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Thaipusam Holiday – Thank you Hindraf

Our sleeping PM, Ahmad Bodowi, in some obvious ploy to pacify the Indian community’s anger over the BN’s 50 years of marginalisation of their community, has declared Thaipusam a holiday in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

But I’m not going to thank you Mr PM (Zzzz…), UMNO, BN nor the MIC. I know who to thank –




If not for you, Thaipusam would not be a public holiday in KL.

If not for you, the GoMen would not even bother with such a meagre hand out.

The PM’s gesture, as LKS remarked it is “Too Little Too Late” and an attempt to save Semi-Value’s political career.

You think we Indians care about a holiday? We have more serious economic and social problems facing us after years of BN neglect. How about you GoMen make some serious effort to address these issues? Since this holiday is a blatant bribe – how about you at least put some serious money on the table if you want our votes?

Am waiting to hear about the turn out at Batu Caves is tomorrow. Calls on a boy-cott have gone around after the Temple Committee’s collusion with the BN Stormtroopers to persecute Hindraf supporters (see my earlier post here). I hope there’s a serious drop in attendance. I hope Semi-Value gets boo-ed off the stage again.

Mom tells me that there are loads of busses headed to Penang tomorrow. I miss Thaipusam in Penang – I’ve always thought that it was so much better than Batu Caves.


Tuesday, 22 January, 2008 Posted by | Gomen Bribe, Hindraf | | Leave a comment