It’s post Deepvali and I am quite unfazed by all the tussling at the UMNO polls. Just a bunch of morons jossling for posts. Internal coup, sms threats and money politics are the order of the day, and yet this group of people get to decide who is prime minister of this country. So unfair…
So, I thought I’d share with you the deepavali story of Raj Kumar, the son of the late Tenggaroh state assemblyman S Krishnasamy, who was allegedly shot by a hitman as he was entering the lift in the state MIC building. (His murder was reported here).
In an email, Raj Kumar says:
Dear police, if you ever read this, you owe us justice. You can’t go on pretending that all is fine. You are not doing a great job. You have failed us. You have failed to upright justice, law and order. You can go on chanting your favorite mantra as long as you like. But remember that Malaysians are watching you, and Malaysians are losing trust in you.
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It is also the first Deepavali without our beloved father. Deepavali will never be the same for us without our father. He would be the first one to call us and and ask us abt our travel arrangements to come home. Once we are at home, he would get us to clean the house, decorate the house and hang the greeting cards.
Deepavali eve would be very exciting as everyone comes back home. Old friends and relatives from all over would come back to Segamat. After our prayers, we would meet up and chat till late nite. Mom will be busy preparing the dishes for Deepavali. Dad would be busy with streams of relatives and friends.
Deepavali day, we would get up at 6am, after prayers at home, we would go to the temple. From temple, we would go back home and have breakfast together. Deepavali morning breakfast is very special as everyone is at the table and the morning will be filled with fun, love and laughter. A plate of mom’s ‘thosai’, ‘idhli’ and mutton curry can never go wrong for breakfast. Mom will be busy stacking ‘thosai’ on my plate while dad would complain that i am getting fat.
Deepavali evening would be open house in Segamat. Lots of people, from all races and age would come and celebrate Deepavali in a harmonious way. Underprivileged children would not be left out, every year they would be invited for the open house. My father and mom would prepare presents or gifts for the children. Everyone will have a hearty dinner before they leave. Datuk Seri Dr.Chua Soi Lek have also attended our open house before.
Sadly, Deepavali would never be the same again for us. Our beloved dad would not be with us this time. WHY? WHY is he not with us? Did he pass away because of disease? Is he on a working trip somewhere? NO, he was murdered. He was brutally murdered in Johor Bahru.
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How does one gets justice in Malaysia? Can we expect justice from the police? from what i see..NO!
Are the police expecting us to take law into our own hands? Are they expecting to see us kill each other? that would make their work really easy. they get to blame the Indians as being aggressive and rowdy and go back to sleep. The process goes on and on. This is like chicken and egg.
The crook A commits a crime on person Z.
To get justice, Z runs to the “dear” police. They in turn starts chanting their favorite mantra ” We are still investigating”, “the suspect turns out to be no suspect at all” and etc. This will take forever and ever.
To get justice, Z need to take law into his own hands.
Then the police would immediately wake up from their chanting and blame Z and the community rowdy.
Z, the person who was initially living a honest life would have to take up the role of a crook to live his life. And the cycle continues…..WHO DO WE BLAME FOR THIS?
If the situation is like this, how do they expect the community to come up in life?
The police would not get rid of the crooks and to get justice, responsible citizens would have to take laws in their own hands or get killed by these crooks for being a good citizen. Youths will see these crooks as role model. Youths will think the police would not touch them if they live life like the crooks, they would think that going to school and being a responsible citizen are wrong because it does not pay, they would not be able to see justice, it just does not make sense. Selling drugs or becoming a hitman would be the next cool thing. There are just no reason to be a good responsible citizen. The community will not be able to come up and forever be labeled as aggressive and rowdy.
AND WHO DO WE BLAME..?
I am really sorry about this Raj Kumar, and can understand how you feel during this festival of lights. I pray your family gets the justice you all deserve no matter how impossible it may seem now.