Hindraf declared illegal – MAKKAL SAKTI! MAKKAL SAKTI!

How do you declare an organisation that has not been registered and officialy doesn’t exist, illegal?!? 

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hindu Rights Actions Force (Hindraf) has been declared an illegal organisation from today, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.

   In a statement issued here, Syed Hamid said the decision to declare Hindraf as an illegal organisation was made following the ministry being satisfied with facts and evidence that showed Hindraf had and was being used for unlawful purposes and posed a threat to public order and morality.

“Based on powers vested under Section 5(1) of the Societies Act, Hindraf from today is declared an illegal organisation,” he said.

He said the order was being made as a result of monitoring and investigation on the organisation’s activities by the Registrar of Societies (ROs) and Home Ministry, since Hindraf’s inception.

Syed Hamid said if left unchecked, Hindraf would continue to pose a threat to public order, the security and sovereignty of the country as well as the prevailing racial harmony.

“The decision to declare Hindraf an illegal organisation is not based on one or two of its activities that are in contravention of the law but covers all the actions it has taken since being formed,” he said.

Syed Hamid said Hindraf had all the criteria of an organised movement because it had filed for registration with the ROS on Oct 16 last year.

The application had yet to be approved but Hindraf had actively exploited the Indian community to organise illegal assemblies and street demonstrations without permits to the point of causing a segment of the community to rise up against the Government and also hatred among the Malays and Indians in the country, he said.

“Hindraf has also tried to secure support from foreign countries for the purpose of pressuring the Government to bow to its demands,” he added.

Syed Hamid advised the public to distance themselves from Hindraf and not participate in any way in any of its activities. – Bernama

 
Oct 15, 08 7:10pm Malaysiakini
 

Gov’t declares Hindraf an illegal organisation

The government today declared the Hindu Rights Actions Force (Hindraf) an illegal organisation with immediate effect.

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar said the decision was made after the ministry was satisfied with facts and evidence that showed “Hindraf had and was being used for unlawful purposes and posed a threat to public order and morality”.

syed hamid albar putrajaya pc 310708 01“Based on powers vested under Section 5(1) of the Societies Act, Hindraf from today is declared an illegal organisation,” he said in a statement today.

He said the order was being made as a result of monitoring and investigation on the organisation’s activities by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) and Home Ministry, since Hindraf’s inception.

Syed Hamid said if left unchecked, Hindraf would continue to pose a threat to public order, the security and sovereignty of the country as well as the prevailing racial harmony.

“The decision to declare Hindraf an illegal organisation is not based on one or two of its activities that are in contravention of the law but covers all the actions it has taken since being formed,” he said.

Syed Hamid said Hindraf had all the criteria of an organised movement because it had filed for registration with the ROS on Oct 16 last year.

He added that the application was yet to be approved.

He also said that the organisation had actively exploited the Indian community to organise illegal assemblies and street demonstrations without permits.

Such acts, he said, had resulted in some members of the Indian community to rise up against the government.

Causing racial hatred

Syed Hamid also said that Hindraf’s actions also caused hatred among the Malays and Indians in the country.

hindraf british petition rally 251107 gandhi“Hindraf has also tried to secure support from foreign countries for the purpose of pressuring the government to bow to its demands,” he added.

Syed Hamid advised the public to distance themselves from Hindraf and not participate in any way in any of its activities.

In recent weeks, Hindraf has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons for visiting Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s open house during the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebrations to deliver an anti-Internal Security Act message to the premier.

The act was seen by many in the government and the Malay media as unIslamic and uncalled for. Numerous calls were made for the organisation to be banned.

Hindraf gained prominence last November for organising a mass rally in Kuala Lumpur to highlight the plight of Indians in this country. Almost 30,000 people participated in the rally which brought the capital to a standstill.

Following that five Hindraf leaders were arrested and detained under the ISA last December.

Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy had by then left the country to London to gain international lobby for the movement. He is still based in London and has been moving the organisation with the help of several key coordinators here.

Mark of the PM’s failure

In an immediate reaction DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang said the banning of Hindraf was a testimony to the failure of the prime minister to take nation-building to a new and more mature level.

lim kit siang 03“It is a retrogressive, vindictive and petty step which will hamper the nation-building healing process vital for Malaysians to feel one and united people again,” he said in a statement.

He said that the “ham-fisted measures to ban Hindraf will only aggravate the disaffection among the Indian community”.

He gave an assurance that opposition MPs will raise in Parliament the banning of Hindraf.

“I invite MPs from all the BN component parties to join with Pakatan Rakyat MPs to take a common stand – to demand that the home minister revoke the ban on Hindraf…,” he said.

6 Responses to Hindraf declared illegal – MAKKAL SAKTI! MAKKAL SAKTI!

  1. Vicky ratnam says:

    Syed Hamid BODOH BIN BANGANG, Hindraf is not an organisation first of all buat apa nak haram.

    Really i believe this BN people will be buried soon.

  2. Ayaroo Arumugam says:

    My God, they have given Hindraf the same status as the banned Malayan Communist Party, just because Hindraf was brave enough to speak up for all of us downtrodden Indians. Hindraf had exposed MIC and Samy Vellu to be lapdogs of UMNO, and this is the price its top 5 leaders pay – ISA incarceration. Will the govt now abrogate the citizenship status of Uthayakumar, Waythamoorthy and all the other Hindraf heroes in the same way that they deny Chin Peng of his rightful Malaysian citizenship? Makkal Sakti! Makkal Sakti!

  3. Navin says:

    If HINDRAF is illegal then how can the govt hold the 5 Hindraf leaders.

    This too must be illegal

  4. rider says:

    Samyvellu, if you are reading this, why don’t you kneel down and ask God whether what you did in your 30 years as the indian community leader was ever right for the indians, if you have any common sense in that toupeed head of yours?

  5. Jeffrey3005 says:

    This must be the greatest joke of the century. ( Dunno lah so many jokes of the century made by our silly goben) If they are a threat to our country, than what about those who kill, rob, rape and dunno what else.
    I’m 51 and honestly cannot tolerate all these nonsense and stupidity acts by this stupid home minister. Where is brain located ( do carry a poll and am sure many will agree it is located at his arse )
    Honestly we are impatient and please DSAI , form the new govt no more delays please.

  6. fragile says:

    umno is the entity that should be banned. it is the most racist organisation that incites hatred among races to stay in power. syed botak, how come no action against utusan for inciting murder against teresa kok? why is mad smile is still free and happy? indians, unite agaainst umno-mic feudalism. with this, umno has finished off mic and semi value. he cannot face the indians anymore. the indians must give their full support to pakatan rakyat and mic mp’s have no choice but to defect from bn.

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