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‘Waythamoorthy’s health deteriorating’

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4PETALING JAYA: Hindraf supremo P Waythamoorthy’s health is deteriorating but both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat do not seem to care, said the movement’s adviser N Ganesan.

In a statement today, Ganesan said that Waythamoorthy’s hunger strike has reached its 20th day and has taken a toll on his health.

“Waythamoorthy appears to be weak and disorientated. His blood pressure is erratic and he has fainted several times.

“He also suffers from diabetes and hypertension. A team of doctors and myself have been making periodic visits to oversee his well being,” said Ganesan.

He added that doctors have since advised Waythamoorthy to stop his hunger strike and seek medical attention to prevent further damage to his internal organs.

Early this month, the Hindraf leader decided to go on a hunger strike as neither side of the political divide were keen to endorse his blueprint, which is aimed at uplifting the marginalised Indian community.

Waythamoorthy had met Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on Monday to discuss the matter but nothing concrete came forth from the closed door discussion.

Training his guns against BN and Pakatan, Ganesan accused both coalitions of not being concerned over Waythamoorthy’s deteriorating health condition.

“The proposals in the blueprint are justifiable, but political leaders look at it with mistrust. This is the fate of the minorities in the country. Their rights will always be compromised,” he said.

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