HINDRAF must file an appeal first, says Malaysian Home Minister

May 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Putrajaya (Malaysia), May 12 (ANI): The ban on HINDRAF will be reviewed if the organisation makes an appeal to the Malaysian Home Ministry to reconsider its status, said the country’s Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

“If they want us to reconsider the status, they have to make an appeal. When they do make the appeal, I will reconsider the status,” he told reporters after visiting the National Registration Department here on Monday.

Hishammuddin said the Government has tried to be fair by releasing them as they were no more a threat to the country, and that they should be fair in their actions in future.

On HINDRAF chairman P. Waythamoorthy’s statement that he wanted to return to Malaysia, Hishammuddin said he would not speculate on Waythamoorthy’s status, but added that the ministry would review the application, if there was any.

As to whether Waythamoorthy, currently living in self-imposed exile in London, would be arrested if he returned, Hishammuddin said he would check the matter with the police.

On HINDRAF’S legal adviser and Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan saying that he would sue the Government over his ISA detention, The Star quoted Hishammuddin as saying: “It is his right.” (ANI)

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