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What are the opposition’s plans for the Indian community?

October 5, 2017

Opposition leaders P Ramasamy and Lim Kit Siang urged to show PH's Indian Blueprint.

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S-Vell-Paari-p-ramasamy-lim-kit-siang-malaysia-1By S Vell Paari

Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) II of Penang P Ramasamy issued a response to my earlier statement to him and DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang. In my previous statement, I had raised the following questions:

a: What plans do the opposition have for the Indian community and are they better than what BN has produced?

b: Where is the alternative Pakatan Harapan (PH) Indian Blueprint to assist and address the issues faced by the Indian community in this country?

Unfortunately, Ramasamy and Lim are still avoiding these questions. By avoiding answering my questions, it proves that PH does not have or never had any plan in place or a blueprint to address the issues faced by the Indian community in this country.

Ramasamy and Lim’s criticism against me was due to my statement titled “What is wrong in calling Najib ‘Father of Indian Development’?” In my statement, I had stated clear facts and figures to back up my claims that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has provided so much for the Indian community despite being the prime minister for only eight years compared to former PM and current PH’s top dog Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The facts are there for all to see.

However, instead of engaging me with facts and figures, both Lim and Ramasamy became emotional and resorted to personal attacks in the hope that it would silence me from speaking up. This just proves that Lim and Ramasamy are unable to provide facts and figures to show what they (PH) have done for the Indian community, including in Penang and Selangor, after they came into power.

Instead, Ramasamy and Lim wanted me to ask my father. Next they will want me to ask my grandfather. And after that they will want me to ask the cat that sits on my compound wall and irritates my dogs every night. This is so that they can avoid answering the two fundamental questions that I have raised. As stated in my previous statement, all I wanted were just factual answers to very straightforward questions. There is no point attacking me personally as an attack on me will not close the issue that I have raised.

Hence, I would appreciate if Ramasamy and Lim could answer the questions that I have raised since it has been about 10 days and they are still avoiding them. Why is it so hard to just share with the Indian community the plans and the blueprint that PH has for the community?

But observing both Ramasamy’s and Kit Siang’s statement, it’s very evident that their anger and criticism towards me are not due to the questions I posted. But it is because I pointed out that it was Ramasamy who had issued a statement that one of the worst periods for the Indian community was when Mahathir was prime minister.

Secondly, it was Lim who labelled Mahathir as corrupt, a liar, racist and greatest enemy of Malaysia.

And yet, today PH has made him their “top dog” although at one time he was their sworn enemy. Mahathir was also invited to DAP’s headquarters where he even chaired the meeting attended by all key DAP leaders.

How can working with Mahathir in PH bring about changes for the Indian community and Malaysia when both Ramasamy and Lim had said that it was the worst period when Mahathir was prime minister?

Can Ramasamy explain and elaborate on this? So, Ramasamy, who is desperate?

Finally, Ramasamy, do allow me to repeat to you one of Lim’s recent quotes, which referred to his fondness for the traditional three monkeys, but with one modification at the end for your perusal.

“With eyes that see not, ears that hear not and mouth that speaks not about Tun Mahathir, the worst PM for Indians and the greatest enemy of Malaysia”.

(Disclaimer: Opinion on Mahathir’s leadership was based on Ramasamy’s and Lim’s media and blog statements)

S Vell Paari is the MIC treasurer-general.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of FMT.


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