Sunday, December 09, 2007

MORE PICS – Police Report Against PM, AG, IGP & others ; Uthayakumar Laughs at wild Allegations – Links with Terrorists, LTTE; HINDRAF Non-Violent

Malaysiakini has yet to report on this Police Report

MORE PICS – Symbolic Police Report Against PM, AG, IGP & others ; Uthayakumar Laughs at wild Allegations – Links with Terrorists, LTTE; HINDRAF Non-Violent Group

Ethnic Indian leader lodges police complaint against M'sia's PM

ABOVE: Hindraf legal adviser Uthayakumar with supporters walking towards the Police Station; BELOW: Entering the Jalan Travers Police Station.

MORE Pics coming

'We have got zero links with terrorism. We have got zero links with LTTE. We do not support violence. We are a non violent group,' said Mr Uthayakumar.

KUALA LUMPUR - AN ethnic Indian leader filed a police report on Saturday

against Malaysia's prime minister, the attorney general and police chief for claiming his protest group has possible terrorist links. 'These allegations' I just laugh at them,' P. Uthayakumar told reporters after lodging the criminal report against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the others at a police station in a Kuala Lumpur neighborhood. Also included in the complaint are Law Minister Nazri Aziz and the state-controlled media. Mr Abdullah, Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail and Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan have claimed in public statements that Mr Uthayakumar's Hindu Rights Action Force, or Hindraf, is being investigated for possible ties to terrorism, including the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam of Sri Lanka.

The LTTE has been branded a terror group by the United States and European Union. 'We have got zero links with terrorism. We have got zero links with LTTE. We do not support violence. We are a non violent group,' said Mr Uthayakumar, ahuman rights lawyer, outside the police station.
A dozen supporters gathered around him holding portraits of
India's Independence leader and icon of nonviolence, Mohandas K. Gandhi.

ABOVE: Speaking to reporters after filing his Symbolic Report as he does not expect the Police to take his action seriously

'I have never met anyone from LTTE in my life,' he said. The government has stepped up its crackdown on Hindraf since it organized a rally by Malaysia's ethnic Indians on Nov 25 to protest the community's economic plight and alleged racial discrimination by the Malay majority government.

ABOVE: The staunch and close supporters who came to make the report. Many were not aware otherwise hundreds would have joined in but them it would have given the police the scare and then FRU would be called; so it was kept at a low profile not to attract unnecessary Police attention and BELOW: The loyal supporter clutching dearly with the ready to distribute posters of Ghandi

At least 20,000 people participated in the unprecedented protest, which has triggered fears of ethnic unrest in this multiracial country. On Friday, the government revoked the license of Hindraf Enterprise, a company set up by the group to receive donations.

ABOVE: This is the way the Government is using the "long arm" of the law to frustrate the Hindraf movement and try to cripple it using flimsy excuse like "conducting unlawful business" just another of the familiar "road block" tactic.

The state Companies Commission of Malaysia said Hindraf Enterprises was conducting unlawful business 'prejudicial to national security and public order'.Indians form eight per cent of Malaysia's 27 million people and are at the bottom of the social and economic scale. Malays make up about 60 per cent and control the government. Ethnic Chinese are 25 per cent and dominate business.

ABOVE: With the Ghandi posters unflured BELOW: They marched down the road

Hindraf is demanding equality and fair treatment for Indians, saying an affirmative action programme that gives preferential treatment to Muslim Malays is tantamount to racial discrimination. 'They have gone overboard when they say we have links with terrorism. They are trying to divert the issue' of Indian grievances, Mr Uthayakumar said. He said he feared the government would use the allegation to arrest him under the Internal Security Act, which allows indefinite detention without trial. In the police complaint Mr Uthayakumar accused Mr Abdullah and the four other parties of making 'false, malicious seditious, criminally defamatory, racially inciting and inflammatory statements'. Such a complaint is usually followed by a police investigation. Criminal charges are then filed by the police against the accused if necessary. Mr Uthayakumar said he does not expect the police to take his complaint seriously. But he said he did it as a symbolic gesture, and challenged the government to produce evidence within 24 hours to show he has terrorist links.

He has also threatened to sue the government leaders for defamation to seek 10 million ringgit (S$14.4 million) in damages.

'Extremist group'

Earlier on Saturday, Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had called Hindraf an extremist group whose actions have gone overboard to the extent of threatening national security. 'Hindraf has exceeded the limits, many people say Hindraf has gone beyond the tolerable limit...they have violated the law,' he said. Mr Najib however, said the government was leaving it to the relevant authorities to take appropriate action as provided for under the law against Hindraf leaders and supporters. 'If there are evidence Hindraf is involved in violence and terrorism, the government will not hesitate to take harsh action,' he told a press conference on the final day of the five-day Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2007 Exhibition. Mr Najib said the warning was not only confined to Hindraf but also to all extremist groups, be they Islamic, Christian or Hindu religious groups.

