|Hindraf burns its bridges with DAP|
Hindraf 4 Ghani. The last time I spoke to P. Waythamoorthy, he was in Singapore traveling on a United Nations passport from London. He was visiting his little girl who had entered the republic from Malaysia. Waytha could not come back to Malaysia then as he would have been arrest upon entry. His comrades from Hindraf, including P. Uthayakumar, had been arrested and detained under the ISA by Abdullah Badawi for their role in a Nov 2007 demonstration in Kuala Lumpur. Waytha had avoided arrest by fleeing to the UK in xxx where he formally applied for asylum.
Listening to him speak at a public rally in Taman Teratai, JB last night brought back some sort of nostalgia, for the days when blogging was a foolish past time in Malaysia because it could get you arrested, detained, or sued. Waytha and Uthaya's Hindraf were strong, blinded supporters of the Pakatan Rakyat and, like almost everyone else back then, were frantic about bringing down the Abdullah administration. It's been widely acknowledged that the Indian votes and Hindraf's open support for Pakatan Rakyat, especially DAP, contributed to Barisan Nasional's worst general election showing in March 2008.
|Ghani & Hindraf vs DAP|
"Remember," Waytha told the midnight crowd at Taman Teratai, in front of Ghani and the media from both Malaysia and Singapore, "make sure not one Indian vote in Gelang Patah goes to Lim Kit Siang.
"Kit Siang does not deserve even one Indian vote because he has granted not even one right to the Indians."
There are 106,726 registered voters in Gelang Patah, of which a significant 12.2 per cent are Indians. DAP's Kit Siang will face BN's Ghani Othman in the battle for GP this Sunday.