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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Hindraf is a bad omen for Datuk Seri Sami Vellu. He has bad dreams and nightmares. His dreams are about being in a desert and doing the 100 meters dash  with some 50,000 Indians running after him. Hindraf what have you done to him? The lion of the Indians, who boasted he was the soul and spirit of the Indians, seeking solace from a crowd. How demeaning.  For 29 years he was the king and sole patron of the Indians but today things are changing. He has put on his armor of rejuvenation and put the party into top gear. Only recently he was aware the vehicle of politics and welfare of the Indians was at low gear. Now in full force and also to do damage control he has resorted to:

  • Hotline to handle all problems to address socio-economic problems of the Indians
  • Openly admitted problems exist in Tamil schools and temples
  • When problems arise they will be brought up to the attention of the PM and DPM
  • Somebody gave out his phone number and as a result hundreds of sms have reached him
  • A new mechanism for the Indian Community, an unknown weapon up his sleeve, has been put into use and in June submitted a report to the PM. The PM is still studying the report after 5 months. Every 6 months the MIC secretariat will do a copy and paste of all items for submission and the PM will take this statement for a after dinner read. Not satisfied with the skimpy information given, the PM has asked for further proposals as reading matter just before he sleeps. Datuk Seri will not disappoint him. He has proposed that the civil service be saturated with Indians. I am not sure whether the PM will be happy of this because this small matter will not take another additional 5 minutes to the reading time, when in reality he was hoping for a Mega series story, found only in India, which will continue to intrigue him the next day and so forth. 

Datuk Seri Samy Vellu, is shy of publicity. Some time ago he feted a famous comedian actor from India, and this was hot news in the Indian papers. But that is in India.

Young Indian child have their ears pierced at an early age. I don’t know how this practice has been vilified to mean a spin. I can only say the majority have had our ears pieced.

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Bernama says this:

SUNGAI PETANI Nov 29 (Bernama) — The government will demand compensation for damage to public property from leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) and those involved in its illegal demonstrations in the city and Batu Caves on Sunday.

Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom said the ministry and police were estimating the damage to public property and other losses caused by the demonstrators.

“The amount of losses will be conveyed to the Hindraf leaders and others involved,” he told reporters after closing a workshop on the “Role of Civil Societies in Tackling the Drug Menace” for the North Zone organised by the National Anti-Drug Agency here today.

“They also have to pay for the cost of equipment that the police had to use to quell Sunday’s illegal demonstrations. The government will not allow them to escape paying.”

Asked on further action by the government against Hindraf and others involved in the demonstrations, he said other than the legal channels, the government could also use the Internal Security Act (ISA).

Good I am very happy the Government is doing this. It is going to demand compensation from Hindraf and those involved in its illegal demonstration in the city and Batu Caves. Johari is personally checking and tabulating the damage, including those involved in the illegal demonstrations which will include his Ministry the Police etc etc. Simply put permission granted no damage, no tear gas and chemical water. Please include overtime of Police officers etc etc wear and tear of Government vehicles etc etc. We can help by sending photos to him.
No tax payers money.
There will be of course a committee but it is a bit too early.

Something is very wrong when we have traitors in a community. The Indian community consists of various ethnic groups with their roots going back to India. People from South India are the Tamils, Telugus, Malayalees, and those from North India are the Sikhs, Gujarathis, Bengalis and others. In this group there also religious groups like Indian Muslims both from South and North India. But, the language, culture, habits, customs etc revert to the origins they come from the Dravidians or North Indian ethnicity. Religion can never change your roots.

Indians in Malaysia do not have an identity problem. They may practice different religions but continue to uphold their ethnicity brought from India. This identity problem is evident with the Indian Muslims.

These Indian Muslims are bend on changing their race. This is impossible. I may imitate a white man in his talk, mannerism, food, clothing and many others but I cannot be a white man, not even a “celup” white man.

So let us be clear  that we cannot change our race. It remains with us till death. We can change our religion but race is our identity. Lose this and this is tantamount to not knowing your parents. An interesting readers letter appeared in Malaysiakini relating to this.

