Friday, 25 April 2014

Should Malaysian Tamils Support Israel?

To those Malaysian Tamils who are now openly declaring that they will support Israel, I would like to thank you for making us look like desperate fools. 

Now why am I writing this? It is because yesterday, a message was going viral in Facebook. The hardcore wannabe Tamils were angry because the Malaysian government invited the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa (brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa) to Putrajaya. 

In response to this, certain Tamil NGOs had publicly announced that they will support Israel. Malaysia does not recognise Israel and does not have any diplomatic ties with this Jewish state.

I never liked the Sri Lankan government. They screwed up a once peaceful Ceylon with discriminatory policies. 

Many world government including ours were silent about the war atrocities committed in Sri Lanka. But that does not mean we Malaysian Tamils should support Israel to show our dissatisfaction. 

Unknown to the ignorant Tamils in Malaysia, Israel and Sri Lanka are in good terms. Although there were allegations by certain Sri Lanka Muslim clerics that the Israeli Mossad simultaneously trained both Sri Lanka Army and LTTE, the LTTE during 1980s actualy sent about 200 fighters to Lebanon for training. The training was done by Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Their fighters were also used to fight against Israeli soldiers.

Israel then established strong military ties with Sri Lanka. Supplied them with weapons like fighter jets and missiles. They also provided military advice. Together, they crushed the LTTE.

Now you want Tamils to support Israel? The same Israel which helped Sri Lanka to not only crush LTTE but also kill thousands of innocent Tamils? That will be a wrong move. It is like poking our eyes with our own fingers. Sri Lanka would be laughing at us.

Sometimes I feel that some of these so called Tamil NGOs in Malaysia are taking all of us for a ride. They make emotional statements to display their stupidity. It is accompanied by some punch dialogs that even beats Tamil cinema. The only thing lacking here is self immolation. Add that and it will be a perfect emotional display of the highest order.

The one community which has always supported the Sri Lankan Tamils financially are the Malaysian Ceylonese Tamil community. They just don't hoo haa about it like the other Tamil NGOs. 

Ask your Ceylonese friends if their parents have contributed a portion of their salary for the benefit of their relatives in Sri Lanka. Till today, it is this Ceylonese Tamil community which is actively helping the Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka. I personally know a few people who do that. To know more, go mingle with the Ceylonese community. 

Some of the Tamil NGOs who are potraying themselves as champions of Sri Lankan issue are not the real heroes. They are just trying to steal the show from the Ceylonese community by doing publicity stunts. They want to make themselves look like "the one and only" organisation that cares for Sri Lankan Tamils. This became very obvious after Prabhakaran's death. 

If you think my write up is considered as a betrayal then so be it. Truth has to be spoken even if it hurts our own kind. I rather call a spade as a spade than to "jingcha" with the rest of the crowd. 

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