EVENT- 1/11/09: Forum Malaysian Indian Political Empowerment Strategy – The Way Forward & Book Launching

Forum: Malaysian Indian Political Empowerment Strategy – The Way Forward & Book launching by P.Uthayakumar.

Place: Dewan Orang Ramai (PKNS) Taman Sri Putra. Banting, Klang.

Time:- 7.00pm

For more information contact:

Raja- 017 8857619

Karu- 019 3592124

Munusamy- 013 2242483

Please sms to your friends to come for this event.

Thank you.

Valga People Power Makkal Sakthi

S.JAYATHAS

HRP Information Chief

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EVENT- 2/11/09: Pournami Pooja (Full Moon)- Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam. 7.00pm

Pournami pooja will be held 7.00pm at Sri Maha Mariamman Alayam, Ladang Bukit Jalil, Batu 6 1/2, Jalan Puchong.

Lets come and pray so that the UMNO regime will accept HINDRAF’s 18 point demand which was submitted to the Prime Minister Najib.

Guest of honour: HINDRAF Makkal Sakthi P.Uthayakumar

For more information please contact:

0192166205 and 0122065424.

Thank you

S.JAYATHAS

HRP Information Chief

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40 lost years for the Indians in UiTM:- main campus, 3 satelite, 15 branch, 9 city campuses, 19 colleges, 15, 000 staff and 120, 000 students.

40 lost years for the Indians in UiTM:- main campus, 3 satelite, 15 branch, 9 city campuses, 19 colleges, 15, 000 staff and 120, 000 students.

 

1)     Transformation is a strong word. Defined as a complete change (source: Oxford’s Advanced Learner’s Dictionary), It is synonymous with the progress of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) over the last decade. “This year alone there are 34, 870 graduating (UiTM) students.

2)      “ During the ITM (Institut Teknologi MARA) days (1970), there were only about 2,000 students. Now we have almost 150,000.    The staff strength of 200 has also grown to 20, 000. We started with only one campus in Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya but now, we have branches nationwide.    “ In the ITM days, we were only allowed to offer diplomas and advanced diplomas. The students had to get their degrees elsewhere. Now, students can further their studies up to PhD level here”.

3)     “ Many Chief Executive Officers of big companies today are ITM graduates and we are proud of this.

4)     As director of Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM) from 1965 to 1975, Tan Sri Arshad Ayub had a vision far beyond most people of his time.

5)    Now 81, he is still on his toes as he currently sits on the board of directors of several public-listed companies – Malayan Flour Mills Bhd, LBI Capital Bhd, Tomypak Holdings Bhd, Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd, KPJ Healthcare Bhd and Top Clove Corporation Bhd. He also holds the esteemed position of Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA(UiTM).

6)     He graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from the College of Agriculture in Serdang, Selangor (now UPM) in 1954 and obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Economics and Statistics from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Britain in 1958.  In 1964, he pursued a postgraduate diploma in business administration at the Management Development Institute (IMEDE) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

7)    “ I came from a poor family”.

8)     “ I began my career in the civil service as an assistant rural development officer in the Rural and Industrial Development Authority (Rida) in 1951. (which later became ITM)

9)     “ It was also then that we tuned our offerings to match the needs of country’s industrial development.

10)      “ Students were industry trained and 80 per cent of our lecturers   were expatriates. The exchange in experience and exposure benefited the students”.

11)     “ It has expanded very fast, with its [main campus, three satellite campuses, 15 state branch campuses, nine city campuses, 19 community colleges, 15, 000 staff and 120, 000 students.]

 

UiTM’s 71st Convocation (October 12- 27, 2009) (NST 18/10/2009 at pages 35 and 38)

 

 

For Sezleen, it’s study smart, not study hard

 

1)     “ I did not posses good academic result prior to enrolling in UiTM. I managed only one A for my SPM. But at the University, I set goals and that made a difference in my life”.

2)     A civil engineering graduate, he has been attached to world-renowned construction firm Arup Jururunding Sdn Bhd as a structure engineer for the past three years. “Nothing is difficult if you put your mind to it,” says the 26 – year- old. 

3)     Sazleen Bahzme Kamarul Zaman, a recipient of the Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku Chancellor Award, gradated with honours from Universiti Teknolgi MARA (UiTM) in 2006.

 

 

 

Mahadi berani berubah dari Honda cup ke Jaguar S- Type

 

Menganggap dirinya bertuah kerana terpilih melanjutkan pegajian ke UiTM Shah Alam dalam jurusan Diploma Sains Aktuari, ia menjadi batu lonjatan kepada Mahadi untuk meraih sebanyak mungkin ilmu di menara gading.

