Monday, April 01, 2013

Hunger strike won’t solve Indian woes

After 22 days of fasting Hindraf leader Waythamoorthy finally was forced to end  hunger strike after he collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital. The question in everybody’s mind is whether his hunger strike achieve his intended objective. 
I do not think prolonging the hunger strike in general will serve any purpose in our country today. The Indians cannot afford to lose a leader like Waythamoorthy especially at this most critical time of the nation's history when Malaysians are bout to re-write its destiny. Many of the Indians in pathetic states of poverty and socio-economic problems need to be assisted to stand on their own feet as they are debilitated after years of marginalization and neglect by BN and MIC.
Not many of us may agree with the ways of Waythamoorthy and his Hindraf to represent the Indians but we still need their services and their participation in national politics especially in Pakatan. They have the much knowledge and experience of the Indian problems which may be invaluable in the formulation of long-term policies to uplift the Indian community.
I am sure all well-meaning Malaysians of all races would join me in urging Waythamoorthy to stop his hunger strike and get back on his feet to continue his struggles peacefully with Pakatan leaders who offer the only hope for the Indian community after 55 years of miserable failure. The Indian community needs the services of all right thinking citizens of Indian origin including, Waythamoorty in their struggle to improve their well being and that of the country.

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