Hindraf’s withrawal from ABU Is Uthayakumar’s personal view, says Chairman

(Malaysian Digest) – Hindraf chairperson P Waytha Moorthy said that the statement made by the secretary-general of Human Rights Party (HRP) P Uthayakumar yesterday on Hindraf’s withdrawal from Asalkan Bukan Umno (ABU) was the latter’s personal view and not that of Hindraf’s.

“The recent statement issued on instructions of P Uthayakumar the Secretary General of Human Rights Party with regards to our involvement with ABU was purely his personal view and we in Hindraf respect his views though collectively we differ from his personal opinions.
“Hindraf call upon all its supporters to continue their support for ABU and any other cause that can ensure the parity stretches amongst Malaysian in recognizing the cry of the poor and marginalized Malaysian Indians, ,” Waytha Moorthy said in a statement from the United Kingdom today.

The self-styled leader of the coalition of 30 Hindu non-governmental organizations (NGO) said that “Hindraf would support any third force against Umno”.

“Hindraf would like to reiterate that it will continue to support any movement from Peninsular and East Malaysia in our attempt to dethrone Umno and its mandores from their continued atrocity against the society in particular the poor and marginalized ones,” said Waytha Moorthy.

Waytha Moorthy who is also Uthayakumar’s brother added that the movement has always been consistent that Umno has to go but it also aware that it will never be able to do it alone.

“Hindraf’s decision to take a multi-pronged strategy and engage with any third party opposition forces was taken at the second annual convention held on 4th December 2011.

“Hindraf will work with any forces that work in tandem with our agenda to uplift the marginalized segment of Malaysian Indians along with those in similar bracket by working in partnership and moving forward with any force that seek similar agenda similar to ABU on a political stance,” he added.

He said the movement’s position in working with other third forces against Umno is solely on a consensus that human rights and that equality should be across the board starting with the poorest  segment of the society like the Malaysian Indians and their fellow brethren amongst other Malaysians.

On the contradicting statement issued by Uthayakumar, Waytha Moorthy said Hindraf’s voice is a mix and marriage of the ground root supporters, not one based on an individual.

“All the national coordinators of Hindraf from the various states in Malaysia had unanimously agreed that in order to address the issue of the poor and marginalized Malaysian Indians and those in similar position, it needs a concerted effort from all parties irrespective of the race, religion or creed and this is only possible if we heed the grass root supporters call to bring a fruitful success to upheaval social injustice perpetrated by Umno and its mandores.”