-- AP, BERNAMA (only on Najib comments),

= == == = == == === =December 08, 2007 15:39 PM

Hindraf An Extremist Group, A Threat To National Security - Najib

LANGKAWI, Dec 8 (Bernama) -- The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) is an extremist group whose actions have gone overboard to the extent of threatening national security, Datuk Seri Najib (ABOVE, at Lima Langkawi) Tun Razak said today. "Hindraf has exceeded the limits, many people say Hindraf has gone beyond the tolerable limit...they have violated the law," the Deputy Prime Minister said. He, however, said the government was leaving it to the relevant authorities to take appropriate action as provided for under the law against Hindraf leaders and supporters. "If there are evidence Hindraf is involved in violence and terrorism, the government will not hesitate to take harsh action," he told a press conference on the final day of the five-day Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2007 Exhibition. Najib said the warning was not only confined to Hindraf but also to all extremist groups, be they Islamic, Christian or Hindu religious groups.

"Anyone involved in activities linked to violence and terrorism must accept that action can be taken against them just like other extremist groups. "Hindraf is no different than other groups. "I am not saying Hindraf is a terrorist movement but if it has links with terrorist organisations, then I suggest the same legal action be taken (similar to what has been taken against other terrorist and militant organisations)," he added. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Bahawi yesterday ordered the police to closely monitor Hindraf's activities including its links with international terrorist movements. Abdullah, who is also Internal Security Minister, issued the order following the revelation by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan that there were signs of Hindraf trying to seek support from terrorist groups.

Musa had said besides attempting to solicit help and support from foreign countries and terrorist movements, Hindrau had also set up a fund to finance their activities. Hindraf leaders and supporters had condemned the government, alleging that the Malaysian government was carrying out ethnic cleansing on the Indians in the country during the Nov 25 street protest in Kuala Lumpur.

= = == = == = == = == When the PM and a Minister gang up together and take action against Hindraf, they are acting like the legalised Gangsters with the laws on their side! So PM what is there to object, same gang (or ki ki lang)?

December 08, 2007 17:38 PM
Abdullah Says No Objections To Cancellation Of Hindraf Enterprise's Licence

MUAR, Dec 8 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he has no objections to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry's move to revoke the registration of Hindraf Enterprise. "It's one of the ministry's responsibilities and it has discharged this responsibility. I've no objections," the Prime Minister told reporters after opening a programme to augment the well-being of the people of Johor here today.

Yesterday, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal (ABOVE) said the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM had revoked with immediate effect the licence of Hindraf Enterprise which was believed to be linked to the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf). The CCM said in a statement today that the move was taken as the company had been used for unlawful purposes and purposes prejudicial to national security and public order. Asked whether Hindraf should be deregistered, Abdullah said given that it was not an entity registered under the Societies Act, the question of deregistration did not arise

Abdullah, who is also Internal Security Minister, said the police were monitoring Hindraf's activities overseas and if its leaders and supporters committed any crime, their passports would be impounded. The prime minister said Malaysians could move around freely as the government did not put any restriction on their movement provided they did not commit any crime. On when he would call for the general election, he said in jest: "I'm not done with my calculations yet." Abdullah said he was pleased to see the level of support shown by the people during his two-day visit to the state since yesterday. However, he said, other factors would have to be considered in fixing the election date. The prime minister later left for
Kuala Lumpur

= = == == ==and More Venom from SAMY, use the ISA; he should listen to Zainuddin Caution (see Below). Wah? so easy, simply use the ISA; What would be the repercussion and reaction?

= == = ==
December 08, 2007 15:08 PM
We'll Not Interfere If PM Wants To Invoke ISA On Hindraf Leaders: MIC

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 (Bernama) -- MIC President Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu (ABOVE) says it is the absolute right of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi if the prime minister wants to invoke the Internal Security Act (ISA) on the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders. "The party will not interfere. It's up to the prime minister to decide as and when there is something dangerous happening in the country to impose the law," he told reporters when responding to calls from political veterans to the government that it was time to invoke the ISA on Hindraf leaders.

The calls followed the revelation by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan on Thursday that Hindraf leaders had sought help and support from terrorists in Sri Lanka. "As far as the MIC is concerned, Hindraf's agenda is only known to the group and it is certainly not to fight for the betterment of the Indian community in the country," the Works Minister told reporters after opening the International Convention of Nagarathars 2007, a convention for Chettiars (All the money-lenders!), here today. Asked whether he would meet Hindraf leaders if they sought a meeting with him, Samy Vellu said sarcastically:

"They will never see us (MIC) because we are all aliens." "I offered to see them many times but they didn't want to. I told them if they want to see me I'm prepared to see and talk to them. They said no...they are on a higher plane than me," he said.
A visibly upset Samy Vellu stressed that as the Malaysian Indian community leader, he had the right to speak up for the Indian community in this country. "We Malaysians have lived in this country for so many years. I was born in this country, my father was born in this country, and only my grandfather came from India. "If you take my children and my grandchildren, we are already here for four generations.

