MMSP still alive

June 28th, 2011 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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I have to thank Bersih for reminding that MMSP still exists. I thought the folks had already closed shop. Last I read about them was some leadership around the end of last year. After that, nothing.

Suddenly this party wakes up and issues a statement. OK, so you are still around.

I enjoyed reading their statement, constantly reminding myself that the president himself was a “protestor” who was “without any hidden agenda”.

Reminds me of a comment someone made over the weekend saying that government-friendly or neutral NGOs were being asked to make police report against the Bersih rally.  Not sure how true it is, but that’s what the person said (having experienced it).

The Malaysian Makkal Sakti Party (MMSP), set up by several key members of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), has expressed objection to the illegal assembly planned for July 9, saying it will not benefit the people.

President Datuk R.S. Thanenthiran said Tuesday the planned street demonstration purportedly to demand free and fair elections went contrary to the wishes of the majority of the people.

The group planning the illegal gathering had been manipulated by certain quarters to promote their own political agenda and not champion the people’s rights as claimed, he said in a statement.

Thanenthiran said the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had proven that the people were enjoying rapid development since he took over the administration of the country.

“Elections in Malaysia are conducted in a fair manner, and this is evident from the number of opposition elected representatives we have now in Parliament and the state legislative assemblies,” he said. Thanenthiran said his party would lodge a police report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters here at 11am Wednesday and simultaneously in every state nationwide.

He said the party wanted to prevent the people from being subjected to instigation that would result in a negative impact on the nation’s rapid development.

MMSP, which is Barisan Nasional friendly, was set up on May 11, 2009, and launched by Najib on Oct 10 of the same year. – Bernama

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/6/28/nation/20110628120334&sec=nation

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