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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

I am very glad of President Elect Barac Obama’s win. The change was imminent. It was inevitable and it was indefinite. This, now accords the USA a new opportunity to repair the damage of their stupidity in electing and then re-electing the most incompetent President there ever was.

It also accords the incompetent electorate to begin the process of change and help the Govt to respond positively to the needs and wishes of the electorate who first must redeem its credibility from the last 8 years of what I call inexplicable electoral behaviour.

Above starpline was my motto of my election stand on 5 of May 2005. I am glad that it has come to some use in the current Presidential election strategy.

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HINDU COUNCIL UK SUPPORTS HINDRAF AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN MALYSIA HOLDING CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE

 
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER/PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE DENIED MEDICINE & BEFITTING DIABETIC DIET 

P.UTHAYAKUMAR FORCED TO BE ADMITTED ON SERIOUS MEDICAL GROUNDS.

 
HINDRAF held a candle light vigil in memory of those still held under ISA draconian laws in Malaysia – one or two with invisible disabilities. Once again Hindu Council UK was there to support their peaceful protest to secure an immediate release of the five HINDRAF high profile organisers held in Malaysian prison.
 

P.Waytha Moorthy,Chairman, HINDRAF writes: Mr.P.Uthayakumar is a Human rights Defender and a prisoner of Conscience detained by the Malaysian Government without trial since 13th December 2007 for his active involvement (legal advisor) in my movement which advocate the protection of  serious violations of Human Rights involving the ethnic minority Indian community in Malaysia.

 
Mr.P.Uthayakumar is a diabetic and has been for the past 12 years. His medication amongst others includes Glucophage (850mg) and Diamicron.
 
He is now admitted at the Taiping General Hospital,Perak Malaysia for the below stated reasons: sugar level at 18.8 , being  three times more than the normal level of 6. This medically, is a dangerous situation and combined with other factors can cause serious harm. Protein and Uric acid levels, also very high.
 
For the past month or so P.Uthayakumar had not been given the above medication  although it was prescribed by doctors.
 
Mr Uthayakumar’s family members had handed the necessary medication to a prison officer Chief Inspector Ayob but they are now told those
medicines "went missing". A report was lodged to the Taiping Prisons director Mr.Yasuhimi but to no avail.
 
Last Thursday 13/03/2008  Mr.P.Uthayakumar’s lawyer Ms Santha Devi Velusamy handed over his  diabetic medication to En. Shaharam  a prisons officer but Mr.Uthayakumar  never received the same. A request was made in writing to the Prison Director Mr. Yasuhimi on 17/03/2008 and still to no avail. Then on 18/03/2008  Mr Uthayakumar  was referred to the prison’s clinic hospital assistant (H.A.) (and not a qualified doctor) who wanted our client to take some other medication. The said H.A. informed our client that the Prisons Director Mr. Yasuhimi refuses to
hand over our client’s medication to our client.
 
P. Uthayakumar being a diabetic is not provided with a diabetic diet. He has no choice but to consume normal meals at the prison. The food
prepared at the prison is quite often ‘Malay style’ and contains high sugar. It is a known fact that the Malay community consumes large amount
of sugar in their diet. He had made 6 written attempts to see the Director of Taiping Prison (Kem Tar) , about his much needed medication and diet. However the Director did not reply nor did he make any attempts to see him.
 
Further, attempts to provide the above medicine to P.Uthayakumar, by his lawyers and family was prohibited by the Prison authorities.
 
On the family visit  to the hospital on 07/04/08, at 9pm, P.Uthayakumar looked very fragile and weak. He was hand-cuffed to the
bed despite being very ill. The family were informed that he was not on any particular diabetic diet and was still being given rice and other
sugar products  for meals.
 
This is a serious violations of Mr.Uthayakumar’s right and is deliberately done to inflict torture and inhumane punishment on him.
 
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HINDU COUNCIL UK SUPPORTS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN TIBET & BURMA DEMONSTRATION AT DOWNING STREET

 
Today was Gautam Buddha’s Birthday. It was 0.5 degree Celsius when I left Milton Keynes Coachways for London this morning.
 
It was with special reverence also to Buddhism, having relinquished my personal invitation at Nipponzan Myohoji Japanese Buddhist Temple and Peace Pagoda, Milton Keynes for the celebration of Buddha’s Birthday, and commitment to addressing Global injustices especially abusing the Human Rights that I took part in today’s demonstration in front of Downing Street, London, yet again, supporting Tibetan and Burmese Buddhists’ plight against Human Rights abuses in their respective Countries.
 
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MALAYSIAN HINDUS’ SUCCESSFUL PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION AT DOWNING STREET LONDON

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HCUK supports Hindu Rights Action Force of Malaysia to secure Human Rights

HCUK [Hindu Council UK] supports  Hindu Rights Action Force of Malaysia to secure Human Rights with immediate release of the five unjustly incarcerated peaceful Hindu Leaders.
 
