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Monday, March 12, 2012

Coming Islamic regimen will stop Ram Janmabhoomi Temple and start forceful cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh. Hindus will be put in a peril.

The Win of Mullah Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Fate of UP Hindus.

As the majority Hindus in India have no Political Party to whip, rather no political strategy or intention to live in India as Hindu in a Hindu majority state with a political gain, the jugglers in the BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) presented a very poor show in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election in 2012 without any urge to go ahead.

Once captured the heart land of India called as Cow-belt with strong Hindu sentiments tagged with Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Movement, from a period of 1991-96, the pseudo Hindu leaders in BJP could not protect their boats this time anywhere in the streams of Ganga, Jamuna or Sarayu. As a matter of fact the deities of Ram Lala in Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya,  Lord Viswanath of Varanashi and Lord Krshna in the Mathura Krshna Janmabhoomi Temple cursed this party for their sin to betray with the Hindus time and again. Both the BJP and its mentor RSS (Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangha) have no intention to make a ‘Hindu Vote Bank’ for the survival of Hindus in India. These organizations are only to run their organization of their organizational sake, not for the fortified future of the Hindus.

BJP has been ousted in Uttar Pradesh, the Hindu 
heart-land of India.
As a result, the Uttar Pradesh is now ensured as a place of certain Muslim gain with no Ram Janmabhoomi Temple at all. Around 20% Muslim voters (17% as per Govt. stat.) have successfully set a fire brand of 69 Muslim MLAs (largest MLA strength in any Indian State and highest ever in UP) to slap in the faces of 47 BJP MLAs, as and when required in the floor of UP Assembly and to oppose Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya.  But the VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad), BJP, RSS and the Bajrangdal will beat their drums in the deaf ears of reluctant Hindus for their organizational interest and monetary gain. Simply, the Hindus will be put in a peril.

The majority Hindus even do not know that the upsurge of two Muslim political parties namely Peace Party (4 MLAs) and Qaumi Ekta Dal (2 MLAs) in the UP assembly is unprecedented one as there was no reality of any Muslim party in political scenario in Uttar Pradesh so far with an thin existence of Dr Faridi’s ‘Muslim Majlis’ in the late sixties.

In reality, the election equations of  Azam Khan and Mullah Mulayam Yadav or Peace Party or Qaumi Ekta Dal and Samajwadi Party (SP) were frantically squared up by both the Aligarh and Deoband contingents to quash out the Court verdict in favour of Ram Janmabhoomii Temple at Ayodhya.

SIMI-SIO have the largest base in Uttar Pradesh to dictate the Muslim Voters and to influence the political parties.
Congratulating Mulayam Singh Yadav and Muslim Candidates, Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani of Darul Uloom Deoband said that now when the people of Uttar Pradesh have given a clear mandate to Mulayam and his team he should learn from his previous mistakes and fulfill his promises made in the manifestoe. Maulana said that Muslims have played a very important role in the victory of Mulayam so he should give proper attention to their demands.

Rahat Abrar PRO of Aligarh Muslim University said that this was for the first time when the majority of Muslims gave their support to Mulayam. Now it is the duty of Mulayam Singh to do what he promised for the Muslims before the election.

From reliable source, it has been ascertained that the so called  non-political Muslim organisations and their student wings had played a vital role in this election in UP to promote a Muslim force in the state to ensure the Islamic supremacy in the region to enact a law of Allah. The banned student organization SIMI (Student Islamic Movement in India) and SIO (Student    Islamic Organization) – the Student wing of Jamat-e-Islami-Hind had deployed 2000 ansars (dedicated cadres) in the fray to help the SP and Islamic tie up. From 1977 the SIMI and SIO have been trying hard to change the entity of Hindu Uttar Pradesh to an Islamic hold in various names like Rohilstan, Mughalstan, New Pak Land or anything they like to think better.

The entire anti Hindu force now fully relish the UP verdict in favour Mulayam Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, who will never allow a Ramjanmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya.  This Mulayam Singh Yadav ordered firing against the Karsevaks in Karsevapuram and in the streets of Ayodhya and the banks of Sarayu in the year 1990 when more than 100 Karsevaks killed, heavily injured and unfound permanently.

It is not a matter whether Mulayam or his son Akhilesh will be sworn in the UP Assembly House as next Chief Minister, but they have assured the Muslim regimen in UP without any hurdle any more.

In a letter to Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, just after setting  his election strategy and campaign, Mullah Mulaym Yadav promised setting up a commission to “survey the backwardness of Muslims” in Uttar Pradesh and give “exemplary reservation” to the community if his party formed the next government in the state.

Yadav was replying to a letter sent by Bukhari in Dec 2011, written to the former chief minister (1989 to 1991, 1993 to 1995, and 2003 to 2007) utmost urging to include a list of proposals for uplifting the Muslims in the Samajwadi Party manifesto.

Bukhari, in his letter, said that there was discontentment amongst Muslims against SP in the last Lok Sabha elections, and that the party will have to take some strong steps in order to win back the support of Muslims.

The main suggestions in Bukhari’s letter were implementation of the recommendations of the Rangnath Mishra Commission and Sachar Committee, declaration of all Muslims as backward, a survey across the state to assess the backwardness of Muslims, and extending all the benefits to Muslims that other backward classes enjoy.

Bukhari also demanded the immediate release and compensation for Muslims who have been “jailed under the pretext of action against terrorism.” He also urged Yadav to make special provisions for employment of Muslims in security forces of the state, setting up of educational institutes in Muslim areas, budgetary provision for imparting technical education in madarsas as well as establishing government-run Urdu medium primary, middle and high schools on the lines of Maharashtra.

Agreeing that the political, social, educational as well as economic condition of Muslims is “pitiable” in the country, Yadav reiterated that he is in favour of full implementation of the Rangnath Mishra Commission and Sachar Committee’s recommendations.

Accusing the UPA government of cheating Muslims by promising 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities, and not for Muslims alone, Yadav said that he is in favour of reservation for Muslims in education and employment.

Bosom Friends: Mulayam & Bukhari.
He said that soon after forming the government in Uttar Pradesh, his party members will discuss the issue with Muslims, intellectuals as well as legal experts and will give reservation on the lines of reservation given to Muslims in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, in Sitapur, senior SP Azam Khan trained the guns on Congress, asking it to clarify its stand on the Batla House encounter probe. Recounting Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s remark that the encounter was fake, he asked the UPA government to decide who was correct — Singh or Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who had claimed that the encounter was genuine.

With all these no Ram Mandir in Janmabhoomi-Babri site was a promise and pulsation to woo the Muslim vote bank to crush down all the political opponents to Swamajwadi Supremo Mullah Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Total Islamization of Uttar Pardesh
Actually, 70% of the state’s Muslim electorate, according expert analysis, had voted for Mr Yadav. For this, the two national parties, BJP and Congress, must accept blame. Mayawati said the Congress created the problem with its hard-selling of a special quota for Muslims in jobs and Muslim universities. Hindu voters panicked and moved towards the BJP, which played into their fears that the Congress would promote Muslims at their expense. Meanwhile, Muslims found that the Congress was not a strong enough party to back. So UP Muslims opted for Mr Yadav as the new Maulana Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh.

The decline of BJP base in Uttar Pradesh and immature Hindu sentiment for building a Hindu Vote Bank in UP or elsewhere in India, will compel us to watch no Ramjanmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya, forceful cow slaughter in Hindu areas, political supremacy of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, heavy reservation in services, jobs, business and all other sectors in Uttar Pradesh as a role model of Islamization of future India. Perhaps, this Islamic lead in Uttar Pradesh has been designed for the destiny of rest of India also.  (Though, RSS will still murmur in a dream to capture Pakistan and Bangladesh in the name of an Akhand Bharat. God will never save us for such a lie).

I heard another mockery in the pre-pole days. The Swami Ramdev  Team and Team Anna were also in election operations in disguise  to protect the Uttar Pardesh people from corruption and collaborators vested in the anti-national powers. Would they not be able to do worst than this?

Defensive Hindus will be wiped out by the offensive Muslims in India ­– this is the sermon of this unpleasant parable.

Taliban threaten Pak woman activist

ShadJust days after she was conferred an international award for courage, well-known Pakistani women's rights activist Shad Begum has been threatened by the Taliban for speaking out against the militants in their former stronghold of Swat.

Apart from Begum, who was among 10 women presented the International Women of Courage Award by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington earlier this week, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan threatened 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai, the first recipient of Pakistan's new National Peace Prize.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said both of them were on the militants' "hit list".

