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Pakatan’s “Hitlerite Blackshirt tactics” — Hindraf

OPEN LETTER

By P. Waytha Moorthy

Historic opportunities arise when certain defining events converge for a while in history. The minority Indian Malaysians have such a historic opportunity on their hands right now.  It behooves all Indian Malaysians to be able to perceive this window of opportunity, so the right decisions can be made and the historical circumstances utilized to the best advantage for all of future.

The Dacing (the Pakatan/Barisan Dacing) hangs in delicate balance one day before the elections. When it hangs in balance like this, even small additions to this side or that will determine the tilt of the Dacing. This is the historic opportunity that I speak of. The Indian minority, small as it is, can determine which way the Dacing will tilt.

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We perceived this opportunity some months ago within Hindraf. We decided that we should use the opportunity to do a quid pro quo (an exchange) with the political parties on the two sides of the Dacing in order to gain for the Indians what should have been theirs rightfully, but never was. We prepared the 5-year blueprint — a plan for the upliftment of the Indians in the country, for the political parties on both sides to consider supporting in exchange for electoral support from Hindraf.

The proposals in the blueprint take into account the historical antecedents and the effects of government policy neglect that had led to the marginalization of the Indians in the country. The proposals comprise a comprehensive and permanent set of solutions for the chronic socio-economic woes of the Indians in the country. The proposals when implemented will have a significant synergistic effect on the Indian community as a whole. The blueprint contains a very powerful plan for the poor and marginalized Indians in Malaysia.

The blueprint encompasses two basic themes. The first is a correction of past wrongs and the second is an ongoing and equitable share of the common wealth of the nation.

The plans for doubling the mean monthly incomes of those at the lowest strata coupled with subsidized housing, improved educational, employment and business opportunities when they come together will have a significant synergistic effect. This is absolutely what is needed — a comprehensive and permanent solution and in a short period of time. In addition Hindraf decided that a condition for the endorsements of the blueprint plans by the political parties is that it should have legal force and be binding .

For this historic endeavour we left our emotions aside and embarked on the negotiations in a pragmatic manner.

We spent the months from September 2012 till April 2013 with the Pakatan coalition trying to negotiate a deal. But they obviously had no desire to sign up to a binding agreement to uplift the status of the Indian poor in the country.

Their political ideology seems to be more geared to the needs of the business community and to a trickle-down approach to all other problems faced by the people.

This was in sharp contrast to the theme of a comprehensive and  targeted set of solutions for a historically neglected community, contained in our blueprint. Pakatan did not want to sign up to the blueprint in spite of our willingness to take many steps back to facilitate an agreement.

I beseech all Indians in the country to think about this key point. Why did Pakatan not want to endorse the blueprint that addressed a longstanding need of the Indian community?

If this is their behaviour before the elections, what do you think it will be afterwards?

On the other hand we started the dialogue with BN in late March and found a completely different attitude. There was a political will to take us up on our suggestions for a comprehensive and permanent set of targeted solutions for the problems of the Indian poor. There was recognition of the role of past government policy failures and there was a willingness to try new solutions. It looked good.

We had two options at this stage. One was to go ahead with Pakatan in spite of their repeated rejections, just to punish BN. The other was to sign up here and now with BN to a programme which when implemented will give us most of what we are looking for directly and for what we went out to the streets of KL in November 2007.

Any talk of a secret pact (touted by the Pakatan stalwarts) between Hindraf and BN serves only to deflect the emptiness in what Pakatan has to offer the Indian community. What if we had wrapped it all up in January or in February with Pakatan. We only signed up with BN in April.

All talk of secret pacts, selling out, betraying are all nothing more than shameless and hollow tactics of Pakatan to try and deflect the attention away from their denial of support to the Indian community.

In addition their plan is to kill the messenger when they just could not kill the message.

Pakatan is trying now very hard to demonise us, to disrupt our ceramahs, they steal our mobile campaign vehicle, they beat up our activists, intimidate our supporters, spread all kind of lies and innuendos.

