The detention of 6-year old P Vwaishhnnavi is highly unethical and unjustifiable and is a direct abuse of a child under Malaysia’s Child Act as it imposes untold mental trauma onto a small child. The detention also contravenes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which Malaysia is a party to.
All that Vwaishhnnavi wanted was to celebrate Deepavali with her daddy and uncle..
She also wanted to send a letter which also included an invitation for PM Abdullah to attend the family’s ‘open house’ in conjunction with Deepavali.
“(Vwaishhnnavi) wrote that she would be waiting with flowers and cakes,”
Does that make her such a threat to national security/public order or will the country erupt into a major racial bloodbath by this little girl’s concern and compassion for the ISA detainees and kind Deepavali invitation. You tell me.
It baffles me too as to why SUHAKAM and the Social Welfare Department chooses to remain dumb and silent on this matter as child abuse and violation of Child Rights are directly under their purview.
Indeed it would be most appropriate if the authorities could show some compassion during this Festival of Lights by releasing the Hindraf 5 so that they can celebrate this Deepavali with their families and friends.
And it would also be magnanimous of the Government to release RPK and the rest of the ISA detainees besides abolishing and repealing the Internal Security Act which has become totally irrelevant today.
Again I appeal to the authorities to show compassion and kindness to our Hindu brothers and sisters particularly to little kids as they were only voicing and expressing legitimate dissent and grieviences.