Monday, December 03, 2007

Hindraf Letter to Gordon Brown British PM

A source posted this letter in a group posting. This is supposedly the letter that Uthayakumar sent to Gordon Brown.
Read this; the tone is angry.
All this is the culmination of sloth like action taken, or rather NOT TAKEN by the Government. Nobody answer anything, nobody appear to do anything about this problem. I have seen report in Malaysiakini of Indians who died in police lockup.
Yet no one has been brought to justice or any inquiry been done.

Temple demolition?
Well the problem is like this;
The land the temple is sitting on is normally belong to some company or private individual, not the temple committee itself. The there is problem of the people building temples at places that is not designated to be a place of worship, ie by the roadside under a big tree etc. If the people bought the piece of land, get permit to build a temple ie do it the proper way, these issue might not have happen.

Hey what do you expect, these people are poor, and most of the time are illiterate. They wouldnt know better.
Why are they poor and marginalised in the first place?

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 shot 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.

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.policewatchmala ysia.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

8 comments:

gmk said...

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely.

Anonymous said...

Because Noor, Because of the policies the UMNO adopted, you don't give permission to build temples, you did not educate poor people, where else they will go for their inner peace?

Now the time is to give permission to build temples or churches or mosques that exist, rather than demolishing them, Give employment, education and other opportunities equally to all poor rather than to one particular race. Your country will prosper. If you ignore your own minorities, you are not far from becoming another pakistan, afghanistan

Anonymous said...

Sorry I have to be tough with you, you are writing/blogging with the English language, so please write properly...your Grammar is appalling. Don't write in broken English and feel so great about it.

nooryahaya said...

Anon3,
My English Grammar is appalling...yes but who cares anyway. In NZ, kids these days write in txt. wrds shrtnd, gmmr non but ppl unerstn da msg. so wht gives? Language evolves..

Anon2,
Yes you are right, I agree with you. To some extent, you can take horse to water, but you cant make it drink. As for permission for the existing temples, churches and mosques, to certain extent yes, I agree. but that one under the big tree by the roadside along the Kuala Selangor - Klang highway, I doubt many would agree.

gmk,
yes you shall judge a country by the poorest citizen.

Anonymous said...

Ayoyoyo ... who on earth will take the contents of letter to 'Dear Sirs' seriuosly. Gordon Brown has his own problems since taking over from the Uncle Sam Poodle.
Anon5.

Anonymous said...

Noor, i agree with you, I strongly feel, language is not owned by the country tht produced, once u speak , you own it you can use it the way u desire to. Any language is not fixed and like culture it evolves with time, so write as you wish, if i can understand you that is all that matters, plus if its not your first language, then i will go on to applaud you for at least being brave enough to write your blog in a foreign language.

Now on the to the temples, i think the temples that were built pre independence and those that were built initally in estates where indians had settled are a very complicated issue. During those times, it is easy to understand why the indians would have chosen to build thier temples there, simply because they live there and so needed a place to worship. However with the development, after years and years of these temples in that area, if the government says thay they own the land and needs it to be destroyed, then by all means they are right and we indians are helpless. However, these indians never forsaw that their estates would be developed and if they had known otherwise they would surely have tried to secure the land and their temples at the start of their building. Also, is it not only humane to respect a peoples place of worship and try to come to an outcome with the most minimal conflict involved? the goverment seems to have taken the most hard handed approach of demolishing these temples. There are many ways to go about this. Mid valley not only helped the temple it encloses but actually maintaints it.


What i am more concerned about was the way the funeral of our national hero Moorthi was conducted. That was very very undiplomatic, what are u thoughts on that issue?

Salam,
Sathya

nooryahaya said...

Salam Sathya, peace be with you,
the land ownr cud have sold the land the temple standing on to the Hindus. the estate workers could nhaave a stake in the land they are working on, a stake in companies like Guthrie etc.

as for thte late Moorthy, its different subject altogether, although connected to the memo of Hindraf. To us Muslims, the issue is whether the late Moorthy is a Muslim or not. true jabatan agama could have acted better.

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