ARREST of HINDRAF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS in CALDLE LIGHT VIGIL in DATARAN MARDEKA on COW HEAD MARCH in SAHA ALAM
Posted by hinduexistence on September 6, 2009
BRIEF MEDIA STATEMENT ON ARREST OF HINDRAF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS : WAYTHAMOORTHY
5th Sept 2009
HINDRAF is appalled by the arrest of 16 peaceful candle light vigil participants at Dataran Merdeka (Freedom Square). Most of those arrested were walking towards Dataran when they were charged by riot police with batons and arrested in a violent manner. 2 other participants were separately arrested about 30 minutes later- K.Shanti and Waytha Nayagi who were sending text messages to supporters informing the earlier arrests were arrested on grounds not known to them.
This is a deliberate and calculated attempt to target the main leaders of Hindraf so that the planned candle vigil would be foiled. Those vigil participants were going with candles and Roses when they were arrested.
THE ARREST OF UTHAYKUMAR AND 14 OTHER INNOCENTS IN THE DESECRATION OF THE COW EPISODE – A SHAME TO MALAYSIA
Uthayakumar and 14 others including his wife have been arrested tonite at the candlelight vigil against the seditious protests with freshly severed cow head by UMNO(United Malays Natioal Organisation) in Shah Alam Temple location issue. The UMNO protestors who provoked this whole series of events, the real culprits in this episode are being very gently and slowly investigated by the Attorney general’s office. Nothing very likely will happen to any of them. Hindraf is thakful to all the participants from other Organisation signed for a solideraty of Minorities in Malaysia alongwith the Media Friends.
Message of Peace in conjunction with HINDRAF’s candle light vigil on 5/9/09.
Mosque coexists peacefully in Indian majority Brickfeilds unlike the hindu temple in Shah Alam
As I passed Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad in Brickfeilds for breakfast this morning it once again dawned upon me of the peaceful co-existence of a small hindu temple, a well established Church next door, an elaborate Chinese temple and a brand new Mosque, all almost next to each other. Not a day had the Indians and Hindus who form about 80% of the population of Brickfeilds objected to or protested to the building of this grand brand new mosque in Brickfeilds. It is not the culture of the Indians and hindus to do so. The hindus practice the often quoted and practiced verse “ yem mathame sam mathame” that is they are in co-existence with all religions. Similarly it is also not the culture of PAS ruled Kelantan to demolish or ask to relocate the ancient Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple in Tumpat, Kelantan and which is located in a 99.99% malay muslim town, on the main road into Tumpat town and with only two hindu families left in this town.
This is peaceful religious co existence in practice in Malaysia. We humbly call upon Malaysians to stop using the term religious tolerance. Why should we tolerate another religion. We should co-exist like in the aforesaid two examples. We should all move forward in the direction of coexisting rather then tolerating. Then we would not have the situation of the unprecedented and new trend religious exremists demonstrations and cow head protest of the likes as in Shah Alam.
Perhaps UMNO, the PKR led Selangor State government and the Shah Alam religious extremist anti hindu temple demonstrators and the cow head protesters should take a leaf and learn about peaceful religious co-existence from the hindus in Brickfeilds and PAS in Tumpat, Kelantan and in many other parts of Malaysia especially in Penang and Malacca.
We await the day the UMNO led Malaysian government puts to an end to all forms of racial and religious extremist policies and practices and upholds and puts into practice Article 8 (Equality before the law) and Article 11 (Freedom of Religion) of the Federal Constitution instead of the usual puppet shadow play “wayang kulit” racial and “religious harmony” in Malaysia. Thank you.
Secretary General (pro-tem), Human Rights Party , Malaysia.
Hisham: Pakatan members too objected temple
|Sep 6, 09 7:39pm|
|The ‘cow-head’ protest against a temple relocation proposal in Shah Alam has surpassed political consideration as it involved members the opposition as well as Barisan Nasional (BN), said Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.Source : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/112256|