“Dengan pandapatan diperolehi, saya berjaya membeli kereta idaman, Jaguar S-Type dan kondominium duplex di Damansara Perdana. Yang kelakarnya, saya bawa Honda cup pergi tempah dan ambil Jaguar,” katanya berseluroh.

 

Commentary by P.Uthayakumar

 

Legal Position

 

1)     Article 8 of the Federal Constitution provides for ‘Equality before the law” and by extension equal opportunities and equal upward mobility opportunities before the law.

2)     Article 12 of the Federal Constitution provides that “there shall be no discrimination against any citizen on the grounds only of race, religion, descent or place of birth:-

 

a)     In the administration of any educational institution maintained by a public authority, and, in particular, the admission of pupils or students or the payment of fees; or

b)    In providing out of the funds of a public authority financial aid for the maintenance or education of pupils or students in any education of pupils or students in any educational institution (whether or not maintained by a public authority and whether within or outside the Federation).

 

By virtue of the aforesaid provisions alone, especially the poor and working class Indians have been completely excluded from admission to UiTM. This is a blatant and flagrant violation of in particular Article 8 and 12 of the Federal Constitution. This means 40 lost years for especially the working class Indians in also gaining education and skills training and most imprtantly upward mobility opportunities.

 

The present Pro Chancellor of UiTM Tan Sri Arshad Ayub came from a poor family and started off as merely an assistant rural development officer  (in ITM) in 1951. This Tan Sri also sits on the board of directors of several public listed companies as aforesaid. Why was the same opportunities not made available to also for the poor Indians in particular? Pray tell us of one Indian who was given the opportunity for the upward mobility opportunity like this Tan Sri Arshad Ayob. Pray tell us of one Indian who is a Vice Chancellor of any of the 22 public Universities in Malaysia. Are the poor Indians supposed to be any less One Malaysian under Prime Minister Najib’s regime.

 

In  the 40 years of UiTM’s existence, the working class Indians in particular have been excluded from the needs of the country’s industrial development over the last 40 years.

 

And right up to this day the Indian working class in particular have been completely meaning 100% excluded from the main UiTM campus three satellite campuses 15 state branch campuses nine city campuses and 19 community colleges nationwide.  

 

The working class Indians have been excluded from the benefit of the 15, 000 government paid staff in UiTM  and also from being part of the 150, 000 UiTM students in one academic year every year.

 

With only a mere one A in SPM Sezleen (26) was given the opportunity and made it to become a structure engineer in the aforesaid world renowned construction firm. But why was this opportunity not given to any poor and average Indian student. Pray tell us of one Indian with one A in SPM who was given the opportunity by the UMNO controlled Malaysian government to excel be became a structural engineer at 26.

 

Mahadi another young UiTM graduate could buy a Jaguar S- Type and a duplex condominium in Damansara Perdana a leap frog jump from merely a Honda Cup because UiTM gave him the opportunity – the upward mobily opportunity. But again why was this opportunity also not extended to the working class Indians. Pray tell us of one Indian who was given the opportunity by the UMNO controlled Malaysian government to own a Jaguar S-Type and a duplex condominium in Damansara Perdana.

 

And this kind of height of racism and religious extremism does not happen in any other part of the world except in Malaysia and only in Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malaysia.

P. Uthayakumar.

 

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UMNO takes away from Indian poor even RM 150.00 p.m of welfare assistance.

UMNO takes away from Indian poor even RM 150.00 p.m of welfare assistance.

 

Makkal Osai 11/10/2009 at page 7 reported that Ramakrishnan (48) had lost his left leg. His wife has since divorced him and he has a 14 year old daughter Pravina to feed. Previously he had received RM 150.00 per month as Welfare help but now even this has been arbitrarily stopped by UMNO’s Welfare Ministry. This RM 150.00 is not even enough to pay for his rentals.

 

RM 687.00 p.m- poverty line

In the most recent budget announcement Prime Minister Najib Razak acknowledged that the Poverty Line Index (PLI) is RM 687.00 per month and families living below the poverty level will be given subsidy e-kasih cards by the Women Family and Community Development Ministry.(The Star 24/10/2009 at page N6) But this Indian family and hundreds of thousands of other Indian families were never given the said e-kasih cards. And to add insult to injury even their RM 150.00 per month welfare help was terminated under UMNO’s racist and religious extremist policies. This case is just the tip of the iceberg. But UMNO then has the cheek to acknowledge RM 3, 000.00 as the urban poor marker ( NST 24/10/2009 at page 10) But in reality even this RM 150.00 per month is denied to the Indian poor.  Malaysia which boasts of the world’s tallest twin towers should at the very least offer every invalid individual or Welfare needing individual an apartment/flat and a minimum of RM 500.00 per month per person for their very basic survival and living needs especially so when the Poverty Line Index (PLI) in Malaysia has been recognised as for one earning below RM 678.00 per month.

