Hindraf Official Statements
Dear HINDRAF supporters,
I take note of the press statement released to BERNAMA by 2 “civil” members of society namely Rajaratnam of MIYC and Vythilingam MHS.
I have received numerous phone calls over the last 24 hours from supporters throughout Malaysia requesting me to respond to the statements issued by them namely I quote Rajaratnam
“He should return to face the truth. He had gone to the United Nations and Britain. The general election had been held and the Indian community had given their verdict, so he has to come home to correct the situation,” said Rajaratnam.
He said Waythamoorthy should register Hindraf as a legitimate body if it was genuinely championing the rights and interests of the Indian community in the country.
“Now it is time to make peace and continue the struggle in a united society. Since Hindraf already has a voice in parliament, use the opportunity to raise the issues being championed,” he said.
Vythilingam MHS was quoted by BERNAMA as saying
Malaysia Hindu Sangam Association president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said he believed the matter could be resolved at the negotiation table after MIC discussed the issues raised by Hindraf openly.
MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu had called for the release of the Hindraf leaders but Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar responded that the government had no intention of doing that soon.
“This can be solved through discussions. We can ask the Malaysian High Commissioner to Britain to meet Waythamoorthy and discuss Hindraf’s demands,” said Vaithilingam.
However, Vaithilingam said it would be better for Waythamoorthy to return home to resolve the issues.
Since I endeavoured to advocate the rights of the minority Indian community in Malaysia I have learnt that the secret is not to attack our fellow Indians who would be used as “kulis” by the Government to attack me but to concentrate on the ultimate goal. I have always concentrated on that and had stayed focussed. For the matter I have never even attacked the “invincible” Samy Velu.
Therefore I urge all our supporters to remain calm. Those “kulis” are only fulfilling their karma to be faithful to their “paymasters”. So please allow them to complete their karma and let them answer their conscience.
As for me I do not for a moment FEAR return to Malaysia. I do not fear the prison or the torture that are likely to be imposed on me. I have voluntarily gone to prison before. But my presence lobbying International support have definitely created “heat” on the Government and hence the revocation of my passport. I will continue until my fellow brothers are released and would not be distracted by cheap stunts by certain individuals.
Once again I thank you for the concern but urge yourselves not to be distracted as well.
Ours is a long journey for “freedom” and let us stay focussed.
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES.