Yesterday, Malaysiakini published an article with comments from Hindraf's coordinator RS Thanenthiran. According to Malaysiakini, Thanenthiran was quoted to have said "Samy Vellu should kneel and beg for (forgiveness) for his wrongdoings (against) the community if he is sincere and honest about seeking freedom for our leaders."
Now, this is crossing the line. Mr. Thanenthiran, who are you? What have YOU done for the Indian community? You're just riding on the publicity wave of Hindraf, for which five others are paying a heavy price. Then again, perhaps deep down, you don't really want them released, since their release will relegate you to what you really are, nothing!
The MIC, our president included, may not have done ALL that could be done for the community. Maybe we did not do enough. But anybody who says we have done nothing is ignorant. We have learnt our lesson, and we are trying our best to make ammends. This includes trying our best to get the Hindraf five out, knowing very well that we are not going to get much gratitude for it. In fact, the very five we're trying to get released will probably come out and condemn us more. But that is besides the point. Let's just get them out first. They and their families have suffered enough.
Why can't everyone just do their own share of work, instead of constantly pointing at each other, worrying about intentions, politicking non-stop? Would it hurt the Indian community if two or more parties work for them? Seriously, would it? Look at the Chinese! Learn! When Theresa Kok was arrested, ALL Chinese parties, BN and opposition, fought for her release. They didn't fight with each other. The Ahmad Ismail case, ALL Chinese parties fought for his punishment. They didn't ridicule each others' effort.
It is ironic that the very people who go around claiming that the MIC is irrelevant, are so interested in everything the MIC does. The very people who claim the MIC is no longer the representative of the Indian community, are the first to ask "What is MIC going to do about this?" the moment there is an issue.
You do your work, we do ours, let the people be the judge!