 

No safety net for Indians

For the Indian poor who are able bodied they should be given land under the Felda, Felcra, Risda, Fama, Agropolitan or the scores of other state government land schemes like Kejora, Mada, Ketengah etc. But as almost all of the victims are Indians neither UMNO nor PKR, DAP or PAS would bother. Unlike the Malays, Chinese, Orang asli, Kadazan, Iban etc who all have a safety net ie their  traditional villages, settlements or Chinese New Villages, the Indians do not have Indian villages and have no where to go and end up living like animals and living in mysery right up to their dying days. This aforesaid case is just the tip of the iceberg of the mysery of the marginalised Indian poor in Malaysia on a day to day basis. Hundreds of thousands more of such cases goes unreported and they all suffer in silence under the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malaysia! 

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Indian poor with big growth at back of body. UMNO denies him Welfare and Health Ministry financial assistance.

Indian poor with big growth at back of body. UMNO denies him Welfare and Health Ministry financial assistance.

 

A poor Indian of Bukit Gambir, Johor S. Vimaya (57) has a (baggage sized) growth in his back (Makkal Osai 11/10/2009 at page 7). He needs RM 30, 000.00 for an operation to remove it (see picture below). No one would want to employ him. He also has his wife and 75 year old mother to feed. He got  no Welfare help from the UMNO controlled Malaysian Welfare Ministry or from the Health Ministry’s medical cost allocations. He is now “begging” for money from the already poor working class Indian community through the Tamil media. Had Vimaya been a Malay or Chinese he would long ago have been helped by the Welfare or Health Ministries or just one newsreport in Utusan, China Press etc, his problem would have been solved by the Malay and Chinese rich business, entrepreneur and corporate community which community is almost zero among the Indian community. If there were this rich Indians business, entrepreneur and corporate community Vimaya would have been helped a long time ago. But under Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malaysia S. Vimaya will in all likelihood live to suffer right up to his dying day just because he happens to be an Indian. Malaysia  not a racist country? 

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I Malaysia camp won’t promote unity. 1 MRSM will!, 1 UITM, 1 fully residential schools, 1 Elite schools will! Stop UMNO’s apartheid now!

I Malaysia camp won’t promote unity. 1 MRSM will!, 1 UITM, 1 fully residential schools, 1 Elite schools will! Stop UMNO’s apartheid now!

The 1 Malaysia unity camp attended by the pupils involved in the Kuala Dipang bridge tragedy is similar to the Education Ministry’s Students Integration Plan for Unity (Rimup) camps, director-general Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom said. (Camp to promote unity among school children The Star 29/10/2009 at page N6). But this 1Malaysia unity camp alone is not going to promote unity among school children. Malaysian Indian children in particular just sat for their UPSR and PMR exams. They all have high hopes of gaining admission into Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM), fully residential schools, elite schools and UiTM on an equal opportunity to education basis. But they are completely excluded from these institutions. All their hopes will be dashed when they are denied entry for example into MRSM purely because they are Indians and not malay muslims. This would cut very deep into their hearts and hurt the minds of these children right from even this very tender age. They would grow up hating UMNO. This UMNO’s racist and religious extremist policies start even from the play school Permata and government run Kindergardens level and also the governments run Tadika and Taska which are set up in almost all malay muslim neighborhoods and to the exclusion of especially to the poor, underprivileged and working class Indian children. For almost all of these Indian children it is no play school or kindergarden for them but they go straight to primary school. They have to start off on a lower footing. They cannot afford private kindergardens which may cost RM 200.00 or more per month when they earn only RM 600.00 per month. In 2008, 725 students scored 7A1s’ in UPSR (Tamil Nesan 23/2/2009 at page 7) but they were all dejected when they were denied entry into MRSM not because they did not qualify but because of One Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak’s racist and religious extremist policies.

P. Uthayakumar.

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5 Cows unlawfully confiscated by KL.City Hall (DBKL)

Five cows unlawfully confiscated by KL. City Hall (DBKL) from Indian cattle farmer’s farm in Sentul. With P.Uthayakumar’s intervention and telephone calls today 29/10/09 the said cows has been released withthin four hours with no compound imposed.