The reader has categorised Indian Muslims into three groups consisting of:

  • Indian Muslim converts
  • Malays with Indian ancestry
  • Indian-Muslim descendants of immigrants

It is evident that the bulk of the Indian Muslims in this country come from the Indian-Muslim descendents of immigrants. Generally, this group is referred to in Tamil as “thulukar” or “thulukan”. This is a misnomer, the origin being “thrukkan” or a mussalman from Turkey. Mamak is the Malay version.

We read today “Various quarters have voiced support for the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on using the Internal Security Act (ISA) to deal with illegal street demonstrations.”

The various quarters include:

  • 1.President of the Federation of Peninsular Malay Students, Datuk Reezal Merican Naina Merican
  • 2. President of the Indian Muslim Congress Malaysia (KIMA) Syed Ibrahim Kadir

The names Merican, Naina and Kader are very clear that these two chaps refer to the “thrukkans” (I prefer the original).

Their only concern is Hindraf and not Bersih. They talk about unity and I wonder whether they know what they are talking about.

They claim that they have not been marginalised. It is possible. The readers letter is very explicit in this. No comments of mine will change the situation.

Kader is classical. He says “On Hindraf’s demands, he said the Indians in Malaysia should remember that they came to this country 150 years ago to earn a living and not to take away the rights of others.”  Hello Sir, do you know why Hindraf had that crowd assembled? Secondly Indian migration predates to the 11th century. He has the “muda lupah” syndrome.

Wise people say if you fail to admit your origins or roots, your success or failure becomes very insignificant.

Can the ISA be used when we deny our ancestors?

Today I read we had a Robin Hood in Parliament. My thoughts went back to England, outlaws, swords, horses and who can forget Little John. Who could be this Robin Hood of the Malaysian kind? With the compliments of our Deputy Prime Minister Najib, this honour goes to our YB of Cameron Highlands S.K Devamany. Najib, who is still in the anal stage of medieval times and folk lore, was kind enough to tell us that “should we let Robin Hood off the hook just because he is a hero. He robbed the rich and gave to the poor but he was still breaking the law.” I thought robbing the rich particularly the elite politicians and giving it to the poor Malays, Chinese, Indians and others would have worn accolades all around and Parliament would have been in uproar and perhaps our great speaker Ramli would have just sat down and cried as lately his tenure is disturbed as many Yang Berhormats who don’t even listen to his “chukup-la Yang Berhormat” and they keep on talking. The speaker has lost his authority and bloggers are free to comment on this.

Back to Robin Hood, he stole from the rich, yes, but, he fought against injustice and tyranny. It is good Najib is not computer savvy otherwise he would have the least checked. Another “hantam”, I am the DPM.

Does Devamani deserve this praise? I should think so, yes, because he talked about the injustice done to the Indians for 50 years, as Davamani claimed. For this he has got to see Najib on Thursday. What a pity. Punished for something said in honesty. Devamony is a fool and should have followed his leader Datuk S.Samy Vellu, who in a normal day would have given stories of the nature of Robin and Devamany would have been more than satisfied.

Unfortunately Devamany in that cursed AlJazeera, which made our Information Minister Zam take a holiday, mentioned something which every MIC man must say so because of the Whip, He was very faithful to MIC but in Parliament he played up to the gallery and there now he is in trouble with the DPM. Other leads which Devamany should seriously consider :

  • To which party he belongs to
  • He should not speak his mind, Datuk Samy Vellu did not hand him the script
  • Disassociate himself from MIC, the useless Indian party
  • Devamany cannot say 50,000 people attended the Hindraf rally, a mere 50 would have been nice
  • Join MUIP the new party. Read my post

The Chief Whip Najib is on Thursday. But what about his BIG BOSS good old Datuk Samy Vellu. Now his boss suffers from an unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings. In plain language denial syndrome.

So Yang Berhormat Devamany, in your absent minded way you were the co-founder of RIFA Group of Engineering College, where you were the Managing Director, and where 10,226 people elected you absent mindly.

