The “Bioused Judge” in the ethnic cleansing trial after persistently and insistently wanting to proceed with the trial “at any cost” then told off P.Uthayakumar that he could take the whole day to look at the first one A4 page document. P. Uthayakumar in turn told this “bioused Judge” that she cannot utter those words. That was why he had on many occasions since Monday asked her to recuse herself from hearing the matter. Uthaya said “had this been England the Judge would have discharged herself from the onset”. Uthaya said Justice must not only be done but must manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done. And that the public in the public gallery and through the media was “seeing justice being done”. This “bioused Judge” appeared not to be perturbed and said she would proceed anyway. To this Uthaya replied that he was not frightened of UMNO’s jail as he had already served almost 1 ½ years of jail under the ISA and had no regrets. And UMNO is now prosecuting him for the offence he had already served sentence for ie the 1 ½ years ISA jail. This “bioused Judge” said Uthaya has to go to a different forum. Uthaya replied that he has to make his point in this court as if he does not get Justice in a court of law he will never get it anywhere else in Malaysia. He is also prepared to be disbarred from contesting in the next general elections when convicted but would continue his struggle and that the disbarring would not stop him but further fuel his human rights strunggle. In open court he said that this a politically motivated prosecution by UMNO in collaboration with and the Attorney General who was misusing his prosecution powers by instituting this vindictive prosecution under UMNO’s instructions.
At the beginning of this trial despite informing this “bioused Judge” that an appeal has been filed with the Court of Appeal to recuse this Judge and an appeal also for an interim stay of proceedings at the Sessions Court and that an urgent hearing date may be given this afternoon, this “bioused Judge” once again insisted and persisted in proceeding with the trial and called in the first witness, a senior police officer to start testifying. This is unprecedented and despite being brought to her attention that even two days ago in the Teoh Beng Hock case the Magistrets Court had waited for the Court of Appeal’s decision for a stay of proceedings before proceeding with the Magistrets Court proceedings this “boused Judge” went on with the trial irrespective. So much for Justice for a Human Rights Lawyer in the dock. The matter was then adjourned to 15/10/09. P. Uthayakumar’s Lawyers are N. Surendran and M.Manogar.
Posted by editor.
Statement (No.38 ) to the Government of Malaysia for which we expect a reply:
A poor unemployed elderly Indian couple (one aged 61) are forced to care for their two teenage grandchildren whose father passed away in an accident. They do not have their mother to care for them. Grandfather Chelliah also lost his job as a Security Guard as he had a fall and injured himself and has no income now. Why hasn’t this Indian family been given Welfare help by the Welfare Department? This case is just the tip of the iceberg of the hundreds of thousands of Indians needing Welfare help but have been denied of the same by UMNO. Because they are merely the poor politically and economically weak Indians? Or because Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malaysia does not include these Indians? Posted by P. Uthayakumar
Statement (No.39 ) to the Government of Malaysia for which we expect a reply:
RM8,333.33 per child in Malay Muslim Permata Kindergartens based the RM150 Million budget for 18,000 almost all Malay Muslim children but a mere RM952.38 per Tamil school pupil based RM100 Million for 105,000 Tamil school pupils as in our posting yesterday vide our letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak. Even then not a single cent of this RM100 Million allocation in the first and second economic stimulas package has yet to reach any of the 523 Tamil schools on the ground. We do no want empty promises of Millions. But the Indians should be made part of the National mainstream Education policy and the national mainstream development of Malaysia (posted by P. Uthayakumar)
Statement (No.40 ) to the Government of Malaysia for which we expect a reply:
DAP’s Wayang Kulit of 2 ½ acres of land for the Seberang Perai Weld Road Estate Tamil school. Another “feat” by Kapitan China Lim Guan Eng’s DAP state government of Penang. As usual his Indian “Mandore” DCM II (should have been DCM I) makes a front page announcement in the Tamil newspapers of the same. But as usual nothing is given in writing. Why can’t all the 28 Tamil schools in Penang all be given land titles in one go.Why make empty promise and create political perceptions on a peacemeal basis and that too nothing in writing and not in black and white. Why can’t a 10 acre land title (not empty promise) be granted to this Tamil school to cater for future expansion, a school field and a school hall for this Tamil school which also doubles up as an Indian community Hall. How then is this DAP, PKR and PAS Penang state government any different form the previous UMNO and Gerakan State government. Worst still we had received information today that this Tamil school referred to by the DAP DCM Indian “Mandore” does not exist in the first place
Statement (No.35 ) to the Government of Malaysia for which we expect a reply:
Kg. Buah Pala: DAP’s Bagan Pinang by election latest political gimmick Kg. Buah Pala residents to get a “RM600,000.00 house” on the front page and in colour in Tamil Daily Malaysian Nanban 26/9/09 front page. Kapitan China Lim Guan Eng is seen shaking his bare “kosong” hands with some of the working class residents. Up to date this supposed RM600,000.00 house is not in writing or in black and white. This scene is supplemented by a resident shedding “tears of joy” and ably witnessed by the Penang Indian Mandore DCM II. (Comment by Samy)
(The Star) – Page 9
MIC veep hails PM’s nod on Indian issues
PUTRAJAYA: Many long-standing social, economic and educational issues involving the Indian community have been resolved with the timely intervention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, MIC vice-president Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said yesterday.
