It’s amazing the special high grade vitriol that Uthayakumar has prepared and flung against Lim Guan Eng in particular and the Pakatan Rakyat in general.
In Malaysiakini Uthaya: 'Axis of evil' destroyed Buah Pala [penned by Athi Shankar ;-) ] we learn that he wrote a letter to CM Lim GE stating: "I want to say to them that it would be no longer tenable for Indians to vote blindly for DAP, PKR and PAS in future elections. Watch and learn."
So who will he be persuading the Indians to vote for if not Pakatan?
No prize for your guess!
Now, I did mention ‘vitriol’, didn’t I?
Just get this sample of Uthayakumar’s as reported by MKINI: Uthayakumar accused Lim's government of raping, uprooting, desecrating and annihilating an Indian working class population in an Indian heritage village by using brutal force …
Disgusting over-the-top misinformation! He makes me sick.
And to further nail down our suspicion of his motive, he asserted that Pakatan Rakyat is worse than UMNO.
Ratcheting up his vitriolic propaganda against Lim GE’s so-called culpability in the KBP issue, he stepped on to the racist platform by stating: "You would not have done so had it been a Malay or Chinese traditional village, e.g Weld Quay, Khoo kongsi or Kampung Melayu."
What Human Rights Party is this? It’s disgraceful to talk about human rights when he’s at the same time attacking someone for allegedly protecting Malay or Chinese rights!
Does it matter whose rights are being fought for, so long as it's a legal and moral right!
He claims he represents the 2 million Indian voters but as one MKINI commentator Victor Johan wrote: HRP secretary-general P Uthayakumar, please bear in mind always that you have no rights in your demands and quotes to state that you are the voice of Indian Malaysian.
You should only act on behalf on your party members and sympathizer and supporters. Not all the Indian Malaysians want you to represent them. A larger group now support Pakatan Rakyat.
Another md. imraz bin muhammed ikhbal stated most succinctly: I doubt the Indians are blind to not see how unreasonable Uthaya's demands were & how ridiculous his assertions are.
But to those who wish to prove me wrong on this, then by all means, vote for BN and make sure PR loses miserably. Send that message you so want to deliver to PR. Let's see who ends up the one receiving the real message at the end of the day when you blow up your once in a lifetime opportunity to topple a corrupt & racist govt. Let's thereupon wait & see henceforth how well BN treats the Indians. Good luck!
Finally kgen wrote what I would have written: At first I supported Hindraf's struggle to uplift the Indian community but this support has long evaporated.
What has Hindraf done for poor and marginalized Indians except to rant and rave and call for demonstrations? What social and educational programs, funds or assistance for the Indians has Hindraf started?
Real activism is doing the nitty-gritty groundwork and not constantly playing on emotional issues like Tamil schools, temples and Kg. Buah Pala.
If Hindraf considers itself a political force to uplift Indians than attacking PR is a strange way to go about it.
Hindraf can never be an Indian based third force but it can help prolong BN rule by splitting Indian votes and keeping racial politics alive.
Is Hindraf really to uplift Indians or to uplift the two brothers?
Thankfully, many Indians can see through Hindraf and do not give their unequivocal support anymore.
Indeed, and we need to be mindful that in Uthayakumar’s rant against Lim GE on the KBP issue, he (Uthayakumar) made not even one teeny weeny itsy bitsy lil’ mention of Koh Tsu Koon.