Wednesday, April 30, 2008

28 April 2008: Taiping Hospital with HINDRAF'S Mr P. Uthaya Kumar

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A daughter devastated, a mother with no answers

Source : Malaysiakini

Letter From : A Schoolteacher

I am a teacher by profession. I am teaching in a government school. Being a teacher, I am expected to inculcate moral values in my teachings. I have memorised all the sixteen values ‘Nilai-nilai Murni’ as a result of twenty-five years of teaching – values that transcend curriculum. Day in day out, all the students are exposed to all the values which are expected to cultivate good thinking and moral values among our young citizens. Examples of some of the moral values are being kind-hearted, respecting each other, fairness, honesty, and moderation.

In the recent SPM examination, many of my students did very well, some scoring straight As. We, teachers of all races, felt so very proud seeing the achievements of our students. We had ‘Hari Anugerah Cemerlang’ in my school. Parents, regardless of race or religion were there to lend support for the programme and at the same time to motivate the children. One such student is my own daughter, who scored 12 As, best student of the school. She used to wake as early as 4 o’clock in the morning to start preparing for her SPM.

When I asked her why she has to take up 12 subjects and ‘torture ‘ herself, she told me, ‘I am not a bumiputera like many of my friends.’ So the need to take up two extra subjects (not offered in her school) in order to be on par with her Malay friends.

She applied for the Progran Matrikulasi well before SPM itself. Yesterday was the day she was eagerly waiting since obtaining her SPM results because all the applicants will get their reply from the matriculation office. While I was in school, my handphone rang. It was a call from my daughter. When I answered the call she was already sobbing, and I am so silly to think that it was tears of joy.

The sobs turn to cries after she heard my voice - she was devastated, depressed and very disappointed because she failed to get entry into this government-sponsored programme. She is the eldest in my family. I have another three school going children. May be I am to be blamed because it was me who asked her to study hard, get good results because being an ordinary teacher I can not afford to send her to private colleges.

When I came back after school yesterday afternoon, again I saw tears in her eyes. She asked several questions. ‘Is it wrong to get 12 As in SPM? My Malay friends who got 2As and 3 As got to do the matriculation programme, I am denied. What’s wrong? You are also a teacher just like uncle, (my Malay college in school) his son was offered a place although he scored only 5As. Why?’ I don’t have answers.

Being a teacher (I teach History and Moral Education), I teach my students to be loyal to the country, to respect the leaders, to obey the laws of the nation, to promote goodwill and so on. I encourage them to participate in ‘Rimup’ (a race integration programme among students of various races).

I do not know what to say to my daughter. I feel guilty because what I teach in school is actually rubbish, perhaps I need to tell them the reality being a non-Malay citizen of our beloved nation. For that I need to resign. Please Mr. Prime Minister, may be you have something to tell us.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Makkal Osai's Permit Renewed!!

Source : M'Kini
The government has made an about-turn - a week after banning Tamil daily Makkal Osai. Its publishing permit has been renewed and the newspaper will hit the stands on Saturday.On April 16, the daily received a letter from the Home Ministry stating that its permit would not be renewed. No reasons were given for this.The daily, which is closely linked to former MIC deputy president S Subramaniam, subsequently filed an appeal.Industry sources claimed that the ministry's decision was related to Makkal Osai's extensive coverage of opposition-related news and the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf).

Thursday, April 24, 2008

HINDRAF takes it's case to United Nations (UN)

Source : Indianknight402 Blog

The Hindu Rights Action Force is urging the United Nations to appoint a special rapporteur to specifically look into the plight of the Indian community in Malaysia.The request was made by Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy in a letter written to the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights which is based in Geneva, Switzerland on April 17.“The Malaysian ethnic Indian has no other choice but to seek redress and solutions at the doorsteps of the United Nations,” he said in the letter, a copy of which was made available to Malaysiakini.“On behalf of all those oppressed, suppressed and marginalised ethnic Indian community I formally request that you exercise all powers conferred upon you to appoint a Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Affecting the community,” he added

In his letter, Waythamoorthy - presently based in London following a government crackdown on Hindraf leaders - gave examples of various issues in which the members of the community were sidelined as a result of government policies.“The majority Indian community who belonged to the plantation sectors become internally displaced persons when their traditional plantation land is acquired by government for purposes of development and their very social living lifestyle are disrupted.“They are not provided adequate compensation for their contributions for the country’s economy over the last 200 years, not provided new job opportunities and training programs.

