I was among the lucky few who could choose to continue living with dignity. I made the decision to stop being a racial slave in that environment. I pity my ex-colleagues who had to continue being oppressed in an organisation which is really a tributary of the grave racial and discriminatory situation in Malaysia.
I am a Malay. I do not support Umno. I think Umno is a corrupt, selfish, boastful thief of the nation's wealth. Name all the bad character traits - Umno has it. I fully support the Bersih demonstrations although I did not participate in it. Why do I support it? Because they were fighting for free and clean elections, the basis of democracy. People of all races participated although though the presence of some races was more than the others.
But I do not support the Hindraf rally. Why? Because to me, it is racialist in nature and in its intentions. It is for the Indian cause only. I have the impression that they want to tell the world that the Indians in Malaysia are in a very bad situation and are marginalised by the Malays since the country's independence 50 years ago.
They blamed the then British government for bringing their ancestors here. To me, if they want to blame the British for their current situation, (if there is a situation at all) they should conduct the demonstration in the United Kingdom, not here and see how they fare.
To me, the Indians that came here under British sponsorship were the lucky ones because they could get work and income better than what they would have had in India. Otherwise, they certainly would not have come. Had their forefathers not elected to seek a new life here, all or most of the Indians here could today be pariahs there.
Their claim for trillions of dollars is laughable. It is unreal. Assuming they win the case with the British, where will the British government get money to pay them? Surely they will get money from the population by taxing them more. What do you think will happen then? Certainly there will be a big revolution over there. Do you think they will want to be burdened by this stupid thing? And who will suffer? The Indians in the UK. They will claim that they are not Indians and they will blame their race here in Malaysia for creating all the trouble.
Analysing the points above, the intention of the demonstration, to me, is purely racial and that is very dangerous. Stop it before the real trouble starts, when everybody will regret and it is too late. Use your head and not your emotions.
I recently met a person from that region during a trip to the UK. He asked me where I am from. I replied that I am from Malaysia. Do you know what he said? "I wish I am Malaysian. It is heaven on earth."