Saturday, 8 December 2012



Hindraf invites all Malaysians who cherish and belief in the true principals of Human rights to join us in this event which is celebrated worldwide. Details are as follows: 

Date   : 10.12.2012
Time   : 7.30 pm
Venue : Dataran Merdeka Kuala Lumpur.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in France on 10th December 1948 directly resulting from the experience of the Second World War. It was resolved that the only way to avoid any such future conflict among mankind was to affirm the rights that every human are inherently entitled. Thus the formulation of the 30 Articles in the Declaration which guarantees every human being their inherent rights.

At the time of the adoption of the declaration by the United Nations Malaysia was not an independent country and the United kingdom Government undertook to ratify this declaration on behalf of the then Malaya and assured the UN Secretariat that these principals would be adopted in Malaya.

Malaya achieved independence on 31st August 1957. However nowhere in the Federation of Malaya Independence Act 1957 which was passed by the UK Parliament these crucial principals and laws were adopted.

We at Hindraf strongly belief these fundamental principals were deliberately left out to protect the UK economic and defence interests and there was a strong collusion between UMNO leaders and the UK Government. Hindraf reiterates it has these evidence in its possession and hence the class action against the UK Government.

Vide a letter dated 12th September 1957 Tunku Abdul Rahman the first Malaysian Prime Minister entered into a binding agreement with the UK Government to respect and apply all International obligations and responsibilities of the Government of UK to Malaya which arose from any valid International instrument that UK was a party to (and that it signed on behalf of Malaya pre-independence) are, as from 31st August 1957 assumed by the Government of Malaya.

Tunku's reply to the then UK High Commissioner His Excellency Mr. G.W.Tory  is quoted herewith;

“I have pleasure in confirming that the Government of Federation of Malaya are in agreement with the provisions set out in Your Excellency's letter and this reply shall constitute an agreement between the two Governments”.

After 55 years of Independence it is clear that the Government of Malaysia has reneged on its promises and its International obligations and the standards of Human Rights in Malaysia has deteriorated. Its time Malaysians are reminded that we deserve our inherent rights as enshrined under the universal Declaration of Human rights.

It is timely this agreement is brought to the attention of all Malaysians and Hindraf on its part would distribute copies of this agreement letter at Dataran Merdeka on the 10th December 2012.  

P.Waytha Moorthy


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