Lobbying for international support by Hindraf tarnished Malaysias image

June 7th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (ANI): A report in Makkal Osai has said that lobbying for international support by Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman P. Waythamoorthy in the United Nations, India and Britain seems to have tarnished Malaysias image.

According to the report, this has come about because of questions as to whether Hindraf is really fighting for the Indian cause.

Malaysian Indian Youth Council president A. Rajaratnam said the Hindraf leader should return to clarify matters.

The best way forward, he said, was through negotiation.

He also suggested that the Government should give an undertaking not to detain Waythamoorthy under the Internal Security Act (ISA) if he agreed to come back to Malaysia, the Star Online reported.

Social Strategic Foundation executive director Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria was quoted as saying that Hindraf leaders would continue with their mission if demands for the release of their five leaders were ignored.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Nanban reported that people of Indian ethnic origin are planning a major religious ceremony in London tonight to mark the start of construction of Britains first-ever state-funded Hindu school. (ANI)

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