The Bagan Serai forum on 29/10/11 started at 8.00 p.m. after it stopped raining and for people to come by. P.Uthayakumar’s 45 minutes slide show presentation focused on the need for the Indian poor to not only register as voters but to strategically and tactically register as a voter in either DUN Buntong/ Parliament Ipoh Barat or in DUN Prai/Parliament Batu Kawan.
This is the only way forward so as to empower at least one M.P. and two state assemblyman in each and every one of the seven frontline substantial Indian populated states of Penang, Perak and also in Kedah, Selangor, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang etc.
There may be 11 Indian MPs and 13 ADUNS in P.R. and four MPs’ and six ADUNs in B.N. but all of them are not empowered to speak up without fear or favour for the Indian poor, as their political careers are at the mercy of their tuans and towkays. For example not a single of these MPs’ or ADUNs’ or the pseudo multi-racial 74 P.R. MPs’ and 200 over ADUNS have ever asked for the Felda like 10 acre land ownership scheme for the hardcore Indian poor. Instead like the BN/MIC they too merely dish out rice packets, hampers, RM50.00 ang pows and the land here and land there kosong promises.
This is primarily because of the UMNO racist political agenda in gerrymandering and denying the Indians of even one Indian majority DUN or Parliament seat to render them politically powerless at the highest political level.
Thus a large number of Indians are not motivated enough to even register as voters as UMNO has gerrymandered even the substantial Indian areas like Klang, Kota Raja, Kuala Selangor, Padang Serai, Teluk Intan, Bagan Datoh, Ipoh Barat, Batu Kawan, Teluk Kemang, Rasah etc.
Let alone the estimated 300,000 Indian poor adults who have been denied their innate identity cards and citizenship even when being up to the fifth generation Malaysian born.
Project 7/14 – Focus Selangor/Perak is to be the very last resort.
Despite zero hampers and or ang pows given out and the police denying a permit until about 24 hours before the event, some 150 Hindraf and HRP supporters turned up with the good work put up by Sivakumar and his team of some 20 dedicated volunteers from Bagan Serai.
The racist UMNO government frightened of the truth HRP & Hindraf reveals?
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice.