When Hindraf started he was basically sincere, earnest … well maybe a bit dramatic but non offensively dedicated.
Today when he deals with people, from whom he supposedly requires help, he certainly has ‘a way with words’.
Last week he gave Lim Guan Eng, CM of Penang, a week to resolve the Kampung Buah Pala’s land crisis, .…. or else, it would seem.
A whole week? Mighty big of him!
Well, that week has passed, as acknowledged by him. Malaysiakini’s High Chaparral: Hindraf to 'turn the screws' reported:
Expressing disappointment that the state government failed to fulfil any of his three demands outlined last week, Hindraf leader P Uthayakumar said the movement would now turn the screws to compel the Penang government to protect the villagers' interests.
Wakakaka – 1 week, then 1 more week, then another, and then 1 extra week?
Dei Puratchi Thalaivar, don’t make threats unless you can back it up.
Incidentally, the article was written by Malaysiakini's Athi Shankar (Veeranggan) wakakaka! And why do I wakakaka? Please see also my post Malaysiakini journalist anti-Lim Guan Eng? ;-)
But as I mentioned above, Uthayakumar has 'a way with words' in dealing with people like Lim Guan Eng, a man he wants help from.
So what words has he used since last week? [see Malaysiakini’s High Chaparral: Hindraf to 'turn the screws']:
Uthayakumar spelled out three actions that the state government must take within a week … [...]
… His demands were: [...]
Nice going, threatening Lim that way. I am sure those words would make him sound like a hero, but whether it helps the villagers' cause or convinces Lim to listen to him would be another question.
In my earlier post Deliberate racial tones in Kg Buah Pala polemics? I asked: 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?
Then Uthayakumar said in Malaysiakini’s High Chaparral: Hindraf to 'turn the screws' that Hindraf was not racist.
I agree that Hindraf is not racist, but guess who in Hindraf has made Hindraf appear as a seemingly racist organisation? ….. making outrageous comments like Lim valued ‘pigs over Indians’!
Also The Malaysian Insider's article Najib washes federal hands of Buah Pala case wrote [extracts]:
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.
Yes, who wants to be a Tamil hero of MGR-ish dimension?