Don’t be taken for another ride, Indians told

(The Star) – The co-operation between Pakatan Rakyat and the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) will not solve problems affecting the Indian community, said Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) chairman Datuk K.K. Eswaran.

“As far as Hindraf is concerned, they are already broken up. Indians have been taken for a long ride’ once and I hope they will not be taken for a second ride.

“The Opposition (parties) are opportunists,” he said when asked to respond to reports claiming that Hindraf would be working with Opposition parties in the general election in a bid to solve the woes of the Indian community.

It was reported that Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy had met Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim at his office in Parliament in search of a permanent solution to the various problems faced by the community.

Eswaran said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, all Malaysians, including the Indian community, had not been left out as the country progressed towards becoming a high-income and developed nation.

“PKR and DAP claim they are democratic but the top posts of the all the parties are held by close family members,” he said.

He also challenged Pakatan to allow more seats to be contested by Indian representatives if it was sincere in helping them.