Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Samy Vellu challenged to debate on 18 demands of Hindus

Samy Vellu’s failures glaring, demand for open debate

Of late we are getting invitations to speak in Temples all over the country which was the exclusive enclave of MIC leaders. To day Sdr.A.Sivanesan and I were the speakers at the Mariman Temple, Chemor

Total public donations was 879.35 and the organizers would deposit it in the Trust fund managed by the DAP which is at Maybank a/c514178145866. On 30th December 07 we announced the total amount collected since the launched of the trust fund on 20th December07 which totalled 27k

As minister and MIC leader for 29 years Samy Vellu has failed to uplift the Indian community and speak up for its rights despite enjoying government power and assess to resources. I challenge him to a debate to settle the issue. He has unashamedly lied to the Indian community knowing how deep is their poverty, marginalization and discrimination by the Umno-led Barisan National government.

He has failed miserably in all capacities. Samy has never and will never have the guts or ability to restore Indian Malaysians’ dignity, fundamental human rights and civil liberties within the context of the Federal Constitution.

The best indicator of this is his failure and the government’s failure to address the 18-point demand of Hindraf submitted to the government in August. Until today there is no response to the request.

I challenge Samy Vellu to a debate on the 18 points demand and the marginalization of the Indians over which Samy Vellu has presided in the last four three decades.

Samy Vellu has only advanced his agenda not the peoples agenda in that many years and is now talking about injecting new blood in the MIC. How this will bring any change to Indians in general is anybody’s guess.

Samy Vellu’s string of failures including the mismanagement of public funds, Maika holdings fiasco and corruption must be investigated by a royal Commission. ,

The government must consider the 18 points demand seriously. Especially it must:
# urgently set up a high level special committee headed by the Chief Secretary to the Government, Secretary General of the Finance Ministry, the Senior Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Director General of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and the Director General of the Implementation and Co-ordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department to discuss with Indian leaders and find lasting solutions to our woes.

# an affirmative action plan for all poor Malaysians especially the ethnic minority Indians. A Protection of Ethnic Minority Malaysian Indian Act 2007 be passed to secure and safeguard the interests of the poor and defenseless ethnic Indian Minority Community.

# All 523 Tamil Schools in Malaysia be made fully aided government schools with immediate effect and to have equal and same facilities as granted to national schools especially in terms of financial allocations, sufficient graduate teaching staff, financial allocation for extra tuition, ample computers, Information Technology facilities, school fields, sports, recreational facilities, air conditioned library, textbook loans, kindergarten, school uniforms and pocket money for poor pupils, nutritional food programmers, teaching aids, school building, infrastructure, film screening room and facilities, financial assistance for poor students, rehabilitation classes, non Muslim religious classes.

# A RM 10 Billion grant @ 2 Billion per year with effect from 2008 be allocated to Indians under the 9th Malaysia Plan (5 years) for refurbishing the existing 523 Tamil schools and rebuilding of the 300 Tamil schools demolished over the last 50 years.

# Extend and implement with immediate effect to Indians the affirmative action plans, grants, scholarships, loans etc be extended to Indians.

# 10% of the Government top most level postings (Secretaries Generals), Middle level Management (Directors) and management level (Managers) postings, and the same for the Private Sectors, and positions of District Officers; Foreign and Diplomatic Service positions, civil service positions are reserved for Indians for the next 15 years.

# Stop the indiscriminate unconstitutional and unlawful demolitions of Hindu temples, crematoriums and burial sites in Malaysia. All existing Hindu temples, crematoriums and burial sites be granted state land and permanently gazette as Hindu temple reserves.

POSTED BY Administrator ON 01.01.08 @ 10:04 am

Samy booed on “live” TV; are his political days numbered?
Dear Friends,

Samy would not have ever thought he would be booed in Malaysia openly. I think MIC and Samy in particular have taken the Indians for a ride far too long. MIC should be thought a lesson in the next elections?


MIC president Samy Vellu was booed and publicly humiliated when he turned up to officiate at the Aattam 100 Vagai 3 (100 types of dance) performance at the Penang Internatikonal Sports Arena (Pisa) last night.

Sources tell me the crowd of 2,000-3,000 shouted obscenities at him including "po-dah" (the rude version of "get lost") and he didn’t get a chance to complete his speech. One source told me he was surprised to hear that the women in the audience appeared more aggressive in admonishing Samy.

