Malaysian Indian wrote this.
The Indian leadership in Malaysia has always been a subject of criticism. The Indian leadership has not seen a leader with capability to steer the community for socio-economic growth. To date Malaysian Indians are still plagued with fundamental issues of identity card issues, job opportunities, Tamil schools, poverty, displaced estate workers,university seats, alcoholism, gangsterism, etc.
The root cause for the disparity among the Indians are the caste (jati) system inherited from India. The recent fiasco over MIC presidential elections is surrounded by the caste support for the top post. The Mukkulathors and Kounders are the dominant caste and the current president is aligning the candidates with the respective caste. Despite their education, the leaders are still playing the caste sentiments in politics. In this context, whom shall we blame for the backwardness of community? The leaders for campaigning based on caste or the community for practicing the caste system till today without regards to human values?
The social stratification of the community has hampered the progress of the Indians and we are the root cause for our downfall because of the choice to practice caste system. Mahatma Gandhi, BR Ambedkar, Periyar, EV Ramasamy spent their lives fighting for the eradication of the caste system. Their achievements helped uplift the Dalits (untouchables) in India. In Malaysian context, the caste system is the root cause for our political and economy failure and the Indian community in should take responsibility for the society’s collapse.
Malaysia Indians are the most violent and poverty stricken community. They did got shit from Malay and UMNO but racism alone cannot explain Indians' level of misery given that Malaysian Chinese getting the same shit are doing quite well.
It is the traditional way of caste system, "to each his own"-ism that have screwed Indians. Caste system is racism. The writer is wrong that Mahatma Gandhi wanted to eradicate caste system. Gandhi is a high caste Indian monster, spending his entire life fighting for caste system screwing the low caste. It is the marketing gimmicks of Indians that all but the very well informed are ignorant about Gandhi's wicked works.
In Malaysia, Indian leaders do not give a damn to the well being of their people. All they care is their families, relatives, caste and how to perpetuate power. The leadership of Malaysian Indians are plagued with caste-ism and unlikely that low caste type will ascend through ability. The Indian leaders are immensely rich while the whole community sink.
While Malaysian Indians have the guts to admit they are in shit because of caste system, Singaporean Indians are in self denial. The self reflection of Malaysian Indians offers hope to the future. In Singapore, the aim of some Indians (especially FT Indians and a very minority of local Indians) here is to attack Singaporean Chinese and impose caste system.
Singaporean Chinese is the anchor of colorblind-ism. Many FT Indians hate us for that and they sought to replace our way with caste system, entitlement-ism and racism. FT Indians here built the shit hole Citibank @CBP, the HQ for caste-ism evangelism with the support of PAP. Soon Singapore will be a bigger shit hole than India, if Singaporeans continue to let PAP in charge. Singapore today has worst caste system than any place on earth except India.
FT Indians look forward to take down the kind and good Chinese. When Chinese are gone and good things are defeated, Indians here will suffer exactly the same fate as Malaysian Indians. The way out is not attack Singaporean Chinese with lies, caste-ism and racism, but to work with us, and see how we can change Indian cultural DNA better.