13 more ISA detainees will be released from the detention camp at Kamunting. This includes 3 other Hindraf leaders who are left after 2 others were released right after PM Najib toke on the leadership. The Kapar MP, S Manikavasagam was happy with decision and told the media :
I feel that what had happened in Perak has placed the BN government in bad light so this is the right time for them to make the announcement
This is defiantly good news and hopefully the review process of the ISA is a good one that will start doing what it was set out originally but personally i think that it shouldn’t be there in the first place as everyone deserves a shot at defending them selves in a court of law.
Full list of soon to be released ISA detainees Continue reading »
So its been a year since the Hindraf rally toke place. Since then much has happened.
We have a historic election, We have had 5 arrested under the ISA, We have had numerous teddy bear’s being looked at as threats, We have had Hindraf getting banned, And so much more! The movement have since been declared illegal and Hindraf has called for all to pray for the well being of the nation in their respective places of worship(which also got some resistance)
Well what now?
I have got my thoughts on what the movement have done and what needs to be done (PURELY MY VIEW) which i will blog about on a different day. I want to share this video with S Indra Devi, wife of Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee and Hindraf legal adviser P Uthayakumar. What does it mean to those who were in the thick of the action.
Deepavali is the festival of lights which indicates the victory of good over evil. Most Malaysians had celebrations for this auspicious occasion however it was not all joy and fun. There is a group of people who were out there fighting for the rights and were sent to Kamunting via the ISA to detention without trial.
The Hindraf 5 were behind bars and were not given a opportunity to celebrate the joyous festivals. This next video is a interview with the wife of M Manoharan.There are families who are in grief over injustice that has hit their family and due to a cause for the well being of a nation. Can anyone say that Hindraf did not have a impact on March 8th? Are we slowly forgetting the sacrifice of the 5?
A must watch! What are your thoughts?
The home minister was interviewed with regards to the ban that was imposed against Hindraf. Below are excerpts from the interview
“I think I got support from the Indian community who are peace loving,”
“(The ban) is not against the Indians or the Hindu religion. We have no problems with the Indians or the Hindu religion.
“The Indian community and the Hindus have always worked very well with us,”
“It is an extremist group. It advocates and propagates hatred, inciting feelings against certain segments of the community”
“We have got their addresses and offices bearers – that’s how you enforce. And their activities are now no longer legal,”
And now the icing on the cake :
“For your information, all ministers of home affairs will never take a populist view. We are never popular but we are like a candle – we burn ourselves in order to protect society.”
The Candle Has Spoken!
Read the full report at Malaysiakini
Hindraf has been declared Illegal and a threat to nasional security!!
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) — The Hindu Rights Actions Force (Hindraf) has been declared an illegal organisation from today, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.
In a statement issued here, Syed Hamid said the decision to declare Hindraf as an illegal organisation was made following the ministry being satisfied with facts and evidence that showed Hindraf had and was being used for unlawful purposes and posed a threat to public order and morality.
“Based on powers vested under Section 5(1) of the Societies Act, Hindraf from today is declared an illegal organisation,” he said.
He said the order was being made as a result of monitoring and investigation on the organisation’s activities by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) and Home Ministry, since Hindraf’s inception.
Syed Hamid said if left unchecked, Hindraf would continue to pose a threat to public order, the security and sovereignty of the country as well as the prevailing racial harmony.
I wrote a article about Sun Tzu’s Art of war concept of nip it in the bud. This is a age old tactic of crisis management which is expired in my view, the Home ministry obviously doesn’t seem to feel the same way about it