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Indians will be losers either they support BN or PR

I believe PR will help Indians because they need Indian votes more than BN.

BN without Indian votes still can manage to win in general election with a simple majority, but PR without Indian votes will never win and march to Putrajaya.

If I were Indian, I will support PR even they are suck as BN because Indians can exercise more bargaining power in PR.

HRP wants Anwar’s commitment

K Pragalath | April 21, 2012

The opposition leader must pledge to end the problem of stateless Malaysian Indians, says HRP information chief S Jayathas.

PETALING JAYA: Human Rights Party information chief S Jayathas wants Opposition Leader leader Anwar Ibrahim to be committed in ending the problem of stateless Malaysian Indians.

“Being the Pakatan Rakyat leader and ‘prime minister in waiting’, what more the de facto leader of PKR, Anwar should give 450,000 Indian poor who are denied birth certificates, identification cards and citizenship a firm commitment that he would also end statelessness

“Anwar had committed to abolish the PTPTN study loans and to form a royal commission of inquiry on the Sabah IC fiasco to foreigners,” he said in a press statement.

His statement comes following a demonstration on Thursday morning by a group of more than 80 Malaysian Indians who highlighted their failure in obtaining identity cards

The demonstration at Parliament was led by PKR vice-president N Surendran.

Jayathas also suggested that Anwar commits himself to the issue by giving a confirmation at a rally in Klang on Sunday as part of the changes that Pakatan would deliver in the first 100 days if the coalition formed the next federal government.

HRP had invited Anwar, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang earlier this month for the rally.

Jayathas said a commitment from Anwar would be politically rewarding for Pakatan and the Indian community.

“This would truly reflect Pakatan being multi- racial in practice and their intended delivery for the people especially the Indian poor when they get to Putrajaya,” he added.

Anwar can’t attend rally

In a related development, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said Anwar would not be able to attend the rally in Klang.

“Anwar was not consulted on the date and venue of the event and he has prior engagements on April 22 .Our doors have always been open to the public and all those committed to fight for justice and we are ever willing to accept representations from any party for the public good,” he said.

Saifuddin said PKR supported the struggle and efforts of all political parties, NGOs and activists to bring justice to all communities and sections of the Malaysian society.

“To this extent, we appreciate the efforts of HRP and other NGOs and activists in taking up economic and social issues relating to the Indian community.

“The Indian community has been seriously neglected by the Barisan Nasional government and there are many problems peculiar to the community which must be addressed systematically and comprehensively.

“We, in PKR and Pakatan, believe in the redress of grievances and upliftment of social and economic situation of every single community in this country. No one must be left behind. This is consistent with our stand as detailed in our Buku Jingga and Common Policy Framework,” he added.

Meanwhile, Jayathas said the rally would proceed as planned.

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Gopal Raj Kumar says:

All Indian leaders from the seven or more Indian-ethnic political parties, plus those from the DAP & PKR must sit together, to have a peaceful, united and level-headed “political-pow-wow” over the future of Malaysian Indians. Otherwise, the Indians will remain the oppressed, like the last 50 years. Nobody, not even the gods can help.

Azmeer says:

Only a fraction of the Indian population in Malaysia knows that they could alter their future with better education and job. However, the majority of them do not believe in self-improvement but continue to depend on external help, seeking divine (temple deities)or non-devine (political parties and NGO) interventions. MIC has proven to be a failure but the Indians still persist with it for some short-term goodies from BN and never give Hindraf a chance at all. HRP is just another waste of time.

nkkhoo says:

I disagree with you on Indian do not believe in self-improvement.

Indians like Chinese with same or better qualifications than Malays are not giving chance to study in local public universities.

HK Tang says:

Look at the son of billionaire Ananda Krishnam, he is seeking self improvement as a monk and forgo all the wealth of his father. Too bad the father choose to be crony to BN.