Pakatan Rakyat will early next month sign its acceptance of a five-year Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf ) blueprint for the resolution of problems faced by the Indian Malaysian community, said Hindraf leader P Waythamoorthy.

"In principle, they (Pakatan parties have) said they agree with and support (our blueprint), but we want them to sign the document.

NONE"They agreed to sign it in the first week of January," Waythamoorthy (left) told Malaysiakini after officiating at Hindraf's World Human Rights Day celebration at the Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur last night.

He said Pakatan supremo Anwar Ibrahim will put his signature on the blueprint after some minor issues are resolved.

Hindraf will then consider mobilising participants for the Pakatan-backed "people's uprising rally" in Kuala Lumpur next month.

Hindraf had previously announced that any political party that endorses its blueprint for the progress of the Indian Malaysian community will enjoy its support in the next general election.

The blueprint highlights six major problems of the community that Hindraf wants resolved within the next five years.

Waythamoorthy said Hindraf "has not reach the stage" of fielding candidates in the coming general election.
'Don't discriminate'
Some 50 people attended last  night's hour-long event, held around the fountain at Dataran Mederka.

The orange-clad crowd held placards bearing lines from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which also urged the government to implement and respect the declaration.

Among the cries made in the placards were 'No slavery', 'The right to trial' and 'Don't discriminate'.

Some Hindraf leaders made brief speeches, criticising the government for failing to build a just society.

Some 25 Kuala Lumpur City Hall enforcement officers and police officers stood by, but they did not take any action.

The gathering dispersed peacefully at 9pm, after the crowd sang the Hindraf anthem 'Tholvi nilayane ninaithal' (Failure isn't permanent).