Begum is a social worker from Lower Dir district, located a short distance from Islamabad. The area was overrun by the Taliban in 2009 before the army launched an offensive to flush out the militants.

Yousufzai is a resident of the Swat Valley and came to prominence with her blog that detailed the atrocities of the Taliban.

Ehsan said Begum and Yousufzai had backed the "imposition of secular" governance in Swat.

"These women have been working for the vested interest of the West and have supported the imposition of secular rule in Swat Valley," he told the media in Pakistan's northwest.

Forcible conversion of Hindu girls on rise in Sindh: HRCP an average around 20 to 25 Hindu girls are being forcibly converted to Islam every month in the southern Sindh province, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said.

Urging the authorities to take note of these forced conversions, HRCP officials told reporters on Saturday that culprits were taking advantage of loopholes in the law.

Amarnath Motumel of the HRCP said that within a month 20 forced conversions had taken place.

“Apart from minor school girls, married women with children are not spared either,” he said.

The issue of Hindu girls being forcibly converted has come to the fore after the case of 18-year-old Rinkle Kumari from Sukkur who has converted and taken the Muslim name of Faryal after marrying a Muslim boy.

The family of the girl claim she was kidnapped and forcibly converted even after she appeared in court in Sukkur and claimed she converted out of her own free will.

But Motumel pointed out that not only were affected families warned of dire consequences but whenever a Hindu girl or her family appeared in court hundreds of religious zealots gather to pressurise them or they take to the streets as pressure tactics and to create an atmosphere of fear.

The families of Rinkle Kumari were also present at the conference in which her brother Inder said that had she been allowed to meet with her family members privately and even once she would never have converted.

“Despite the President’s orders for the girl’s rescue we are still waiting for something to be done.”

HRCP official Professor Badar Soomro said there was a need to enact new laws to restore a sense of security among the Hindu community.

He also said if a girl is kidnapped and her family registers a case she should be kept in a Darul Aman at least for a month before she is produced in court to record her statement.

Shahrizat sacrificed herself, says Najib

Shahrizat (centre) walks to meet the press at Desa Water Park March 11 2012. — Picture by Jack Ooi

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak commended Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil today for her decision to sacrifice herself and quit the Cabinet for the sake of the government and Umno.
The prime minister told reporters in Pekan this evening Shahrizat’s move to relinquish her women, family and community development portfolio when her senatorship ends on April 8 was the appropriate and right thing to do.

He said he appreciated the sacrifice made by Shahrizat and was thankful for her decision.

“Although there is no proof so far that she had committed any offence, because the NFC issue has drawn controversy and dispute, she was willing to withdraw from the government,” he told reporters, referring to the National Feedlot Centre.

Shahrizat had said earlier today she will resign as women, family and community minister next month but stay on as Wanita Umno chief after being dogged for over four-and-a-half months by the NFC scandal.

The former Lembah Pantai MP and her family were accused by the opposition of using a RM250 million federal loan meant for the project to pay for land, property and expenses unrelated to cattle farming.

The cattle-rearing company is headed by her husband, Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail, and their three children.

It was tapped to run the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan in 2006, when Shahrizat was in Cabinet.

The former Lembah Pantai MP previously resisted calls from within her own party, including by influential former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, to quit, stressing that she was “only the wife” of Salleh and had nothing to do with the embattled entity.

NFCorp hit the national headlines after it made it into the Auditor-General’s Report last year for missing production targets.

Police recommended last month that the Attorney-General (A-G) charge NFCorp’s directors for criminal breach of trust, but the A-G has asked the police to conduct further investigations.

Shahrizat was appointed as women, community and family minister in 2001 and held the post until 2008, when she lost in the general election.

She was then appointed special advisor to the prime minister on women affairs and social development, before being reassuming her Cabinet portfolio a year later.

Indian votes ‘pivotal’ at election time

Human Rights Party of Malaysia's (HRPM) allegiance, if it decides to contest in the 13th general election, may determine which way the Indians swing, claims an analyst.

By Alan Ting

KUALA LUMPUR: Support from Indian voters will again be key in the country’s next general election (GE) as it was in the 2008 polls, say political analysts.

Malaysians of Indian origin now account for 1.9 million out of the country’s 28 million population or 7.3 percent. But they feature significantly in 63 out of 67 parliamentary seats in Peninsula Malaysia.