If this is the type of Hitlerite Blackshirt tactics they choose to employ, all Malaysians must think, “Is this the New Dawn that you seek that Pakatan will bring to the country with their “Ubah”?”

When there is a political party that does not want to protect or promote your interests, what good does it do for you to give them your vote? The one weapon you have to get for you what you need is your vote?

BN has conceded that they had made mistakes in the past and are willing to look forward to new relations with the Indian community and to put in place new policies for their welfare. Instead of continuing to dwell on all the errors of the past, we have decided to look to the future and work on mending the relationships with BN and to start the work of correcting the serious socio-economic problems of the Indian community. This, as I said at the outset is a historic opportunity – we do not know what the future holds, what we can certainly know is what we have now.

This is my last message to the Malaysian public before the elections tomorrow and I make this loud clarion call to the Indians in Malaysia to absolutely reject Pakatan and to vote boldly for Barisan Nasional. You will be doing the right thing.

P. Waytha Moorthy
(Hindraf chairman)

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36 thoughts on “Pakatan’s “Hitlerite Blackshirt tactics” — Hindraf

  1. For once I am seeing something that makes some sense. Not even looking at the sincerity aspect but the practical aspect of it. Negotiations and mutual respect is the way to go. I certainly will vote for BN, despite the mistakes it has made. It has the guts to admit it and ubah. No need Pakatan and its arrogance.

  2. to all my Indian friends,
    I want to repeat the last para from Waytha’s message.

    This is my last message to the Malaysian public before the elections tomorrow and I make this loud clarion call to the Indians in Malaysia to absolutely reject Pakatan and to vote boldly for Barisan Nasional. You will be doing the right thing.

    You will be doing the right thing by voting BN.
    You will be sorry if you choose Pakatoon & their stooges.

    I believe Hindraf, Berjasa & Independent will be the strong ‘check & balance’.

    p/s: for DUN Semambu, please vote for Independent candidate
    http://cucumatkilau.blogspot.com/

    reject Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Anwar Ibrahim & their kinds.
    reject Khairy Jamaluddin, Reezal Merican, Abdul Azeez, Bung Mokhtar, Nazri Aziz, Jamaluddin Jarjis and their kinds.

  3. put your word where your mouth is ( as they say ) how I wish mr waytha could go tomorrow and t ell the indian voters in shah alam to vote for bn ( read zulkifli noordin)

    1. obviously, you’re following the GE13 from the comfort of your gated community via the internet. I am, dear sir, is in Shah Alam and trust me when I say this, majority of the Indians will have Zulkifli Nordin’s back this coming sunday!

  4. Helen, do you think the very few commentaries prevalent here says anything about the Cina and the Melayu trolling your blog caring less about the India kat sini?

    Or would you say it means less India trolling your blog, as compare to Melayu, Cina and the Lain-lains?

    1. :)

      True, not enough Indians are engaging here.

      Assuming that commenting on blogs is not a luxury enjoyed by the Hindraf constituency (the poorer segments whom I’ve said cannot afford to buy The Star and nor is there any reason why they should when the money could be better spent as wang saku to the kids and what not)

      then my conjecture would be that some of the English-speaking, Christian, oppo-supporting Indians – among whom live in Bangsar/Jerusubang suburbs – sneer at my blog and the people who participate in our Comment section.

      Furthermore, I have to admit that my blog comment section is like a virtual Johor, i.e. the pro-establishment sentiments and Malay voices dominate.

      And as I’ve explained, bullies do not like situations where they are the weaker party and outnumbered as they would be in here. The result of which is that our discussions are unfortunately skewed in favour of the BN and reflecting the partisanship of our political discourse.

      1. ‘Furthermore, I have to admit that my blog comment section is like a virtual Johor, i.e. the pro-establishment sentiments and Malay voices dominate.’