Bear in mind, this was a cultural event and not a political forum, so it would have been attended by a diverse crowd of Indian Malaysians - who have now become politically awakened as never before.

The event was supposed to be telecast "live" by Astro Vaanavil (Channel 201) and beamed to India, Singapore, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. Apart from Astro, the media partners supporting the dance show were Sri Lanka Rupavhini (TV) Corporation, Jaya TV India, Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation and Media-Corp TV12 Singapore Pte. Ltd. So Samy’s image in the region would have suffered more than a little dent.

Earlier yesterday, Samy Vellu was huddled with Penang MIC division heads in a closed-door meeting at the Equatorial Hotel near Pisa, probably discussing the Hindraf developments. I gather that 40-50 outsiders, probably Hindraf supporters, were prevented from nearing the hotel during the day.

Such is the anger on the ground among Indian Malaysians that Samy Vellu’s political days could well be numbered. In fact, I would say he has become a major political liability for the BN - but then who else have they got in the MIC? Then again, it’s not any single individual that Indian Malaysians are upset about (though Samy is probably the focal point of their frustration in view of scandals such as the Maika fiasco) - it’s the whole system they are railing against: the sense of being economically marginalised and disempowered for so long (in the same way that many other Malaysians of other ethnic groups are).

If at the last general election, the MIC delivered 80-90 per cent of the Indian Malaysian vote to the Barisan, several Indian Malaysians I have met are predicting that this time the MIC would be hard-pressed to deliver even 10 per cent.

That may be wishful thinking - and an underestimation of the BN "machinery" and mastery of racial politicking - but all indications are that the MIC is going to suffer a serious setback at the polls. (It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out!) And that could spell trouble for the BN in a string of constituencies, especially in areas where the majorities were wafer-thin in the 2004 general election.

Meanwhile, Anwar Ibrahim has been hitting the hustings in Penang over the weekend, holding a series of talks and forums in the state. From what I hear, he has been drawing significant multi-ethnic turnouts at some of these events including a session with Malay and Indian Malaysian squatters in Bukit Gelugor who are facing eviction. He promised them that, if elected, he would try and do something about their plight.

He appears to be having some impact, working the ground. Have a look at this Malaysiakini videoclip to see the rapport he has struck with Indian Malaysians at this earlier rally in Jalan Kebun, Klang on 14 Dec attended by 4,000 people.

The BN has good reason to be worried. All of a sudden, cracks are appearing in the BN fold and the juggernaut appears to be creaking. Will Samy dare to show up at any other public event in the future? Stay tuned…

POSTED BY Administrator ON 12.26.07 @ 4:28 am | 8 Comments

We accept the MCA challenge and we agree and undertake to build a new Chinese school in Bercham, Ipoh

Bercham a suburb in Ipoh is one of the fastest growing areas in Perak. Infact about 20 years a go Bercham was a thinly populated farming area. Today it has a 100,000 population, 90 per cent of them Chinese. Currently Bercham has a Chinese school which is badly overcrowded. It has a total of 3,300 students, 120 and 38 classrooms and an average 50 students to a class although the recommended student rate is 24.
This itself shows the urgent need for a school in Bercham.

Although parents and the local people have requested for a new Chinese school for many years but the authorities and the MCA have been keeping mum on this issue most important issue. The question is why?
On Dec 8th I issued a statement urging the relevant authorities to urgently build a new Chinese school in Bercham. Immediately Perak State Exco member Ho Chang Wang retorted that a new Chinese is in the pipeline in Bercham. He said a Chinese school would be closed in Taiping as the Taiping school population has been dropping and it only has a few students now.

The urgent question is why one school has to be closed before a new one is open?
On Dec 10th MCA Bercham assemblyman Gooi Seng Teik said there is no available place for the construction of Chinese school in Bercham unless a private land owner donates a piece of land for this purpose.

Has Gooi done his home work to confirm whether there is no land reserved for the construction of a school?
Gooi has been sleeping on his job and totally unaware that is a piece of land has been reserved and located in a housing area near Bercham for a school to be build.

On Dec 13th YB Ho Chang Wang issued a statement challenging me to take responsibility to build a new Chinese school.
Is Ho saying that he or the government is not in a position to build a new school? Why are the authorities shrinking in their duty towards the people. Or is it a case where Ho is just a lame duck in the government where the decision to built a new school is dependent on UMNO’s approval ?

