Hindraf’s participation in the upcoming Bersih 3.0 rally will depend on the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat’s response to an invitation it extended yesterday.
Hindraf had yesterday invited Opposition Leader and PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang to outline plans for Indian poor in the first 100 days if Pakatan Rakyat forms the next federal government. (read here).
Hindraf has missed the point. They are still obsessed with the Indian poor. They are forcing the issue to focus on the Indian poor. Instead, they should demand Pakatan Rakyat how they are going to help the Malaysian poor which includes the Indians as well.
We don’t want another NEP with special focus on the Indians. We want the right NEP spirit, concept and actions for ALL Malaysians.
Help the poor and needy whoever they may be as long as they are Malaysians.
Certainly, if this be the case, then Hindraft may be a misnomer but isn’t it better to be all inclusive than be a race bigot? Poverty knows no boundaries and certainly knows no race or creed. We must find an effective and quick way to help them who are in need and not pay lip service.
This is the Malaysian approach. This is the right approach!
Hindraf, if you believe in electoral reforms, then you support Bersih. It has nothing to do with Pakatan Rakyat even though they are supportive.
If you don’t support electoral reforms, then you should stand aside and let Bersih take its own course. Just don’t be a hindrance, be a support, or be nothing at all.
Hindraf is not an electoral reform hindrance. Stand up and be counted too!