In reference to the latest brouhaha among Malaysians of Indian ethnicity condemning Mahinda Rajapakse's visit to Malaysia, I have a few words to agree to disagree to the uprising here.
Actually, Tamilnadu and India as whole don't give a damn for the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. India actually caused it then, condoned it.
When guerilla war started in SL (Sri Lanka), Rajiv Gandhi deployed an army team from India to SL and the soldiers began raping the Tamil girls, the very individuals they are supposed to protect. They were even killing the girls after raping to save themselves from the crime and the obscuring of evidence.
The LTTE (Liberation of Tigers Tamil Eelam) went to Rajiv Gandhi and requested for him to withdraw the Indian army from SL and Rajiv observed inaction which led up to his asassination in 1993 by suicide bomber who belongs to the Tamil Tigers. I'm sure all of you know about this. Huge news it was.
After that, Karunanithi became Tamilnadu's CM and he didn't give a damn to the civil war in SL. He was busy enriching himself and his family via nepotism and elitism. The Sun Network (our Astro Maharaja package) belongs to Kalanithi Maran, Karunanithi's relative and mnay of the corrupt politicians' family members were appointed as Central and State ministers. Nepotism and elitism la.. apa lagi? (what more)
That old hog came into power via DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kalagam) and is god damn power greedy. Lebih kurang (More or less) like our BN ministers la..
Sonia Gandhi, (Rajiv Gandhi's widow) meanwhile planned revenge on LTTE for killing her husband, (yes, very Tamil movie-ish) and commited sabotage; India actually supplied ammunition to the Singhalese government to kill Tamilians. Karunanithi, TN's CM at that time did nothing to stop the carnage. Dok berpeluk tubuh je dia.. (He was just sitting with folded arms.)
Many Sri Lankan Tamils died because of this; they paid an awfully unfair price. For one life of Rajiv Gandhi, 200 000 people perished with the world, looking on, doing nothing. Even UN withdrew its troops from there much to the Tamil's dismay and fear.
In a precis, it won't be erroneous to say that Sonia Gandhi (former Italian bar dancer turned wife of Rajiv Gandhi and she is now saving Italy from bankruptcy using Indian funds.) and Karunanithi who sat put and watched thousands of innocent Tamils die in vain indirectly caused the genocide.
Allowing or barring Rajapakse to Malaysia is not gonna make a difference, the damage is already done. It is actually good in terms of reverse psychology if Rajapakse's visit here is not cancelled. Sentimental Indians here won't vote for BN in the looming 13th GE and unknowingly do themselves a great big favour.
Us, Indian diaspora can only holler our dissatisfaction then go back to the comfort of our homes while the genocide go on like it's never gonna stop. Hypocrisy of the highest order, come to think of it.
Here, Malaysians of Indian ethnicity can do the funky chicken, run around naked, do the Gangnam Style on the streets protesting that Rajapakse should not step on the Malaysian soil and for the senseless killings to stop but nothing is gonna happen for yo, my peeps. Najib ain't gonna give a shit. Onnum pudunga mudiyathu. (You can't muster any shit that is going to make a change.) With less than 10% of the population and 1.5% of the holding of economy, wtf we can do to make an impacting impression that would bring change? Leave Rajapakse, we can't fucking get the government's attention regarding the plight of stateless Indians, the dismal conditions of our Tamil schools, deserving university seats and gangsterism. What makes us think we can stop the massacre in Sri Lanka? We are Yindian Superman! Najib would laugh at our face only. That is the only thing we can budge him to do.
Finally, Rajapakse visit got cancelled and we now can be on cloud nine, thinking that our government is listening to the minority and maybe even applying populist statecraft. Really? I say shit you not! The reason behind the murderer out in the loose visitation cancelled was proclaimed to be him, having other plans, not for any other reason. Ithu epdi irukku? (How is this?) I can hear you dropping from cloud nine with a BANG!! Lost water face lah! Mana mau letak muka sekarang? (Where to put our faces now?)
We have pressing Malaysians of Indian ethnicity issues at home, that are seeing next to nothing resolution and we tend to get carried away and get out off at a tangent, our hearts, ruling our heads. We have Tamilians chopping up another Tamilian here, if you get what I'm pinpointing. I'm not saying that we should condone the genocide in SL I watched the video of the killing fields and went boo hoo (Yes, I'm a sentimental and a softie too.. What to do? Ai yam alsso Yindian!) but so did I when I watched the video of the crisis in Gaza.
Syria's conflict, African nations under junta rule, the plight of Rohingya Muslims have people dying every day and every crime against humanity deserves our attention and we must pay concern to it all and help the criminal acts hop onto stoppage, not choose who to help and who to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the other.
Pain, suffering, anguish, hunger and thirst feels the same for everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion and beliefs and those factors don't feel good and yet homo sapiens seem to enjoy inflicting those onto each other. What a sick world we live in.
While it is good to rise against crimes against humanity, one must do it as a human, not based on race and religion. If one does it with race and religion connection as basal, he is no lesser than a criminal who commits crimes against humanity.