There was a picture accompanying Malaysiakini story, Three Hindraf leaders arrested, depicting P Uthayakumar being handcuffed by an Indian police officer. Another picture shows a senior police officer presenting papers to arrest Uthayakumar.
Immediately, it comes to mind how the ruling government is quick to manipulate laws available to them to stop the truth from being exposed. It also clearly shows the length that shaken powers are willing to go to hoodwink people so that the rot they created is not revealed.
Malaysians presently are extremely politically-charged and the BN government is responsible for this. It is because of the rot in the society, rampant corruption in administration, the manipulated and sweet-toothed judiciary, excesses by the police, unequal distribution of wealth, worsening education standards, the increasing arrogance of political leaders, the impunity these corrupted leaders enjoy, the lies the mainstream media manufactures, the uneven field for elections, powers openly robbing the coffers and most noticeably, Malaysians who are not allowed to speak, hear or tolerate the truth.
This was also rampant during the British colonial rule in India. But to see this happening at this point of time in Malaysia, 50 years after independence, the BN government is truly behaving like a colonial master rather than a independent sovereign government. But what can you expect from a government that still uses British-introduced laws like the Internal Security Act, anti-press freedom laws, universities and university colleges controls and even emergency laws?
A group of like-minded people cannot even gather peacefully without police permit. The only violence we see is first perpetrated by those in uniform and then used against peaceful citizens. Why are these gatherings illegal? Because police refuse to issue permits. Why do they refuse the permits? Because there are orders from above, those afraid that the truth will get spilled.
The police are also afraid that it will turn unruly, disturb peace and that people will get hurt. But what makes them unruly? The police themselves with their chemical-laced water cannons, FRU beatings, handcuffs and tear-gas canisters. Is this why Malaysians work so hard? To give the police big financial allocations to be used against them?
With the election being so close, the BN government really cannot afford to have the beans spilled. The public must not know how and how much wealth the MIC has manipulated, misused and looted - funds that were meant to be distributed to all deserving Indian Malaysians.
Critics of British rule in India have pointed out that all benefits went to the tiny British (in Malaysian context, read MIC) ruling class while the majority of Indians gained little. What are the similarities of Malaysia today and India over a century ago? See how the mentality has never changed. The British were able to take control of India mainly because India was not united.
Another similarity is that Britain could not have controlled India without the huge numbers of Indian troops, police officers and civil servants, which they used against revolting Indians. (All these italized words have been taken from transcript of British rule in India)
The biggest shame yet is seeing Indian officers arresting a fellow brother who is actually championing and fighting for the rights and privileges of the officer's own forefathers, himself and his future generation. Have these officers no shame?
Isn't it a shame that the BN government is interfering in Indian claims towards the British government? The main question is: Why is the BN government doing all these excesses when the British representative here has agreed to accept the memorandum on behalf of their government? If the BN government is feeling guilty, crucify S Samy Velu who has been cheating and selling the Indians wholesale.
For the man in the streets, the more excesses BN does, the more sentiments against their government is getting built up. Is it possible that these events are the beginning of the end of Barisan rule?