The Malaysian Insider - Najib washes federal hands of Buah Pala case
Some 'worrying' extracts from the article (note bold underlined parts):
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today the Kampung Buah Pala land tussle must be settled by the Penang state government, passing the buck back to the DAP-led Pakatan Rakyat (PR) administration in what is turning into a racial powder keg. […]
But a number of Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf) activists have seized on the residents’ predicament, and turned the dispute into a racial issue. […]
No quick resolution to the controversy is now in sight, with certain Hindraf leaders ratcheting up the rhetoric against the Penang government with plans to use the issue as a cause célèbre to revive the group’s own flagging fortunes. […]
But since the involvement of Hindraf, the controversy has taken on emotional and racial overtones.
But who is Hindraf?
In Malaysiakini's 'Talk to Guan Eng for a solution' V Ganabatirao, one of the Hindraf 5 detained under ISA, gave us the answer:
"… individual Hindraf leaders should not be making statements on their own by claiming to represent the movement."
"No single person should represent the views of Hindraf. The five leaders who were detained under the ISA should give joint-statements."
"Even I cannot give statements on behalf of Hindraf on my personal capacity. Without the consensus of all five, no one should claim that it is a Hindraf statement.
He also said that Waythamoorthy was not the real leader of the movement as he was not elected to the position of chairperson.
"And Uthayakumar's opinion doesn't represent Hindraf."
"Don't be a hero in the media," he said, addressing the remark to the public face of Hindraf.
In his lambasting of Uthayakumar, Gana stated: "The issue is being politicised. Everybody is lashing out at Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his deputy P Ramasamy."
"Calling Lim a racist is bad. I strongly believe that he is doing a good job. The state government has urged the developer to pay proper compensation to each of the affected households. We should be talking to Lim instead of using street politics. We can have dialogues with him directly."
Read Malaysiakini to learn how Uthayakumar threatened CM Lim Guan Eng in Lim given one-week ultimatum to save village
Who is Uthayakumar to use such threatening language? And with such crude aggression, acrimony and arrogance, do you believe this man really wants the best deal for the villagers, or one who wants to stir up a conflict?
Incidentally Uthayakumar was supported by batu api, PKR state youth leader Yusmadi.