Sunday, October 26, 2008


It would have been so easy to uplift the spirits of the entire nation - and particularly the Indian community - just by releasing the Hindraf 5 in time for them to celebrate Deepavali with their families.

Indeed, if I were a prime minister on the way out, I would have seen this as a perfect opportunity to redeem my lacklustre track record in office with a spectacular gesture of clemency, goodwill and reconciliation.

I would have repealed the ISA, freed all the detainees, and denied the Pakatan Rakyat the pleasure of doing so when they take over the government - as must surely happen, sooner or later (when enough BN politicians succeed in sprouting some gonads). Instead, we get THIS ungracious small-minded act of unmitigated malice...

Andrew Ong | Oct 23, 08 6:08pm | Malaysiakini

The six-year-old niece of detained Hindraf leader P. Uthayakumar was arrested with 11 others when they attempted to submit a letter at the Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya today.

P. Vwaishhnnavi (right) is the daughter of Hindraf chairperson P. Waythamoorthy who is currently in self-imposed exile in London. Her mother K. Shanti was among those arrested.

Police Watch Malaysia coordinator S. Jayathas, who was also held, claimed that they had been told that they were part of an illegal assembly for having gathered near the entrance of the building.

“We were trying to obtain permission from the security guards for Vwaishhnnavi to submit her letter. They said that we were from Hindraf, but we insisted that we were 'concerned Indians' who were accompanying Vwaishnnavi,” Jayathas said when contacted.

They are currently at the Putrajaya district police headquarters, but police chief Abdul Razak Abd Majid declined comment when contacted.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Muhammad Sabtu Osman confirmed the arrest of eight men and three women during the incident. He clarified that Vwaishhnnavi has not been arrested and is in her mother’s care.

He also said the 11 are being investigated under the Societies Act. (The Home Ministry had imposed a ban on Hindraf on Oct 15, declaring it an illegal grouping.)

I call upon the joyous spirit of Deepavali and Makkal Sakthi to permeate the dense minds in Umno, so that even the most debased and debauched amongst them may see the light and achieve their own redemption.

May these benighted bodoh sombong (arrogantly stupid) souls find the inner strength to transcend their own genetic and cultural limitations - and finally emerge from beneath their hereditary tempurungs (coconut shells) into an exciting new world of infinite possibilities.

A world where we can proudly proclaim our Bangsa (race) as Manusia (human) first and foremost; and then as Malaysians of diverse and many-splendored ancestries.

I tip my cap to the unknown Photoshop wizard who created these hilarious images. They are works of art indeed, and perfectly capture the playful and festive spirit of Deepavali - as all true souls would wish it to be!


Donplaypuks® said...

No Indian needs to beg a tyrannical administration for justice.

Because they know their origins and their history and understand the concept of Satyagraha or non-violence.

No evil can escape the consequences of its actions. Magoo and his cohorts willl be the one who will soon go meet their maker screaming.

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

oh my god. this is indeed so funny that i cant stop laughing.

mind put my link on your blogroll?

Gerald Wee Eng Kian said...

Where are the children of Gods to slay the many headed Hydra that is BN? Bellepheron, Hercules, Perseus, Muruga, Rama, Nerza were born in the mortal realm to literally drive a changing time by spear point. Of course, the evil they faced were single entities. Once felled, there was much rejoicing and peace in the land- until the next big beastie appeared.

I sense the great challenge this time is the general lack of an ability to care. How does one war with the parasite of apathy when there are people senseless enough to throw people in jail "For their Own Protection"?

I'd say a different approach is needed because every attempt to make a difference of late is like a spear cast into a seething wound of hurt. The only reply to that is greater pain.

What I have the greatest hope for is a reconnection of the human and emotional sense in the current generation of public servants and professionals. The leadership of this country has been spiritually dead for the last 35 years. At least they have been for practicing the dark art of necromancy on the electoral rolls {Phantom Voters}.

For myself, I'll keep bringing fresh pilgrims to the river. The baptism of nature has done wonders to their spirit and temper. Sooner or later there will be enough of them to make a difference.

I'll start as a midwife for the divine avatars. Starve the Hydra by taking away their greatest source of power. When enough people start to care is when that putrid and decaying beast dies naturally.

Starmandala said...

Turned out to be a very enjoyable eve of Deepavali after all. Three different groups of friends turned up and they all meshed together perfectly. One of them celebrated his 50th birthday at Restoran 98 afterwards and we even managed to order a delicious pandan rainbow cake at 10:30PM on a Sunday night!

Hufaizah - nice of you to drop by and leave a comment. I checked out your blog and it's all about road safety, which is fine... but I generally blogroll only blogs I personally visit and whose content is of interest to me. I could add your blog just to make you happy, but it wouldn't be meaningful! Perhaps when you operate a personal blog, I'll change my mind :-)

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