Fw: Break shackles of racism, free the civil service
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Subject: Break shackles of racism, free the civil serviceBreak shackles of racism, free the civil serviceThe deaths of two Malaysian civil service icons MS Sundram and MC Thuraippaah last week has prompted Human Rights Party chief P Uthayakumar to mourn the passing of that once glorious cloud.
Sundram, 87, was the former director-general of the Inland revenue department while Thuraippaah, 92, was the chief health inspector of the Malayan Railways. The duo passed away on Sunday.
In a statement today, Uthayakumar also recalled how in the 1960s, the very first Malaysian navy chief was an Indian, rear admiral K Thanabalasingam.
"No Indian Malaysian however capable will ever get to this position ever again," he said.
'From 50% to 1%'
The lawyer, who shot to prominence after the Hindraf rally in 2007 which highlighted the plight of the Indians, also quoted the book penned by former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Malay Dilemma in 1969.
In the controversial book, Uthayakumar said Mahathir wrote then that about two thirds of division A and B (top civil service postings) consisted of non-Malays.
"We estimate that 50 percent of them to be Indians. But over the last 52 years since independence, this figure has been systematically reduced to a mere one percent.
"Today a third, fourth or even fifth generation Malaysian-born Indian cannot dream of becoming the headmaster of a national school or the head of a government department," he added.
Sons of immigrants
Uthayakumar said at the time when Malaysia achieved its independence in 1957, blacks in the US did not even have the right to vote.
"But today the son of a black Muslim immigrant from Kenya, Barrack Hussein Obama, has become president.
"We note that in Malaysia, only the son of an Indonesian immigrant in the person of Mohd Khir Toyo has/could become the menteri besar of Selangor," he said.
As for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's 1Malaysia slogan, Uthayakumar offered the Latin phrase 'Res Ipsa Loquiteour' (the facts speaks for itself) with regards to the Indian community.
"We urge the prime minister to issue a directive to the Public Services Department and Public Services Commission to stop all their current implementation of an almost all Malay Muslim civil service," he said.