When I raised the issue of building of new Chinese school in Bercham in Parliament the government stated that no new Chinese or Tamil school would be built under the 9thMalaysia plan. Why is this so?
The DAP is willingly and accepts the challenge by Ho. We want YB Ho to get the government approval to build this school as soon as possible. Since YB Ho is in the government I challenge him to get the necessary approval to build the school within 14 days from the date hereof. Will the MCA able to do this or they have to get UMNO’s approval?

Upon approval by the relevant authorities, I give my personal undertaking to build the school the soonest possible with the support of the people.

POSTED BY Administrator ON 12.23.07 @ 11:22 pm | 2 Comments

Launch of Trust fund for the 5 ISA detainees and the 31 charged at the Shah Alam court
Today at a meeting between the DAP lawyers and the 5 Hindraf ISA detainees held in Kamunting, it was decided that a trust fund is established and managed by the DAP Malaysia , Headquarters in KL. The primary purposes of the fund is to cover all legal expanses incurred in fighting to free the five - P. Uthayakumar,V. Ganabatirau, M.Manoharan, R.Kenghadharan, and T.Vasanthakumar – and those who have lost their jobs by reason of being charged at the Shah Alam Court( 31 persons) and other incidentals costs . Any balance in the fund would be used for the support of the families of the 5 detainees.

During our conversation with the detainees at Kamunting we were informed all 5 detainees are the main breadwinners of their respective families.

With their detention all 5 would suffer financial hardship because of their continued detention.

Concerned Malaysians can assist to lessen their financial burden by making monetary contribution of any amount within their means. Monies can be deposited directly into Maybank a/c 514178145866 in the name of Democratic Action Party. The fund would be managed by the DAP Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
We have also formed a support group for the families of the 5 at the Kamunting center. The support group is presently co-ordinate by Sdr. A. Sivasensan as all the 5 families are in Kuala Lumpur .

The DAP lawyers are all fully committed in the endeavor to get all the 5 released as soon as possible.
We - A. Sivanesan, Gobind Singh, K.A. Ramu and my self visited the 5 detainees at the Kamunting camp in Taiping.

All 5 detainees said they are not involved with the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka. All 5 have also never been to Sri Lanka and they have no connection what so ever with the Tamil Tiger organization.
Mr. P.Uthayakumar further told us that the authorities only publicly said HINDRA has connection with the Tamil Tigers about 12 days after the Nov 25 protest. The 5 said the charges against them are all false and fabricated and baseless.

Through out the country Indians are offering prayers in Temples for the release of the detainees. The 5 detainees have told us to inform the Malaysian public to continue these prayers and they are very grateful.
This ISA draconian law is unfair to the detainees because you are jailed without charge or trial.

Further the 2 year period can be renewed indefinitely.
All 5 will also suffer irreparable financial loss as a result of the unlawful detention and finally they are emotionally deprived because they are separated from their loved ones for a long period.

POSTED BY Administrator ON 12.21.07 @ 6:11 am | 3 Comments

Government must acknowledge the marginalization of Indians and offer comprehensive solutions
It is well accepted and agreed by experts that the Indians in Malaysia are marginalized and need urgent special help.
The sooner the government accepts this as a irrefutable fact, the better.
The government must have the political will and wisdom that Indians are aggrieved and disenchanted and deeply hurt and angry by a system that has pushed them to the margins.
The need of the hour is to offer marginalized Indians the help to rectify the marginalization and help them rebuilt their lives.
We welcome the move by Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi to meet Indian NGOs on the plight of Indians. However this falls short of expectations first the government has its own machinery to weigh marginalization and
offer solutions.
Secondly meeting Indian NGOs that are not true representatives of the Tamil masses is not going to help much except perpetuate the same misery and disenchantment already felt by the marginalized Indians.
All Indians also have a right to know what these so called Indian representatives said on behalf of the community. We also have a right to know what the Prime Minister said to them by way of solutions to the press problems of the community.
Why keep the affected people in the dark?
Did the representatives raise the key issues like demolition of temples, lack of jobs in and outside the civil service, the disease of gangstersim that see a community that is 8% population committing 33% of crime in Malaysia. Nearly 40% of detainees in Simpang Renggan detention camp are Indians.
Did they raised other pressing issues like their economic plight, the failure of Maika Holdings that has robbed the Indian poor, and the high rates of suicide, school dropouts, alcoholism, drugs and large number of single mothers.
Is the government blind. These issues have been raised in parliament by the DAP and others repeatedly. Did all our efforts fall on deaf ears. The government should wake up, Especially the Prime Minister Abdullah
Badawi must wake up and see the truth and take the necessary urgent steps to rectify. Rectify now.
The time for talking is over. Now is the time for action!

