28 Feb '11, 3pm

Hindraf leader calls for meeting with M'sia PM Najib

Hindraf leader calls for meeting with M'sia PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) have called for a meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak to resolve grievances faced by ethnic Indian minorities in Malaysia. Calling the ruling UMNO party "racist", Hindraf leader P. Uthayakumar has and vowed to continue his struggle against ethnic and religious supremacy. Mr Uthayakumar was detained on Sunday morning while leaving his house to attend a planned rally in downtown Kuala Lumpur, a move which he said was unconsitutional and against the freedom of expression and his right to peaceful assembly. The 49-year-old activist said he was not afraid of being detained again under the Internal Security Act (ISA). The Malaysian lawyer of Tamil origin was held under the ISA for 18 months for allegedly masterminding an anti-discrimination rally that rocked the capital in November 2007. During the ral...

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