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Seelan Palay’s Liquid Fast Before the Malaysian High Commission

I have a friend named Seelan Palay.

Seelan Palay is a man of few words.

Seelan Palay is a man of action.

The Malaysian Government detained the 5 HINDRAF leaders without having due regard to the concerns and displeasure raised by the HINDRAF protest recently.  Such action is not only high handed, it is also inflammatory. As it is, there is a community which is unhappy. Why should a right thinking Government not act to defuse tensions and address the concerns of a people but instead act to sweep things underneath the carpet?

There was already enough tension and angst to push 20,000 underclass indians to gather in KL recently. They were broken up with teargas and water cannon.

Subsequent to that was arrests under the Internal Security Act. Instead of charging the Hindraf leaders you have detention without trial being used on them.

 Is it not obvious that the ISA is used for cases that cannot stand the scrutiny of a Court of Law? By persons / administrations who are unable to stand the penetrating look of the public eye?

In this day and age. Is this fair?

Amidst the inaction and the sea of calm in Singapore, one man chose to stand up to do something. Seelan Palay is my friend. A friend with conviction. A brave friend.

My support and heart goes to him. I am unable to carry out such a fast for i cannot imagine having to even skip one meal. I can only give moral support. From what i understand, the 5 day liquid fast was preceded by 3 days of fruit and juice fast. This means a total of 8 days or so.

My prayers are with Seelan and the UNDERCLASS Indian Community in  Malaysia. May your grievances be heard.

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January 2, 2008 - Posted by | Life, Politics

8 Comments »

  1. Ti Lik,

    First let me say that I understand where Seelan is coming from. There have been many cases whereby peaceful processions have erupted into violence because of police incitement or planted agent provocateurs. Seelan has also openly asserted that he was present at the HINDRAF rally in Kuala Lumpur and that he can personally attest to the peaceful assembly.

    But here is where it gets blurry. Would you in the capacity of a friend and fellow human rights activist be able to vouch for Seelan’s peaceful actions/inclinations? It is apparent that Seelan has actively sought meetings with Indian anarchists. i didnt believe it at first but my eyes dont fool me.

    http://forums.infoshop.org/search.php?search_author=Seelan&sid=8a05cb95a300b43760f207be38d87ede

    Comment by joseph77 | January 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. Interesting nfirdaus,

    Trustworthy or not, I’ve been itching to find out something. and since Ti Lik claims to be a good friend of Seelan, maybe he is the right person to ask.

    Ti Lik,
    First let me say that I understand where Seelan is coming from. There have been many cases whereby peaceful processions have erupted into violence because of police incitement or planted agent provocateurs. Seelan has also openly asserted that he was present at the HINDRAF rally in Kuala Lumpur and that he can personally attest to the peaceful assembly.

    But here is where it gets blurry. Would you in the capacity of a friend and fellow human rights activist be able to vouch for Seelan’s peaceful actions/inclinations? It is apparent that Seelan has actively sought meetings with Indian anarchists. i didnt believe it at first but my eyes dont fool me.

    Comment by joseph77 | January 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Ti Lik,

    First let me say that I understand where Seelan is coming from. There have been many cases whereby peaceful processions have erupted into violence because of police incitement or planted agent provocateurs. Seelan has also openly asserted that he was present at the HINDRAF rally in Kuala Lumpur and that he can personally attest to the peaceful assembly.

    But here is where it gets blurry. Would you in the capacity of a friend and fellow human rights activist be able to vouch for Seelan’s peaceful actions/inclinations? It is apparent that Seelan has actively sought meetings with Indian anarchists. i didnt believe it at first but my eyes dont fool me.

    Comment by joseph77 | January 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. …but here is where it gets blurry.

    Would you in your personal capacity as a friend of Seelan and fellow human rights activist be able to vouch for Seelan’s peaceful inclinations?

    It is apparent that Seelan has actively sought meetings with Indian anarchists.

    I didnt believe it at first but my eyes cant fool me.

    http://forums.infoshop.org/search.php?search_author=Seelan&sid=8a05cb95a300b43760f207be38d87ede

    Comment by joseph77 | January 9, 2008 | Reply

  5. Joseph77,

    Seelan is not close to Ti Lik. Its just a political gimmicks made by TiLik or should i say its a free publicity.
    If they claimed they are very close, then where is Seelan last General Election? he was no where to be seen in Workers Party activities.

    Comment by nfirdaus | January 9, 2008 | Reply

  6. I’m so glad our activists are so full of energy to protests for freedom in Malaysia – we must have run of injustice in Singapore to fuss about.

    I saw the New Paper picture of Palay, I’m so glad our media is so concerned about what is going on in Malaysia-terrible place with a bad political system that wrongfully jailing people using draconian primitve laws left from the British. I’m so glad I’m living in a world class country like Singapore.

    I wonder why our activists always have to go solo. Chia Ti Lik can’t you take leave to join him?

    Palay has my full support too.

    Comment by luckytan | January 10, 2008 | Reply

  7. Ti Lik

    why no response? Have you checked with Seelan if he indeed sought the company of Indian anarchists? Its a simple question … yes or no

    Comment by joseph77 | January 11, 2008 | Reply

  8. nfirdaus

    maybe Seelan told him to leave the WP so that he can enjoy his own days of being wild 🙂

    Comment by joseph77 | January 11, 2008 | Reply


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