Monday, October 6, 2008

Among 200 Hindraf visited Prime Minister only 1 wish Selamat Hari Raya

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi expressed ‘disappointment’ with the manner in which Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) activists 'visited' the ministerial Hari Raya 'open house' at PWTC last Wednesday.

About 200 Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) activists visited the ministerial Hari Raya open house but only one of them wish Selamat Hari Raya to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, they had failed to shake hands even with other cabinet ministers.

Instead of extending greetings to the hosts and other guests and acting in “the spirit of Hari Raya”, Abdullah felt that the activists had abused their admission and caused “a lot of unhappiness” among those present.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said, “The rest which I heard very clearly, was, ‘Abolish the ISA! Free the Hindraf! Abolish the ISA! Free the Hindraf!’ That’s all they wanted to tell me. This is not the spirit of Hari Raya, where you wish (Selamat) Hari Raya, are happy and have fun and socialize.”

He said the Hindraf crowd created “a lot of unhappiness to a lot of people who were around”.

He said the activists enter into the hall where the main reception was held was accompanied by “a lot of noise”, due in part to their sloganeering over the Internal Security Act (ISA) and demands for the release of their leaders currently being detained.


Anonymous said...

In the spirit of Hari Raya,HINRAF demanded free HINDRAF, is it the way of socialization?

Anonymous said...

The basic tenet of social cultures of every race in the civilized world is that you do not embarrassed or angered the host by showing thuggish behavior no matter what the reason maybe.