Monday, November 26, 2007

MIC MP K.Devamany owes public apology

A Barisan Nasional MP departed from the norm today when he said the rally organised by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) reflected the Indian community's disgruntlement towards certain government policies.

YB K.Devamany (MIC-Cameron Highlands) added that the rally proved the failure of government policies which do not benefit the Indians.

The ruling politician made the remark after interjecting Parliamentary Opposition Leader YB Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) who argued that the rally was 'a cry of desperation' from the Indians.

"Some 50,000 people took to the streets yesterday. It shows the government's failure and it needs to be looked into carefully," said Devamany.

Meanwhile, Lim stood up and told Devamany not to be a hypocrite by practising double standards.

He was referring to Devamany's interview with satellite station Al-Jazeera yesterday, in which he condemned the rally.

"Devamany should publicly apologise for his Al-Jazeera interview yesterday belittling the Hindraf demonstration and condemning the demonstrators when he should be deploring the police mishandling and excessive use of force in firing tear gas and liquid chemicals against the defenceless and unarmed in Kuala Lumpur yesterday", said Kit Siang in his statement today.

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