The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) brought watermelons to a protest at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in Putrajaya today to press home how the BN government has broken the Indian community’s trust.
Playing on the wordnambikei (trust) earlier used by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to woo the minority community, Hindraf said the Indian’s nambikei has been smashed on the ground like tembikai(Malay for watermelon).
In the second such rally this year, over 100 Indians converged in Putrajaya at about 10am, requesting a meeting with the PM on the group’s 18-point demand to solve issues concerning their commuity.
During the rally, Hindraf leaders held up a watermelon with nambikeiwritten on it.
Hindraf de facto leader P Uthayakumar (above, far right) said the PMO on March 22 acknowledged their meeting request for either Najib, or in his absence, his political secretary.
They were however disappointed today when Putrajaya OCPD told Uthayakumar that no one from PMO could meet him.
Upset, Uthayakumar led the crowd to chant "Umno racist" before smashing the watermelon on the ground.
"Our nambikei on you (Najib) has been smashed like this tembikai," he said.
Najib bandied the Tamil term around during his Thaipusam speech at Batu Caves in February, in an attempt to encourage Indians to support him saying that would enable him to assist the community.