The Forum Discussion
with Citizens of Ipoh was led by Dr T Ramasamy (Deputy CM Penang),
Kulasegaran (MP Ipoh Barat), Sivanesan (Perak Exco - State
Assembly), Mr Fan Yew Teng (Social Activist, Writer) and Mr
Pasupathy (Social Activist, Lawyer). The subjects explored included
the following -
What radicalized the Eelam political struggle
into an armed struggle?
What would be the
Alternate Government stance on the on-going humanitarian crisis
in Tamil Eelam?
Why is there a
proscription on LTTE in Malaysia?
What is the
legal mechanism that proscribed LTTE as a terrorist movement?
Can it be subjected to judicial review?
against our law for Tamils to provide moral/material support for
the justice for Tamil people struggle in Sri Lanka?
An Exhibition - "Free Eelam" with Book Promotion "Malaysian
Indian towards a new paradigm" were conducted in conjunction with
The Forum concluded with the speech by Mr. M.Kulasegaran DAP
National Vice Chairman and MP Ipoh Barat M.P. on "Justice for
Tamils" at Ipoh City hall on 24th Oct 2008.
"Stop the genocide
State terrorist violence on Tamils in Sri Lanka. The
premeditated brutal war against innocent Tamil civilians by the
Sri Lankan State is genocide of unparallel proportion in recent
history. The intention is to establish an exclusively Sinhala
and Buddhist theocratic State through the violent means of
It is all out war on the
Tamils now and no day passes without some killings, bombings and
murder while the world and India and Malaysia watch without
interfering to stop the genocide. Their silence is a crime
against the Tamil people.
Over 300,000 Tamils
have been uprooted and made homeless in recent weeks by this
senseless war inflicting on the innocent Tamil civilians.
Uprooted Tamils are living without roofs over their head, food
and medicine. Starvation is being used as a weapon to force them
to submit. Tamils face the inhuman and indiscriminate bombing
missions of MIG27, MIG 29 and Kfir aircrafts. They attack the
homes, schools, hospitals and temples killing innocent
civilians, be it children, women and aged.
Tamils are linguistic nationality and denying them their basic
human rights of the right to self-determination is the crime of
When Pakistan committed genocide
on lesser scale India intervened to redeem the Bengalese and
help earn self-determination. Why not for the Tamils likewise?
Are we lesser humans? Or are we insignificant in the
geo-political interest of India as a regional power. India must
wake up to these atrocities and stop the genocide without delay.
Malaysia too must intervene to stop the genocide.
No country or people should remain silent in the face of such
brutal crimes against innocent Tamil civilians.
We the Tamils of Malaysia therefore categorically demand the
Stop the Sri Lankan State from waging on its own
citizens, the Tamils;
Refuse military and aid to the Sri Lanka State;
Withdraw all Indians military personnel who are assisting
the Sinhalese State in waging war on the Tamils;
Recognition of the right of Tamils to self determination
Urge the Malaysian Government to bring all
parties to the conflict to the negotiating table for a permanent