But after reading their latest press / public statement in www.malaysiakini.com , I am now feeling that HINDRAF may gone overboard. Going back to India, UK and even the UN to highlight their demand against the government is not a wise thing to do!
Going for international support will not work! and this will also bring negative impression on the country. We can work together and pressure the current government, as I believe domestic political pressure is a better alternatives. HINDRAF has got to remember that there are many poor people even in the Malays and Chinese communities in Malaysia.
So, what can HINDRAF do now?
- HINDRAF may participate as candidates in this coming election, as I will assume that their application for a legalize political party will be rejected, but their can still participate as a 'Calon Bebas'.
- Pressure their representative in the current government to do more for the Indian community, not for their own stomach!
- Help educate rural Indians about their political right to choose!
- Help improve Tamil schools through local community pressure!
If HINDRAF manage to do this, I believe that support and donation will come, and only HINDRAF will become a respectful political pressure group.
There are many ways to improve our community, there are many peaceful way to gain support. Don't get carried away with our emotions...