Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Indian Hindu bashing

Malaysiakini - MIC chief: 'Dirty Hindus' module shows ignorance reigns even in ivory tower

MIC president Dr S Subramaniam said the erroneous claims on Hindusim and Sikhism taught to students at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) show that ignorance pervades the country, even in universities.

UTM yesterday said it would fix its Tamadun Islam and Tamadun Asia (Titas) modules which state that Islam taught Hindus manners and cleanliness, as some of them believed dirt on the body is part of a ritual to attain nirvana.

Another UTM Titas slide circulated online also said the founder of Sikhism borrowed elements from Islam, but had poor understanding of the religion.

"The supposed pedestal of knowledge has become a pool of ignorance.

“We have seen this in schools before and now we realise it is also evident in universities," he said in a media statement today.

Subramaniam said the Hindu scriptures which predate Islam encouraged followers to rise at dawn, bathe and pray before starting the day, contradicting claims made in the UTM Titas module.

"When will we have intellectual honesty?

“There has to be a sincere desire by those within the educational system to the historically and factually true. Attempts to compare cultures and religions are always dangerous," he added.

Subramaniam, who is also health minister, said soul-searching was required to find out why such a "distortion" occurred.

"I pray that a day will dawn where such things will become something of the past," he added.

Indian child labour - they learn how to be hardworking at an early age

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — Slides from a Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) module that portrayed Hindus as “dirty” could have been designed to intentionally misrepresent the religion, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan.

Commenting further on the controversy, he expressed his personal disappointment over the messages in the slides that were leaked online, triggering Hindu outrage.

“I can't help but feel only someone who wilfully and purposefully filled with ill intent would produce such a document,” he posted on his personal Facebook page today.

For hand-some kissy Kamalanathan to be so pissed off, he must have been badly hurt by the fabricated bigotry against Indian Hindus.

It would seem that 'someone' lacks confidence in his own religion.

But Minister Subramaniam is right in wanting to know why 'someone' is so much into such fabricated distortion against another race, and deputy minister Kamalanathan is also right in that 'someone' has an ill-intent.


  1. To be honest, India is one of the smelliest and dirtiest countries I have ever visited , and I have visited quite a few....

    But it is a function of the poverty and vast income inequity in India...the rich live like Maharajas, and the poorest are unbelievably poor....

    1. my 3 photos of child labour in India shows why Indians at times appear scruffy, not that they don't take baths whenever there's water. I found that in my younger days my Indian mateys, poor as they were, were particular diligent in their dental hygiene

  2. The Indians used water, the Chinese paper and the Arabs stones to clean their backside after toilet works. No insults; but the bare truth and so much for hygiene.Some habits are cultural some due to ecological reason; but insulting in education is pure stupidity.

  3. I don't recall reading such facts in TITAS recommended text books. As reported, it is from the slides. Perhaps, it is just from poorly prepared slides by young Research Assistants. There is no need to get priesthood-caste-ly excited or racially intoxicated at the slightest opportunity...wakakaka.

    The Arabs/Muslims used water for cleansing. However, stones and dust are permitted when there is no water. But in 'sertu' we must use earth as one of the cleansing process.

    By the by, I sometimes see some Indian bathe at the river near Batu Caves. Don't know whether that is cultural or ceremonial. Just wondering how clean is the water; is there any pH test done?