RM 6.3 Billion AIM loans & petty trading licenses denied to Indian poor. Hindraf letter to PM.

 

 

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MAKKAL SAKTHI

Your Reference :

In Reply :

Date : 29th February 2012

YAB. Dato Seri Najib Razak

Prime Minister of Malaysia,

Block Utama Bangunan Perdana Putra, Faks : 03-8888 3444

Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, E-Mail:najib@pmo.gov.my

62502 Putrajaya.

 

YB. Dato’ Seri Chor Chee Heung

Minister of Housing and local government

No. 51, Persiaran Perdana, Faks: 03-8891 5022
Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya. E-Mail :am_mpkt@kpkt.gov.my

YB Senator Dato’ Sri Shahrizat Bini Abdul Jalil

Menteri Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat

Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat

Aras 23 – 25, No.55, Persiaran Perdana, Faks : 03-83232034

Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya. E-mail: infojpw@jpw.gov.my

 

Dear Sirs,

Re : RM 6.3 Billion AIM loans & petty trading licenses denied to Indian poor.

We refer to the above matter and to the news report in todays (29/2/2012) New Straits Times at page 6. Out of the AIMs’ 6.3 Billion loans to 296,080 (malay muslim) poor, we estimate only 0.1% showpieces to the Indian poor. The Indian small businessmen are denied licenses, AIM and other business loans and business opportunities.

The 1 Malay-sian national Budget this year is RM 232.8 Billion. Out of this RM2.1 Billion has been allocated to Amanah Iktihar Malaysia (AIM) for the poor and hardcore poor to engage in small businesses as a means of upward mobility. However the Indian poor are segregated and excluded from both this 6.3 Billion AIM loan.

Just look around by the roadside, highways, highway rest areas, government food courts, bus stations, LRT and train stations, super markets, shopping areas etc. We will see 99.9% malay muslims only selling goreng pisang, kuih, burger, ice water, nasi lemak etc in their stalls both with licenses or without licenses.

And never do we see an Indian selling the same or Vadai for that matter. We have received numerous complaints that this is because the UMNO DBKL and even in the Pakatan Rakyat ruled states of Kedah, Penang and Selangor, the local Council enforcement officers will within days confiscate their utensils tables, chairs and items they are selling, demolish the stalls.

But this hardly ever happens to a Malay muslim in 1 Malay-sia!

Of course the UMNO and P.R. governments tell us that the Indians are not interested in these small businesses. But have your goodselves ever wondered where the thousands of small businesses who set up shop at Batu Caves for Thaipusam and the scores of other hindu festivals at nationwide temples go to after the festivals. They have nowhere to go to do business in 1 Malay-sia.

Is this the 1 Malay-sia that the racist UMNO Prime Minister has been championing.

Kindly revert to us accordingly.

Thank You.

Yours Faithfully,

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P.Uthayakumar

(De facto leader)

Indians becoming disillusioned with DAP (see FMT @ 29.2.2012)

 

Indian poor family

The 13th General Election is going to be a crucial and critical one for DAP. The majority of Indian voters, unhappy with the party, are contemplating withdrawing the support they had given it at 12th General Election.

And if this comes to pass and they lose the support of the Indians, it may affect the dream of DAP to rule Penang with a bigger majority in the coming 13th edition of the polls.

Perhaps, all this is due to greed and quest for power among non performing elected state assemblyman as well as DAP Indian members.

The uncouth attitude of certain assemblyman had lead to a split and loss of confidence among the Indian voters of Penang for DAP.

To my knowledge, till to date no response has been forthcoming to the Memorandum forwarded by the Penang Indian NGOs.

It only goes to prove the incompetency of the DAP. A few DAP candidates are are intent on creating trouble and discredit well performing candidates.

These recalcitrant few should be dropped or absolutely removed to save DAP in the 13th general election.

A political leader must be aware of what is happening and should be dynamic, trailblazing, influential, tolerant, possess effective leadership qualities and moral conviction.

It means believing in the right thing and making sure all policies set out by the party or state be carried out effectively.

A good leader should also pioneer ideas that would bring development and benefit the party and community, and not destroy the party with sheer intimidation.

An effective leader is someone who is not afraid of challenges and seeks opportunities when faced with obstacles and hindrances.

Prof Dr P Ramasamy, a vocal politician, possess unwavering principles and moral integrity.

He should be retained as the Deputy Chief Minister 2 of Penang in the best interest of all Indian communities nationwide and for the development of Penang.

Prof Ramasamy is one excellent political leader who is well received and respected in this country.

The writer is chairman of the Hindu Action Network