You have a difficult week ahead Devamany.

Reporter: Good morning Mr KS Nallakarupan, we are told you have formed another Indian based political party?

Mr Nalla: Correct..correct..correct, I have formed the Malaysian Indian United Party, MIUP .

Reporter: Good Sir, what are your aims in forming this party?

Mr Nalla: My main aim is to elevate the social status of the Indian community.

Reporter: Your aim is very noble, I can see, but don’t you think you are crowding out the other Indian based parties namely MIC and PPP?

Mr Nalla: Correct..correct..correct, MIC and PPP are already there. But it is only MIUP that can inject a fresh approach to solve the problems of the Indian community.

Reporter: You mean infuse Sir? But what can MIUP do that MIC and PPP could not do?

Mr Nalla: MIUP is a new party with 800 members. Unlike MIC and PPP we are like a family, a small group, easy to keep track of and ensure each member does his part. Each member will get a laptop and we will be connected 24 hours a day. Unlike others who meet erratically from time to time, our meetings are every day at 12 mid-day rain or shine. We have to catch up with the forerunners and it is my belief that within 6 months we would be on tally with MIC and PPP , at least in the number of meetings held.

Reporter: Er..er, okay Sir, I believe that you are going to tag along with Barisan National as well, don’t you think MIC would object to this as they did with IPF led by Tan Sri M.G.Pandithan?

Mr Nalla: Correct..correct..correct. We are aware of this and the first agenda in our daily meetings would be how to we overcome Datuk Seri Samy Vellu. It will take time, I know, but we will be persistent. You know like the game knock knock knock who is there. Persistent knocking will definitely open the door of MIC, and as you are aware, constant knocking will bring down any door or the least the disturbance will make them open up.

Reporter: Are you sure you can do this? Tan Seri M.G.Pandithan has been knocking from 1988 and the door remains closed.

Mr Nalla: Correct..correct..correct, maybe he did not knock loud enough but we will ensure that the door will be opened. I am now deciding that, in view of the obstacles of admittance to BN, out erstwhile proposal to build a Tamil Secondary School will be put on hold. A suitable announcement will be made at our members meeting tomorrow at mid-day.

Reporter: You have been reported that you will do better than the other Indian based parties. How do you propose doing this?

Mr Nalla: It is very simple. Where they send a memo to BN asking something for the Indians, we will fortify our request by sending the same request in 7 different ways, in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Punjabi, English and Bahasa. You must understand my dealings with the elite group goes back a few years, and my informer tells me there are not many translators in all these 7 languages. My guess is approval will be given to one of the 7 letters written and voilà the Indians benefit.

Reporter: You have been quoted as saying you will not be contesting in the coming elections even if BN gives you a seat to contest. Correct me if I am wrong, was it not the reason you left another political party on the question of seat allocation?

Mr Nalla: That is a politically loaded question1 You must have been send by the Opposition parties and you are leading me on to say things I my self no nothing of. This will be discussed in our meeting tomorrow at noon and I will send you the reply by e-mail thereafter. Now, continuing with other matters…

Reporter: Thank you Sir for your time. I will look forward to your e-mail.

Reporter:Good morning Mr KS Nallakarupan, we are told you have formed another Indian based political party?

Mr Nalla: Correct..correct..correct, I have formed the Malaysian Indian United Party, MIUP .

Reporter: Good Sir, what are your aims in forming this party?

Mr Nalla: My main aim is to elevate the social status of the Indian community.

Reporter: Your aim is very noble, I can see, but don’t you think you are crowding out the other Indian based parties namely MIC and PPP?

Mr Nalla: Correct..correct..correct, MIC and PPP are already there. But it is only MIUP that can inject a fresh approach to solve the problems of the Indian community.

Reporter: You mean infuse Sir? But what can MIUP do that MIC and PPP could not do?

Mr Nalla: MIUP is a new party with 800 members. Unlike MIC and PPP we are like a family, a small group, easy to keep track of and ensure each member does his part. Each member will get a laptop and we will be connected 24 hours a day. Unlike others who meet erratically from time to time, our meetings are every day at 12 mid-day rain or shine. We have to catch up with the forerunners and it is my belief that within 6 months we would be on tally with MIC and  PPP , at least in the number of meetings held.

