HINDRAF is guilty of high treason

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DECEMBER 8, 2007


Media Release

Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir


The International & NGO Relations Bureau

Malaysia UMNO Youth Movement


HINDRAF Is Guilty of High Treason

The International Bureau of UMNO Youth views the warnings of the Inspector General of Police of Malaysia with regards to the planned violent insurrection as well as the pronouncements of HINDRAF leaders themselves with grave concern and utter disgust. HINDRAF’s modus operandi and subsequent actions are akin to a militant organization with the intent of adhering to terrorist organisations and eventually wage war against His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong. HINDRAF has violated the sacred oath of allegiance towards Malaysia and her sovereign and as such should swiftly face the full extent of the law.

Malaysians prize peace and stability. The use of violence is intolerable and only serves to anger and distresses the majority of law-abiding citizens. While economic advancement is the right of every Malaysian citizen regardless of race or religion, the scurrilous allegations of ethnic cleansing is a product of a sick credo and evildoing that only reflects more about HINDRAF itself than it does injure Malaysia ’s reputation internationally.

As an eye-witness to the horrific effects of ethnic cleansing in Serbia and Kosovo it is evident that HINDRAF has no iota of conception of what the term really means and insidiously seeks to spin a tale of lies.

The Malaysian Government firmly rejects extremism or terrorism without exclusion or preference. The rebellion of the militant Islamic organization Al Ma’unah which consisted of Muslim-Malays is a case in point. Its leaders and followers had committed a crime and were dealt with by the laws of the nation. HINDRAF similarly does not deserve any reprieve or sympathy.

Hitherto, the Indian community can pride itself on a great number of achievements and contributions to the nation. The community boasts successful entrepreneurs and tycoons. Furthermore, the scientists, lawyers, doctors and etc. have played a major role in developing Malaysia to what it is today. Their sacrifices must not go unappreciated and it is our duty to alleviate the living standards of all segments of the Indian as well as Malaysian population at large.

Therefore, let us bring together our brothers and sisters of all Malaysians in this period of national tribulation to the path of racial harmony and tolerance that has for so long defined our beloved nation.


Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 16:47  Comments (9)  

HRH Sultan Selangor hits out against HINDRAF


Sultan of Selangor unhappy at Hindraf’s action


SHAH ALAM: The Sultan of Selangor has voiced his unhappiness at the actions of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), which he said has incited hatred and damaged the country’s image by taking its campaign overseas.

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said he was “upset and angry” that Hindraf had proceeded with its illegal protest in defiance of the police and causing disruption to many in Kuala Lumpur.

He was also unhappy at the action of the Hindraf supporters in carrying banners and pictures of Queen Elizabeth II during the recent protests, which drew thousands of people.

“Why were they displaying her pictures and asking her to intervene in Malaysia? They can always bring their case to the Government and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” he said in an interview at the Istana Mastika here.

The Tuanku also hit out at Hindraf leaders for claiming that “ethnic cleansing” occurred in Malaysia, saying that it was an outrageous claim, which had damaged Malaysia’s image.

“I am disappointed with what Hindraf has done. I am upset. There are better ways of doing things. To stage a protest and fight with the police, I cannot accept. This is not the way to do things in Malaysia,” he said.

The Sultan, who is celebrating his 62nd birthday on Tuesday, urged his subjects to be rational and moderate, saying that racial tolerance has always been a trademark of Malaysia.

He acknowledged that there were problems affecting Malaysians of all races and not just one particular ethnic group, adding that people must learn from the country’s history.

“Not all Indians are Hindraf supporters. I hope they will speak up against such illegal protests and dissociate themselves from Hindraf,” he said.

The Tuanku also hit out at the organisers of the recent Bersih protest, which drew thousands of demonstrators, saying that he could not accept illegal gatherings and that the law must be respected.

Bersih is a loose coalition of opposition parties including PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat and non-governmental organisations, which has demanded free elections.

The Sultan said Malaysia was not like some countries, where there were no democratic avenues, including elections, and that it was wrong for any Malaysian to emulate the protests there.

On the awards for his birthday, he said that no more than 40 Datukships would be given each year, except during special occasions, adding that “if too many are given out, it would lose its prestige”.

He said the state government would also launch a website on Thursday to enable the public to verify the awards and check on the background of Selangor Datuks.

The Sultan said he believed that the titles from the state were valuable and he did not want anyone to claim that their Datukships were from Selangor if they were not.

“The names would be listed in stages. We will start off with recipients between 2000 and 2007 and then we will work on those between 1999 and 1960,” he said, adding that it would take time but he was determined to implement it.

So many calls by so many quarters, invoking the use of stern and decisive action against quarters who vehemently defied law such as HINDRAF but the Government and authorities have been so ‘slow and soft’ in their approach of handling these illegal assemblies and street demonstrations, which could cause serious political instability, communal and economic repercussions for the country and rakyat.

HRH Sultan Selangor’s call, on top of HRH Sultan of Pahang’s and HRH Raja Muda of Perak’s reassures the rakyat’s demand that action be taken against HINDRAF and further illegal assemblies and street demonstrations be allowed to carry on and some lawyers’ call to act against what they classify as ‘treason’.

Daulat Tuanku!

Published in: on December 8, 2007 at 08:06  Comments (3)