A noticeable trend swept through the 2008 polls when almost 85 per cent of the Indian votes went to Pakatan Rakyat (Pakatan), the opposition pact comprising PKR-DAP-PAS.

Pakatan largely benefited from the shift in support from 72.4 per cent for Barisan Nasional (BN) in 2004 to just 8.3 per cent in 2008 as a result of issues played up by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf).

But a discernable trend has emerged this time around: support from Indians for BN has improved, thanks to a number of pro-active actions spearheaded by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on fundamental issues like Tamil schools, Hindu temples and education.

This also explains why Najib’s approval rating along ethnic lines is the highest at 80 per cent among Indians, according to a recent survey by the Merdeka Centre.

Dr Sivamurugan Pandian, a political analyst at Universiti Sains Malaysia, says that results of various by-elections in Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang, Bagan Pinang and Hulu Selangor since 2008 clearly showed that Indian support for BN had improved.

He attributes this to Najib’s readiness to engage on key concerns affecting the Indian community and that this support pattern would last through the next GE, especially with Indian-based NGOs playing an important role in monitoring the achievements of Pakatan-controlled states.

Indian swing may depend on HRPM

The academic claims that Pakatan had failed to meet the expectations of Indian NGOs or to work closely with Hindraf, an unregistered but vocal NGO, which had been dominant in the vote swing towards the opposition in 2008.

After 2008, Hindraf split into five groups. One is with DAP, two others are the newly-formed Makkal Sakti Party and the unregistered Human Rights Party of Malaysia (HRPM) and the rest NGOs.

Of the five, the most influential is HRPM, and if it decides to take part in the upcoming GE, it may be able to split support between BN and Pakatan.

Dr Sivamurugan says BN needs to capitalise on Najib’s strong standing among Indians in that “one vote for BN also means a vote for Najib”.

To do that, BN will have to look for suitable candidates who can convince voters on that equation, he adds.

MIC Youth chief T. Mohan, who also notes the positive winds of change, estimates that the MIC now has 60 to 65 percent support among Indians.

This has been largely due to various factors like changes in the party leadership, more funding for Tamil schools, and more places for Indian matriculation students, he says, adding that Najib’s 1Malaysia outreach programme had clipped much of their resentment of the past.

Although some issues remained unresolved, Mohan believes that MIC could get close to what it got in 2004, with support expected to reach 70 to 75 per cent with suitable candidates and provided that “no one makes unnecessary remarks that could hurt the feelings of the community.”

Key Indian issues unresolved

DAP vice-chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat, M. Kulasegaran, however, dismissed BN’s claim of growing support among Indians, saying that it was unsubstantiated.

“PR (Pakatan) has invited MIC for a debate on Indian issues like the one between (DAP
secretary-general) Lim Guan Eng and (MCA president) Dr Chua Soi Lek.

“Their (MIC) reluctance shows that they don’t have support. They will be lucky if they win or retain the three parliamentary seats they have now,” he said.

Kulasegaran asserted that many basic issues like high unemployment, deplorable conditions in Tamil schools, lack of study loans or scholarships and low Indian participation in the equity market had not been fully addressed.

“I believe the Indians still prefer PR for its openness and willingness to speak up for them and attend to their needs. PR (Pakatan) was able to appoint an Indian as the first DCM (deputy chief minister) in Penang and a Speaker to the Perak state legislative assembly,” he said.

But now, political analysts feel that there is perception among some Indian NGOs like Hindraf that Pakatn is “focusing primarily” on Malay and Chinese voters” or handling Indian issues on a piecemeal basis and hence the fear that their “representation” through PR could be lost.

This explains why some are saying that support among the Indians is split down the middle, with both BN and PR saying that they have their support.

Pakatan could be the biggest loser this time around if it fails to garner Indian support as it got the lion’s share then.

If 30% of registered Indian voters decide not to vote, it also means that both sides have to compete for the remaining 70 per cent, which is largely split into three unique “segments” — the lower, middle and upper classes.

No mass appeal for Hindraf

Hindraf still has some influence left. If it stays away from the GE, it could cause Pakatan to lose its grip on Selangor and Kedah.

Getting Hindraf on board could mean that Pakatan has to accept demands from HRPM, Hindraf’s unregistered political wing, of five to seven parliamentary seats.

Dr Denison Jayasooria, a principal research fellow at the Institute of Ethnic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, believes that Hindraf does not have mass appeal anymore because of in-fighting.

