There Comes a time, In every man’s life. He has to make a choice earlier to be a herd of sheep or a rebel with a cause.
A Melaka born lad, chose to give up
The comforts of modern day living
… preferring, to suffer pain over pleasure
To be incarcerated, abused and humiliated
All in the name of Justice
A Warrior , an activist
Defender of the voiceless
Imprisoned in ’02, ’03, ’07, ’08 and 2009
For championing human rights
Condemning police brutality and
Safeguarding the sanctity of Hindu temples
A day that’s etched in the collective conscience
Of every Malaysian Indian
The day when fear feared us
The day when the Malaysian Indians
Across the breath and width of the country
Descended to the capital city
To assert and demand our rights
The day when HINDRAF became a force
To be reckoned with
A Hero, forsake his future
Neglected his health
Now suffers Kidney failure
We , who are his brethren
Let’s take turn to save a hero
Who gave his best
For the betterment of us all.
I met Jayathas during Keadilan AMK Convention in year 2000 held in Trengganu. At that time , only 2 of us Indians attached to Keadilan AMK. Thereafter , Jayathas joined me at Police Watch Malaysia then into Hindraf as it’s coordinator.
The Act of Hindraf Chief suspending all State Coordinators , meant as strategic move to curb out Barisan Nasional planted Agents ” Ettapans” within us. Makkal Sakthi has won, it’s initial objective of formation. Just look how the Government of day mindset seems to be showing chances. Those , days only 5 to 10 of us with stage protest in front of police station. They will come in group and carry us away. Even , no news covered .
Now, we want to make police report they need water cannon and tear gas. Hundreds of Malaysian joining us a sign of more and more Malaysia been marginalised by ruling Government. Soon, entire Nation will stood up agains such injustice.
Let us pray for Jayathas well being, hopefully his kidney transplant be success and return home safely.
Valga Makkal Sakthi.