Reported in Malaysiakini.com, Nallakarupan, who helms the fledgling Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP), challenged Anwar to reveal what he did for the Indian community when he was deputy premier and finance minister.
Taking a similar step like Wee Choo Keong, who established the Malaysia Democratic Party, after falling out with his party boss, Nallakarupan has thrown his new party's support behind the BN. The idiom, "there is no permanent enemy or friend in politics", seems to apply here. Nallakarupan was badly treated in the Anwar saga and suffered personal humiliation as well.
Now all these sufferings are forgotten. However, like many political pundits, I can't help to ask what is the political purpose of MIUP. Was it set up to run down and get even with Anwar or to provide better representation to the Indian community.
The second objective looks very dim if Nallakarupan insists on doing it within the BN. Samy has claimed an exclusive right to this domain since the establishment of IPF in trying to do same.
By accusing Anwar, what is Nallakarupan hoping to achieve for the Indian community?
He should focus on answering the second question and work out something rational and inspirational to end racial politics in Malaysia. This way, the needs of all communities especially those at the lower strata of the society will be taken care of minus the racial polemics.