Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good move to ban Hindraf

The government has finally decided to put a ban on Hindraf. A good one. As what Pasir Mas MP Datuk Ibrahim Ali told the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday, Malaysia cant afford to plunge into racial disorder, neither can it withstand unruly organisations. After 51 years of Independence, we must not accord too much room to anyone, including politicians, to champion what is described as 'absolute freedom'. Malaysia differs from others. Bear in mind the consequences we may face should our streets are full with demonstrators who interupt traffics, burning shops, looting and other physical abuses. Worse still to live in a country where bi-partisan sects start to kill leaders, using explosive to voice out their demands and resorting to other free-hand methods. What will become of our economy? However, the government should consider revising the Internal Security Act (ISA) as some of its provisions are not relevant anymore. Hindraf, too, should observe the 'Malaysian code of conduct' if they want to pursue their case. Be more professional and do not add sentiment and emotion to it. Keep this country as harmonious as it can be, then everybody will enjoy the benefit of 'perpaduan kaum'.


balan said...

Fully agree, read more on Hindraf from my perspective as an Indian Malaysian.


clemence, sibu said...

ibrahim ali may be and independent MP but he got guts in saying it out. if no action is taken against hindraf, sooner or later it will lead to communal dispute and disorder. mark my words!

ramu said...


bujai said...


as to whether we are malays, indians or chinese, we share equal rights to administer this country by the Constitution. there may be loopholes in many aspects of the law but tolerance plays an important role in our nationbuilding.

bujai said...

thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. being SOCIAL does not permit you to go beserk over sensitive issues. social means to adopt yourself into the society, malaysian society.

bujai said...

you got a good point there. whether we like it or not, better to put it to halt before it burst into racial conflict.

ibrahim ali? he is a wise guy... sometimes

ganesan, jasin said...

bro bujai.

i am an indian living in a malay kampung since i was born 22 years ago.

there are only about 20 indian families compared with 500 malays'. however, our relationship is so special. the cooperation and mutual respect are so special.

i dont know what hindraf was trying to do except that they wanted to created disharmony between the indians and the malays.

i believe in mutual understanding and respect as shown in my kampung. i also believe most of the hindraf members are from the urban and never experience my kampung ways or friendship

balan said...

En Bujai

Not sure if this ban make sense as HINDRAF is not a legal organisation in the first place.

As a moderate Indian Malaysian, I don’t agree or support HINDRAF (maybe one of the few Indian who do not support HINDRAF in Malaysia).

No, I’m not a BN Supporter. How many have actually read their memorandum, speeches or attended their gatherings.

The approach, writing and rhetorics incites hatred towards others. They are another organisation hiding behind race, religion, temples and schools. Their arguements are flimsy and does not make much sense.

For alternative views on HINDRAF, from a Indian Malaysian point of view, , please visit (AUg/Sept/Oct Archive)