Friday, April 23, 2010
By: Choo Sing Chye
Mahatma Gandhi once said, "It is alright to bow but not too low that you would tumble over."
For the past few days I have been following the whole by-election from the web.
Apart from your photos which I must admit are beautifully crafted for the sole purpose of eliciting strong emotions of a caring person, you have nothing to show the depth of your character. Compared with Zaid’s photographs they are far cry from being caring. But on the matter of issues, he had spoken with clarity and intelligently.
Ironically, you have avoided pertinent questions thrown at you which you conveniently asked to be deferred after the by-election. This only shows that you are unable to debate on issues that are of national level. Issues that you have touched so far are not of parliamentary level or value.
The nearest you have come to national level is that when you defended Ibrahim Ali’s Pekasa and in the same vein, you put down your own fellow Malaysian, P. Uthayakumar in your Blog by saying that “ P.Uthayakumar hasn’t done anything productive or constructive for the community since its formation.”
I had personally heard P.Uthayakumar speaking at a seminar organized by Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran in Ipoh many years ago. On that day he spoke with passion on the injustices and sufferings of the Malaysian Indians.
I have been following local politics and I found that through the years he had without fail spoken out for the downtrodden Malaysian Indians. He had with others formed Hindraf which nearly changed the course of history in the 2008 General Elections.Is it not something, Mr Kamal, Mr Alan, Mr Nathan or whatever?
MIC had for the past 50 over years remained stagnant to the plights of the poor Malaysian Indians.
To be honest with you, there is one thing you said about P.Uthayakumar is true. P.Uthayakumar hasn’t done anything!
Yes he hasn’t done anything that is detrimental or anything that is morally wrong to the Indians! This he has not done!
Mr K, A and N, this is not a beauty contest where image comes first. This is a contest where the people of Hulu Selangor had to make a choice to elect their MP.
Apparently to be fair to them you must influence their choice by your capability and your intelligence to debate on all political issues that will affect us, Malaysians for years to come.
This you must do…not just breaks up your name into Kamal, Alan and Nathan to show that you represent a Malaysian entity. This is a very shallow way of saying that you are representing a multi racial rakyat.
In conclusion, there is nothing wrong in bending low and kissing the hand of the DPM but remember not so low that you tumble over.