Why MIC Secretary Murugesan FEAR debate?
Come , let’s Debate to Debate ,MIC & PR Indian Leaders
The MIBA made comments recently in FMT suggesting MIC top leaders & PR Indian Leaders to hold a debate and what came out as a surprise was an immediate “ No” from MIC, General Secretary Murugesan and PKR VP Sivarasah and Surendran
While clearly expressing MIBA’s role in calling on the Indian leaders form both the divide, citing at the “need” for a Debate or Discussions on Indian issues especially on the Economic point of view that MIBA represents
The need to debate on issues like Public Policies & Programs to enhance the rights of Malaysian Indians
MIC is a race based ethnic party . Its approach is race & religion but are you (MIC) not working in a Multi- Racial Model with UMNO & MCA?
This approach is different with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) where their parties are multi-racial but they too operate with Indian Representatives ie VP’s in PKR and Asst. Gen .Sec in DAP
Who from DAP or PKR speak mostly on Indian issues – its not the Chinese or Malay , it has been Indians like the case of Indian stateless and citizenship issues ?
While we recognize issues from national concerns and we analyse , however ,we must recognize that there are “ Specific Concerns” from the Indian Community that have emerged under BN policies for years and have been swept under the carpet for far too long.
Some of the issues are being advocated since the uprising of Hindaf in 2007 mass street protest
Not debating Nor Discussing shows lack of capability despite having the intellectual capacity to address public policy concerns of the Indian Community Politics has changed and MIC can’t solely depend on UMNO which has neglected the Community for years
MIC is a National party which has been the voice for the Community It must be bold and make a stand on Indian issues at the policy level .
Dishing handouts to get votes is tantamount to cheating the poor Indians and robbing them of a good future which they surely disserve for their contribution to National development soon 55 years
Crisis in PR is that there is no visible leader championing the concerns of the Indian Community and no mechanism to solve Indian issues
This is why many of the Indian voters who came out and supported PR after the Hindraf rally of November 2007 have started to look back at MIC and Najib as they felt angry and disappointed with PR Indian leaders of also sweeping issues under common concerns forgetting that minorities have specific concerns which needs specific intervention and strategies.
PR needs a group to speak up, voice and negotiate with the dominant parties in PR on Indian needs
The community want Indian leaders in PR to lead. To be a voice to advocate the community’s concern against emotive issues that are often highlighted but may not translate into votes for PR.