Monday, November 26, 2007

Hindraf di Jalan Ampang

Wow! India adalah golongan kelas ke dua? Wow! Siapa yang termasuk dalam 10 manusia paling kaya di Malaysia itu? Wow! Ingin menyampaikan memorandum kepada British High Commission? Wow..tuntutan 128 trillion.

Kalau masih berada di negara asal, apakah kehidupan dan kehidupan dan kehidupan kamu berubah mendadak? Mungkin sudah kaya raya? Ya mungkin! Tapi realitinya kita boleh lihat bagaimana kehidupan dinegara kamu itu.

Wow berarak di tengah-tengah Jalan Ampang yang pada setiap harinya itu dipenuhi dengan ratusan kenderaan! Wow...Malaysia yang selama ini digambarkan sebagai negara selamat dengan penduduk yang harmoni rupanya tidaklah seaman mana. Dengan Bersihnya, dengan Hindrafnya. Selepas ini setiap kaum mungkin merusuh di Jalan Ampang. Setiap kaum ada alasan sendiri untuk membuat tuntutan. Tatkala Malaysia dengan gahnya menyambut 50 tahun kemerdekaan, ia sudah menjadi satu gegak gempita seantero dunia kerana pada tahun yang sama...rakyat mula menjadikan jalan sebagai tempat mereka bersuara.

Dalam satu kenyataan yang dipetik oleh media Aljazeera, Uthayakumar mengakui demonstrasi jalanan itu diadakan untuk memalukan kerajaan yang didakwa meminggirkan masyarakat India sejak 50 tahun lalu.

Email aku terima (potong sikit-skit ambil point penting sahaja dari Parti Sosialis Malaysia), Parti ni tak ada dalam parti politik pun sebab permohonan mereka tidak diluluskan.

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We should not forget that apart from racial discrimination, the majority of Indians face economic discrimination because they are workers in a system that favours the businessmen and the capitalists. About 70% of Malaysian Indians are workers. The problem they face as workers include -low wages. In many factories the basic pay in RM 18 per day, which works out to RM 468 per month.
-There is no job security. Outsourcing, the widespread use of contract workers, and the easy availability of migrant workers all weaken the bargaining position of Malaysian labour.
-Labour laws are being tightened and being made more pro management;
-Low cost adequate housing is difficult to find.
-Prices of goods is rising faster than wages! Petrol, toll and now flour.
-Basic services – health care, education, roads, water - which used to be heavily subsidized are now becoming increasingly expensive;

The problems listed above are also experienced by workers of all races in Malaysia – even the Malays, who are the beneficiaries of the Bumiputra policies. Only about 20% of Malay workers have jobs in government. The remainder have to work in the private sector where they too experience economic discrimination as workers in a capitalist economy. Malays workers are not exempted from the problems of low wages, job insecurity, rising costs of basic services, etc.

It appears that that some sections of working class Malays are beginning to question the Bumiputra policy which has benefited the UMNO-putra and their cronies far far more than the average Malay worker. Consider the following -
- the Mat Rempit phenomena. Isn’t this, in part, an expression of the frustration and resentment of ordinary Malay youth who are having difficulties finding and holding jobs because of the low-wage and migrant labour policies of the BN government;
-more than 50% of the 40,000 Bersih demonstration on 10/11/07 was made of Malay youth who were not from PAS or KeAdilan. They turned up because they are fed-up with the government which is only helping a small sector of Malay elite. [End Quote]

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