Sunday, December 02, 2007
HINDRAF - Malaysian Grassroots Forced Acts of Treason?
Sometimes incidents such as HINDRAF's illegal rallies have a way of bringing up the downtrodden amongst the Malaysian Indian population to the forefront and garner attention of the whole nation if not parts of the world who bother to know what's going on in our nation.
If we are to zoom in and focus just on the ugly side of HINDRAF's rallying to get the sympathy and attention from the Malaysian government, we can see that they have very well succeeded in doing so albeit in a way that left them smarting from the tear gas and acid laced chemical baths.
Today, almost every Malaysian official is alerted to the HINDRAF's cause even if the words used by lawyer Uthayakumar, the HINDRAF Legal Advisor is not only not right, it can be a source of racial and religious unrest amongst the Malaysian Malays majority population.
Words such as 'racist, Malay extremists and Islamic terrorists' are an unwise choice of words by a learned legal practitioner.
Maybe by being so controversial, Lawyer Uthayakumar seeks to garner the Malaysian Government's attention even though he stands the risk of being arrested by the law for usage of inciting words and statements that are sure bound to hurt and inflame the Muslims here in Malaysia.
Now, Malays have been known throughout the centuries to be lethargic to respond in earnest to such provocations and as we all know and have seen, UMNO Youth or even PAS Youth have been quite slow to respond towards Uthayakumar's clearly provocative and racist words directed against the Malays and Muslims in general.
There seems to be a blessing in disguise for the country when we don't have 'tripwire leaders' amongst our UMNO Youth or the Malay Muslim Opposition parties whereby if the Youth leaders had been otherwise, then the country will have seen another racial riot take place like what transpired on the tragic day of May the 13th, 1969. Thank God for the cool heads of the Malays leaders of today.
Anyway, moving away from the unsavory essence of HINDRAF's caustic memorandums that I believe has been written hurriedly by emotionally charged persons due to their overwhelming built up grouses with the BN Government's 'tidak apathy' towards the Malaysian Indians problems over the years, I sense a new found awareness of the general Malaysian population to the plight of the Indians here especially on the Tamil speaking Malaysians.
Now, Tamils in Malaysia seem to be getting the spotlight trained on them and this would be the most opportune moment in our nation's history for amends to be made with regard to the grassroot populations needs and wants.
If the current regime fails to clean up its 50 year old act of milking Malaysia dry and start spreading the juice reasonably to ALL Malaysians fair and square, then the Barisan Nasional is gonna get a tight slap from the people who have seen through Abdullah Badawi's theatrics and the Malaysian Opposition will for the first time in their life get the best chance of staging a political takeover that can kick the stool from under the BN's legs.
Malaysians have to accept that there are many races born and living here. The way the social contract of this multi ethnic, multi faithed nation operates is based upon the Constitution of a former Colonial Master who had to leave because the Malayans had started to wake up to their rights to live as a free people and the undercurrents of national patriotism was just getting too hot to handle for the British after the Japanese lost in World War Two.
Ironically, we saw HINDRAF appealing to our nation's former Colonial Master for help in giving them their rights by way of carrying posters calling for the British Queen to intervene in the internal affairs of this now sovereign nation that has stood on it's own for the last 50 years.
To me, that act of carrying banners asking for a foreign Head of Government tantamount's to an act of Treason of the highest order. Malays call it as 'menderhaka'.
But then again, we all saw the lack of personal attention of the Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia who did nothing to address the BERSIH rallygoers request to see him to handover their memorandum!
So, we then have to consider, when will the present government ever give a bloody permit to the people to go rally for whatever rightful causes they want to highlight?
Not a bloody chance in hell is there?
So, who are we to blame?
An uncaring Agong or is there covert parties in the Istana Negara who give the Malaysian King the wrong picture?
I don't think so!
Surely, the YDP Agong surfs the internet? Does he or doesn't he know about the Malaysian grassroots grouses or is Tuanku just interested in his equestrian pursuits?
Who are Malaysians supposed to go see when they have problems of such magnitude?
So, in a state of affairs where unnecessary protocols succeed in building up a bloody huge firewall between the Agong and us the ordinary Malaysians, I can sort of understand why the HINDRAF supporters and their leaders pulled off this stunt of carrying the Queen's poster in their banner?
Can we dismiss it off as an act driven by sheer frustration and desperation due to the apathy shown by the Malaysian Indian Congress party which is said to represent the Indians here in Malaysia?
Can such acts of treason be overlooked because it was not the brainchild of the masses of the Malaysian Indian grassroots but rather the machinations of the learned advocates and solicitors heading their cause?
The danger of leaving such acts of asking a foreign country's head of government to intervene and interfere in matters that concern the foundations of this country is akin to opening the door for other nations to come invade Malaysia because certain grassroot parts of the nation's population aren't happy with their situation.
This is something that every concerned Malaysian needs to think about and realize the consequences of our country getting invaded and occupied again under the banner of 'freedom'.
Today, when one visits Malaysiakini and reads the reports and letters that Malaysians send to it, one comes away feeling quite stressed out and worried for the future of our nation.
What you see and read in the mainstream media is nothing compared to what the alternative media publishes for all rational minded Malaysians to see?
See how much freedom Iraqis are getting now?
Moving on to the matter of the Tamils in Malaysia, I strongly suggest that the leaders of the Tamil grassroots who aren't happy with the MIC's failure to fight for them, to stand for elections in the coming GE and try to champion their people in the proper way.
No group or party has succeeded in changing the way things are here in Malaysia through street protests or out of the electoral process.
It's high time, Malaysia has a new government that practices what it was elected to do than to try outdo each other in spewing bullshit to the nation in ways that are just getting too sickening to stomach by the day.
Surely, there are better choices for us or are we doomed to suffer for the rest of our life's till Doomsday?
I sure hope that the Malaysian Opposition can really get their act together and give us what we want failing which the current regime will be licking their lips and rubbing their hands with anticipation of another 5 year round of engorging themselves on the wealth of this nation whilst the desperadoes are driven to do the unthinkable!
I hope that HINDRAF stops playing rough and go seek power through the GE way!
Failure to do so will only see them be seen as nothing but rabblerousers and not worth to be given any consideration. What's it gonna be HINDRAF?
Are you folks capable of handling yourselves as proper civil citizens who must be given the legitimate platform to go about changing your people's future or just be classified as what the BN calls you? You guys up to it?