        LOL, tapi taklah jatuh kerusi macam saya-anak-bangsa-malaysia-aka-Chinese-first-over-my-beloved-Indian-hubby, god-sent-self-appointed-evangelist that you love to pick on!

        Anyway I was wondering whether this is in any way a general reflection on Indian issues in Malaysia, non-Indian Malaysians (no matter how Malaysian first he/she claims to be) simply couldn’t care less.

        DAP is busy cashing in on Chinese support and PKR itself is busy trying to win the draining Malay support. No wonder Hindraf turns to UMNO, the very Malay government they had demonstrated upon in 2007 which in turn made them famous the world over.

        I hope this time around the average Indians had learnt their lesson well!

        The left over Cholas army in Kedah had done the same!

        1. “… on Indian issues in Malaysia, non-Indian Malaysians (no matter how Malaysian first he/she claims to be) simply couldn’t care less.”

          Personally, it’s not that I don’t care. I have always assumed that MIC had their backs, in the way UMNO had the Malays’ and MCA the Chinese’s.

          So when Hindraf appeared in 2007, they appeared outlandish to me, and I’m sure to quite a number of other Malays. At that point, it was easy enough to dismiss or reject them.

          But, thanks to the blogosphere, I understand them better now. Not that I am completely in love with them, but I understand a bit better their context.

          As such, I’m all in favour of Najib’s signing the agreement with Hindraf. As a Muslim and Malay, I have no problem with helping another human being who needs help, especially if that person does not try to erode my religion and my rights. Tahaluf siyasi.

          Tomorrow’s elections. I pray that BN will win big.

          1. I am with you here, Servant of God. It is sad to discover that the MIC had dropped the ball to help their community, which has led to the gross injustice perpetrated on the lower income Indian community.

            I am praying that BN will win big too.

            =)

      2. I am one of those “lain-lain” race, I mix easily with all races. I like Helen Ang Blog long time ago but seldom do I comment. My heart and my instinct says what is written hear is very genuiene and full of honesty. My analysis still stays: BN will win more than 125 seats.

      3. re: True, not enough Indians are engaging here.

        Helen, I think one of the reasons why you hardly have any Indians taking the trouble to comment in your blog is because they consider it pointless to clarify for or argue intelligently with your mostly pro establishment Malay regulars.

        If you think about it, they’re not very different from Pakatoons with their sanctimonious and smug takes on the Indian poor problem, Hindraf and Indians in general while conveniently overlooking or diluting the deliberate marginalisation of the community by the government. A quick look at comments on Indian issues on your blog is enough to confirm this. Almost every one of their opinions, no matter how open to discourse they want to appear, have their origins in Ketuanan and Malay supremacy and the expected submissiveness of other races. There’s no engaging with such opinionated minds.

        You have done a great job refuting their stupid preconceptions and ignorant presumptions with your factual arguments but it’s hard for me to talk to people who think they’re intelligent but have no idea of what they’re talking about. You see the same ignorant statements and sentiments about Indians repeated over and over again despite valid explanations and arguments. If this is not a sign of ignorant by choice, one track minds, I don’t know what is.

        This is why I choose not to comment on Indian issues or engage with your disgusting pseudo-intelligent, ethnocentric but spoon-fed-from-birth-to-death elitist audience who feel superior and secure only when Indians (and/or Chinese) are subjugated and subservient to them and the Malay dominated government (no different from DAP’s holy grail of Chinese/Christian supremacy).

        Malays here and every where else keep reminding us of the archaic social contract and how we should be eternally grateful to them for our third class citizenship while belittling every single contribution of ours to this country when in reality, the Indians were never a threat to their hegemony or convenient preferred status. Indians mostly are inherently, a conscionable race. Unlike most Chinese, we are never that ambitious or power crazy to usurp the special position of the Malays or dominate them. I have heard some older Indians tell me that the this land belongs to the Malays and we should behave accordingly. Yet we (the majority, not the KJ John kind) are regarded as threats by these very insecure people.

