Monday, December 24, 2007

PARANJOTHY AND HISHAMMUDDIN - BOTH TO BE DISCIPLINED

S. Paranjothy, the Vice Chairman of Gerakan Youth had voiced that the BN government had sidelined the Indian community for so long and has treated them as fourth class citizen while this voice came in support of the current crisis which was spearheaded by HINDRAF. It was reported that disciplinary action is underway against Paranjothy.

In the meantime, UMNO Youth Chief, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, had given an ultimatum to Gerakan to clarify this matter and also had demanded that Gerakan expel and take action against Paranjothy. This direct interference by a UMNO leader is in breach of the principles of BN, which should treat every Party in the coalition as equal partners.

Although Gerakan Chief, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, had expressed is dissatisfaction for the interference, but nothing concrete had been forthcoming.

If any action were to be taken against Paranjothy for expressing the truth, then Hishammuddin should also be sacked for making a statement of interference while the 'keris waiving' issue is still at large.

Hishammuddin fail to realise that these sort of issues were actually spearheaded by UMNO to gain support of the Malays and fail to realise their consequences. They only realise something wrong when another community express their dissatisfaction openly to show their concern for their respective community.

What is right for a particular community is WRONG for UMNO since it undermines the position of UMNO within the Malays.

Will UMNO take disciplinary action against Hishammuddin?