He also thinks that the lower classes seem to be largely with BN while the middle and upper classes are with the opposition.

Saying that MIC’s chances would be better than 2008 but not 2004, this can only happen if it fields open-minded candidates who appeal to other communities as well since the resolution of the Maika share issue and MIC leadership change had made it difficult for Pakatan to exploit.

Undi kaum India beri kesan besar PRU akan datang

Walaupun pengundi India hanya mewakili 1.9 juta atau 7.3 peratus daripada 28 juta penduduk Malaysia, tetapi kehadiran mereka begitu bermakna bagi 63 daripada 67 kerusi parlimen di Semenanjung Malaysia.

Oleh Alan Ting

KUALA LUMPUR: Para penganalisis politik berpendapat sokongan pengundi India akan memberi kesan besar pada pilihan raya umum (PRU) akan datang, sama seperti pada PRU 2008.

Walaupun pengundi India hanya mewakili 1.9 juta atau 7.3 peratus daripada 28 juta penduduk Malaysia, tetapi kehadiran mereka begitu bermakna bagi 63 daripada 67 kerusi parlimen di Semenanjung Malaysia.

PRU 2008 menyaksikan perubahan arus yang amat ketara apabila hampir 85 peratus pengundi India menyokong Pakatan Rakyat (PR), pakatan pembangkang yang dianggotai PKR-DAP-PAS.

PR mendapat manfaat besar daripada peralihan sokongan pengundi India apabila hanya 8.3 peratus daripada 72.4 peratus pengundi kaum itu yang menyokong Barisan Nasional (BN) pada PRU 2004, menyebelahi PR pada PRU 2008 kerana terpengaruh dengan isu yang dimainkan Barisan Bertindak Hak Asasi Hindu (Hindraf).

Bagaimanapun, satu arah aliran baru dikesan muncul ketika ini iaitu sokongan kaum India terhadap BN semakin meningkat, hasil daripada beberapa tindakan proaktif yang diterajui Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berhubung perkara penting yang membabitkan kaum India seperti sekolah Tamil, kuil Hindu dan pendidikan.

Merdeka Centre

Berdasarkan kaji selidik Merdeka Centre, tindakan proaktif Najib itu menyebabkan kadar sokongan terhadap beliau mengikut etnik mencatat peningkatan, dengan sokongan kaum India mencatat lonjakan paling tinggi iaitu kepada 80 peratus.

Dr Sivamurugan Pandian, penganalisis politik dari Universiti Sains Malaysia, berkata keputusan beberapa pilihan raya kecil sejak 2008 yang melibatkan kawasan Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang, Bagan Pinang dan Hulu Selangor dengan jelas menunjukkan peningkatan sokongan kaum India terhadap BN.

Beliau mengaitkan perkembangan itu dengan kesediaan Najib menangani isu penting yang membabitkan masyarakat India dan pola sokongan ini akan berterusan hingga PRU akan datang, terutama hasil peranan penting yang dimainkan badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) berasaskan kaum India dalam memantau pencapaian negeri yang ditadbir PR.

Ahli akademik itu berkata PR gagal memenuhi harapan NGO berasaskan kaum India, yang begitu berpengaruh dalam mengalih undi kepada Pembangkang pada 2008.

Hindraf berpecah

Selepas 2008, Hindraf berpecah kepada lima kumpulan. Satu kumpulan menyebelahi DAP, dua lagi membentuk Parti Makkal Sakti dan Parti Hak Asasi Manusia (HRPM) yang tidak didaftarkan, manakala selebihnya bergiat sebagai NGO.

Daripada lima kumpulan itu, HRPM merupakan kumpulan paling berpengaruh dan sekiranya parti ini menyertai PRU akan datang, ia mampu memecahkan sokongan terhadap BN dan PR.

Dr Sivamurugan berkata BN perlu memanfaatkan kedudukan kukuh Najib dalam kalangan masyarakat India ketika ini dengan meyakinkan kaum itu bahawa setiap undi mereka untuk BN bererti merupakan undi untuk Najib juga.

Bagaimanapun, kata beliau, untuk mewujudkan tanggapan kukuh tentang perkara itu, BN perlu mencari calon yang mampu meyakinkan pengundi bahawa itulah hakikatnya.

