A Challenge to the Malaysian Indian Community
A challenge to the Indian communities of Malaysia to prove that they are as they often assert through their elected and unelected mouth pieces that they are:
a) a disadvantaged community
b) a marginalized community
c) deserving of the right to vernacular schools
d) that a vernacular school is a right in a society as Malaysia which actually provides an advantage to Indian Malaysians or would advance their economic position.
e) that they have assimilated and integrated into mainstream Malaysia
f) that they in fact do attempt cultural integration but are rejected by the Malays
g) that their problems are induced by the Malaysian government (of which they are an integral part)
h) that they have and continue to actively participate in the democratic processes of government, general elections, local government in its multi-cultural multi party forms without any parochial allegiances driving their political agenda
i) that handouts from the Malay political party is the answer to their perceived problems
j) that they are by themselves unable to foster positive change to their benefit, provide scholarships to deserving individuals in need of it
k) that they are unable as a community without the largesse of the Malay political parties to attend to the welfare of those Indians displaced in the community either as widows, orphans, former rubber estate labourers, divorcees and the disabled.
l) that because government is dominated by Malays, the Indian community in Malaysia as is asserted by their representatives and leaders,is unable to and has not been able to prosper as a result.
We further invite commentary from Malaysian Indians. We ask that they provide their responses without the invectives, slurs or insults that has dominated the quality of their responses to this blog date. It is the reason much of the responses posted by Indian readers of this blog has had to be deleted, much of it for irrelevance and profanity.