Uthayakumar, not Hindraf, issued demands, says Waytha

29 May 2018 / 16:47 H.

PETALING JAYA: Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has denied sending any demands to the Institutional Reforms Committee (IRC) and has claimed that P. Uthayakumar is not part of it.
"Hindraf wishes to clarify we did not send any demands to Pakatan Harapan Government, Council of Elders or the Institutional Reform Committee," Hindraf chariman P. Waytha Moorthy said today.
It was reported yesterday that Hindraf 2.0 under the leadership of Uthayakumar had submitted 25 demands to the IRC to improve the lives and livelihood of the bottom 75% (B75) of the Indian community.
He also proposed an old demand open UiTM, a public university created specifically for the bumiputeras, to be opened up for all Malaysians.
Uthayakumar also demanded the repatriation of the estimated 4.6 million illegal foreign workers in 20% stages over the next five years while halting work permit renewals for all existing legal foreign workers.
He also asked that Felcra and Felda be opened up to the Indians.
"Hindraf wishes to invite Uthayakumar to formally join as a member of Hindraf if he so wishes. Confusing the people with a similar name to Hindraf is not helping our long struggle to find permanent and comprehensive solutions to the peoples' problems," said Waytha in a statement.
"I wish to say clearly to Uthayakumar. The war is over with the defeat of BN.
Uthayakumar must drop his confrontational path and join all those who are now working hard to build a new Malaysia.
It is time to rebuild the community in the new Malaysia that was the result of hard work of all those who supported Pakatan.  
"(Prime Minister) Tun Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) has given his commitment to Hindraf to solve the long-standing issues and we are already working with Tun and other Pakatan leaders."


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