A Thiruvenggadam, who is also the councillor of PJ City Council, said that he tried many times to meet the Menteri Besar but all efforts turned out to be not fruitful.
A memorandum was drafted among 40 Indian councillors to seek an appointment with Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim but for over two months, no reply was given from the office of the Menteri Besar.
In a seminar, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was asked about this memorandum.
The Menteri Besar then replied "I will never meet any minority groups. If I meet, other minority groups will start coming to us."
Read more here - Selangor MB under fire for "minority" remark.
Thiru also said the following (21 May 2009 - Malaysiakini)
- "The sidelining of the Indian community by the Pakatan in Selangor is not much different from what Barisan Nasional has done."
- "In Selangor, the PKR-led state government has so far failed to keep up with its promise to do something for the community."
- "No job offers have given to the Indian community. No contracts have also been allocated for the Indian businessmen in the state."
Can anyone tell me what Pakatan Rakyat has done in their 4 States after 1.5 years ? You have 4 States with Executive power in hand.
Hindraf is heavily aligned to the Opposition led by Uthayakumar and Waythamoorthy.
It is time Hindraf face the cold hard facts of betrayal by Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat.
I wonder why Hindraf is still supporting Pakatan or Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. Makes me really wonder what Hindraf is fighting for.
Is Waythamoorthy and Uthayakumar fighting for their popularity or they are truly making things work ?
Today, BN shouts 1 Malaysia. Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is still with the Majority-minority ideology?
Barisan Nasional has offered to hear from all parties. BN has continued to serve the Indian community with education grants and skills training courses (although many Indian youths did not bother to join in.)
Read an example HERE.
Indians must now be aware when casting their votes and support. Are the leaders whom they have supported all these while truly fighting for their causes or are they paying lip service ?
People First, Performance Now under Barisan Nasional. Politics First, Putrajaya Now under Pakatan Rakyat.
(Credits to TheStar, Daylife and Malaysiakini for the photos)