POSTED BY Administrator ON 12.15.07 @ 4:25 am | 9 Comments

I will not be cowed by suspension……

I will not be cowed by the four-day suspension by deputy speaker Lim Si Cheng on Thursday for questioning the legality of the chair during a debate on remuneration.
"The suspension does not mean my work to fight for justice and truth is suspended," he said. The suspension followed an argument between Kulasegaran and Lim on the presence of Dewan Rakyat Speaker and his deputies in the Chamber when the Members of the Parliament Remuneration Amendment Bill was being debated.
The Bill was tabled to amend the remuneration of the Speaker and his deputies.
I am of the view that the presence of the Speaker and his deputies in the Dewan was not appropriate when the debate to amend their salaries was ongoing.
It is common knowledge and universally accepted that an interested party must not preside over a debate or approval of a bill in which they have a pecuniary interest. It is unfair and against natural justice to suspend a parliamentarian for doing his duty.

Such individuals are protected against fear and discrimination and undue use of force so that they can discharge their duties in a free and fair manner without stress.
I strongly deplore my suspension but nevertheless I will continue my duties to represent the people of my constituencies and Malaysians in general.

POSTED BY Administrator ON @ 4:21 am | 3 Comments

Parliament a lame duck!
Sixteen opposition MPs staged a walkout from the Dewan Rakyat in protest of the arrest of 26 Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) petitioners this morning.

The 16, including all DAP and PAS MPs who were present, walked out at about 3.55pm in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was scheduled to wind-up the debates on a controversial amendment five minutes later.
PKR’s sole MP and party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was not present in the House at the time.
The walkout came after M Kula Segaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) debated on the constitutional amendment bill seeking to extend the retirement age of Election Commission members by a year to 66, a move that has elicited strong criticisms.

The opposition MP opposed the amendment and condemned the arrests.

"We feel there is no point to debate further on the Bill when the arrests have nullified our freedom of expression both in and outside the Parliament House.

"We make laws in Parliament and it is the highest legislative body. How can the police just come in and start arresting people?" asked Kulasegaran when contacted later.

‘Utter contempt’

Met at the Parliament lobby, Parliamentary Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang said the MPs decided to walk out in protest of the bill as well as the arrests in the Parliament House earlier.

"We walked out in outrage not only of the bill that has no proper reform of the electoral system, but also the arrest of some 20 persons in the parliamentary precinct," he said.

Describing the arrests as "utter contempt of the sanctity of the parliament", he said the arrests were contemptuous to all MPs.

"It’s sad that only opposition MPs have the sense to stand for parliamentary dignity, while not a single BN (Barisan Nasional) MP or minister seems to be aware of the fundamental and critical importance of the issues involved," he said.

"I think this is a shameful day for the Malaysian parliament and a point must be made that it is intolerable and unacceptable."

Lim also explained that all DAP MPs will be present at the Jalan Duta High Court tomorrow at 9.30am to set aside the court order obtained by the police to deny access to Parliament.

He said the MPs will file a writ to set a side the order which he described as "irregular and in contempt of Parliament."

‘An insult’

Here is what other opposition MPs said:

PAS MP for Kubang Kerian Salahuddin Ayub said he regrets the arrest of former vice president Mustafa Ali.

"It is an insult to parliament. He (Mustafa) was a guest of Tumpat MP Kamaruddin Jaafar and me. He was here to listen to the debate and arrested forcefully when we were going out for lunch," he said

"That’s why we decided to walk out, to show that our parliament has lost its integrity," he said, adding that Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Musa Hassan had followed the orders of the government which is "scared of the public’s voice."

He said the arrest was "stupid and rude". It also showed that the opposition leader and MPs are not respected, he added.

