It is very irresponsible of the deputy home minister to give sarcastic remarks with political overtones on the Nov 25 Hindraf rally in front of the British embassy.
The Home Ministry and the police are practising double standards in giving approvals for gatherings which are political in nature to only one component of the ruling party. We have seen Umno Youth gate-crashing meetings such as the peace conference on East Timor and Article 11, and held demos in front of American and Burmese embassies.
By demonstrating in front of American and Burmese embassies, didn't they interrupted the traffic, create public disorder and causing losses to the business community around the surrounding areas, especially when it was done on weekdays. Why is the authorities is praticising double standards in its policies?
Just look at the police roadblocks which have been put up on all roads leading to the city, resulting in unnecessary traffic jams.
Is it too much to ask for the police to grant the permit to rally and work with the organisers on security measures in aiding the rakyat in submitting their memo. The people are merely standing up for their constitutional and legal rights bound by the Federal Constitution under Article 11, which provides for freedom of religion, Section 295 under defiling a place of worship, Section 296 under disturbing a religious assembly, Section 298A under causing racial disharmony and Section 441 under criminal trespass of the Penal Code, which are all criminal offences.
It is pathetic and spineless of one of the component of the ruling party to claim to represent the Indians, making irresponsible statements in Parliament and in the local media, when they are also a party to all the mess which the Indians are in today.