 2008

Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak made a plea to the Chinese and Indian communities in Permatang Pauh – come back to the Barisan Nasional’s fold.

He admitted that voters from these two communities had deserted BN in the March 8 general election, blaming that on the communities being unduly influenced by the opposition.

It was time to support BN again, he said. But, that is his view, its up to voters to decide.

Permatang Pauh, a semi-urban constituency in Penang, has 58,459 voters, consisting some 69 percent Malays, 25 percent Chinese and 6 per cent Indians.

He promised that the BN would champion the Indian and Chinese communities’ cause in the constituency as they had been neglected by the opposition. But what is not known is that ,if BN is going to champion the Indian & Chinese cause as they did for last 50 years.

It was reported in malaysiakini that specifically for the Indian voters in Permatang Pauh – numbering some 3,500 voters – Najib said the government has agreed to approve scrap metal collector’s licence for them.

But these people are wondering how the Permatang pauh will look like with 3500 scrap metal collectors.What is Still not clear to many is that,did he mean scarp collector/tin collector?  May be its a new job opportunity for Indians to take over the job of present drug addicts. There is no better way of insulting the of Indian community in Permatang Paugh.

He also announced aid for three Tamil primary schools and six Chinese primary schools. It also looks like that Najib and BN only realized 2 days before that these has to be done for the communities..

Nobody has forgot his hatred for Chinese community and Indians dont expect any difference in approach of Najib and BN towards Indians.

Still, no actions or answers are there on the fate of The political ISA detainees which include the HINDRAF 5.

People of Permatang paugh is now waiting for the Offers from Samy Velu (MIC) and Gang. May be some hand outs and threats using his gang.

Defenitly, they are offering a MP who can speak chinese to the chinese community. What a geat sacrifice from BN. BN is expecting their MP to sit and chat day in & out with old chinese people staying at home . Other than that, there is no benifit for the chinese by having a chinese speaking MP specifically.

Overall, BN is insulting the intelligence of the Malaysians of chinese and indian entinicity in Permatang Pauh.

Lets wait and see, how these people respond.

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What happen to our Uni? Racial Polarization ?

Posted by chaanakyan on May 12, 2008

” Racial Polarization Letter at University “

The racial card in Malaysia is never ending! Take a look below! - Malaysia Boleh

This is a letter from University Malaya’s head of Graduates to all the students (maybe certain race only). The first paragraph is okay.. Nothing much.. Wait till we get to the 2nd paragraph of this horrendous letter!


Here it is below! For those not bothered in stressing your brains too much in understanding the written malay

I’ll do the translation: Read Below

Therefore, I as the Head of Graduates of University of Malaya would like to advice all our fellow graduates of University of Malaya to combine forces and prepare ourselves together with all the necessary knowledge and preparation before we continue our fight in the actual battle field. This advice implies mainly to our Malay Graduates. We must treasure the sacrifices made by our ancestors which tried so hard to ensure that Tanah Melayu ( Malay Land ) is free from the intrusion of alien races. We must not fall into the category of those who forgets their roots until they will be taken over by other races. Graduates must prove themselves that we are capable and the best choice to take over the throne of governing the country in the future. This implies with the theme of MPMUM Progressive, Dynamic, Professional. There is nothing more important that can compared to our always-sensitive and improving Graduates. I also would like to advice all Malay Graduates to prepare ourselves in facing all sorts of unpredicted challenges that may occur in near future, relating to the rise of our fellow citizens, in particular to the non-Malay races. Don’t let ourselves slack and allow our “enemies under the blankets to attack us” (direct translation from the Malay idiom). Don’t allow our Malaysia to fall into the hands of those who are irrelevant.

After reading this, I became truly speechless! So stunned, so shocked! Why do I feel a one sided love for my country?

Malaysia …. I love you so.. but what have you become……..

The Liberals and Multi-racialists got to put a stop to it.


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Governments attempts to eliminate HINDRAF leader?

Posted by chaanakyan on April 8, 2008

Uthayakumar, legal adviser and one of the founders of Hindraf, who is being cruelly and unlawfully incarcerated by the Malaysian government is facing a health crisis while in detention. He is a diabetic, who has been denied his medication for over a month by the Kamunting camp authorities. His high sugar level, coupled with low potassium levels has made him very weak. He is now hospitalized at the Taiping General Hospital.

This is an unacceptable turn of events. The Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, with the Home Minister, Syed Hamid Albar, and, the Malaysian government must be held responsible and accountable for the reprehensible acts of both incarcerating an innocent man and not caring for his health. I urge all for you to swing into action to stop this brutal regime by contacting as many media members, politicians and members of the government.

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Anwar expressed support for families of ISA detainees

Posted by chaanakyan on March 30, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 (ES) – People’s Justice Party (KeADILan) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed his support for families of Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees – an act which provided for detention without trial. He also lent support to KeADILan president Dr Wan Azizah Ismail plan to focus on five issues of importance during the next parliamentary session which will see the opposition having the chance to play its role effectively for the first time. Wan Azizah, who is poised to become the country first woman opposition parliamentary leader had indicated that “laws that deprive Malaysians of their fundamental liberties must be abolished”. “I have met with wives and children of ISA detainees on the night (of March 25) to enquire on their well being and to express commitment to the statement made by Azizah,” Anwar said. “(A)mong her main proposals to be tabled in the next parliamentary sitting were for ISA detainees to be released without condition,” he said in a posting today on his blog. PAS opposes ISA The party – along with other opposition parties Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) – had indicated that the would repeal the Act should they come to power. PAS specifically had outlined in its election manifesto the need to amend or repeal draconian acts. During the March 8 general election, the opposition won 82 seats to deny the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi its two-third majority gripped on parliament for the first time in almost five decades.

