Hindraf chief P. Waytha Moorthy believes that politicians merely ride on the issues to gain political mileage.
“The poor Indians have seen 12 elections before this and many have voted in many elections believing in the promises of both divide. They are tired and have given up hope on politicians,” he said.
He believes that the underclass could care less who rules or robs the country as it is bread-and-butter issues that are of the greatest concern to them.
“They live on a day-to-day survival mode.”
Waytha is into the 10th day of his hunger strike to highlight the urgent need for a permanent solution to the woes of the marginalized among the Indian community.
What you’ve really wanted to know, asked
20 questions posed to Hindraf chief Waytha:
- What is the effect of the lifting on the ban on Hindraf?
- Why would you want to meet the Prime Minister?
- But you have declared war on Umno before, bukan?
- Were you angry with Pakatan leaders for not fulfilling their promises?
- And more …
Till today, however, Najib Razak has not invited Hindraf to meet him. But then again Hindraf is aware that their blueprint expectations are still a great distance from the government’s present policies.
[Updated: It might be better phrased as “the government’s present policies are still a great distance from Hindraf’s blueprint expectations” — 5.33pm]
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