Saturday, February 19, 2011

Indian student forced to say "Keling Babi"

Is race relations in schools getting better or getting worse? Is this what 1Malaysia is all about when they can't even get it right at the school level?

A 28-second video that depicts a Malaysian Indian student forced to say “keling babi” by his school mates is making its rounds on Youtube.

In the video, the antagonist who is behind the camera says: “Cakap sekarang, aku sepak sekarang. Aku terajang karang. Cakap keling babi. Cakap keling babi.” (Say it now, I’ll slap you. I’ll kick you. Say Indians are pigs. Say Indians are pigs.)

When the student concerned did not respond, the antagonist continues until the Indian student relented.

The video has been viewed more than 18,000 times since it was put up on Feb 12.

It was first uploaded by someone who identified himself as Amingenji and subsequently uploaded by Hindrafmakkalsakti.

The account held by Amingenji is now closed.

Hindrafmakkalsakti is the user name for Human Rights Party (HRP).

The clip is currently being used by HRP to garner support for its upcoming mass gathering against Umno rascism and Interlok scheduled for the end of the month.

HRP believes that the incident shown on Youtube took place in SMK Shah Bandar, Klang, Selangor.

When contacted HRP, pro tem secretary-general P Uthayakumar said no police reports have been lodged so far.

“The police are not going to take action. The Attorney-General’s office is not going to prosecute.”

Instead, he suggested that Pakatan Rakyat used this opportunity to show its concerns for the Indian community by tabling in Parliament a private member bill for an Act similar to Indonesia’s Anti-Racial Discrimination Act 2008.

Commenting on the YouTube clip, MIC Youth secretary C Sivarraajh said in a press statement: “This is proven to be seditious and we want the police to come forward and take immediate action to prevent the incident from spreading to other schools.”

He also took the Education Ministry to task as the video is creating a negative perception to non-Indians and jeopardises the 1Malaysia concept.

[Source: FMT]

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