Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bloggers Unite for Human Rights

K Kalaivaniy | May 14, 08 4:17pm Malaysiakini

YAB Dato Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi,

Dear Mr Prime Minister,

I am the 67-year-old and proud mother of P Uthayakumar one of Hindraf leaders detained by your goodself under the Internal Security Act. I write as the mother of Uthayakumar and on behalf of all Malaysian mothers who have been deprived of the love, care and attention of their sons detained under the ISA.

Only a mother who had raised and nurtured her son would understand the torture of forcefully being separated from him. Like me, there are many other mothers in this country currently being denied to be freely with their sons. On behalf of them, I write to appeal to you as a father figure of this beautiful country to immediately release them.

No mother on earth would condone her son committing an unlawful act and going unpunished but no mother would be able to digest the fact that her son is held for his political beliefs without being charged with any offence.

Like my son, many sons are being held under the law for their political beliefs or held on mere suspicion and without proof that they have committed offences. I wish to state that, like me, many mothers are suffering every day thinking of the uncertainty and unjust punishment and torture their sons are going through.

Many mothers are older than me and their days may be numbered. Every other day in detention is an eternal punishment to the mothers meted out by the country. Dear Prime Minister, let not a single mother leave this earth not being able to cuddle and hug her son for one last time.

I beg you on behalf of all mothers - be he a JI suspect, Hindraf leader or anyone - no mother would want to leave this earthly life with the burden of not speaking to her son one final time. On behalf of all I pray to the Lord Almighty to give you the utmost wisdom to see this great unjust committed on our sons.

I beg and appeal to you. Please release them and shut down the Kamunting detention camp.


  1. This is an impactful letter, thanks Max. I just said the same thing on Marmelades blog, but the more of these posts I read, the more I realize its a harsh world we are living in.

  2. I had never heard of this before, so I'm glad of the eye-opener. There are so very many problems ...

  3. Max-

    What a simple, moving way to illustrate how the victims of human rights violations aren't always those in prisons. Bravo!

  4. crap - i forgot about the human rights thing. why do i hate people?

  5. Canucklehead, you don't hate people. You're a nice guy.

    You just spend much of your time in a drunken stuper.

    It's ok. You can do it today. The problem's still there.




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