YES! says the Home Ministry:
Secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said as Hindraf was not a registered organisation, the ministry’s legal unit would look at the technicality of disbanding the group.
He said Hindraf had on many occasions created unrest within the community, citing the recent gate-crashing of the prime minister and cabinet’s Hari Raya open house as an example.
Abdul Aziz said Hindraf’s insolence could not be tolerated as it had angered many, especially Muslims who felt Hindraf had marred the spirit of the Hari Raya.
How else can HINDRAF members meet the PM and present him with roses and a teddy bear? [read: commotion with roses?]
Abdul Aziz also said the police were looking into who were behind the incident.
Speaking to the New Straits Times from Singapore, Abdul Aziz was also bemused at reports that Hindraf had lodged a police report against Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar and Malay daily Utusan Malaysia, for allegedly hurting the feelings of Hindraf members in a news report.
He said if the report had been made under Hindraf’s name, it would be ridiculous as the group was not even a formal entity.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had on Monday said he was irked by Hindraf’s attitude during the incident. (read more of the report here at NST).
What say you? Should HINDRAF be banned? How can you ban an entity that is not even registered? Is it not enough that the five HINDRAF leaders are in ISA?
The Malaysian government surely know how to make a mountain out of a molehill.
Anyway, a ban only means a hike in popularity for the HINDRAF cause. ISA detentions make people instant heroes.
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