Speculation is rife that a number of 30 parliamentarians from the ruling coalition had already expressed intention to join the opposition with KeADILan youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohamad Akin confirming the certainty for near half of number. Abdullah’s government is also in danger of collapsing due to internal rift within the party but the change in the leadership of the ruling government would not likely to change any laws that violates human rights, especially the ISA. The opposition fielded 17 ex-detainees of ISA in the March 8 election with 14 of them successfully winning seats. Eleven of the 14 candidates contested for parliamentary seats. – Saadon Aksah/ES

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Samy calls for Hindraf 5’s release

Posted by chaanakyan on March 30, 2008

In a dramatic about-turn, MIC president S Samy Vellu today called for the release of the five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders held without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

The veteran politician said he will meet Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi soon to discuss this matter.

He also urged Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy – who is currently in London on self-exile – to return to the country and be reunited with his family, saying that the latter should not be a political refugee.

Samy Vellu was speaking to reporters after opening the MIC divisional leaders workshop at the party’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

hindraff isa detainees 141207The Hindraf leaders detained under the security law are Waythamoorthy’s brother, Uthayakumar, V Ganabatirau, M Manoharan, T Vasantha Kumar and R Kengadharan.

The five – four of whom are lawyers – were arrested shortly after organising a mammoth street rally in Kuala Lumpur which drew some 30,000 people on Nov 25 last year.

Approached by detainees’ families

Samy Vellu revealed that the families of Manoharan and R Kengadharan had approached him for assistance.

“Because they made an approach, I will talk to the PM (about securing their freedom),” he said, adding, “We also don’t want them to be kept inside.

malaysia budget 2007 2008 070907 samy vellu“The government has to make a decision. Kenghadharan is very sick, Manoharan is an elected member. So I think it is quite reasonable. I am going to ask PM (to release them) and meet the Internal Security Minister (Syed Hamid Syed Albar).

“I made some moves on this earlier, but I didn’t tell anybody. I will now make a very strong move to see what can be done,” he added

Manoharan won the Kota Alam Shah state seat in Selangor under a DAP ticket in the March 8 elections.

In the past, Samy Vellu had been critical of Hindraf and the Nov 25 demonstration. The movement, in return, also accused MIC and its party boss of failing to uplift the status of the Indian community.

Not a publicity stunt

Responding to a question, Samy Vellu denied that the move to call for the five’s release was a publicity stunt.

Describing it as being motivated by “fairness”, he said: “At the same time, we feel that as Indians, we have to do something about this.”

hindraf british petition rally 251107 malaysian flagsThe MIC president also revealed how he had helped secure the release of four students detained with scores others in the wake of the Hindraf rally.

Thirty-one detainees were later charged with the attempted murder of a policeman, but this was subsequently dropped.

Samy Vellu said this happened because he spoke to the prime minister and attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail.

“But one of the detainees’ fathers scolded me like hell… (the father said) ‘Who the hell are you?’, ‘Where were you when my son was arrested?’

“He ashamed me, it was very unreasonable. But I didn’t take it to mind, as long as the students were released and the (attempted murder) charge against the others was reduced,” he added.

The MIC president said “many had argued for them because they want publicity.” “We only want the truth,” he said.

Source: Malaysiakini 

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Letter to Tan Sri Khalid from HINDRAF

Posted by chaanakyan on March 25, 2008

Y.B. Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim

Selangor Menteri Besar

Selangor State Secretariat Office,
Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah,         Tel: 03 5544 7013
40503 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.                 Fax: 03 5519 0032

YAB,

Re: (1) Demolished Hindu Temple in Kg. Rimba Jaya, Kg. Karupiah, Kg Jawa Shah Alam was catalyst for Hindraf Peaceful Assembly on 25/11/2007 which led to 90% of Indians voting for Opposition in theMarch 8th General Elections.

(2) PKR led Selangor State government has not properly rewarded Selangor Indians by merely repeating the 10,000 sq feet land and RM 40,000.00 promised by the previous UMNO led government.

With respect to the above mentioned matter we are disappointed at the mere reputation of what the previous UMNO government had previously already promised. (Tamil Nesan 18/03/08 pg 3). May we bring to your kind attention that it was the demolishment of this Temple that eventually led to 90% of the Indians in Malaysia voting for the Oppositions and as abovementioned. We hereby appeal that this Hindu Temple is retained at the existing and present site by the PKR led state government compulsorily acquiring the land (CPO) and awarding the same to the said Temple. This Hindu Temple is the heritage of the people of Kg Karupiah and means a lot to them.

 

In the alternative if this Temple has to be relocated it would only be fair and proper for the new Selangor State government to award the following:

  1. Award a 1 (one) acre land for the reconstruction of this Temple.
  2. This Hindu Temple should also have an adjoining wedding hall/community centre to serve the almost 10,000 Hindu community in the area.
  3. The state government allocates RM 10 million for the construction of this new Temple and hall. (Note: Dato Seri S Samy Vellu allocated RM 8million for a mosque he personally designed and another RM 2 million for an Indian Muslim mosque both in Sungai Siput during the run up to the March 8th General Elections).
  4. The one acre land title is to be given to this Hindu Temple.
  5. Please also rebuilt and give back to the people the kindergarden for the poor Indians that was ruthlessly demolished by the previous UMNO government.

By granting our appeal, the PKR government would prove it’s sincerity by putting into practice it’s election manifesto of a truly multi racial and multi religious Malaysian society and not merely preaching the same. Y.A.B. please prove that your government is different from the UMNO led government that has ruled Malaysia for the last 50 years.

We thank your goodselves in anticipation.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully

P.Waytha Moorthy

(Chairman)

cc: Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim      
Adviser                                          
National Justice Party
17, Jalan 16/2,
Petaling Jaya
46350, Selangor,
Malaysia

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