Hindraf leaders eager to discuss “18-point demand” with Malaysian PMBy ANI
Thursday, November 26, 2009
KUALA LUMPUR - The banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders are still eager to meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to discuss the “18-point demand” which they had earlier raised with the Government.
Hindraf’s 18-point demands include making all 523 Tamil schools in the country fully aided government schools and action plans for all poor Malaysians, especially Indians, be put in place.
“I feel the Government is not forthcoming in wanting to have a discussion with us. What we want is for them to meet us and hear the voices of the Indian community,” The Star quoted P. Uthayakumar, former Hindraf legal adviser, as saying.
Uthayakumar also said that a letter has been forwarded to the Prime Minister in conjunction with the second anniversary of the outlawed movement’s giant rally.
Earlier on Tuesday, 18 former Hindraf members had fasted for 18 hours to commemorate the second anniversary. (ANI)