Reporter: Er..er, okay Sir, I believe that you are going to tag along with Barisan National as well, don’t you think MIC would object to this as they did with IPF led by Tan Sri M.G.Pandithan?

Mr Nalla: Correct..correct..correct. We are aware of this and the first agenda in our daily meetings would be how to we overcome Datuk Seri Samy Vellu. It will take time, I know, but we will be persistent. You know like the game knock knock knock who is there. Persistent knocking will definitely open the door of MIC, and as you are aware, constant knocking will bring down any door or the least the disturbance will make them open up.

Reporter: Are you sure you can do this? Tan Seri M.G.Pandithan has been knocking from 1988 and the door remains closed.

Mr Nalla:
Correct..correct..correct, maybe he did not knock loud enough but we will ensure that the door will be opened. I am now deciding that, in view of the obstacles of admittance to BN, out erstwhile proposal to build a Tamil Secondary School will be put on hold. A suitable announcement will be made at our members meeting tomorrow at mid-day.

Reporter: You have been reported that you will do better than the other Indian based parties. How do you propose doing this?

Mr Nalla:
It is very simple. Where they send a memo to BN asking something for the Indians, we will fortify our request by sending the same request in 7 different ways, in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Punjabi, English and  Bahasa. You must understand my dealings with the elite group goes back a few years, and my informer tells me there are not many translators in all these 7 languages. My guess is approval will be given to one of the 7 letters written and voilà the Indians benefit.

Reporter:
You have been quoted as saying you will not be contesting in the coming elections even if BN gives you a seat to contest. Correct me if I am wrong, was it not the reason you left another political party on the question of seat allocation?

Mr Nalla: That is a politically loaded question1 You must have been send by the Opposition parties and you are leading me on to say things I my self no nothing of. This will be discussed in our meeting tomorrow at noon and I will send you the reply by e-mail thereafter. Now, continuing with other matters…

Reporter: Thank you Sir for your time. I will look forward to your e-mail.

The rally was a success. 30,000 people attended it. Indians are generally castigated as being unruly and difficult to control. But today, the Indian people, though in the minority and considered insignificant, have shown to the Government, and the people that they are made of sterner stuff.

My broadband connection is erratic and I can’t gather information as I would like to from various sources and groups. But 2 things stand out very clear:

The Indians can be a determined group when the situation calls for it. They were, in spite of the tear gas and chemical water, stood their ground, moving when the tear gas and chemical water took its toll, but regrouping to show solidarity. They were non-violent, even telling the Police they did not get there to cause problems. but to, peacefully handover the petition. Some got hurt, others were detained, some are still under custody.

The Police started the hue and cry by their indiscriminate letting of gas and water. If there was problem, they are to be blamed.

A big thank you for all the people who took part knowing well the consequences they would meet. My heart goes for the people who were injured, the people who were detained, those still under detention. Hindraf will not leave you in the lurch. My prayers go for you all.

You have proven to the other Indians that we are a great group and in spite of adverse conditions affecting our life, we will show the world our greatness.

At 13.02 hours today, Mr Samy Vellu, the MIC chief stated the Government nor MIC will support street demos. This is nothing new as this matter has been highlighted by the media during the past few days.

But, the statement that MIC has been working within the system and this has proved to be successful is another stale oft repeated argument which does not hold water at all. MIC should think of a better defense than this. What success? It is a known fact that MIC is never in the picture when decisions are made. It is only when the Indians complain that MIC even knows about it. How often have things been perpetuated and there is no comment from the MIC at all? Correct me if I am wrong. What UMNO things correct it does. MIC is there to listen. How many a time has MIC risen to the front to object or raise a point before implementation. Sad to say they are in the same boat as the ordinary man who only knows about the matter once executed.

