Before 2008, nearly 80% of the Indians in the country had backed the ruling party and their votes were considered a “fixed deposit”. Right up to the Ijok by-election in Selangor in April 2007, the Indian voters still believed in the Government
It all changed with the Hindraf protest seven months after the Ijok polls.
The Indians gathered in their thousands in the capital and protested against marginalisation, discrimination and loss of jobs. They lost their nambikai in the Government. In its place was disenchantment, disillusionment and disbelief in anything that the Government did or said.
Losing "nambikai" is easy but winning it back is hard...translated as “trust, confidence or hope” is a frequently-used Tamil word by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during his Deepavali rounds recently.
For the record Mr. Prime Minister, screw MIC, MCA or Gerakan....they are history !
But Mr. PM sir, how can you get the "nambikai" of these people when your battle cry is "even if our bodies are crushed and our lives lost, brothers and sisters, whatever happens, we must defend Putrajaya” crap and allow all those keris-waving, mouth-frothing, cow-head dragging, racists mongrels of your government to roam the streets with their venom contrary to your fraudulent 1Malaysia sloganeering ?
What are you actually trying to tell us Malaysians of remote Indian origins ? That you want us to trust your government when you cannot muzzle the Perkasa mutts who spew nothing but hatred and disunity that runs contrary to all your claims of fairness and goodness for all Malaysians ? Can you give us 13 good reasons why we must continue to trust your BN government ? A government that bows low to a bunch of aging racists known as Perkasa ?
You spoke with a forked tongue when you promised "reforms". Tell us now what has been done so far ? Are you waiting for the outcome of the GE 13 before you will decide IF you want to make the changes, if any ? Win or lose, you should do it now as what your tag-line says, "People first .... Performance now" !
I'm sorry you're way off-track in tackling pressing issues back home. Nothing is ever going to change in your UMNO government. The corruption and bigotry is here to stay ! The only thing that WILL change is when your lose your grip on the nation and allow PR to run the show. God knows how this country will be then. But the culverts of Putrajaya will be prime spots to house the likes of the coward Ibrahim Ali, "black-eye" ex-IGP, an old and senile ex-premier and hundreds of others.
In the meantime enjoy your extended holiday in Perth. I hear the "real estate" along the Swan River is really hot !