        There’s an old saying among the Indian community – that it was always possible to work and live with the Malays but never the Chinese as Malays were considered to be humanistic people with a conscience. I tell my friends that this is no longer true. Malays have become just as arrogant and materialistic as the Chinese.

        It becomes tiresome talking to these educated Malays after a while. The more educated they are, the more skillful (but revealingly) they pervert percepts of equality and fairness to their advantage. And whether they care to admit it or not, they’ve become just as racist as the DAP Chinese.

        I will however continue to read their comments just to remind myself just how moderate and magnanimous Malays really are compared to the Chinese.

    2. I don’t think the lack of comments is an indication that readers don’t give a damn about Indians.

      I read with interest statements made by Waytha, the replies to questions by Ganeson etc but as a whole, I think those best placed to comment on these matters would be the Indians themselves. Just as the Muslims & Christians speak out on matters affecting their faith or Malays & Chinese voicing out concerns unique to their race, the same should be the case for the Indians.

      In a way, that’s a fundamental source of racial discord in Malaysia. Everyone of them politicians seem to think they know best for another race. Instead of understanding better through engagement & humility, they’ll bulldoze their way through everything with their preconceived notions, illusions of self grandeur & arrogance.

      And I think Waytha & a lot of Indians are just fed up with the lip service as well as unfounded & unfair allegations against Hindraf & them as a community thus his unequivocal support for BN. In life, you can’t be the winner all the time. Some compromise, a bit of give & take can go a long way as I’m sure Waytha has experienced in his crusade for his race.

      1. my take on this GE is that after May 5, after Anwar is truly vanquished, the foreign elements backing him will turn their focus on someone else, maybe to the DAP, seeing that the DAP is now a party dominated by Anglophiles and Evangelists.

  5. The last question was preloaded and yet that had the partisan monkeys at the Merdeka Polls Centre hopping and chattering well…like all monkeys do. So what is the preloaded Q that has MPC and by extension MKINI. MI, FMT in a tizzy. Here it is:

    1. Which one is closer to your opinion? : (rubric)

    First, look at the rubric, it merely seeks an opinion NOT a preference!

    2. Now for the main statement

    “ONLY BN CAN govern the country. (Note : my emphasis via caps)

    Observe how it is more a statement seeking to affirm a contention which by default implies to the respondent that ONLY BN and NO ONE ELSE can govern this country.

    Of course if you put such a question to any mature, thinking adult steeped in the notion of
    ” choice” that a democracy affords, he/she would say NO which means OTHER PARTIES THAN BN CAN ALSO GOVERN THE COUNTRY!

    So having yelled that out to make his/her opinion crystal clear that no ONE PARTY has the SOLE RIGHT of governing this country, it is only natural for the surveyed to agree to the next statement which is:

    PR should be given a chance to govern the country.

    A stand perfectly normal and common sensical to any mature voter in a mature democracy.

    3. A simple rule of thumb to determine who is on the verge of victory is clearly evident in the question “AT THE MOMENT perceptions towards BN or PR.”

    The results are telling BN (50%) leads PR (34%) by 16%.

    (Digression) If AT THE MOMENT perceptions are such, how come at the last Q everything goes haywire?!

    4. And remember that 16% gap is consistent with all the earlier questions about Najib, direction of the country and election issue ( economy, a strong BN point, being the main issue)

    Gawd, even if one looks closely at the charts on ‘direction of country’, on ‘Najib’ one can see satisfaction with BN is overwhelming and if you look at the related demographics , you will note that the 21-30 cohort is overwhelmingly for BN as are the female voters.

    So why are the monkeys at MPC and their cousins at MKini, MI, FMT making OooooAhhhhhhh noises and making up a close, dead-heated race to Putrajaya.

    The answer is simple, it gels with the opposition narrative of a soon to be “stolen victory””. Cue, Malaysian Spring aka riots. Enough said.

