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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

HINDRAF 's Anti Malaysian Appeal to UK - Treason of the Highest Order?

I refer to the HINDRAF's action in asking the British Government and a whole list of other foreign nations leaders and other organizations in interfering into Malaysian Internal Affairs as highlighted in mymassa.com's web portal.

I reproduce below the contents of the HINDRAF's letter of appeal to the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in it's entirety without any editing except for grammatical errors and layout of the paragraphs.

Please click here to see the referred website which has published the referred act of which might infer this act of HINDRAF to be that of treason against our nation?

You be the judge. Read through the entire contents of this appeal to outside forces to interfere in our nation's internal and domestic affairs. If this is not treason, what is it?

Anyone care to comment?

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Hindraf appeal to Gordon Brown to refer Malaysia to World Court (&) and International Criminal Court


HINDRAF
Hindu Rights Action Force
No. 135-3-A, Jalan Toman 7,
Kemayan Square,
70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Malaysia. Tel : 06-7672995/6
Fax: 06-7672997 Email waytha@hotmail.com

15.11.2007
The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown
Prime Minister of the United Kindom
10 Downing Street, Fax: +442079250918
London, URGENT
SW1A 2AA

Dear Sirs,

RE: 1. COMMONWEALTH ETHNIC INDIAN PEACE LOVING SUBJECTS IN MALAYSIA PERSECUTED BY GOVERNMENT BACKED ISLAMIC EXTREMIST VIOLENT ARMED TERRORIST WHO LAUNCHED A PRE DAWN VIOLENT ARMED ATTACK AND DESTROYED THE KG JAWA MARIAMAN HINDU TEMPLE AT 4.00 A.M THIS MORNING (15.11.2007).


2. APPEAL FOR U.K TO MOVE EMERGENCY U.N RESOLUTION CONDEMNING “ETHNIC CLEANSING” IN MALAYSIA.

3. APPEAL TO REFER MALAYSIA TO THE WORLD COURT AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT FOR CRIMES AGAINST IT’S OWN ETHNIC MINORITY INDIANS.

We refer to the above critical matters in Malaysia but which generally gets the least attention locally even by the Opposition parties, NGO’s, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission and the media for this community is generally regarded as politically insignificant, do not draw local or international funding and are deemed not pressworthy. To the contrary the Malaysian government has successfully projected itself to the world as a modern Islamic thinking country which is not true.

The ethnic minority Indians in Malaysia were brought in to Malaysia by the British some 200 over years ago. Since independence in 1957 the Malaysian Indians have been permanently colonialised by the Islamic fundamentalist and Malay chauvinists UMNO led Malaysian government.

Among the recent atrocities committed by this government are as follows:-

1.100 over Indians were slashed and killed by the UMNO controlled Malaysian government in the Kampung Medan mini genocide. Despite numerous appeals, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission has refused to hold a Public Inquiry. The UMNO controlled Malaysian courts struck off a victim’s public interest civil suit for a Public Inquiry to be held without even the said UMNO controlled government having to file in their defence. The UMNO controlled Attorney General and the Inspector General of Police refused to investigate and / or initiate an inquest into the death of at least six Indians in this tragedy despite.

2. Every week one person at average is killed in a shoot to kill policy and in every 2 weeks one person is killed in police custody. About 60% of these victims are Indians though they form only 8% of the Malaysian population.

3. In every three weeks one Hindu temple is demolished in Malaysia.

The latest being the demolishment of the Mariaman temple in Padang Jawa, Shah Alam, Selangor early this morning (15.11.2007) and the next being the (Mutaiya) Hindu temple in Sungai Petani scheduled for the 29.11.2007.

A violent armed pre down attack at 4.00a.m this morning was launched by the UMNO controlled Malaysian government backed by about 600 police, riot police, Islamic extremist and armed terrorists which completely destroyed this temple.

In an attack two weeks ago, uniformed police, riot police and city Council officers hurled rocks and attacked unarmed Hindu devotees with knives, sticks and iron rods
(see www.malaysiakini.com for pictures).

At least 20 Hindu devotees were seriously injured and 19 arrested including 4 of their United Kingdom trained lawyers in direct violation of Article 5 (Right to life) Article 8 (Equality) Article 11 (Freedom of Religion) Section 295 (defiling a place of worship), Section 296 (disturbing a religious assembly), 298A(causing racial disharmony) and Section 441(criminal trespass) of the Malaysian Penal Code.

These authorities are plagued by an above the law mindset and in fact liberally take the law into their own hands. These atrocities however does not happen to almost all Islamic places of worship. Please visit www.policewatchmalaysia.com for further and better particulars.

4. State sponsored direct discrimination against the Indians in Public University intakes, Indian (Tamil) Schools, skills training institutes, civil service and private sector job opportunities, business and license opportunities and in almost all other aspects of daily life.

Despite our hundreds of letters, appeals and pleas to the Malaysian King and Sultans, the Prime Minister, Attorney General, Inspector General of Police, Ministers, Chief Ministers and the latest being our letters to the Prime Minister dated 29.10.2007 and 30.10.2007 and to the Attorney General dated 1.11.2007 the Malaysian authorities are only proceeding with greater ferocity and with impunity with very little regard for the Federal Constitution and laws of Malaysia. So please help us.

