Malaysian Indians look at LTTE

With the Malaysian minister asking TN Chief Minister Karunanidhi to lay off from his country’s mess, its nothing but double standards by the Malaysian government. If that’s the reason, why does Malaysia make so much noise about the situation in Myanmar and why does it espouse the Palestine cause and the muslim case around the world?

Typical double standards of a country reeking of mediocrity is what makes up Malaysia. Its probably the only country in the world where the majority has reservations to compete against the minority in its own country. The majority Malay Bumiputras ( so called ‘sons of soil’) are given unfair rights in the economy and political sphere. The minority Chinese are financially well off and control the economy of Malaysia. Its only the Indians who are marginalised and who’se rights have been trampled upon and discriminated against.

The bubbly has burst, and the myth of multi culturalism of Malaysia has been exposed now. After being unable to gain their rights the legitimate way, the Indians in Malaysia have now taken to the streets in protest. As usual, the government refuses to see reason and wants to crush the protests by invoking the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA).

No wonder, the new reports point to the fact the Malaysian Indians are now looking at probably the world’s most deadly terrorist organisation, LTTE to fight for their rights. Its indeed sad if the LTTE gets involved. They are probably one of the most underrated and most destructive terrorist organisation with unlimited money, weapons and highly trained killers at their disposal.

What it would mean to the stability of South East Asia is something that needs to be seen. Probably Malaysia would prove to be an even more unstable and dangerous situation than what is happening currently in Myanmar.

Angry ethnic Indians who marched in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to protest race-based discrimination in Malaysia carried portraits of Mahatma Gandhi as a symbol of their non-violent struggle. “But if their genuine grievances continue to be ignored, (Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers leader) Velupillai Prabakaran could soon replace Gandhi as their inspiration,” warns P. Ramasamy, former professor of history at University Kebangsaan Malaysia.

In an interview to DNA from Singapore, Ramasamy, who was appointed by the LTTE to its Constitutional Affairs Committee in 2003, connected the dots that link the Tamil diaspora in Malaysia (which accounts for most of the Indian population there) to the Tamil Eelam movement in Sri Lanka.

“They have been knocking their heads on the wall for so long, that some form of radicalisation has already happened.” Militant views are not yet being publicly articulated, “but they are frequently voiced in private gatherings,” he notes.
It is in this context that the Tamil diaspora’s solidarity with the LTTE assumes significance. Ramasamy notes that Tamils in Malaysia are active contributors to the Tamil Eelam cause.

“Indians in Malaysia are very sympathetic to Prabakaran, and Tamil newspapers valorise Prabakaran,” adds Kuppusamy.

Read the disturbing article here.

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  • Liju Philip

    Ya, hope it doesnt get that bad. But honestly, the situation of Indians in Malaysia is simply horrible. They are at the bottom of the pyramid both socially and economically.

    Well, LTTE has a lot of sympathisers in SE Asia. A lot of money does get from this part of the world to them. It has only gone underground now after the crackdown on money laundering post 9/11.

  • escapefromindia

    Glad that you are not fined for having a blog from Singapore.

    Currently, HINDRAF leaders are inspired or remotely controlled by India’s Hindu militant group, RSS from their office in Jandewalan office in Delhi.

    The traces of their criminal saga didn’t end up with crime of the millennium, the killing of Mahathma Gandhi.

    As you know, RSS is the inspirational force behind most of communal riots through out India which regularly target Minorities or other socially excluded hindu communities.

    To Tamil Hindus, this leadership will gift more misery than you can expect. In an age were conflicts are solved more peacefully, the militant approach inspired by Hindutva will be disastrous.

    Considering the RSS factor, I would say Malaysian police is right in its argument about HINDRAF’s association with global terrorism. Do you know why?

    An American research centre has placed India’s ultra-nationalist Rashtrya wayamsewak Sangh (RSS) on its terrorist list. The East Virginia-based Terrorism Research Center (TRC) is closely connected to the American government and many of its directors and researchers have closely worked with US administrations and have taken part in research and planning for the US administration.

    In the list of in India, the TRC has placed RSS under no. 21. Here is the link as it appeared on 9 September 2004 on the group’s website under the caption “Known Terrorist Groups Operating in India“.

    For God’s sake don’t trust me, trace the movements of HINDRAF leaders through out India. Their actions should be a major concern to Indian immigrants around the world.

    The blog has to say more about it.

  • Liju Philip

    “Glad that you are not fined for having a blog from Singapore.”

    You believe, the whole world is ruled by morons like the ones who rule Mudland?

    Nyway, your post was a good attempt at diverting the topic. Now, can we come back to the actual topic, and that is of the discrimination by the government of Malaysia against ethnic Indians?

    Let’s talk about the only country in the world where the majority has reservations in every sphere of economy, politics and social life against the minority. Let’s talk about the country where there is no meritocracy and mediocracy is the buzzword in politics and economy in general. All this, under the guise of providing reservations to the so called bumiputras.

    Am sorry, i will have to edit your post. I can’t give your blog any free publicity on my site. Try your luck somewhere else.

  • Frankie Vaiyapurry

    In the next election the Indians should vote for Keadilan and show UMNO and Sammy that playing politics with the lives and future of the Indians will not be tolerated. Samy is the notorious traitor who betrayed his own people by appearing on UMNO TV to undermine the plight of the Indians. Let us hand over the Sungei Siput Parliamentary seat to Uthayakumar for putting his neck on the line to highlight our problems. Time will tell that Uthaya is just a person who was brave enough to call the spade a spade. Good on him. The world needs people like him. The thing about LTTE is bullshit just like the matress story in Anwar’s trial. They say if you repeat a lie several times it becomes the truth and UMNO is good at this. Remember UMNO you can fool some people some time but you cannot fool all the people all the time. The enlightened ones are emerging and your days are numbered.