Jul 20, 2009
MIC formed in 1946, next PPP formed in 1953 followed by IPF, MIUP, Mindraf and MMSP, and finally HINDRAF reemerge as HRP (Human Rights Party).
1.8 million (Almost 7%) of total population divide by several Indian ethnic based parties which is totally illogic, these groups of politicians clearly reflecting that Malaysian Indians are racist. Initially, I supported Uthayakumar and HINDRAF just because it’s apolitical and Uthayakumar was an activist. Malaysian Indian is now deployed by Uthayakumar for his own political ideologies and agendas since he turned himself to be a politician since long time being an activist.
I was a HINDRAF activist too. 14 days inside Kajang prison was a great test of my struggle. Read Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), Hindraf 31: Tuduhan cubaan membunuh digugurkan, A-G drops attempted murder charges on Hindraf 31, Malaysia's visions of a more equal future and Attempted murder charges dropped against Hindraf 31 (updated). Although couldn’t contribute much in the struggle of Malaysian Indian’s betterment as other movement leaders, but I think I have done my part. Now I realise that no use for HINDRAF continue to push a mono-ethnic agenda of championing Indian rights only. In fact, HINDRAF was unable to adjust to the new paradigm of the BANGSA MALAYSIA concept.
Let me tell you the truth that our friends from other ethnic group such as Malays and Chinese were also supported HINDRAF. But now the believe on HINDRAF fast-declining from day today. HINDRAF failed terribly to break out of the racial splits set up since Independence. It’s still moving away from this system by fighting for issues irrespective of race. Even before I would get angry if anyone call HINDRAF as 'racist', but now myself force to tell the truth.
As a pressure group, HINDRAF could deliver what a party politic couldn’t deliver, they can straddle both sides of the political divide. But now you see no one going to respect their struggle since already involve in politics directly. Uthaya claiming that he ables to capture 15 parliamentary seats with his new party, lets him prove it. But I would say its impossible!
The time when HINDRAF can mobilize thousands of Indians to the streets are over. HINDRAF has lost its popularity among Malaysian Indian, they never tried to find new ways to tackle issues instead of resorting to hard approaches. I’m beginning to feel uncomfortable with HINDRAF since long time ago, but just waited for the suitable to release this statement.
I don’t want my friends call me ‘racist’ and that's the reason why I wrote this. I want to be a real BANGSA MALAYSIA! With the formation of the latest political group- Human Rights Party (HRP) yesterday, Malaysia becoming sick with racial based struggles. I will never join such ethnic based NGOs, organisation or party politics, I have my own struggle, thats for sure pro-BANGSA MALAYSIA!