With the powers that are vested in him he has once more marred Malaysia's public image. If the political and economic situation is not shameful enough this baldy has to make it worse.
Hindraf to me in essence has a noble cause. But just the way that some of it's activities are conducted are improperly executed. It goes the same with any associations, clubs and organizations all of which have a noble cause but are poorly executed by those that sits in the committee.
Not that I am on PKR or anyone's side but the freedom of expression and speech is the essence of society. Just like it was prior to Merdeka where many groups were anti-British and communist. In the end of that struggle the Malay states did get what it wanted and thus today it is known as Malaysia.
With the ban of Hindraf and the lack of presence of its esteemed leaders I am a bit worried that the members might take action into their own hands. From the beginning Hindraf and the government does not see eye to eye. The ban will make it even more so . An organization legal or not, without its leaders will steer off course and usually will strike disaster not only to its members but those around them as well.
I believe that Syed Hamid Albar never considered the repercussions of the decision to ban Hindraf let alone not to recognize what the purpose of the organization is about. Political parties alone are not enough to represent the people and political parties do not serve the every need a society deserves.
What amount of damage could a group of minority civilians do just if they were given the proper guidance and systematic outlet to express their dissatisfactions? Could the government be anymore blind? The so called Islam Hadhari suppose to be the moderation of governance across all aspects may it be public or social wise. Instead of expecting the rakyat to follow that first why shouldn't the government lead by example and lead the moderation of expression and recognition that Hindraf really wants?
My grouse is that Syed Hamid Albar is not better than Hindraf as he himself has not acted based upon the template of Islam Hadhari which is a National policy. Many Muslim activists will vehemently deny that there is such a Islamic teaching and understanding. Ultimately they will say there is no such thing as Islam Hadhari because Islam in itself teaches a constant living in moderation. So islam does not require such branding upon it.
Fact, Syed Hamid Albar has clearly acted against policies and have paid complete disregard towards the feeling and expectation of the people. His overuse of powers is molesting human rights. In the public eye now Malaysia can very well be a modern interpretation of communism. Where the leaders profit from the people's effort and any action to of self expression is denied habitat within the geographical limits of the country.
A minister with such powers should not have ever existed in a democratic country. Where the use of law is supposedly to be critically managed under a strict panel to review and pass the verdict, this should not have happened.The use of laws is suppose to help manage the ill intentions from ever existing but in this case it has proven to be otherwise where the ill intentions has manifested within the law and be allowed to take effect. Again the suffering is towards the people that voted for the dimwits.