Monday, February 4, 2008

Watching Hindraf

Close watch on Hindraf
By Laksamana • Feb 5th, 2008 • Category: Berita / News
The Star

BATU PAHAT: The police will monitor the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) closely because of its alleged links with terrorists, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

The Prime Minister said he knew about the links and had asked Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to make it public.

“My order is for the police to keep a close watch on them,” he said at a press conference here during his two-day visit to Johor yesterday.

Asked if he would use the Internal Security Act on Hindraf members, Abdullah said it was an option that he would keep open to see if it was viable or not.

“If it reaches a dangerous level, then we know what we have to do,” he said.

Later when speaking at a Bakri MCA division gathering in Muar, Abdullah said he would not tolerate those who wanted to jeopardise the nation’s security and stability.

He said he could be soft, hard, flexible or even stern, but he would not tolerate “nonsense” or allow anyone to destroy the nation.

“Malaysia is for those who love the country and who also respect the laws of the country. Every Malaysian has rights and we must protect the harmonious living and stability we all enjoy at all cost,” he said.

During the event, Abdullah presented a total of RM1mil to three Chinese schools and one Chinese cultural association, the Kung Seng Keng Lion Dance group.

Speaking in Segamat earlier, Abdullah said it hurt him that Malaysians, and not foreigners, had accused the Government of ethnic cleansing.

Speaking during a meet-the-people session, he said the Government loved every Malaysian and would do everything to help the people regardless of race or religion.

“The Government has been kind and considerate towards the people for the past 50 years. It will continue to do so for as long as the people give their support to the Barisan Nasional,” he said.

Braving the rain here to speak to the people, Abdullah, who was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, said if the Government had been cruel towards any particular group, it would not be able to include non-Malay and non-Muslim ministers.

He said the Barisan adopted a power-sharing concept and had been practising it for the past 50 years. He believed the people would continue to support the Barisan administration.

“This Government has the support of the people. This Government will plan. This Government has policies and implementation plans.

“This Government will find the money and allocations and this Government has the machinery to implement them,” he said.

1 comment:

K P VARAN said...

Now that the HINDRAF trouble makers and their terrorist contacts are already known to the Authorities, the Police should move quickly and arrest the HINDRAF crowd so that they do not create disturbances during the Elections and in the process make foreigners to cast aspersions on the fair manner in which elections are always conducted in Malaysia - excepting for a few controversies by the losers here and there.

HINDRAF - 20,000 or more maybe - should know by now that MIC and all top Government leaders are already making speeches and commitments to uplift those Indians who feel that they are still marginalised and may be left behind. The last 50 years or so should make it abundantly clear to one and all that that the BN and MIC and other power brokers have been toiling day and night to bring progress to the Indians and that they have all kept their word on promises made to the rakyat before all elections. The Elections Manifestos themselves are abundant proof of the sincereity of the political leaders in their quest to meet the needs of the marginalised rakyat of all races.