Friday, October 23, 2009


MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu has denounced the opposition-led Selangor state government for allowing the demolition of a Hindu temple in Shah Alam today, describing it as 'an act of treachery'.

"The Selangor (state) government has committed treachery to the Hindu community by not stopping the demolition of the temple," he said when commenting on the demolition of the Mathurai Veeran Temple in Persiaran Kerjaya, Jalan Glenmarie, Seksyen U1, Shah Alam.

Samy Vellu said this was not the first incident as there was another demolition involving another Hindu temple in Selangor during the Pakatan Rakyat's rule in the state.

He was apparently referring to the demolition of the Sri Maha Kaliamman temple in Kampung Tasik, Jalan Baru in Ampang, Selangor on Sept 9 last year.

The MIC chief said despite an appeal by the Mathurai Veeran temple committee last March to the February 2009 notice sent by the Shah Alam Municipal Council (MPSA), the temple was still demolished without an alternative land offered.

"There were also no discussions with the temple committee and no recent notices given by the MPSA. They just went and demolished it.

"I salute the MPSA for taking direct orders from the Selangor government without consulting the temple committee," he quipped.

Samy Vellu also wanted the Selangor government, especially its state executive councilor Dr Xavier Jayakumar to explain the demolition, failing which the MIC would seek legal redress.

"He (Xavier) does not seem to worry about what is happening. Perhaps this (the demolition) is being carried out because the Indians are not united under the Pakatan Rakyat state government," he said.

Samy Vellu said the Selangor state government appeared to have 'a taste' for demolishing Hindu temples without first discussing with the temple committees and allocating alternative sites.

He said that if any temple were to make way for development or sitting on government or private land, the authorities should first identify a suitable alternative land for them.


QUOTE FROM ( anwar and pkr has made this as big issue(temple demolition) during the 12th GE and promised the Indians that if they are given the chance to govern, there will be no more temple demolished but just look at the scenario now, Selangor is under them.where is hindraf? i guess this will be good lesson for Indians who have voted the pakatan during last GE. will you vote them again in the next GE?

Monday, October 19, 2009


The tenth Malaysia Plan will be the most significant national strategy document in Malaysia for the next five years (2011 - 2015). It will provide the socio economic directions, identify specific programmes, make provisions for the allocation of resources and set the key indicators for measurement.
Input into this process at the formative stage is imperative and efforts are underway through a participatory process to receive feedback and review the Ninth Plan with the view to ensure that the Tenth plan incorporates the aspirations, needs and concerns of all communities. The Tenth plan must ensure that all sections of the Malaysian society have a share in the wealth that is created and distributed.
A draft document containing the review and recommendations from the Malaysian Indian community, has been prepared through a working group process that was held from August 24th to 26th at the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya. This document with supporting papers containing recommendations is now being circulated to a wider consultative group for feedback, input and analysis.
This is a consultative process which is participatory in nature where representatives of national civil society and community based organisations have the opportunity to provide their input and views.
  • To provide an opportunity for national civil society and community based organisation to review the available analysis and recommendations for input into the Tenth Malaysian Plan.
  • To receive input, feedback, criticism and recommendations on how to effectively address community issues and concerns.
  • To institute a consultative process where there is a regular dialogue between key stakeholders responsible for the socio-economic development of the community.
  • To foster closer partnership in ensuring that information and services reach the intended target group and grassroots.
  • To ensure that there is effective monitoring and implementation of public sector services in order that the bottom 40% experiance social inclusion and are able to access the services and provisions.

For information, a National Consultation session is being organised by MIC on 5th November 2009 in Kuala Lumpur. Participants who would like to partake in this event must be a representative of an organisation as this consultative process set up for receiving input from civil society and community based organisations.

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