Sunday, December 02, 2007

Group wants to meet PM to discuss demands

PETALING JAYA: The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leadership wants a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Umno leaders to discuss its demands.
They also claim that they have no confidence in the MIC special committee nor of the party manning its proposed hotline.

“We reject the MIC special committee and the MIC hotline proposal because it has not worked over the last 50 years.

“We want the special committee and the hotline to be led by the Prime Minister’s office.
“We want to deal directly with him and Umno, and not with MIC,” Hindraf legal adviser P. Uthayakumar said in a statement yesterday.

In a separate statement, Malaysia Hindu Sangam president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said the association had received complaints from many people that they had been wrongfully caught in police action at the Batu Caves temple last Sunday during the Hindraf gathering there.
He said many Hindus had gathered at the temple for the Karthikai Deepam festival.
“Many of them were just spending the night in the temple grounds having celebrated the festival. They were not involved in the illegal assembly,” he said, adding there should be an independent inquiry into the incident.

Vaithilingam also urged the public prosecutor to drop all charges against innocent devotees who were charged.

- MIC Failed this 50 years? Why do something only after the people protest? Actually if you are the people's leader you don't even have to spend millions on campaigning and promote during elections. The people knows you and respected and you will win by default.

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