BN has failed the Indian community

— S. Barathidasan
The Malaysian Insider
Mar 26, 2012

MARCH 26 — The Malaysian Indians Progressive Association (MIPAS) has done surveys, studies, gained information and feedback from the rakyat showing that it is not true that the rakyat’s support for Barisan Nasional (BN) is peaking based on the party’s record of fulfilling its promises, as claimed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

MIPAS feels that it is not true that “big winds” are blowing towards BN.

The rakyat still does not have confident and full trust in the BN government as many issues have still not been fulfilled.

An example is the Lynas issue. The Parlimentary Select Committee (PSC) should investigate and study the plant’s safety standards. It should be fair and hear the concerns of the people in Kuantan. But it has failed!

Another example is the anger and frustration of the Chinese community over education. A rally was organised by the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) over the problems faced by Chinese educationists over four decades and regarding the transfer of non-Chinese-speaking teachers to Chinese schools. The BN government has failed to meet Dong Zong’s demands.

MIPAS also believes the BN has failed the Indian community. Najib’s Nambika (trust) has not fulfilled their needs as many of them are still without MyCards, birth certificates. Statistics show Indians only comprise 3.2 per cent of employees in the government sector. It should be increased to seven per cent.

Recently the PM announced that the government would give full scholarships to the top 100 students from the Indian community who graduate with first-class honours from public universities. How many Indian students are there in public universities? And only the top 100 get full scholarships? It’s just an eyewash!

Our country has been independent for 54years now but we still have race or ethnic division/segregation. Every vote is equal but when it comes to policy and implementation it is not equal. For example, the BN government asks Indians to vote BN but whenever there is an issue over appropriation of estate land (e.g. Bukit Jalil Estate) the government says it cannot do anything because it is private land.

Malaysia so keen to support and help the Palestine struggle but when it comes to the ethnic cleansing of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, the BN government abstained from voting against Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council in a resolution mooted by the US. The BN government is against any violation of human rights in Palestine, South Africa, Somalia, South Thailand and many Islamic countries. But why when it comes to Sri Lanka the BN government keeps quiet?

MIPAS believes BN can expect an easy victory only in Johor, Malacca and Pahang in the 13th general election.

* S. Barathidasan is secretary-general of the Malaysian Indians Progressive Association (MIPAS).

  1. #1 by tak tahan on Monday, 26 March 2012 - 5:40 pm

    That “big winds” are blowing towards PR la.

    How do BN leaders feel the winds when they either indulge in money-scheme projects or sleep in the office.

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Monday, 26 March 2012 - 6:12 pm

    “Big winds” do not translate into votes!

  3. #3 by sheriff singh on Monday, 26 March 2012 - 7:43 pm

    “Big winds” means far ts.

  4. #4 by monsterball on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 2:07 am

    UMNO b has failed all…including his own race.
    Promoting race and religion politics…BN parties are a bunch of big size hypocrites.
    As a matter of fact…BN parties..keep fooling their own races…and MCA..MIC…Gerakan keep supporting CORRUPTIONS by UMNO b…Mahathir’s party…who was a dictator and most corrupted PM in Malaysia.
    He resigned…knowing Malaysians getting smarter and smarter….and let his chosen stooges take the blame.

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 8:09 am

    UMNO-Perkasa/BN has failed everyone except the UMNOputra/BNputras..For the Indian community the issue is whether they have caused harm and a critical analysis is that they have. If all data are available, its clear that vast groups of estate workers and laborers were robbed of anything from wages, housing, schooling, and certaintly heavily discriminated against in the civil service even to the extent of being robbed of their citizenship for decades. Then there is their subject to police abuse and death in the hands of police – kugan was not the first case.

    So in fact UMNO-Perkasa/BN committed crimes against the Indian community..

  6. #6 by drngsc on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 11:18 am

    The title is wrong. It should be shorter.

    We all know the problem. It is working out the solution where the challenge is.

    We must change the tenant at Putrajaya. GE 13 is our best chance. Lets us all work very very hard. We must not fail.
    Let us get all to register to vote and to vote. Every vote counts.
    Enter your new IC number

    Please check. make sure that your name is still there.

    Change we must. Change we can.

  7. #7 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 12:41 pm

    BN has failed the indians. Who doesnt know that? And strangely a lot of indians are still keen to give jib their nambikei (something like that). Oh boy.

  8. #8 by tak tahan on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 12:58 pm

    BN has literally failed everything in Malaysia.
    Together with 1Malaysia,it has gone down deep in the monsoon drain.

  9. #9 by k1980 on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 1:17 pm

    //a lot of indians are still keen to give jib their nambikei //

    In return for their votes which will give jib power for another 5 years, jib will give them a piece of tembikai (worth 20 sen)

  10. #10 by Cinapek on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 3:02 pm

    The only “big wind” are those emanating from the rear ends of the condo cows of the NFC scandal and those politicians and leaders of the ruling party that has indulged in a feeding frenzy of this and other similar financial debacles.

    It is good that some enlightened Indians can see through the con jobs of the Govt but this is only a very small minority and Najib and BN knows this. The fractured Indian groups in the PR are ineffective even against the minimal effort put in by BN to win them over. The RM500 is a princely sum to buy over a large proportion of the Indian voters and PR and other opposition Indian groups has done precious little to counter this.

    It is “shiok sendiri” to tell oneself that there are a bunch of enlightened Indians who will not be conned by Najib but another to ensure the majority will not vote BN when GE 13 rolls around.

  11. #11 by sotong on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 4:58 pm

    They even failed the orang hutan….look at the destruction of their environment!

  12. #12 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 12:42 am

    SURE aah? Yet lots of Indians still LOVE ah CHEAT kor n his char bor, always give them super BIG FAT garlands while singing their praises, so SAD 2 watch 1

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