Saturday, 26 July 2014

Ex Chief Justice is a disgrace to Malaysians

Ex Chief Justice is a disgrace to Malaysians
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Hindraf is of the opinion there can be no other better term to describe the former chief justice Abdul Hamid Mohamad other than an ignorant idiot who has forsaken all that he studied in law school.

It is a matter of grave concern to know that a man with such a racist and extreme mindset has led the Apex court in Malaysia and delivered countless judgments which remain precedence today.

After 57 years of Merdeka, it is meaningless if perpetuation of historical lies and instigation still exists.

In this case we are shocked how the selection process of Judges ever took place in Malaysia.

We now wonder if the judiciary actually comprises more racist judges. It is reported that the ex-chief justice had uttered the following statements:

1) a former Penang mufti told him that it was difficult to secure allocations for Islamic activities in the state as various religious groups wanted their fair share "If this is not stopped, it will spread to the whole of Malaysia. Maybe Islamic programs will have to be shared with other religions. "Government departments and campuses may be required to not only prepare surau but also churches, gurdwara and temples

2) He cited Prof Shad Saleem Farouqi's book titled 'Document of Destiny: The Constitution of the Federation of Malaysia' where on page 710 it states that as a result of the 'social contract' between the various races, millions of migrants to British Malaya were bestowed with citizenship. “It is believed that the number of citizens in Malaya doubled at the stroke of midnight on August 31, 1957 due to the constitutional grant,”

3) Abdul Hamid further said the minority community should not complain about their freedom. “Show me a country which gives rights to the minority?

4) “Show me any country which allows the formation of vernacular schools and also finance it. In Malaysia, the government does not prohibit them to practise their religion.

5) The former CJ warned the minority wanted to get rid of what the Malays have and they have become more daring as a result of the Malays being split and they have managed to influence certain Malay party leaders to work with them.

The above utterances of the Ex CJ is nauseating and degrading to all Malaysians and intended to instigate ill feelings amongst the Malay community. Hindraf is of the view that the Police should investigate the Ex CJ for inciting racial hatred under the sedition act.

The Police must be impartial in their duties and be seen to apply the law equally. If politicians and reform minded advocates and activists can be charged with sedition on the filmiest grounds, we see no reason why such a gross statement and incitement especially by the ex CJ should be let off easily.

Hindraf wishes to remind the Ex CJ and all immature and shallow thinking extremists that this country was made out of various races for the benefit of all and the progress and prosperity of country.

They have to remember that the Chinese and Indians were the backbone of Malaya’s economy and were almost 90% of the source of labour pre and post-independence.

Had they left Malaya on 31st August 1957, Malaya would collapse as a country without labour force and a crippled economy.

It is wrong to say millions of British migrants were bestowed citizenship at the stroke of midnight on 31st August .

The ex - CJ should look at historical documents where clearly the Malay Rulers had encouraged the migration and settlement of Indians and Chinese into Malaya.

They also agreed to provide land and places of worships to them so that the Indians and Chinese would make Malaya their permanent home more than a hundred years ago. Penang had always been a straits settlement like Melaka, Singapore and Hong Kong.

A separate consideration was given to Penang and Melaka during merdeka negotiations. There were neither special privileges nor rulers in these states. Freedom of religion was an absolute freedom as was practiced under the International standards.

Hence upon Tunku’s assurances of fundamental rights and equality to all races, Melaka and Penang were made part of Malaya. Hindraf is appalled that time again extreme leaders and irresponsible individuals issue statements inciting racial hatred when we should move on to be a united nation with peace and harmony.

It is a sin to deny Chinese and Indians their legitimate rights after contributing to this country for more than 200 years when recent migrants from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan enjoy the status of special privileges and some have even been Prime Ministers and Ministers.

P.Waytha Moorthy
Chair HINDRAF.

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人民之友 对我国下届大选意见书
(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。

此外,人民之友也将通过电子邮件、微信、WhatsApp等方式,尽可能向全国各民族、各阶层、各行业、各宗教的团体和个人,传送我们的这份“意见书”供参考。我们欢迎跟我们对下届大选的立场和见解一致的团体和个人,将这份“意见书”传送到更多的人手中去!

我们希望,我们在意见书内所表达的对下届大选的立场和观点,能够准确而又广泛地传播到我国各民族、各阶层的人民群众中接受考验,并接受各党派在这次全国大选斗争和今后实践的检验。


Pandangan Sahabat Rakyat terhadap PRU akan datang 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 memerintah! " (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 next election 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 next 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 next General Election carried out by various political parties and their practices in all fields in future.

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