MIC and PPP leaders are in ecstasy, now that the 3 remaining ISA detainees of Hindraf have been released. I think they are a bit hasty, and as I see it, this new development may eventually be the death knoll for MIC and PPP. These two parties have been hoodwinking the Indians that they champion their cause, but in realty it was just a ploy to gain political mileage and benefits from the government. People like Samy Vellu, T.Murugiah, Dr S.Subramaniam, and Vell Paari should consider early retirement as their background and the sacrifice made by the 5 Hindraf people will surely ring a bell in the minds of Indians.
Samy is great. ISA does not auger well in international circles. There was no humility as I see, it was more repentance as another blogger said and a way to lessen the Perak fiasco.
Murugiah feels he had a part in the release, he had spoken to Najib when he was the Deputy Prime Minister and now getting the mandate of the Prime Minister, Najib has acted. Don’t teach grandmothers to suck eggs, even with no gums their excel in this job, and don’t be a macho that your conversation with Najib caused this – surely for a new leader you would have minded your words; just congratulations would have sufficed. In any case, Kayveas says your own division in Silibin is de-registered and I don’t want to burden you more.
The Doctor had to say something. People-centred my foot, please doctor is there anything better.
Vell Pari takes the cake. How many sad chapters have their origin in his authorship.
T.Mohon dreams. These Hindraf chaps only did things the MIC could not do. Keep on dreaming then.
Mr R.Nadarajah is entitled to his opinion and I hasten to add, means nothing.
MIC: Decision will boost country’s image
KUALA LUMPUR: The release of the ISA detainees will do well for the image of the country, both locally and internationally, MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said.
He said the Government showed concern and humility in releasing them.
“We can now move on and concentrate on more pressing matters to bring progress to the people,” he said.
Samy Vellu said the Prime Minister and the Home Minister had shown sensitivity to the suffering of the families of the ISA detainees by releasing them so that they could be reunited with their loved ones.
“Our Prime Minister has kept his promise to be a fair leader to all Malaysians,” he said.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk T. Murugiah said in Seremban that he had previously met Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was then Deputy Prime Minister, on the possible release of the Hindraf leaders.
“I appealed to Najib for their release and he told me that he would consider it when the time was right. Today, he has proven to be a good leader for keeping his word,” he said.
Murugiah said the trend of the Indians throwing their support for Barisan Nasional was already evident during recent by-elections.
“With the release of the three, the Indians would return to the Barisan fold,” he added.
MIC secretary-general and Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said he was grateful to the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the Government for releasing the 13 detainees.
“It shows that the Government is people-centred,” he said.
MIC Youth adviser S. Vell Paari said the release of Hindraf leaders would put an end to a sad chapter in the Malaysian Indian affairs.
“It would heal the hearts of the Indians as their detention was bothering them,” he said in a statement.
Vell Paari, who is chairman of the MIC Unity Committee, said MIC had still a lot of work to attract the support of Indians to the party.
MIC Youth coordinator T. Mohan hoped the release of the detainees would lead to the Indians returning en masse to support MIC.
Malaysia Hindu Council president Datuk R. Nadarajah said the council believed that the Government under Najib would bring about more changes and benefits for the people.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh quipped in Ipoh that the ISA should be “pensioned” off, adding that the three Hindraf leaders should not even have been detained.