He said Najib, who chaired the special Cabinet Committee on Indian Affairs meeting here on Monday, had directed the relevant government departments and agencies to address the issues urgently.
“We (MIC) raised several issues for approval and many of them received the nod from the prime minister,” said the human resources minister in a statement.
He said his ministry, which acted as the secretariat for the cabinet committee, would immediately undertake follow-up action with the relevant departments and agencies.
On the re-development of Tamil schools, he said Najib had approved in principle an extra allocation in view of the increased cost incurred in the redevelopment work.
He said the prime minister had directed the relevant ministries to discuss with the Economic Planning Unit ways to overcome the extra RM65 million cost over the RM100 million allocated for the purpose.
He said Najib had also asked the Higher Education Ministry to consider recognising other existing pre-university courses to allow more Indians, especially, to enter public universities.
The target of 7.4 per cent intake of Indians into the civil service would be expedited and more employment and promotional opportunities would be created for Indians in government-linked companies (GLCs).
He said there were now only seven Indians in the boards of 130 GLCs and the MIC had requested that at least two Indians be appointed to the board of each GLC.
He added that temporary teachers in Tamil schools had been allocated a minimum of 300 seats for courses during the holidays this year, while more loans and business opportunities would be allocated to the Indian community. — Bernama
(The Star) – Page N19
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
(The Star) – Page N37
Wednesday September 30, 2009
HINDU Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman P. Waytha-moorthy is angry over news that there are plans to connect the movement with the newly-registered Malaysian Makkal Sakthi Party (MMSP), reported Malaysia Nanban.
He said in a statement that MMSP, to be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Oct 10, is capitalising on the term Makkal Sakthi (people power) that was popularised by Hindraf in November 2007.
Hindraf supporters took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur in the thousands to press for the rights of the Indian community, he said.
Waythamoorthy added that Hindraf was instrumental in the political tsunami that resulted in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition coming to power in five states in the March 2008 general elections.
Letter / Statement No.16 of 2009 to UMNO/BN
Indian issues to be looked at urgently (The Star 30/09/2009 page N18).But the Indians no longer buy this false, empty promises and perceptions by UMNO. UMNO is still making it’s pre 25th November 2007 political calculation. The Indians in the post 25th November 2007 era have their eyes wide open and can no longer be mislead and cheated by UMNO. UMNO has been saying this for the last 52 years and succeeded in keeping the Indians out of the national mainstream development of Malaysia. We now ask UMNO not to deal with ‘Indian issues’ separately but to include especially the working class Indians into the national mainstream development of Malaysia. (Posted by P. Uthayakumar).
(The Star) – Page N18
Wednesday September 30, 2009
Indian issues to be looked at urgently
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has directed the relevant government departments and agencies to address several long-standing social, economic and educational issues affecting the Indian community.
“We raised several issues for approval and many of them received the nod from the Prime Minister,” said MIC vice-president Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.
He said in a statement that Najib, who chaired the special Cabinet Committee on Indian Affairs on Monday, had directed the relevant departments and agencies to deal with the issues urgently.
Dr Subramaniam, who is also Human Resources Minister, said his ministry, as secretariat for the Cabinet committee, would take follow-up action immediately.
On the redevelopment of Tamil schools, he said Najib had approved in principle an extra allocation in view of the increased costs incurred.
He said the Prime Minister had directed the relevant ministries to discuss with the Economic Planning Unit ways to meet the extra RM65mil spent above the RM100mil that had been initally allocated for the purpose.
He said Najib had also asked the Higher Education Ministry to consider recognising other existing pre-university courses to enable more Indians to enter public universities.
He said that the target of a 7.4% intake of Indians into the civil service would be expedited, adding that more employment and promotional opportunities would be created for Indians in government-linked companies (GLCs).
Statement (No.36 ) to the Government of Malaysia for which we expect a reply:
The last Indian traditional village in Kuala Lumpur ie Kg. Pandan to be demolished ala Kg. Buah Pala. This time by UMNO and not DAP. Why doesn’t UMNO demolish Kg. Baru in Kuala Lumpur or the scores of other Malay villages and Chinese’s New Villages? Because the Indians have neither the political or economic strength. (Editor comment)