Ketua Pemuda MIC T. Mohan, yang juga mengesan kewujudan angin perubahan positif terhadap BN sejak kebelakangan ini, menganggarkan MIC kini mendapat sokongan daripada 60 hingga 65 peratus masyarakat India.

Sekolah Tamil

Perkembangan positif ini berlaku kerana pelbagai faktor, termasuk perubahan dalam kepimpinan parti, pertambahan jumlah pembiayaan untuk sekolah Tamil, pemberian lebih banyak tempat kepada pelajar India untuk mengikuti pengajian di peringkat matrikulasi dan paling penting, kata beliau ialah kejayaan Najib menghapuskan sebahagian besar rasa tidak puas hati kaum itu melalui program 1Malaysia yang beliau laksanakan.

Mohan berkata walaupun beberapa isu masih belum selesai, tetapi beliau yakin MIC akan mencatat kejayaan hampir dengan apa yang dicapainya pada 2004 dan menjangka 70 peratus hingga 75 peratus kaum India akan menyokong BN sekiranya parti gabungan itu meletakkan calon yang sesuai, dengan syarat “tida pihak membuat kenyataan yang boleh melukakan hati masyarakat itu”.

Bagaimanapun, naib pengerusi DAP dan Anggota Parlimen Ipoh Barat M. Kulasegaran menolak tanggapan BN bahawa parti gabungan itu semakin mendapat sokongan masyarakat India dengan berkata dakwaan itu tidak berasas.

“PR telah mengajak MIC berbahas tentang isu berkaitan kaum India seperti perbahasan antara Lim Guan Eng (setiausaha agung DAP) dan Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek (presiden MCA). Keengganan mereka (MIC) menunjukkan mereka tidak mendapat sokongan. Mereka memang bernasib baik sekiranya menang atau dapat mengekalkan tiga kerusi parlimen yang mereka sandang sekarang,” katanya.

Kulasegaran berkata banyak isu asas seperti kadar pengangguran yang tinggi, keadaan sekolah Tamil yang begitu menyedihkan, ketiadaan pinjaman pelajaran atau biasiswa dan penyertaan rendah kaum India dalam pasaran ekuiti, masih belum ditangani sepenuhnya.

Suka PR

“Saya percaya masyarakat India lebih suka kepada PR kerana sikap terbuka serta kesediaannya bersuara untuk mereka dan dalam menangani keperluan mereka. PR sanggup melantik seorang India sebagai Timbalan Ketua Menteri Pertama di Pulau Pinang dan seorang Speaker dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak,” katanya.

Bagaimanapun, beberapa penganalisis politik berpendapat sesetengah NGO berasaskan kaum India, seperti Hindraf, kini mendapati PR hanya “memberi fokus utama” terhadap pengundi Melayu dan Cina atau hanya menangani isu melibatkan masyarakat India secara satu persatu hingga menimbulkan kebimbangan masyarakat itu bahawa “perwakilan” mereka melalui PR akan lenyap.

Inilah sebabnya sesetengah pihak berpendapat sokongan masyarakat India berpecah dua dan mendorong BN serta PR, masing-masing yakin bahawa mereka mendapat sokongan kaum itu.

PR akan mengalami kekalahan teruk kali ini sekiranya ia gagal meraih sokongan besar kaum India seperti yang diperolehnya sebelum ini.

Sekiranya 30 peratus pengundi India membuat keputusan untuk tidak mengundi, ertinya BN dan PR perlu bersaing untuk mendapatkan sokongan baki 70 peratus pengundi lagi, yang dalam pada itu pula perpecah kepada tiga “segmen” unik — kelas bawahan, pertengahan dan atasan.

Hilang keterampilan

Sementara itu, Hindraf masih memiliki sedikit sebanyak pengaruh. Sekiranya ia menjauhkan diri daripada PRU, PR mungkin kehilangan cengkamannya di Selangor dan Kedah.

Sebaliknya, jika PR memberi tempat kepada Hindraf, pakatan itu perlu memenuhi tuntutan HRPM, sayap politik Hindraf yang tidak didaftarkan, agar ia diberi lima hingga tujuh kerusi parlimen untuk ditandingi.

Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria, Ketua Felo Penyelidik, Institut Kajian Etnik, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, berkata beliau percaya kini, Hindraf sudah hilang keterampilannya akibat perbalahan dalaman yang dialaminya.

Beliau juga berpendapat sebahagian besar masyarakat kelas bawahan menyokong BN, manakala masyarakat kelas pertengahan dan atasan pula menyokong pembangkang.