"No permanent alternative is given to resolve their housing problems and ultimately they end up as squatters in urban and remain poor, underclass and neglected.When their plantation land is taken they lose their land, houses, temples, schools and end up a new poor class neglected society,” he said in his letter.

UN’s fact-finding mission

Waythamoorthy also told Malaysiakini that he was invited to make a presentation on the conditions of the Malaysian Indians at the United Nations Human Rights commission in Geneva on April 17.The meeting served as an eye opener to the United Nations Human Rights council. It was the first time serious human rights violations on Malaysia was presented,” he said.He said that he was given as assurance by the world body that it would seek an explanation from the Malaysian government.“They also said they would request an invitation from Malaysia to visit for purposes of fact-finding on the issues raised,” he said.

Hindraf became prominent after raising various issues pertaining to the Indian community in this country. On Nov 25, it organised a mass rally in Kuala Lumpur in which about 30,000 people took part to show their anger against the government for failing to uplift the community.Following that five top Hindraf leaders, including Waythamoorthy’s brother Uthayakumar, were detained under the Internal Security Act for two years for allegedly being a national threat.Waythamoorthy left the country to India, and then to the United Kingdom, to canvass international support for Hindraf’s cause.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tamil daily Makkal Osai's publication permit rejected...!!!

The Home Ministry today rejected the renewal of Tamil daily Makkal Osai's publication permit, a move believed to be related to the widespread coverage given to the opposition. Contacted this afternoon, Makkal Osai general manager S M Periasamy confirmed that the ministry had issued the letter which stated that the daily's application 'will not be considered'. The letter did not state any reasons for the rejection. According to Periasamy, the daily - which is closely linked to former MIC deputy president S Subramaniam - had submitted an application in July, three months ahead of the permit's expiry.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Free Specialist Clinic in Penang

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Watch Out Folks - JPJ Annual Clearence Sale.

Seems like they are encouraging more and more offenders to appear on Malaysin Road by reducing their summons tariffs...!!!. Is this Goverment's incentive to reduce it's population...??

Guys please learn from other countries and set the bar high so that people will be more aware of their traffic rules. In other countries you could easily lose you license for Speeding but in Malaysia RM 70 sahaja maaa....

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Scholarship Award

Source : Email

Closing Date
First Degree: 11 April 2008
Post Graduate: 30 April 2008

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Minimum Requirements

Fulfilling at least one of the following criteria:

STPM / A-Level - at least 2 A and 1 B; or
Diploma / Matriculation - Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of at least 3.50; or
Australian Matriculation - TER of at least 85% ; or
For candidates currently pursuing First Degree - Current CGPA of at least 3.50.


Passed SPM with credits in Bahasa Melayu and English subjects
Not exceeding 25 years of age on 1 July 2008
Have confirmed or will be offered a place to pursue a First Degree in 2008 at recognised local or foreign universities
Additional Requirements

Good command of the English language, both written and oral
Flexible, versatile and posses high teamwork capabilities
Excelled in both extra-curricular activities and sports
Students who are currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree (Honours) at recognised foreign universities are also eligible to apply.


Minimum Requirements

Obtained a First Class (Honours) Bachelor / Master's Degree or equivalent from recognised local and foreign universities. Will pursue courses that will add value to the roles and functions of Bank Negara Malaysia. Not exceeding 30 years old for Master and 35 years old for PhD


Passed SPM with credits in Bahasa Melayu and English subjects
Have confirmed or will be offered a place to pursue Master's / Doctorate Degree in 2008 at recognised local or foreign universities
Those who fulfilled the minimum requirements are required to send a written application to Scholarship Section, Bank Negara Malaysia along with these documents:

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Certified copy of Bachelor Degree's / Master's Degree's results
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Source : Via Makkal Sakti and MIB

PWM Brief Statement 6th April 2008.
Sat, 05/04/2008


It has been brought to my attention that a group claiming to be registered as “Makkal Sakti” is now operating to recruit members as an alternative to HINDRAF and they claim HINDRAF IS NOW KNOWN AS “MAKKAL SAKTI”.

HINDRAF has been on the forefront to push the idea of People Power “Makkal Sakti”. However this group has been claiming that HINDRAF no longer exists due to government pressure and the new name of HINDRAF is “MAKKAL SAKTI”.

I wish to stress that this is not true and HINDRAF WILL REMAIN SO LONG AS THE PEOPLE WISHES SO.

We cant stop people from misusing the name “MAKKAL SAKTI” but we have to spread the news that these are people who are out to confuse and mislead the people as they now see that a large number of people are attracted to HINDRAF AND MAKKAL SAKTI.