This farmer is ready to move out as soon as an alternative suitable land is given to him by the Agriculture and Agrobased Ministry as is given to any Malay Muslim cow farmer. Had he been a Malay he would have been given land and loan from Agro bank to breed Fidloid cows from Australia and to become a successful enterprenuer. This is the lattest and classical case of how Indians are excluded from the National Mainstream Development of Malaysia by UMNO Prime Minister Najib Razak’s One Malaysia Regime.

S.JAYATHAS

HRP Information Chief

(Refer to letter and Tamil Newspaper report below)

Date : 29 Oktober 2009

Dr. Zainol Ariffin,

Pengarah,

Jabatan Kesihatan

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur

Km 4, Jalan Cheras,

56100, Kuala Lumpur,

Wilayah Persekutuan.

Tanpa Prejudis

Tuan, Fax No: 03- 9285 7295

Pelepasan lima(5) ekor lembu

Kami bertindak bagi pihak En. Shanmugam a/l Suppiah yang beralamat di No 10, Jalan 5, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

Merujuk kepada perbualan talifon diantara Dr. Zainol Ariffin dari Jabatan tuan dan En P. Uthayakumar dari pejabat kami, kami mengesahkan bahawa anakguam kami bersedia untuk pindah keluar dari kawasan ternakan lembunya sebaik mendapat kawasan tanah ragut yang bersesuaian dari Menteri Pertanian dan Asas Tani. Anakguam kami pada hari ini telah mengarahkan kami untuk membuat permohonan yang sewajarnya.

Dengan ini kami memohon supaya kelima-lima lembu anakguam kami yang diambil pada 27/10/2009 ini dilepaskan kembali kepada beliau.

Sekian, Terima kasih.

Yang Benar,

P.Uthayakumar.

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Kapitan Lim Guan Eng’s cyber troopers against Kg Buah Pala and his Indian marginalization

It’s so easy to undermine the credibility of laymen, politicians, villagers, journalists or media organisations.

Ask DAP cyber troopers. They have the skills, organisation and knowledge on how to do it.

Currently these cyber troopers are operating from Levels 28 and 52 of Komtar, which houses the Chief Minister Kapitan Lim Guan Eng and his side-kick Indian chief mandore DCM 2 P Ramasamy.

What they do?

They monitor the mainstream media and cyber space daily without fail on any stories deemed critical against the pro-capitalist Kapitan Lim’s government.

Once they spot one, hell will break loose in the cyber space.

Like a tiger leaping over its prey, they will pounce immediately on such article, story, comment or whatever.

Their family motto is ‘defend Kapitan’s government at all cost.’

When they sense that they could not defend Kapitan’s iron fist rule with correct facts, they spin the issue raised with lies, misinformation, misrepresenting facts, smearing campaigns, character assassination and underhand tactics.

Their easy targets in their blog spots and comments would be the interviewer and interviewee.

For instance, if Hindraf were to criticise Kapitan for misreading, mishandling and mismanaging the High Chaparral fiasco, the cyber troopers would first attempt to defend their boss with facts.

When they realise that they were bankrupt of ideas leaving Kapitan open helplessly for substantiated attacks, they would resort to dirty tactics to snipe at Hindraf and its leaders.

They would carry out smearing campaigns to undermine Hindraf with lies, misrepresentation of facts and misinformation.

They will raise irrelevant issues to attack Hindraf.

They also hit journalists hard by undermining the interviewer credibility raising unscrupulous and unsubstantiated allegations of biousness, irresponsibility and having hidden agenda.

But the journalist produces a story favouring Kapitan Lim, he or she would not be attacked at all.

How come the journalist escaped criticisms from DAP cyber troopers this time?

One automatically retains his or her credibility if one were to write something favourable to the Kapitan.

Kapitan Lim and co also use their cyber troopers to lodge malicious unsubstantiated complaints to editors on journalists perceived as hostile to his government.

The complaints would be lodged by his cyber troopers either using official capacity or fake names.

But the strangest part is certain editors are influenced by these poison pen complainants and put truthful and hardworking journalists under unnecessary pressure to avert these ‘flying’ complaints.

If the cyber troopers have the balls, they should have exposed their true identity, such as their real name, IC no, corresponding address and contact numbers.

Media bosses, who entertained such complaints, should first demand this transparency from the complainants, who cowardly hide behind a false identity.

Only then the affected journalists can defend themselves legally.

Otherwise, journalists have every right to decline clarifications on issues raised in the poison pen letters posted by certain anonymous characters.

Who are these Kapitan troopers anyway?

Don’t be shocked if these troopers include even elected representatives.

Prior to the last general election, DAP party leaders, including Kapitan Lim himself, comprised these troopers.