Sambil menyatakan bahawa walaupun MIC mempunyai peluang lebih cerah pada PRU akan datang berbanding pada 2008, walaupun tidaklah sebaik pada 2004, tetapi perkara itu akan hanya menjadi kenyataan sekiranya parti berkenaan meletakkan calon yang berfikiran terbuka serta disenangi masyarakat lain, setelah resolusi yang dibuat berhubung isu saham MAIKA dan perubahan kepimpinan MIC, menyukarkan PR untuk mengambil sebarang kesempatan daripadanya.


‘M’sia should support resolution on Sri Lanka’

Failure to do would be an embarrassment to the nation and the Tamil community in particular, say 51 Indian-based NGOs

KUALA LUMPUR: It will be an embarrassment for Malaysia and particularly the Tamil community if Malaysia does not support a resolution on war crimes committed by Sri Lankan security forces in 2009.

K Arumugam, co-ordinator of the Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC), representing 51 Indian-based NGOs, said sources in the Malaysian delegation to the at 19th Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva, had indicated that the government might vote against the resolution.

Initiated by United States and several other Western countries, copies of the resolution was handed to the delegates yesterday evening and they are scheduled to vote on it next week.

Arumugam said the GCC submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on March 2 urging Malaysia not to make same shocking decision where it supported a resolution initiated by Sri Lanka on its “military solution” to the ethnic conflict in 2009.

He said this resulted in Sri Lanka being protected from facing an international inquiry into war crimes its security forces committed which resulted in the massacre of thousands of Tamils towards end of the 26-year conflict.

Arumugam said a copy of the memorandum was also sent to Minister in the Prime Minister’s department G Palanivel to urging him persuade Najib to support the resolution initiated.

Why the double standard?

He contended that Malaysian government has been very consistent when it came issues related to human right violation in Bosnia, Palestine, Southern Thailand and Philippines.

“But why the double standard in our foreign policy when it came to Sri Lankan Tamils?” asked Arumugam.

He added that Palanivel should raise the matter at the cabinet meeting and also spell out MIC’s position on the issue.

“If Malaysia votes against the resolution, it’ll be tantamount to supporting the brutal killings and the sexual abuse and rapes committed by Sri Lankan security forces,” said Arumugam.

He said Wisma Putra should look into the reports of a three-member panel which was set up immediately after a visit by UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon.

The panel confirmed that the massive and widespread shelling by Sri Lankan forces caused the deaths of thousands of civilians.

Arumugam urged the Malaysian delegation to view ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, a documentary produced by Channel 4 to get a grip on the atrocities committed by Sri Lanka’s armed forces.

The TV channel had provided corroborative visual evidence in the form of eyewitness accounts, amateur film footage, photographs and mobile phone videos.

Syabas Moorthy

By Haris Ibrahim,

I first met Waythamoorthy, or just Moorthy as he has asked me to call him, during the High Court proceedings in the Moorthy Everest climber’s case in December, 2005.

Quiet and unassuming, little did I realise that this man would play a pivotal role in the Hindraf rally on 25th November, 2007 and then, in asylum overseas, continue his efforts to bring justice and equality to the marginalised section of the Indian community here.

Whilst in the UK in November, 2010, I met Moorthy on 2 occasions during which we had heart to heart talks on how Hindraf could work with other efforts in civil society to restore this nation, her institutions and her wealth, back to the 40% who are impoverished and who have been marginalised for so long.

You may not always agree with his point of view, or even his methods, but you must respect his untiring, relentless efforts in the cause that he now pursues.

Much credit is due to Moorthy who has shown great wisdom in steering Hindraf into the ongoing ABU initative.

The Global Human Rights Defender of Indian Diaspora award bestowed upon Moorthy, in my humble view, is much deserved. You can read bout this HERE.
Proud to know you, bro.

Single Mothers Should Act As Agent Of Change - Rosmah

PEKAN, March 11 (Bernama) -- Single mothers should not merely be recipients of benefits from development, but instead they should be more active as an agent of change in the country's development along with other women.

The Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said thus the fate of single mothers should be given full attention by the community.

"Single Mothers should be given suitable facilities according to their status for them to find a living and should not be marginalised," she said when opening the Single Mothers and Women's Organisation general meeting here Sunday.

Easy way out for Shahrizat