Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lulu Hopes PM Understand The Consequences If Uthayakumar Is Not Given Decent Medical Attention

as it is, the elections on Mar 8th was the first time ever the Indian community abandoned Barisan Nasional and voted the opposition.
The community is angry with the lack of progress and even angrier at the detention of the Hindraf5.
But, there is still hope that the government would repent and change their ways. And with that, the support, though not as unwavering as before, would return.

Sad to say, we do not see it happening yet.
The power behind the government aka UMNO is too busy politiking, watching their backs and stabbing each other to care about the matters of the Indian community.

Uthayakumar, one of the Hindraf5, a diabetic, has not been allowed his medication nor a special diet in Kamunting.
Without proper diabetes medication and food, his health began to deteriorate. Diabetics need a special diet and medication to control their sugar level. The sort of food given to Uthaya to feed his hunger was at the same time, poisoning his body.
Uthayakumar was rushed to the Taiping district hospital on Monday afternoon after he became ill. Still weak, he was prematurely discharged back to Kamunting on Friday.
If this continues, if Uthayakumar's diabetic needs are not taken care of, he would be facing
- cardiovascular disease (doubled risk),
- chronic renal failure,
- retinal damage (which can lead to blindness),
- nerve damage (of several kinds),
- microvascular damage, which may cause impotence
- poor healing of wounds, particularly of the feet, can lead to gangrene, which may require amputation.

If/When that happens, Lulu thinks the Indian community would never forgive BN.
And it wont be just the Indian community. Many more Malaysians from all walks of life will find it difficult to vote in an inhuman Barisan Nasional.
Lulu hopes the Prime Minister will be able to see that.

8 comments:

Gan said...

Can Uthayakumar's family initiate legal proceedings against the Government immediately for withholding proper treatment ?

Isn't Malaysia a signatory to some UN charter about fair treatment of prisoners - in this case, won't that be a blatant violation especially when Uthayakumar is a political prisoner?

Hitam Had said...

It would appear that the USA treats their Guantanamo Bay detainees better in terms of diet and medical treatment.

What can the PM do if nobody listens to him anymore?? Are you saying that there is no Supervisory Body to monitor the situation in Kamunting?

It is the failure of our Institutions to safeguard the rights of Malaysians that need to be addressed.

In the meantime, maybe the jailors and doctors will show some compassion now instead of waiting for the PM to order them to do so.

Pax.

Anonymous said...

WASN'T HE SAYING : I'M ALL EARS, BUT...

ALL YOU CAN HEAR... THE WIND WHISTLING THROUGH HIS EARS.

BCOS WHEN SOME DRANK FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT THIS NINCOMPOOP JUST GARGLED.

wits0 said...

During Operation Lallang detention, Karpal was sent to Ipoh hospital for medical treatment from Kamunting.

Bad awi has already committed a bad error by not having released the Hindraf 5. It reminds people, ols enough, of the Kerling Temple injustice by a cavalier Just-ice system.

Anonymous said...

the politics of UMNO take precedence. all else, including the life of an innocent, is relegated to the backburners.
this tells us all the more we gotta kick out the corrupt BN. Its getting to become a murderous one too.

Anonymous said...

Will the lawyers help Uthayakumar's family file a suit against the PM, Home Minister, Kamunting camp for this? Their failure to treat him for his diabetes is very serious! Murderers!!! And PM is the Imam of Islam Hadhari!

myop101 said...

this alone is sufficient to prove BN is incapable of mercy unless there is something in it for them. they already lost their votes, this apparently don't give them any concern... i wonder what is it that will make them tick?

wits0 said...

And he talks kok here and MI spun it as not platitude: http://wapurl.co.uk/?3EK6MTH