Last few days I noted with dismay the Hindraf’s campaign against Lim Guan Eng – may I re-state that please – directed SPECIFICALLY at Lim Guan Eng, for an ill that was not of Lim’s doing …
… yet there was NOT ONE SINGLE WORD mentioned against the man responsible, former Penang CM, Koh TK of Gerakan ... not one sound, not one squeal, not one small itsy bitsy teeny weeny decibel of protest against Koh or his UMNO master, the former DCM of Penang.
So … can you blame me and chat-mate for suspecting that Hindraf has (willingly) taken up the work of BN to demonize Lim GE and the DAP, and to a lesser extent, PKR ... but significantly, not Koh or UMNO.
As an example of Hindraf's demonizing of Lim, it attempted to turn the issue into a racial issue by calling Lim a racist, presumably against Indians.
This has so outraged Penang DCM2 Dr Ramasamy. He demanded that Hindraf stop hitting below the belt, thundering in outrage: “This is slanderous. The labelling has given the state a negative image. We want him to retract his statement.”
Sri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer, who was with Dr Rama, said, “I also want to remind Waythamoorthy that it was the DAP which helped Hindraf when five of its leaders were detained under Internal Security Act.
… where was he then?”
I know that Hindraf’s Thanenthiran has considered (if not already committed to) taking his group, now named Makkal Sakthi wakakaka into BN. I also recall that he did a 'Gobala' wakakaka, in praising and thanking Najib for releasing the Hindraf 5' ;-)
In The Malaysian Insider news article Chennai talks to decide Hindraf’s future he condemned PKR and DAP, particularly the latter.
So ... what happened in Chennai? Was there some sort of a done deal?
Have the two noisy now-nasty naughty Hindraf brothers taken up the cudgel on behalf of a BN, or …
… has Hindraf been infiltrated by BN-MIC people, as alleged by Lim GE in Malayisakini Angry CM rips Hindraf's 'web of deceit'.
Lim has been angry because he saw in Hindraf’s current crafted campaign against him in particular, allegedly for not using his CM-inisterial powers to forcibly acquire Kampung Buah Pala from the owners, as a very naughty case of conveniently masking the true financial compensation likely to be involved (with Lim poorah-pundee-ptui-ing Hindraf’s compensation figure of a nonsensical RM30 million).
The real figure would be of frightening magnitude which Lim said the state government doesn’t have, full stop – which has been why he lamented Hindraf’s web of deceit in not revealing the true facts.
Lim Said: "Clearly these Hindraf leaders and BN collaborators are trying to spin a web of deceit and deception to paint the Penang state government as uncaring of Indians.
"Hindraf might deceive those outside Penang but those in Penang know of our achievements that we have taken a different path to look after the Indians, Malays and Chinese."
"It was (former chief minister) Koh (Tsu Koon) and BN that sold out Kampung Buah Pala at the cheap price of only RM10 per square feet in 2007 and without consulting the residents."
"Why has Hindraf lost the courage to oppose the real culprits?"
Indeed, why Hindraf why?
Why not an iota of criticism against Koh or UMNO (specifically the former DCM of Penang)?