The road to Bagan Pinang is paved with crude intention

It’s been reported that from yesterday onwards, “Jalan Berhala in the Brickfields area in Kuala Lumpur will be known as Jalan K Ramanathan Chettiar and a part of it as Jalan MG Pandithan”.

According to Federal Territories Deputy Minister M Saravanan, the names were taken after the third MIC president K Ramanathan Chettiar and former IPF president Pandithan.  

“After Jalan Brickfields was changed to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, after the fifth MIC president, 27 years ago now Jalan Berhala’s name is being changed,” added Saravanan yesterday.

The timing of the name change in Brickfields makes many Malaysians, including the voters in Bagan Pinang (particularly those of ethnic Indian extraction) wonder.

Isn’t this change aimed primarily to appease Indian Malaysians in general and the substantial ethnic Indian voters in Bagan Pinang in particular in the wake of the Shah Alam controversial cow-head protest?

And if this political intention is true, wouldn’t this move on the part of the authorities be perceived as ridiculing the intelligence of the ordinary Malaysians, particularly the ethnic Indians?


12 Responses to “The road to Bagan Pinang is paved with crude intention”

  1. 1 GreenMan 11 September 2009 at 10:19 am

    Just Remember “Teoh Beng Hock” and “Kepala Lembu” incident, then you know your vote should give to who ? Umno have failed completely … 1Malaysia, my foot la.

  2. 2 kunta 11 September 2009 at 10:59 am

    Any roads to rename – JALAN ALTANTUYA OR JALAN TBH ?

  3. 3 mh 11 September 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Actually whatever they do, name change or not, it won’t make ablind bit of difference to the general Malaysian feeling of discontent with such that rule us.

  4. 4 edmund 11 September 2009 at 6:27 pm

    It has been high time that they realize they are elected and given the power not to do trivial stuff like changing road names. They are given the power to lead and to govern…sigh…

  5. 5 Steven Yang 11 September 2009 at 10:10 pm

    The people won`t be cheated by Najib and UMNO now and later. It will be an uphill task for PKR in Bagan Pinang due to the 5000 postal votes. But lets look forward towards the next GE and hope that UMNO, MIC, Gerakan and MCA will be thrashed once and for all. But before we can do that, we must from now onwards work towards that objective by informing the people in Peninsula Malaysia as well as Sahab and Sarawak on the ground and in the web media and where ever we go.

  6. 6 aca 12 September 2009 at 12:12 am

    tom probably some of the mother’s name would also be changed, no?

  7. 7 veryupset 12 September 2009 at 11:46 am

    Why is it that “when” election is “coming”, only then you see them in so…. much action???????

    Once elected, “u want something “U” come c me lah..” attitude???

    Name changing brings NO glory unless up-lifting of the Indian people”s life….!!!!

  8. 8 berwin w 13 September 2009 at 11:57 pm

    what a big deal . the gorv always like to changethe road name sowhat. remmember jalan alor recently what that name jalan mustari some the marcian will very thankful to bn gorv , so next time if they no place to go they (bn) can fly allthe way to mars escape from the judgment.

  9. 9 ot 15 September 2009 at 6:02 pm

    UMNO BN has cheated the rakyat for 50+ years and still think the rakyat of today is stupid.

  10. 10 dannytam 16 September 2009 at 4:47 pm

    HIDUP RAKYAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    KETUANAN RAKYAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 11 Samuel Goh Kim Eng 16 September 2009 at 11:55 pm


    There’s a movie about ‘The street with no name’
    Yet in it’s own way it has developed it’s own fame
    With folks staying there free from blame and shame
    When there’s no messy politician to stoke the flame

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 160909
    Wed. 16th Sept. 2009.

  12. 12 Pat 17 September 2009 at 9:28 am

    Hiyah, they can change it to Jalan Sponge-Bob-Square-Pants for all people care.

    ‘Where you off to?’

    No one I know uses Jalan Tun Sambanthan or however you spell that!

    My point? We’re not as stupid and shallow and simple as some would like to believe.

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