    You need NOT TRUST ME, I WELCOME THAT. So to get the actual truth go here first:

    http://www.merdeka.org/v2/index.php?option=com_jotloader&section=files&task=download&cid=199_8ab9c0eb09e2fbd7ccf35ce547188dfd&Itemid=68

    I am open to a debate BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE ARMED WITH THE TRUE FACTS.

    Warrior 231

    1. Since no Pakatoon here to debate you, allow me to suggest their possible reply:
      See ya at Bersih 4,5,6,7,…..

  6. Damn, the orang aslis are missing the GE boat once again. Kudos HINDRAF, they managed to snag a deal just right in time. Well, they’ve been here for a few thousand years, what’s another five. Maybe next time, they will have OARAF. It’s quite a sight seeing them living in Cameron Highlands, all the chauvinistic chinese farms but no orang asli benefiting from it. Way to go Waytha!

    1. So you’re implying that BN has done nothing for the Orang Asli?

      You do realize that the one who missed the boat is you?

      The BN government had sought to develop them years ago, but was met with resistance. It was only recently that more of the younger generation started to warm up to the developments offered to them.

      But, of course pakatoons don’t care about this. Pakatoons only care in creating perceptions, and they lie in order to do so.

  7. Whatever it is, let the voters and Bangla decide. Whatever outcome, Malaysia will have to change. In 2008, BN said the same thing that they are very confident of 2/3 majority. This time BN sung the same tune again and let’s see will the result be different?

      1. The lies was even picked up by the New Jewish Times, the write up was through and through Projek Zion NWO helmed by Soros and its Malaysian poodle whom is actually the mega hungry kaf rottweiler singing there will be blood on Monday 6th!

  8. I wonder if Waytha is also telling voters in Kota Raja and Sri Andalas to vote BN. In these confused times its best Indians abstain to fight another day.

  9. His resignation cease to surprise me, when the wind of change blows this kind always are well able to mengeksekusi ‘Ops Lallang’ anyday anytime. Remember?

    Or Me? Tor For?

  10. Apa yg kaum minoriti ni tak puashati. ? Tgk apa nasib kaum minoriti di negara lain. Kaduk naik junjung. Kalau tak puashati dan kata British silap, Melayu lagilah merasakan silapnya British membawa kaum pendatang dulu. Ungrateful spoil brat

  11. Dear Helen

    Would you care to rebut KTEMOC regarding his most recent blog post which clearly points to this post.

    Take care.

    1. You are proving yourself a “simpleton” time and again who cannot think critically for yourself untuk kenal yang mana kaca, yang mana permata.

    2. Don’t read too much into his blog. All the wakakaka-s indicates that he isn’t even serious with what he’s writing.

      After all, he said he’s quite safe down under in Australia (in one of his posts) so you think he really give a hoot about Hindraf, the future of Chinese community in Malaysia, etc? At least Helen sounds genuinely sincere with what she wrote here.

      Anyway, good night everybody, yawn…

  12. Dear Helen

    I know I am a simpleton and am doomed to this existence. I am beyond reform and far too litera and easily hoodwinked. It is impossible for people like me with an intrinsically low IQ/EQ to tease out veracity from spin.

    Thank you

    Take care

    1. If you have any conscience to do a self-examination, you will realise the kind of comments that you have put on my blog and whether you have only been commenting here in bad faith.

  13. Why are the Indians of Hindraf still angry?
    The Christian MPs & ADUNs in Pakatan are prospering.
    How about some unity and consolidation in the Indian camp?
    Don’t allow religion & culture to be the divisive factors. Throw away the toddy & other spirits and start acting sober.

  14. Cik helen,

    Pernah cuba guna kamus bahasa malaysia di atas talian (online)? Kalau tak pernah, google for it, pilih satu and sila cuba buat seperti dibawah …..

    1. Pilih terjemahan malay to english ……
    2. Isi perkataan “allah” untuk perkataan yang hendak diterjemahkan ……
    3. Tekan butang terjemah ….

    Cheers,
    ./God-Dog

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