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Thursday, 03 December 2009 22:54

Seeye Slim, a regular participant at SABM events, has been following Hindraf's journey over the many months. He contributes this picture story


It began with a fast at Suria KLCC, an attempt to present the PM with roses, and prayers nationwide. This past Sunday, after five days of commemoration, was touted to be the culmination of Hindraf's second anniversary of the mammoth protest in KL. That morning, a Ruthra Yagam or fire ritual prayer was held at the Agora Veerabathrar Sanggili Karuppar temple near Rawang.

 

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By 9.30am, when the trumpet blared to begin the rituals, there was but a handful of people at the temple grounds.

 

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Those present remained stout in a display that this vestige of an emboldened group that helped wake Malaysia up two years ago will not wilt.


Hindraf leader Uthayakumar was expected to arrive at noon. We did not stay till then; respectfully we took leave at 11am.


Where Hindraf goes from here is anyone's guess. On Wednesday, it was reported that the group may join forces with indigenous parties in Sabah and Sarawak. While the movement has refracted into numerous shades and its aims constantly debated, that day in history - Nov 25, 2007 - is something nobody can take from them.

 

More info:

Malaysian Insider: Two years on, Hindraf a spent force

Malaysian Insider: Hindraf and indigenous parties in East Malaysia to join forces?

Hindraf: Official website

Wikipedia: HINDRAF


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