Since Independence in 1957, the Islamic Malaysian Government have inflicted deliberate and malicious settled disadvantage, with impunity, upon Malaysian Hindus, through racial, faith, cultural, educational, economic, social and political discrimination against over 2 million [minority] Hindus by:
 
  • Denying Hindus religious freedom by destroying & desecrating Hindu Temples. Over the years, about 10,000 temples had been demolished irrespective of their age. Policemen and state authorities have been perpetrating these sacrileges including forced conversions to Islam.
  • Denying social mobility to Hindus by denying equal access to educational, civil service jobs, professional and business development opportunities. 1.8 million Indian Hindus have to compete for just one medical seat at University of Malaya. The rest are allocated for Muslims. As if this is not enough, the Islamic Government deliberately de-recognises affordable overseas University qualifications. Govt. scholarships are primarily reserved for Malays (Muslims) only. The government’s budget for Indian schools is only 1% whereas Malay schools received 96.5%.
  • Denying democratic and political engagement and participation to Malaysian Hindus.  All powerful and influential public offices including Universities’ Vice Chancellors are absolutely controlled by Malays who also control politics and all political activity. Non-Malays wanting to engage politically and form politics parties are disapproved.
  • Denying Business licenses and opportunities to Hindus further curtailing social mobility.  As a result, Indian Hindus hold less than 1% of the country’s economic wealth. Business licenses/permits are reserved for Malays. 95% of government contracts are given to Malays under [pre-determined] ‘open’ tender irrespective of cost, quality, time and needs-effective tenders from Hindus and non-Malays.
  • Denying Malaysian Hindus equal access to and opportunity in Civil Service. Amongst the Govt servants in Putrajaya ( Malaysia main government office), only 2% are non-Malays. The Malays make up 98%.
  • Denying Citizenship to non-Malays including Hindus. In Malaysia ‘bumiputra status’ [(son-of –soil)(Sanskrit-Bhumi means Earth & Putra means son)] = only indigenous Malays. Whilst 3 million plus Indonesian Muslims have migrated and became Malaysian citizens with Bumiputra status,  600,000 Chinese and Indians with ‘red I/C’ (a temporary identity card) have been rejected repeatedly for Malaysian citizenship for 40 years.
  • Denying criminal, social, and economic justice to Malaysian Hindus. Targeted victimisation of Hindus by the Malay Police and the State has continued with impunity. 60% of all suspects shot dead by the Police, are from deliberately disadvantaged and excluded Hindus including an eight month pregnant Hindu lady. Atrocities including  degrading sexual assaults against Hindus are rife during custody. Govt’s refusal to set up a Royal Commission into the death of over 100 Indian Hindus at Kg.Medan, Kuala Lumpur is indicative of racist autocracy and absolute unaccountability for that genocide.
 

Due to decades of deliberately inflicted inequalities and injustices upon the Malaysian Hindus the Hindu Rights Action Force [HINDRAF] organised a peaceful rally in Malaysia on 25.11.07 to oppose these atrocities. It was a peaceful rally. However, the racist, supremacist and
Islamic fundamentalist Malays [UMNO] controlling the Malaysian Govt regarded it illegal and destabilising the country. The Malay Govt responded disproportionately. They arrested  three  HINDRAF leaders including two of their legal representatives under the Draconian Internal Security Act (ISA) without trial for 2 years.  31 protestors were also arrested and charged under a false allegation of attempted murder. The Malay autocratic Government frequently use this tactic (ISA) to suppress any protests. People who had been detained under ISA would usually come out dehumanised due to inflicted mental [psychological] and physical torture. HINDRAF feel that the Malaysian government’s actions were unrestricted, unjust, unfair, and against HINDRAF’s basis human rights as these leaders were merely demanding equality in areas of life including freedom of religious and political belief and practice.
 
These Hindu leaders, well-known lawyers and community exemplars in Malaysia have been branded as  traitors, criminals and racists for inciting racial hatred. That is untrue.
 
The aim of HCUK [Hindu Council UK] supported HINDRAF demonstration on the 01/02/08 opposite Downing Street, London between 1100 and 1400 is to:
 
1. Seek help from the British Govt to intervene and secure the release of the 5 HINDRAF leaders.
2. Bring to the World’s attention that Islamised Apartheid exists with impunity in Malaysia too.
3. Encourage British, Indian and other empathetic Governments to exert political and economic influence over the overtly malicious Malaysian Government to adhere to International Human Rights, stop persecuting Hindus forthwith, grant all non-Malay peoples of Malaysia equal citizenship and rights in all spheres of life. 
 
Hindu Council UK fully supports the Hindu Rights Action Force [HINDRAF] of Malaysia in this peaceful demonstration because we see this as our Dharma, our duty, our true inherent nature, to help those persecuted, discriminated, excluded and disadvantaged, especially Hindus, given that HCUK’s ethos is to be inclusive, integrative and indiscriminate.
 
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Executive Representative HCUK [leading this peaceful demonstration from Downing Street, London to Indian High Commission on Friday 1 Feb 2008 between 11:00 to 14:00 BST].
 
If you are in London, you’re welcome to join us in the peaceful demo. Please note, a friend has sponsored a full vegetarian meal after the demo at Highgate Hill Murugan Temple Hall, 200A Archway Road, London N6 5BA. TEl: 020 8348 9835. 

