Wednesday, April 29, 2009

P Uthayakumar: The Whisperer Salutes You...

P Uthayakumar wrote a letter on his ordeal under ISA detention in Kamunting. Below are some excerpts that I highlighted from his letter to MalaysiaKini..

Today, I have grown 500 days older. Today, I have lost 500 days of my precious freedom. Today, it is 500 days since I shaved my beard or combed my hair to protest my ISA detention. Today, it is 500 days since I have been made to wear the very same two pairs of dark blue baggy pants and white restaurant waiter-like prison uniform.

But I have no regrets. I know in my heart that every day of my imprisonment will liberate and open up a thousand new minds against Umno’s atrocities and injustices in their marginalisation, discrimination, suppression, oppression and the exclusion of Indians from the mainstream of national development in Malaysia.

My biggest satisfaction and what keeps me going in prison is the true and sincere spirit of the struggle through Hindraf’s Makkal Sakthi.

It moved me to see thousands of Hindraf supporters who had braved FRU’s tear gas and water cannons, who were roughed up and beaten by the police, arrested, handcuffed, thrown into jail, prosecuted in court and bravely standing up in the dock to face possible jail sentences, losing their jobs, and with their wife and children suffering. Read his letter in full here..

A sad episode indeed. How this draconian ISA had been abused indiscriminately against the citizen for voicing out their plights. What makes it worst is the treatment thereafter that is inhumane given that the New Age has moved beyond Barbarism Age.
Despite all these treatment, P Uthayakumar never regretted at all for his part in creating one of the Greatest Awareness in the history of Malaysia.
P Uthayakumar, for all the scarifices that you have went through and for the Fighting Spirit that is still burning strong in you, The Whisperer Salutes You!
Valga Makkal Sakthi, Brother of Anak Bangsa Malaysia!!
Read another beautiful tribute by Nathaniel Tan here.

1 comment:

Antares said...

If Uthayakumar were a towtruck driver like Kugan instead of a human rights lawyer, they would now be performing a third postmortem on his mutilated body. And Ismail Merican would be issuing a press release claiming Uthayakumar has a congenital disease caused by growing up in a family of Tamil movie addict drama queens.