Sunday, 28 April 2013

Waytha Moorthy and Others Who Sell Out the Interests of Their Ethnic Community to Seek Power and Position Will Be Spurned by the People 瓦达慕迪等人谋取权位官职 出卖族群利益必遭人民唾弃

Waytha Moorthy and Others Who Sell Out the Interests of Their Ethnic Community
to Seek Power and Position Will Be Spurned by the People
瓦达慕迪等人谋取权位官职 出卖族群利益必遭人民唾弃
An English Rendition of the Chinese Statement by 
Sahabat Rakyat Johore Working Committee
released on 24 April 2013 

Hindraf's leadership headed by Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan signed off a Memorandum of Understanding entitled “Hindraf-Barisan Nasional (BN) Five-Year Blueprint” (hereinafter referred as “MoU”) with BN ruling clique headed by Najib Razak on 18 Apr. The following is a 4-point statement issued by Sahabat Rakyat Johore Working Committee with regard to this issue:

1. The signing of the MoU is obviously a “political deal” of “Najib – I help you, you help me” between BN ruling clique and Hindraf's leadership — In fact, “cooperation” in the MoU refers to Najib's commitment of continuing to assist the Indian ethnic community in participating mainstream development while Waytha Moorthy urged the Indian ethnic community to support BN in the 13th General Election (GE13), helping BN to retain its two-thirds Parliamentary majority. The cooperation between both parties was merely founded on Najib's promise to Waytha Moorthy that the four points will be realized, i.e. the upliftment of displaced estate workers, resolving the issue of statelessness, the provision of education and business opportunities.

We all know well that the Indian ethnic community in Malaysia, like other minority communities, after enduring the rule of the British colonial government for over 50 years, continues to suffer under the rule of UMNO-dominated Alliance and the present BN governments for another upwards of 50 years. Hindraf has been leading the Indian community since 2007 to accuse the British colonial government and the ruling clique in our country of being marginalised, and demand for a change. It has been 5 years since then and the Najib-led BN ruling clique has never made any real reform of its racist policy and economic, culture, education and social system. Indian community and other minority groups are still being marginalised further.

While the BN ruling clique is on the verge of collapsing, and is to be overwhelmed by people power after reformation, Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan had chosen to sign the abovementioned MoU with Najib just two days before the nomination day of GE13, urging the Indian community to render their support to BN to continue their rule. Both Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan are trying to acquire power and position and other personal interests by exploiting the Indian votes. In fact, this contradicts the aspiration and action of the Indian ethnic community and other ethnic communities who are trying to dump UMNO-BN.

2. Hindraf's grass-roots cadres should not allow their leaders or anyone to neglect and abandon their “core demands” in exchange for their personal interests, power and position — While Waytha Moorthy was in exile, he presented a report entitled "Institutional Racism and Religious Freedom in Malaysia" to the people and governments at home and abroad, in his capacity as the leader of the Human Rights Foundation Malaysia (in fact he is representing Hindraf). Hindraf has also launched a global electronic petition,demanding the Malaysian Government to repeal Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, all racist policies and legal provisions, and to treat all people equally.

Waytha Moorthy, after returning to the homeland on 1 Aug 2012, had organized road shows across the country, calling upon the BN government to repeal Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, as the concrete assertion of the core demands (the most fundamental demands) of Hindraf's struggle. In short, Hindraf fights for the rights and dignity of the marginalised Indian poor. The core demands of Hindraf's struggle are: Abolish the oppression of institutionalized racism, fight for freedom of religion and repeal Article 153 of the Federal Constitution. In fact, Hindraf's action signifies that the Indian community has put forward its demands for equality on behalf of all ethnic communities as an urgent agenda.

It is the doomsday of Najib and the BN hegemonistic rule if the justified, legitimate and appropriate action carries on. Therefore, the broad grass-root cadres of Hindraf, should not allow Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan or anyone, to neglect and abandon the “core demands” in exchange for their power, position and personal interests. They should stop them from misleading the Indian community to support the UMNO-BN ruling clique. They should stand together with people of all ethnic communities, democratic parties and organizations instead, to dump the UMNO-BN ruling clique into the dustbin of history.

3. Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan betray the interests of the Indian community and act as accomplices of the ruling clique to split the people of various ethnic groups —Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan urge the Indian voters to support BN to seize two-thirds Parliamentary majority in the forthcoming general election at the MoU signing event. They not only put aside and abandoned Hindraf's "core demands" but also disregard the situation of the Indian community, who are being oppressed. At this critical moment, both of them defected and accepted the "enlistment" by the BN ruling clique, and attempted to degenerate Hindraf into a tool of the BN ruling clique to split the people's unity.

Both of them fished the votes on behalf of BN openly and flagrantly. Their behavior makes no difference from the upper echelon of other BN component parties such as MIC and PPP. They deceived the Indian populations to believe in BN's promises again, driving the Indian ethnic group to continue accepting BN's racist hegemonistic rule.  In order to seek position and personal interests, they ruined the golden opportunity of solidarity between the Indian community with the other communities to dump BN into the dustbin of history. Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan have sold out the interests of their community. Furthermore, they have become the accomplices of the BN ruling clique and are trying to throw people of all the ethnic groups into disarray.