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Sorry my friends, I was excluded by lack of Internet Connection at home

 
I am back and will be contributing to the knowledge and entertainment of my Global community.
 
I sincerely apologise for the disappointment that I may have caused. 

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On This Day 1972: Asians given 90 days to leave Uganda

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/7/newsid_2492000/2492333.stm

 

Asians, who are the backbone of the Ugandan economy, have been living in the country for more than a century.

 

Conservative MP Ronald Bell said Uganda’s Asians had no real links to Britain.

Speaking on behalf of the Monday Club’s Immigration Committee, Mr Bell said: "They were either born in India or have retained close connection with India.

"They have no connection with Britain either by blood or residence."

 

Comment: Now after 34 years the same Asians (Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists etc) from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, India and elsewhere have, as the most successful immigrants amongst the immigrant groups, become major contributors in the British Economy but have demanded very little. As David Cameron, Conservative Leader, recently said of them in Leicester "In a sense, you’re victims of your own success"

 

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Making History over Poverty – after 5 years six richest Nations disagree

 
Trade ministers from six key countries have reached an impasse in Geneva after marathon negotiations failed to make headway.
 
It beggars belief.
 
Comment:
 
Further to my previous article of 02/07/06: Businessman & an altruistic philanthropist makes a World of a difference with Bill Gates
 
and

26/06/2006:G8 G-ONE AGOG AT THE LACK OF EU SUPPORT & EFFECTIVENESS

 

Permalink: http://vyas7.spaces.msn.com/blog/cns!47CC3F604E92E3C4!845.entry

as I stressed I have no confidence in these so-called leaders to deliver a proverbial p***-up in a brewery let alone a Globally fair market place attacking poverty.

Giving equal access to growing and challenging economies like India – means dealing with loss of jobs in manufacturing industries at home.

Latest: 25/07/06 Countries may have to re-examine their negotiating positions in order to revive free trade talks, the head of the World Trade Organisation has said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5212098.stm

India’s Trade Minister Kamal Nath added the development had left a trade deal "somewhere between intensive care and the crematorium".

But John Hilary, director of campaigns and policy at War on Want, said the collapse was good for the world’s poor.

"Any chance of a genuinely pro-poor outcome was lost long ago, and the deal on the table would have caused great damage to developing countries," he said.

 

Comment: No deal is better than a skewed deal?

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STATUTORY EXCLUSION OF GAYS IN INDIA

 
But the law has not changed for 145 years. Brought in under the British rule, the legal system only recognises gay and lesbian relationships "as an unnatural offence".
 
Ironically India has a long tradition of non-heterosexual relationships.

There is evidence of it in its literature, the arts and ancient texts that date back thousands of years. Modern day India though still refuses to legalise homosexuality.

 

Comment: One does not have to dig deep into the archives of ancient Indian literature to find this evidence of social inclusion and equality through diversity. It is present in the most venerated Mahabharata if one is able to do critical analysis and verbal reasoning of the original Sanskrit (Samskrit) script.

These laws were brought in by British Baboos who were unable to integrate  with or accept the socially, religiously, and sexually inclusive and well advanced Indian society they found.

The Brown Baboos (Indians) have upheld these archaic laws as if they were divine disseminations.

It is time the Indian Government and especially the voting citizens woke up and demanded their rights without fear or favour.

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Low Life expectancy linked to social exclusion

 
A study of 1,552 volunteers revealed a low social status can accelerate the ageing process by about seven years

Stress-related

Professor Tim Spector, lead researcher on the study and director of the Twin Research Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, said: "Not only does social class effect health and age-related disease, but seems to have an impact on the ageing process itself.

"This obviously begs the question ‘Why?’

"The theory we have come up with is that it is related to the stress of being in that social status compared to someone who is not in that social status.

"The strain of being in that job, the effort-reward imbalance, self esteem and just generally the psychological stress of having lots of areas you cannot control in your life are perhaps more important than we have realised."

 

Comment: Poorer Students opt out of University Education

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/5195580.stm

Coupled with poorer students dropping off Uni (Fewer state school undergraduates) the social mobility imbalance would as above suggests create an inherent disadvantage – a settled disadvantage – education deficit, low earnings, poverty, employment discrimination, risky behaviours, leading to health inequality. And as per my previous entry – Apartheid Britain – those economically well off will tend to live longer and with them marrying within their own communities and sometime within own families – will inevitably shift the gene pool balance of Britain.

As per my innumerable previous entries – this Govt, instead of tackling social exclusion is actually perpetrating it and actually creating a settled disadvantage where it ought not exist!

The route out of it to increase social mobility and hence the Education Fees Policy must be reviewed now. Equality of access to ‘affordable’ good education for all irrespective of their class and ability to pay is tantamount to increasing social mobility for all pursuant to their individual talents.

That way you increase life expectancy, life chances for the future generations and eradicate health, social, economic and treatment inequalities. ‘Treatment‘ here means being treated equally pursuant to one’s diversity. This is an important and critical difference that one ought to understand.

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