Who says marching & public protests don't bring results?!?
Whilst its a small (& let's make no mistake, it is a minuscule) concession to make Thaipusam a holiday in KL & Putrajaya, tis clear evidence that BN are trying hard to woo back the disconcerted Indian vote.
Machas have been asking fer Thaipusam to be declared a public holiday fer yonks & considering the amount of tourist ringgit the occasion brings in; it was the least BN could do. But you see, BN had always treated its Indian supporters with fooking impunity.
But the recent show of discontent has made the BN realise they have lost plenty of ground with this group of loyal supporters (dungus?). And fer those who still believe the dailies who claim only 4,000 hooligans turned up fer the Hindraf march, you can be sure the BN would not have blinked an eye fer that number.
Fact remains BN are on a charm offensive in light of impending polls. Do your bit & not be seduced by the scraps & morsels the BN are throwing at us. Focus on the fact that the parties responsible fer unbridled corruption (eg Port Klang Free Zone) & judicial tampering (eg VK & Adnan) are still free men. Remember that we need to send a strong signal to BN that their days of doing whatever the fook they want is over.
ps: To all me Hindu brethren, may your prayers be answered during Thaipusam. For the rest of you guys, enjoy the day off (courtesy of Hindraf, NOT BN) . . .