Hindraf's call to India to stop investing in M’sia

CHENNAI: Opposition Pakatan Rakyat has distanced itself from a call by outlawed Hindraf leader P. Waythamoorthy for India to stop all investments in Malaysia.

In a press conference, the Pakatan’s Indian MPs and state assemblymen said that they disagreed with Waythamoorthy’s view.

Selangor state executive councilor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said there were better ways and other platforms to fight for the rights of Indians in Malaysia.

“We are convinced of the strong ties between Malaysia and India and want it to continue through their multiple offices in India and Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

Four Pakatan MPs - Dr P. Ramasamy (Batu Kawan), M. Kulasegaran (Ipoh BaraT), N. Gobalakrishnan (Padang Serai) and S. Sivarasa (Subang) - were present with several other state assemblymen at the press conference.

They were part of a 40-member delegation attending the 7th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Chennai, at the invitation of the Indian Overseas Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

Ramasamy said the Indian problem was a domestic one and there was no need for a foreign country to interfere in the affairs of Malaysia.

On Thursday, MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu had lambasted Waythamoorthy for distributing a pamphlet containing serious allegations at the pravasi.

Ramasamy said that they would have to verify the allegations and the statistics contained in the pamphlet before commenting.

The PKR has its own methodology to assist the Indian community, he said.

Ramasamy said that there were Indians without identity cards and birth certificates in the country but was unsure of the number of people involved.

Suhakam commissioner Datuk Denison Jayasooria who presented a paper said there was a deep sense of unhappiness over the delays in resolving the grievances of Indians in the country.

While the major issues had been articulated, documented and presented to the Federal Government by the MIC, there had been very weak delivery and implementation in addressing the critical concerns, he said.

Jayasooria urged the Ministsry of Overseas Indian Affairs and Confederation of Indian Industry to set up a committee of global people of Indian origin to undertake a fact-finding mission to Malaysia.

The committee should be tasked to find out the concerns, grievances and make specific recommendations for the social development improvements and address the human rights violations in economy, social, cultural, political and civil, he said.

Star Online

mi1: What the hell Pakatan & DAP Indians trying to proof!!!
They cant even do anything about 5 indians detained under ISA and Ramasamay saying that this is internal problem. Remember because of Hindraf you are now MP's and deputy CM, just shut your mouth and help Waytha to release Hindraf 5.

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