I hope RS Thanenthiran has read this.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — The Hindu Rights Action Force claimed today that it has uncovered more than 200 Special Branch officers within its midst.
“Hindraf’s genuine supporters should be aware there are many who pretend to be our loyal supporters but in fact are ‘agent provocateurs’ planted by parties interested in destroying and dismantling Hindraf’s struggle for the Indian community,” Hindraf chairman P. Waytha Moorthy said in a press statement e-mailed to The Malaysian Insider.
“These are not necessarily police officers but informers who are on the payroll of the Special Branch. In due course, we will reveal these personnel with evidence.”
Waytha, who is in exile in London after an Internal Security Act warrant was issued on him, also revealed that he had asked Dr William F. Shija, secretary-general of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, to raise serious human rights issues affecting Malaysian Indians at the CPA meet in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 1-10.
Waytha condemned parties that were using Hindraf as a brand name in promoting businesses and forwarding personal agendas and objectives.
"Many see Hindraf as an opportunity to gain leverage and dictate their own benefits. This is totally against our principles. Hindraf is you and me who are battling a war for better policies and governance for the Malaysian Indian as a society with equal and fair treatment as opposed to individual glamour and glory," Waytha chastised.
Hindraf has planned a raft of events that began with last Sunday’s gathering to launch a flag campaign leading up to National Day in an effort to dispel the notion that the movement was not patriotic. It would also request the government to allow its supporters to march during the National Day parade.
Taking a cue out of Gandhi’s book, it would begin a “relay” hunger strike throughout the country beginning at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre on Aug 10 leading up to National Day.
The movement plans to bring 10,000 supporters to attend each of the following Hari Raya events: the traditional open house by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi, the open houses of each menteri besar and the national Hari Raya celebration in the capital to commemorate its five leaders now under ISA detention.
If all goes according to plan, it would also commemorate the anniversary of its Nov 25, 2007 demonstration with a full-scale gathering.
– The Malaysian Insider