Wednesday April 2, 2008
MCA calls for release of Hindraf five
PETALING JAYA: MCA vice-president Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai has called on the Home Minister to seriously considering the five Hindraf leaders from ISA detention “if they are found not to be a threat to the country’s stability.”
Making this call to Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, he said releasing the five would show that the Government was democratic.
“It will show that the Government is open in its handling of issues affecting the people. This in turn will enable the Government to garner more support from the people,” he said.
Lim also suggested that the Government arrange a special dialogue for the Indian community to voice out any grievances.
“The five leaders had organised the street demonstrations to highlight the plight of the Indian community,” he said.”