MP for Ipoh Barat M Kulasegaran was of the view that no court can give any order to control the happenings in Parliament.

"Parliament is supreme. I’m very surprised that the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court has granted the order," he said, adding that he was sure the motion passed by the Dewan Rakyat to keep all routes leading to Parliament accessible was not produced to the magistrate.

“We feel the court has been misled into giving the order. The order should not have been given. The arrests in parliament are totally unwarranted and uncalled for,” he added.

Take immediate action

MP for Bukit Gelugor Karpal Singh said the arrests would be in contempt of parliament.

He said opposition MPs have taken the matter to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Ramli Ngah Talib, who promised to speak to the IGP.

"We hope something positive will come out of this consultation. We’re also looking into whether the order granted by the magistrate is valid and we’re considering challenging it."

MP for Kepong Tan Seng Giaw said he had never seen such an unprecedented event in his 25 years as an MP.

"It should never be allowed. Parliamentary principle means no arrest should be made except by the parliament in the precinct of parliament which includes the house and all the parameters of the parliament until the fencing outside. The government must take immediate action to rectify the mistake," he said.

Lim who had a brief conversation with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi when the latter came out of the Dewan Rakyat, said that he had asked Abdullah on the arrests.

"He (Abdullah) said arrests cannot be made in the Dewan, but is allowed outside the Dewan," he said.

The controversial amendment was unanimously passed at 4.50pm.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Aziz, who is in charge of justice issues, defended the police action.

"They want to come and demonstrate today’s amendment to the constitution. So they want to come in big numbers. We will not allow that," he told reporters at parliament.

"We have taken action against them and we are using the court system to prosecute these people."

POSTED BY Administrator ON 12.12.07 @ 3:14 am | 1 Comment

Consitutional amendment a grave injustice to free election
This morning an amendment was tabled to extent the retirement age of the Election Commission Chairman from 65 to 66. Any person can understand the reason why this change is introduced.

It is to extent the term of the current EC chairman Rashid Rahman who is due for mandatory retirement on Dec 31.

By extent to 66 years the government is giving him another year in office so that he can use his experience and knowledge to help the BN government stay in power.
This is a travesty of rule of law and justice and a glaring misuse of the majority in parliament of the BN government.

The commission have urgent task to do such as cleaning up the electro rolls, lowering the voting age to 18, allow the registration of voters through the internet and abolish postal votes.
Instead the government goes to great length to table an amendment just to extent the retirement age of one person when a whole democracy and good practices and fair election is at stake.

That the government wants Rashid to run the next election shows how much trust they have in his capabilities to delivery the vote.
This only reinforce our perception that the election is full of fraud and cheating.

Rashid is a virtual BN functionary, having faithfully served to advance the political fortunes of the BN coalition through cheap gerrymandering at every constituency, re-delineation exercise every decade.
The mammoth rally in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 10 to hand over a petition for electoral reforms to the Agong was the culmination of accumulated frustration and despair at the hopelessly biased electoral system that has gone from bad to worse, for which Rashid must bear full responsibility.

Democracy cannot exist without elections. Similarly, a country with a critically defective election system that heavily favours one contestant to the deprivation of its opponent is not a democracy, for the simple reason that the winner is a fake. Such a fake does not represent the will of the majority – the very definition of democracy.
For the electoral system to work, it is imperative that EC is neutral.

For this reason, EC has been accorded the same degree of independence as the judiciary, by having its members’ terms of service decided by Parliament. Once appointed by the Agong, a EC member cannot be removed without going through the same elaborate process as that for the removal of a judge – by a tribunal appointed by the Agong.
Hence, there is enough constitutional protection to allow the EC to operate in comfort and security as an independent institution free from interference from the incumbent political power. There is certainly no justification for Rashid to adopt the mentality of being subservient to the Executive.

POSTED BY Administrator ON 12.11.07 @ 6:54 am | 3 Comments

Most inhuman to arrest Tamils only in Colombo

More than 1000 Tamils were arrested in Colombo since Friday during combined search operations launched by the security forces and police, following Wednesday’s bomb blasts at Nugegoda, which killed more than 20 and injured many more. Many of the detainees have been sent to the Boossa detention camp in Galle , where torture and extra judicial killings are common.
Some distraught family members of the arrested victims attempted to do a protest march towards President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s office to force him to release the innocent detainees but were prevented by police.

