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Indian revolt: The morning after

Josh Hong

Published
Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

That Hindraf managed to mobilise tens of thousands of disgruntled Indian Malaysians for the rally right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, by any measure, a resounding victory for the organisation. It is a tough act to follow for any opposition party or NGO in Malaysia.

Ostensibly to present a memorandum to the British High Commission with a view to seek apologies and reparations for the indenture system under which hundreds of thousands of Indian labourers in Tamil Nadu were brought to the then British Malaya. Their real objective was perhaps to shame the Malaysian government internationally.

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