He further states that many problems have been raised and settled without street demonstrations. That is the crux of the matter. If the Government has shown a sympathetic ear to the 18 point letter that was delivered on the 12th of August, would Hindraf have resorted to the rally today. I don’t think so.

Another hard to believe fact Mr Samy Vellu also said that many issues have been settled through consultations and dialogue with the federal, state and local government. I don’t thing so readers would have forgotten about the demolition of the Padang Java temple that easily. MIC was treated like any other person who grieved the demolition. What consultation and dialogue are we talking about? “Hindu temples built on government land were still being demolished despite his appeals to the various state chief ministers.” Was this not Mr Samy Vellu in his moaning statement?

The last part of the report is about sensitive issues. This phrase is over used so much so, it conveys no meaning now. The Indians are marginalised. Is this a sensitive issue? Practically everyone is aware of this problem. Has this got to be whispered to the ears of the Government since it is sensitive? Then, does kris waving becomes public declaration for all to follow,

I can go on and on. The MIC has got to call a spade a spade and tell the people the truth. Enough of this play acting. The person behind the character has been exposed.

Another pathetic ending, the PM knows it all, and we have his support.

I was one of those waiting for news this morning relating to the handing over of the petition to the British High Commission by Hindraf. There was very good coverage of the Bersih rally of November 10th and I was waiting for alternate news from Malaysiakini and bloggers. I was not disappointed as news trickled in and the procession by Hindraf was on. This is when I realised, that Hindraf has come of age.

MIC was formed in 1946 and this was the organisation that has been the mouth piece of the Indians in this country. The Indian people though not much involved in politics, at this time, had full confidence in MIC to uphold the rights of the community. Of course during this time and even for years after wards Indians felt comfortable and had a very strong attachment to Malaya/Malaysia and deemed this country as their mother land. The roots of the Indians originated from India but in Malaysia they felt secure and more than often referred themselves as Malaysian Indians rather than Indian Malaysians.

The present regime of MIC originated with the departure of Tan Sri Manickavasagam in 1978 and S.Samy Velu taking over the fort in 1979. Samy Velu has served as President for the last 28 years.

Over the years the Indians have gone down hill and what confidence they had of MIC or for that matter Barisan National was being eroded gradually and the despair that the Indians were being marginalised was becoming a reality.

There was hope here and there things will look for the better as the days went by. This ray of hope was further envisaged positively when Badawi took over the reigns 4 years back. There was much encouraging talk not only of the position of the Indians but the country in general. But this turned out to be a dummy firecracker. Portent, but without the fire. The country was going to the dogs so to speak, and there was no thought of country but individuals who wanted to rob and pillage the country for their evil and selfish gains.

With hopes dashed beyond dreams, the Indians turned to MIC. MIC turned out to be the wallpaper. Nice to see and appreciate. But that’s all. It was just an ornamental decoration and under the greed and “I want all” syndrome, the MIC aligned itself to UMNO not only for the crumbs tossed to it but also as an able supporter of the lie, the MIC with the help of UMNO has played a great part to upkeep the Indians. That ploy has been discredited on many occasions but MIC is still under the wrong notion the Indians are behind S. Samy Velu.
Another ray of hope, is of course, Hindraf which, I hope, will be more broader based in the future. That is why I am saying MOVE OVER MIC a new contender has arrived. The Indians may not improve their condition over night, as the rot is overwhelming, but the least there will be a body to fall back to when the government ill treats the Indians and by clever maneuvering take away the rights of this marginalised community. Once the rot is healed perhaps, the Indians will become part and parcel of this country and not be by-standers.

Brown
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A man was talking to his friend at the bar.
The friend said “Did you know that 9 out of 10 women with brown eyes cheat on their husbands?”
“No, I didn’t know that.” The man replied.
“So what color are your wife’s eyes?” asked the friend.
The man replied, “I’m too drunk to remember. Geez, I better go home and find out.”
So the man hurries home to find his wife in bed and asleep.
The man carefully lifts his wife’s eyelid and exclaims, “Oh my God! Brown!”
Suddenly, another man pops out from under the covers and exclaims,
“How the hell did you know I was here?”