CONCLUSION

We fear that this peace loving Indian community of Tamil origin having been pushed to the corner and the persecution getting worse by the day may be forced to into terrorism in a matter of time as what has happened to the Sri Lankan Tamils.

APPEAL

On our part we are committed to a peaceful and lawful struggle and pray and appeal that the Government of the United Kingdom:-

1. Moves an emergency United Nations resolution condemning these state sponsored atrocities and persecutions of Malaysian Indians in Malaysia.

2. Refers Malaysia to the World Court and the International Criminal Court for Crimes against it’s own ethnic minority Indians


Thank You,

Yours Faithfully

P.Uthayakumar
Legal Adviser
013-3504711


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I understand that such an unprecedented move by HINDRAF could be an act of desperation and imagined fears of seeing their fellow Malaysian Indians suffering emotional, mental and physical pains especially in those who see no more reasons for them in waiting for Samy Vellu and his MIC party to do anything effectively for them to ease their poverty situation , illegal temples getting demolished, etc.

Please do not misunderstand that this blogger is anti-Indian or whatever for I regard all reasonable and rational Malaysians as my fellow citizens and wish everyone well.

The reason for me in raising this matter is because I worry that such a precedent might be like opening the doors for foreign powers to come invade us again in the name of human rights and all such crap that US President George Bush Jr. used to legitimize his objectives to invade and destroy Iraq!

His excuse was that Saddam Hussein had amassed weapons of mass destructions and posed a threat to the world especially to the United States of America and that Saddam had been torturing his people.

It is true that some Iraqis suffered under Saddam but today almost all Iraqis have had their families and selfs humiliated and personal liberties and lives destroyed by the very American forces whom they thought had come to deliver them from their hellish existence under Saddam only to find out too late today that the US is even worse than the hanged ex President of Iraq!

Imagine having your doors to your homes kicked in and your homes invaded by the invading American forces who violate and desecrate your privacy and stomp in all over your homes in their filthy boots and vulgar behaviors towards yourself , your wife, your children, your siblings, your parents, relatives etcetera under the claim of hunting down freedom fighters?

Yes, those whom the media terms and calls as 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' are but individual citizens of Iraq who have the courage and self honor to stop the illegal trespassing upon their lives and homes by the murderers in US Army uniforms who coldbloodedly terrorize a sovereign nation that was Iraq, rob, loot, rape and murder at will without an iota of conscience or compassion towards ordinary civilians in full view of the whole wide cuckolded world!

What kind of human rights are the Iraqis enjoying today? Millions of Iraqis have suffered and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have been killed as a result of US invading and taking over the country!

To me, HINDRAF seems to be making a huge mistake that is akin to gambling with the entire Malaysians future by asking the former British colonialists to come invade us again in the name of democracy and human rights!

Is HINDRAF dead sure that the Brits will compensate them for the miseries the Indians here in Malaysia have suffered as a result of the British bringing over their forefathers to work in the rubber estates and build highways for Malaya back then?

Has Britain ever recompensated any of its former colony's for the brutalities it inflicted upon them and robbing the colony's riches and carting it all back home to England?

Has Britain recompensated India and its Maharajahs of yore for all the riches it stole from the Indian motherland?

Has Britain returned to India the Koh I Noor diamond and other priceless gems it keeps till this very day as part of the 'British Crown Jewels' when in fact it is known that such a treasure belongs to the Indian Moguls and the Republic of India ?

So, to me, it seems like HINDRAF is asking a known murdering robber to come into our home because it is so bloody afraid of the rascal little thieves in the BN Government?

Am I right or wrong in worrying this way?

Okay, let's focus on the main issues being raised by HINDRAF. Illegal temples demolitions.

The reality that thousands of illegal temples have mushroomed all over the nation and built without getting the consent of the local authorities is something that HINDRAF has to acknowledge and work together with the Malaysian Hindu Sangam and the Malaysian Indian Congress Party led by Samy Vellu, the Malaysian Works Minister to solve the problems domestically instead of resorting to an act that looks like a clear case of treason against Malaysia?

Pondering aloud, am I right in assuming that the building of illegal temples all over the country by irresponsible folks amongst the Malaysian Indian Hindu community looks like an agenda of getting alternative legalized sites for such temples when the local authorities come to demolish the said illegal temples as what took place in Penang's Kg.Rawa incident?

Is this a modus operandi of the very folks whom HINDRAF is championing, who go around and build temples here and there as they wish, knowing fully well that sooner or later, such temples will face demolishing by the local authorities and they will get an offer of alternative temple sites which will be granted and allocated to them in return, complete with the land titles and provided with all other necessary utilities?

From the way, this appeal has been worded, the whole world would jump to the conclusions that life here for Malaysians especially of those from the Indian community is a living hell or outlandish nightmare!

Are things really so terrible for the Malaysian Indians here that such an act of appealing to Britain by HINDRAF to come interfere in Malaysian internal affairs has to be their chosen way?

Can such an act go unheeded by the Malaysian Government?