But now since DAP has financial capacity and political cloud, Kapitan’s government can easily hire full time cyber troopers, under the guise of personal aides, to do the dirty job for him.

These cyber troopers may well include elected representatives, special assistants and political secretaries to state executive councilors.

So be cautious when talking to these aides the next time.

They may well be checking on you to snipe in cyber.

Kapitan Lim had also adopted another tactic of divide and rule.

He tells something to the Chinese press to maintain the Chinese support to his government, while telling something else on the same subject in other media channels.

He does not care about other communities’ support so long the Chinese blind support is with him.

He spins, lies and spread false stories to portray himself as champion of the poor, the marginalised, needy and all communities.

But truth is, although he represents a party advocating socialism, Kapitan Lim heavily champions the capitalists cause.

If a professional journalist were to highlight this, he or she would be crucified in the cyber space by the Kapitan troopers.

Kapitan Lim also imposes unofficial bans on certain journalists and media groups from his functions and press conferences by not releasing any statements or invitations to them.

This understandably prevents the journalists or media groups from writing his side of stories on any subject.

Through this underhand tactics, he prepares ammunition for the Kapitan troopers to fire at certain journalists and media groups of being bias and having hidden agendas.

This tactics are also extended and expanded to other people, such as individual activists, human rights organisations, politicians, political parties and businessmen.

One has go down the memory lane to recall and review on how the former DCM 1 Fairus Khairuddin was ousted from his office.

Of late, Kapitan has stopped having press conferences to avoid media scrutiny over his mismanagement and misrule when he finally realised that his honeymoon with journalists was over, especially after the Kampung Buah Pala debacle.

Even the once Kapitan-friendly Chinese journalists have begun to question his acts and deeds.

Prior to this, he was holding at least three press conferences daily to highlight even petty issues.

His press conferences was so regular that he earned the nickname ‘PC King’ within months of assuming the top executive position of Penang government.

Even a DAP legislator once lamented that the Kapitan was living in a myth that he could run his state government through press conferences.

Compared with his three predecessors, Kapitan Lim holds the world record for having highest number of press conferences within a short period of time.

Kapitan’s version of press freedom is freedom for his troopers to blast at full force against anyone perceived critical against his autocratic style of governance.

But little did he realise that what goes by comes by as well.

If the people can vote him in, they will also vote him out one day.

Either Kapitan is arrogantly stupid or stupidly arrogant for not realising this reality.

Remember no Penang Chief Minister has ever left office undefeated.

Even the once mighty Lim Chong Eu bite the dust finally, ironically in the hands of Guan Eng father – Lim Kit Siang.

One has serious doubts that Kapitan Lim would be exemption to this rule especially when realising that he had made more enemies among journalists and media groups than any of his predecessors in such a short period of time.

If the Chinese blind support to him comes to an abrupt end, Kapitan Lim could just be a one term wonder.

Megat Jittendran.

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Hishammuddin says citizenship a gift, not a right (Malaysian Insider)

Sure. From the statistics here you will see that more foreigners applicants were approved for citizenship than people who were actually born in Malaysia. Does this stupid minister know what he is talking? Look at the statistics. The rate of approval is so much higher for foreign applicants.

Applicants
Born in Malaysia – 3640, Approved – 1066 (29.3%), Rejected – 2574 (70.7%).

Foreigners – 4029, Approved – 1806 (44.8%), Rejected – 2223 ( 55.2%).

Is this what ONE MALAYSIA is all about?

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Hishammuddin says citizenship a gift, not a right By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein called the Malaysian citizenship the highest form of gift awarded by the government, saying it was not a right that can be claimed by any party.

He said although the ministry’s key performance indicator (KPI) is to hasten delayed citizenship applications, it did not mean every application would be approved.

“The ministry would only deliberate applications that have fulfilled all the required conditions set under the constitution, and applicants have to go through a rigorous process to ensure only those qualified will be given citizenship,” he told Parliament.

In replying to Kanowit MP Aaron Ago Anak Dagang , Hishammuddin said the ministry has received 3,640 application from those born in Malaysia for citizenship from 2000 to 2006, but only 1,066 application were approved while 2,574 were rejected.

Further, 1,806 applications were approved and 2,223 rejected from 4,029 foreigners applying for citizenship, he added.

In a press conference held later, Hishammuddin said he would announce the KPIs for every agency and department under his ministry next month.

“The KPI is to show that we are serious in delivering the prime minister’s message of performance now, where the people’s desire will be heard,” he said.

No one has the right to claim citizenship, said Hishammuddin. — Picture by Choo Choy May