"This is our country. We are not going to India, India is not our country. India is my forefather's country. I am a Malaysian. I've all the rights to stay here, I've the rights to fight what is needed for the Indian community,"(yes, when you are dead and gone perhaps) he said. Samy Vellu, however, said as Malaysia is a multiracial country, leaders representing every race had to "use their head properly' when asking the government to do something for their community so as not to create misunderstanding between one another. He said the government had done so much to provide for the Indian community and he would continue to fight for further improvement of the community. "As far as I am concerned, I must tell you...anything that I want for the Indian community, I'll fight it out in the government," (yes, when you are dead and gone perhaps) he added. More than 500 participants, with half of them from New Delhi and Madras, are attending the five-day convention which began yesterday. Present are Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Ashok K. Kantha and India's Law Commission chairman Justice Dr AR Lakshmanan.

BELOW: SAMY with the Chettiars or with the Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Ashok K. Kantha and India's Law Commission chairman Justice Dr AR Lakshman


= == == = == =December 08, 2007 21:33 PM

Govt Still Tolerant On Hindraf Issue, Says Zam

SIK, Dec 8 (Bernama) -- The government is still tolerant on the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) and believes the issue can be solved through the legal channel though calls have been made to the government to invoke the Internal Security Act (ISA) on the leaders.
Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said the government did not intend to fight "fire with fire" but prefers the "fight fire with water" approach though Hindraf's actions would damage
Malaysia's reputation. The minister also challenged Islamic non-governmental organisations to explain their stand so that they would not be linked or seen to be supporting the extremist Indian activist movement.

"For the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (Abim), this is the right time to state its stand and to clear its name from being associated with its former leader who supports Hindraf," he told reporters after a leader-with-the-people gathering and opening the smart community programme in Mukim Sok in Sikh district at Kampung Belantik. The minister urged the Malays not to react emotionally on the Hindraf issue but to have confidence in the government's ability to tackle the issue. He said the government would not allow the nation to plunge into a racial polemic and would do everything possible to avert such a situation. On the excuse by former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that his recent trip to India was on invitation and he merely raised the grievances of minority groups in Malaysia, Zainuddin said Anwar was lying.

"As the former deputy prime minister, his remarks have a big impact. It's hard to believe Anwar went to India merely to explain matters that are not true," he said. A Bernama report from New Delhi yesterday quoted Anwar as saying he was invited to attend several conferences on democracy in India and that he had only raised genuine grievances faced by minority groups in Malaysia during his current lectures. Earlier, opening the smart community programme,

Zainuddin said setting up of smart communities had helped to create an informed society (but biased & well fed with propaganda like this “terrorist links” etc) besides explaining current issues accurately and countering ploys by groups who cannot see the people living in peace and harmony.

= == = == = == = = Zahid trying to Pull wools over Indian Journalists?. Take them to stay in 5-star hotels, feted them in Taj Mahal & visit Samy’s or Annand’s mansion and see how the “Indians” are lapping it up. & Karpal read carefully ethnic cleansing WAS in inverted commas “ethnic cleansing” – so don’t take it literally

December 08, 2007 19:40 PM
Info Ministry Inviting Indian Journalists To Malaysia - Zahid

BAGAN DATOH, Dec 8 (Bernama) -- The Information Ministry is inviting Indian journalists to Malaysia to see for themselves the quality of life enjoyed by the Indian community in the country and to provide a clearer and accurate picture to the Indian government. Deputy Minister of Information Datuk Ahmad Zahid (ABOVE) Hamidi said the move was to ward off accusations by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) that Indians are being marginalised in Malaysia. "The people of India and the Indian community in Malaysia have a strong family and friendly ties but the villain is the Hindraf. "We cannot blame the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi because he doesn't know. He believes that whatever stated in the Hindraf memorandum he had received is the whole truth. "We are inviting him to Malaysia to see for himself how Indians are living in this country.

Malaysia-India bilateral relations now were at its best and in fact, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was a close friend of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he told reporters after opening the Bagan Datoh Umno youth co-operative meeting here today. The "Hindu Times" reported that Karunanidhi had urged Manmohan Singh to take immediate action to "end the sufferings" of Malaysian Indians.

ABOVE: Karpal read carefully ethnic cleansing WAS in inverted commas “ethnic cleansing” – so don’t take it literally

Ahmad Zahid also highlighted the differences in opinion among DAP leaders on Hindraf. He said while DAP chairman Karpal Singh criticised Hindraf's actions and accusations, its adviser Lim Kit Siang supported the Indian activist group. "I am praising Karpal for being rational in opposing Hindraf's actions and allegations while Kit Siang is being unreasonable. "Despite Karpal's opposition to the government, he was open-minded in Hindraf's issue unlike Kit Siang who is still strong with his chauvinistic sentiments," he said. Kit Siang had supported Hindraf in Parliament while Karpal had criticised the group over its accusation that the government was carrying out ethnic cleansing on the Indian community in the country.


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