From FMT (extracts) - Zaid urges Hindraf brothers to form political party
KUALA LUMPUR: Former de facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim has urged the Hindraf brothers, Waythamoorthy and Uthayakumar, to patch up and start a political party. “There’s no one better than Hindraf to help dismantle the privileges of the rich and corrupt,” he stressed.
He recalled 2007 when Hindraf took to the streets on November 25 and shook the establishment. “They were resolute, unafraid, but it was all in vain.”
Hindraf can shake the establishment again and, this time, with success, he said in his latest blog posting. “Its leaders will not be able to represent the Indian poor unless they get elected.”
He cautioned the brothers against thinking they can get seats in the next election just by making announcements offering unconditional support for the Opposition.
I like Zaid Ibrahim but I cannot agree with him on his most recent suggestion. I wonder why he is making such an unsound advice to the Hindraf brothers.
Apart from Hindraf becoming a religio-ethnic political party if the two brothers take up Zaid's advice, it will be just another mosquito party, which will do more harm to Pakatan than strive for democratic ideals.
I hope those two brothers will instead join Pakatan, as mosquito parties by splitting the Indian votes will only help BN stay in power..
Hindraf has a poor fit with both DAP and PKR.ReplyDelete
DAP , many Hindraf supporters regard as having betrayed them over Kampung Buah Pala and other incidents.
There is no love lost with the DAP among many core Hindraf supporters. PKR is similarly, largely a Malay party with a beholden Indian wing.
To stay true to its cause, Hindraf should stay independent while cooperating with a "coalition of the willing", which can even include PPBM.