TNA MPs said Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and his brother Basil Rajapaksa were responsible for the detentions of so many innocent Tamils who are unconnected with terrorism of any kind.
We strongly condemn the forceful and illegal detention of 1000 over Tamils, most of whom are Tamil youth. They were arrested simply because they are Tamils although they had valid identity papers.

Innocent people who live in Colombo are regularly arrested and “disappeared” by the security forces. They are unable to live in Jaffna owing to the prevailing situation there.
They are being arrested even after all legal documents are show, This situation is a major violations of human rights especially the right to live in peace without molestation.

Even cancer patients were arrested and taken away and school boys who didn’t posses National Identity Cards were also detained, while some have gone missing since Friday.
Just because they are Tamils, they should not be harassed.

If you find anyone involved in any illegal activity they should be arrested, but you should not harass anyone just because they come from Jaffna and are Tamil.
We condemn this serious violation and harassment that is taking place. The detainees are all innocent and must be released immediately.

POSTED BY Administrator ON 12.03.07 @ 9:10 am | 0 Comments

Stop the denial that every thing is all right with the Indian community
The social, cultural and political uneasiness of the Indian Community has suddenly become the main topic of discussion and debate in this country after the mammoth rally which took place on Sunday 25thNovember07 in Kuala Lumpur.

The MIC President and Works Minister has refuted in uncertain terms that MIC has been a let down to the Indian community. Barisan Ministers and MP’s are also echoing the sentiments of Samy. But these assertions if true the more then 30,000 people would not have got down to the street to air their grievances.
What has gone wrong with the Indian community? Indians compose a mere 8% of the population.
1) The Indian community only controls 1.2% of the equity as compared to over 20% by the Malays and nearly over 40% by the Chinese. Out of the 1.2% of the Indian equity one person AnandaKrishana one of the richest man in the country of Indian origin possess nearly 1% of the stake. This leaves the nearly over 2 million Indians owning less then a mere 0.2 of the equity of the country. Now this is the where the so call equal distribution of the economic cake has not benefited the average Malaysian but a few businessman who have are well connected with political leaders of the country.
2) Social problems of the Indian community have been consistently overlooked and side stepped. Take for example a) Suicidal rates. The Indians have the highest suicide rate (21.1 for every 100,000 as compared with the Chinese (8.6) and Malays (2.6) The high rate of suicide clearly shows that the community members are not able to handle the daily demands of life and find a easy way out to commit suicide. B) High numbers of Indians involved in criminal cases as can be seen with over 40% of detainees at the Simpang Renggan detention. Frequently Indians who have been out of the estates land up in urban areas without proper housing and lend up as squatters. Here they find difficulty in getting jobs although the country claims full employment! The failure of the Government to quickly to assist this needy people.

3) The rampant demolishment of Hindu temples all over the country is another cry of the community. Many of the temples are sitting on private or government land .Over 500 temples have been demolished over the last few years with little respect to the sensitive of the Indian community. Hindu goddess statue have been broken with little understanding of how the Hindus feel. Although many a time this matter has been raised in parliament and even brought to YB Nazri in 2005 who said will look into the greivences but to date nothing has taken place. What is needed is a real new policy decision on Temples to be adopoted by the government.
4) Tamil Schools are in a deplorable state and there is also a shortage of teachers. Samy has said over 180 tamil schools have been built over the last two decade and another 80 new Tamil schools would be build. We doubt the figures given by Samy. Under the 9thMalasyisa plan No NEW Tamil schools would be build. That means for the nest 4 years without new schools is Samy saying the new 80 schools would be build in the 10thMalasia plan! In July 2006 over 500 Indian parents protested on the shortage of over 500 teachers in Perak. Although this matters have been raised many a time in Parliament little has been done to address this issue. Why? Is it because the Indians are insignifant as a voting block in this country?

We feel the time has come for the Government to get to the bottom of the matter and find ways to address the matters of public importance. One way for immediate way to attend to all these is to set up a revolving fund of 1 billion to be administered by a special agency of the government to up lift the economic well being of the Indian community. An annual grant of 1 billion for this agency must be done until the community is at par with the other communities. Secondly also the setting up of a department headed by a Minister to

The people in power must all stop the denial syndrome.

POSTED BY Administrator ON 11.28.07 @ 9:24 am |


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