Jan 29, 2009

Stop Racial Politics in Malaysia!

At Independence, the “Alliance formula” was a racial formula in the first place. The elite in the respective racial parties operated as champions of their race while paying lip service to national unity. I believe in having mono-ethnic parties it can’t be serious about wanting national unity. I strongly believe we need a Race Relations Act and a Race Relations Commission and its first recommendation should be to ban mono-ethnic political parties.

Months ago, in the 12th General Election, Malaysians defied common stereotypes in casting their votes. Malays voted for the Democratic Action Party(DAP); non-Malays, voted for PAS. Parti Keadilan Rakyat, long upheld as yet another in a long-line of Malay-inclusive multiracial parties that were sure to fail, became the second-largest party in Parliament. Many commentators trumpeted the beginning of the end for racial politics in Malaysia. It was clear from the results of the last general election that voters did not like racial politics.

Just compare with our poorer neighbor, Indonesia, with its 80 percent Muslim population, which is committed to a secular, plural polity embracing its Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities. If then can India be a “Hindu Nation”? 80.5% (800 million) of Hindus are currently in India. But they won’t carry out such policies to destroy the unity among it's citizen. Some local politicians are calling Malaysia as “Islamic Nation” with only almost 60% of Muslim around.

Some politicians are misusing the religion and race issues and sentiments into politics to gain support. The racial politics should have been abolished and multiracial party politics allowed to be proactive in local politics arena. It’s important to stay on track in order to compete with other developing nations.

It’s better late than never!

Jan 28, 2009

Kugan's Death is a Racial Issue!


I refer to Devamany's statement: "Don't turn Kugan's death into a racial issue" in malaysiakini. I hope SK Devamany look at the statistics once again before release such statement. SK Devamany made a irrelevant statement, he should refer and read Malaysian Indian Minorioty and Human Rights Violations Annual Report 2008.

SK Devamany is trying to cover up Kugan's issue, he is indirectly denying that MIC is not responsible for Kugan's death and previously reported 80 cases as well. As a leader he is incapable to solve Malaysian Indian's issue just like other MIC leaders. Pakatan's Indian MPs striving very hard to help Kugan to get justice, but he is good for nothing and only able to blame others. In this case I'm not intend to support any party politics but I would like to praise Pakatan leaders for their sincerity in upholding Malaysians rights and justice.

After more than half century of Independent, Malaysians are tired and frustrated with such politician. We Malaysian don't care whether its a racial issue or non-racial issue, the question is how you going to solve the conflict? I would like to state again that there are 90% of the deaths in police and prison custody victims are Indians although their population not more than 10 %. What else need to prove you that its a racial issue?

Try to contribute at least something to your representing race, don't only know to blame others. If you are claiming that some people are politicizing Kugan's issue. Then why you let it? Whose mistake is that? If it's not a racial issue, then why the highest number of death in custody are Malaysian Indian?

Dear MIC leaders, If UMNO received enough pressure from you, the continues marginalization and intimidation on Malaysian Indian would not happened. They are not respecting Malaysian Indian at all, but you are still supporting them, you are loyal to them in whatever condition. Look at your Chinese partner from MCA and Gerakan, there are much more respectable than you because UMNO received enough pressure from them, thats why Chinese are less tortured and well protected in Malaysia. You are responsible for all brutalities that UMNO have done on Malaysian Indian!

Jan 26, 2009

Gong Xi Fa Cai!