Tuesday, October 07, 2008

S'gor Umno Youth seeks action against Hindraf supporters

Tuesday October 7, 2008 MYT 9:09:54 PM
S'gor Umno Youth seeks action against Hindraf supporters
BY WANI MUTHIAH

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Umno Youth wants the Home Ministry to take action against Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters for “barging” into the open house hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Muslim cabinet ministers at the Putra World Trade Centre recently.

“I hope the Home Ministry will not be frightened to take action against them,” said its chief, Abdul Shukor Idrus.

Hindraf supporters went to the open house to present a teddy bear and card to Abdullah, asking for the release of their leaders M. Manoharan, P. Uthayakumar, V. Ganabatirau, R. Kenghadharan and K. Vasanthakumar.

However, Abdullah was reported as saying on Monday that he was told only one person from the group had wished him Selamat Hari Raya.

Abdul Shukor said the Hindraf supporters’ action at the open house went against the principles of a multiracial country and society.

“What they did was akin to insulting Islam and stern action must be taken against them.”

Hindraf national co-ordinator Kannan Ramasamy, when contacted, said the movement’s supporters attended the open house in the spirit of forgiving and forgetting what had happened in recent months.

“We went there in peace and there are no photographs or video footage showing us being unruly,” said Kannan.

He said he knew many Hindraf supporters attending the open house had extended Raya greetings to Abdullah.

“I am surprised the Prime Minister was not aware of this.”

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/10/7/nation/20081007210902&sec=nation

seals: “What they did was akin to insulting Islam and stern action must be taken against them.” ...errrr can someone clarify ...where how this is Insulting ISLAM? Politicising Religion?

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