4.  Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan or other leaders have become traitors to the oppressed Indian community and go against the will of the people from all ethnic groups will be spurned —In the past, the Hindraf leaders including Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan, kept on saying that institutionalised racism ruling by the UMNO-dominated Perikatan and present BN government is the root cause of the enduring oppressed, discriminated and marginalized suffering of Indian, Chinese and other ethnic minorities in our country. However, they have now chosen to stand against the people of all ethnic communities.

One who betrays his own community will always be spurned by people. There will be no exception for Waytha Moorthy and N. Ganesan or other leaders who follow their path. They will certainly be spurned by the grassroots of Hindraf, broad Indian masses and the populace. We are willing to act in unison with the Indian community and people of the whole nation: Any democratic reform can only be brought about when various communities of any class, political party or religion do not entertain any illusion about the deceptive transformation programs of the BN/UMNO clique (including BN's main component parties) indulging in hegemonic rule. They must not harbour any illusion about the upper echelon of BN component parties' intention to safeguard the interests of the various communities.


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人民之友 对我国第14届大选意见书
(华 巫 英)3种语文已先后贴出

作为坚守“独立自主”和“与民同在”的立场的一个民间组织,人民之友在今年9月24日对即将来临的第14届全国大选投票,发表了一篇以华文书写的“意见书”,题为:投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!

这篇意见书的英文译稿(标题是:Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”!)已于10月22日张贴在本部落格。马来文译稿(标题是:Undilah "calon yang membantah pengislaman negara": Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Mencegah puak Mahathir kembali kepada kuasa!)也已接着在11月13日在此贴出。



Pandangan Sahabat Rakyat terhadap PRU14 telah diterbitkan dalam tiga bahasa (Melayu, Cina dan Inggeris)

Sebagai sebuah pertubuhan masyarakat yang berpendirian teguh tentang prinsip "bebas dan berautonomi" dan “sentiasa berdampingan dengan rakyat jelata”, Sahabat Rakyat telah menerbitkan kenyataan tentang pandangan kami terhadap Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 yang bertajuk "Undilah calon yang menentang Pengislaman Negera: Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Jangan benarkan puak Mahathir kembali kepada kuasa! " (投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!)dalam Bahasa Cina pada 24hb September 2017.

Penterjemahan Bahasa Inggeris kenyataan tersebut yang bertajuk Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”! telah diterbitkan dalam blog kita pada 22hb Oktober 2017 manakala penterjemahan Bahasa Melayu telah diterbitkan pada 13hb November 2017.

Selain daripada itu, Sahabat Rakyat juga akan menyebarkan kenyataan ini seluas mungkin kepada pertubuhan dan individu semua bangsa, strata, profesyen dan agama seluruh Negara melalui email, wechat, whatsApp dan pelbagai saluran lain. Kami amat mengalu-alukan pertubuhan dan individu yang berpendirian dan pandangan sama dengan kami untuk turut menyebarkan kenyataan ini kepada lebih ramai orang!

Kami berharap pendirian dan pandangan kami berkenaan pilihan raya kali ini yang dinyatakan dalam kenyataan tersebut dapat disebarkan dengan tepat dan meluas untuk diuji dalam kalangan rakyat semua bangsa semua strata sosial melalui penglibatan mereka dalam amalan pelbagai parti politik dalam pertempuran pilihan raya umum kali ini mahupun amalan masa depan.

The Chinese, English and Malay renditions of Sahabat Rakyat’s opinions about GE14 have been published consecutively

As an NGO which upholds “independent and autonomous” position and "always be with the people" principle, on 24 September 2017, Sahabat Rakyat had released a Chinese-written statement of views with regard to the voting in the upcoming 14th General Election, entitled “Vote for candidates who are against State Islamisation: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent the return to power of Mahathir’s faction!” (投票支持"反对国家伊斯兰化的候选人": 反对巫统霸权统治!莫让马哈迪帮派"复辟"!)

The English rendition of this statement entitled "Vote for “candidates who are against State Islamisation”: Oppose UMNO hegemonic rule! Prevent “the return to power of Mahathir’s faction”!" and the Malay rendition entitled "Undilah "calon yang membantah pengislaman negara": Menentang pemerintahan hegemoni UMNO! Mencegah puak Mahathir kembali kepada kuasa!" had been released on 22 October and 13 November respectively.

Apart from that, Sahabat Rakyat will also make every effort to disseminate this statement as widely as possible to organizations and individuals of all ethnic groups, religions and all walks of life throughout the country via email, WeChat, WhatsApp and other channels. We welcome organizations and individuals with the same position and views to spread this statement to more people!

We hope that our position and views pertaining to the upcoming General Election expressed in the statement will be accurately and widely disseminated and also examined by the popular masses of various ethnicity and social strata through their involvement in the struggle of the 14th General Election carried out by various political parties and their practices in all fields in future.

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