P Uthayakumar has to wake up to the reasons for Tamil marginalisation and then see if he is really a champion of the marginalised or is he trying to be the champion of Indian marginalisers, attempting to outdo S Samy Vellu and the BN.
Uthaya is no better than Samy Vellu. In the first place he is not in Pakatan so how can he make demands? He is threatening to play spoiler with his racial party, the very kind of politics that Pakatan is trying to get rid off.
I think parties in the HRP mould should be discarded; let them go to BN, or go on their own and let them face the brunt of their own folly.
The problems of the Indian community lie within the community itself, every Samy, S Subramaniam, and Uthaya can claim to represent the community, and they come out with numbers of ‘supporters’, and each of them espouses to champion the "Indian cause."
The funny thing is many of Samy's supporters are Subramaniam's supporters and also Uthaya's supporters too, and to understand this better you have to take a close look at what happened in Kampung Buah Pala. These so-called politicians thrive on the ignorance of the Tamils.
Uthaya demands that the Indians be given the same kind of rights that were accorded to the Malays by the NEP, I say Malay and not bumiputera because if one takes a close look at the native population of this country, the natives (Orang Asli) seem to be in worse shape than the Malaysian Indians.
It is not only the Indians who are marginalised, the Senoi, the Jakun, the Negrito, the Dayak, the Iban, the Kadazan and all the other real natives of this country are far more marginalised than the Indians so what is this marginalisation that these champions of the Indian cause are talking about?
I am not saying that there is no marginalisation amongst the Indians, there is, but are they the only ones marginalised?
In the first place will Uthaya show me one constituency where the Indians make a majority? There is none, and knowing this the Tamils should be the last people wanting to play the racial card. This man is plain stupid.
Never before in the history of this country has so many Indians turned up as state assemblymen and parliamentarians than after the last election as members of Pakatan-based parties.
They were chosen on merit not on their race, and they won, and instead of seeing the light here Uthaya decides he will be Samy Vellu's successor in screwing up the Tamils.
I keep saying Tamil, because he cannot expect to represent anyone else other than the Tamils. I have talked about this before, the reasons for Tamil marginalisation, and it is so clear it is the type of Uthaya/Samy politics that is the cause of this.
Uthaya is not keen on a united Malaysia; he can't get one with these kinds of demands. He is only bent on demanding and disturbing, I think he needs the MIC and the BN and that is where he should be.
Go suck up to them again, let them whip the hell out of his community, because he knows that that is what will happen if he decides to go it alone. To him it looks like a "never mind as long as I land up with the goodies it is okay," that seems to be his mentality.
If the Tamils can't read the game, blame yourselves and only yourselves.