To all our supporters I wish to say that HINDRAF IS MAKKAL SAKTI as we derive our strength from the people. We do not recruit membership nor do we collect subscriptions. So please beware of some segments misusing our name. For clarifications please call our National co ordinator Mr.Tanendran on 019 4105283 or Event co ordinator Mr. Kannan on 012 269 0024.

Thank you

P. Waytha Moorthy
Currently in London

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yours Sincerely,HINDRAF Uthayakumar - 100 days under ISA Detention

Mr.P.Uthayakumar had this message to convey to all HINDRAF supporters on the 100th day of ISA arrest and detention. The message was relayed to a close family member and I had prepared his message in a written form to reflect what he himself would have written had he be given the chance. --P. Waytha Moorthy--

Message from P.Uthayakumar

100 days under ISA Detention – P.Uthayakumar

Today is the 100th day of my arrest and detention under the ISA at Kamunting Prison, Taiping (Kemta).I woke up early in the morning and only got to see the moon at 7am when the lock up doors were open. We are locked up about for 15 hours a day from 7pm to 7am and from 11.30am to about 2.30pm. My spirits are manageable thus far. I have never regretted that my struggle has caused me my freedom and being locked up in prison.

This is my contribution to the Malaysian Indian struggle which has been cheated by the Government for 50 years. We have remained a permanently colonized community without realizing it all these while. Now that every Malaysian Indian realises this and are willing to struggle for their “freedom” against the oppression of Malaysian Government we have no choise but to continue with the struggle. I am proud to belong to a generation who woke up against the injustices committed by the state.

The biggest satisfaction after being locked up is to see the BN being denied their two thirds majority and 5 states plus F.T. falling out of the hands of the BN. The UMNO leader who demolished the largestnumber of Hindu Temples ruthlessly, Khir Toyo was punished and so were the other UMNO leaders in their states.

I am regularly informed about HINDRAF’s Makkal Sakthi wave and spirit and people praying for us. People getting arrested and beaten up, fighting for our freedom. I offer my prayers to them and their families . I hear of the hundreds of prayer meetings at temples and other gatherings for us. Please continue fighting. We never stood up for our rights over the last 50 years.

Now that we have started, we shall not stop fighting against all forms of racism and religious extremism, equality and equal opportunities for all, especially for the Malaysian Indians.

It doesn’t matter how long the Government decides to lock me up but the most crucial point is we must fight and demand for our rights. 50 years of injustices are enough. Lets do it for our future generations.

The struggle goes on.

P. Uthayakumar
Kamunting PrisonTaiping (Kemta)

Friday, April 4, 2008

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Re : Uthayakumar does not need freedom initiated by Samy Velu

Samy Velu should apologize first.

The recent statement by Dato Seri Samy Velu that he would urge the Prime Minister to release the 5 HINDRAF leaders is most appalling. He was part of the system that incarcerated those “messengers of truth” and suppressed the legitimate voice of Democracy.Whilst the Prime Minister was a “gentleman” in accepting his errors and pledging to rectify his mistakes, Samy Velu is playing politics by his regular antics now, seeking the release of the 5.

He should first of all apologize to the 5 families and the Malaysian Indians for the following reasons:

a) failure to oppose the arrest by Government openly on 13th December 2007

b) misleading the Government and public that HINDRAF is a threat to National Security and linked to terrorist organizations

c) misleading HINDRAF struggle for his own political survivald) denying the 18 demands of HINDRAF as absurd and claim that the Indians were not marginalized.

It is plainly clear the initiative now is to gain popularity and to repair the damage done to his reputation as an obsolete leader.I wish to stress Uthayakumar wouldn’t want a freedom based on sympathy by Samy Velu or anyoneone else. FREEDOM should come on basis of acknowledgement that HINDRAF struggle is legitimate and his struggle is peaceful and not a National Security Threat.

P. Waytha Moorthy

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, though not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on fools' errands, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon. If you play a trick on someone after this time you are the April Fool.

Ancient cultures, including those as varied as the Romans and the Hindus, celebrated New Year's Day on or around April 1. It closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20th or March 21st.) In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year's Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year's day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on "fool's errands" or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.

There are at least two difficulties with this explanation. The first is that it doesn't fully account for the spread of April Fools' Day to other European countries. The Gregorian calendar was not adopted by England until 1752, for example, but April Fools' Day was already well established there by that point. The second is that we have no direct historical evidence for this explanation, only conjecture, and that conjecture appears to have been made more recently.