Without endorsing any particular political party or candidate, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has asked the Malaysian Hindus to come out and vote hundred percent in the Malaysian general election being held on May five.
Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that heavens never sent political decrees to be executed by us humans. Hindus did not need endorsements as they were well versed with the concept of dharma (righteousness) and could distinguish it from adharma (unrighteousness) while choosing which candidate or party to vote for, Zed added.
Zed pointed out that religion was something sacred and spiritual and should not be dragged into materialistic objectives like partisan politics. Moreover, Sanskrit scriptures like Atharva-veda, Aitareya Brahmana, Arthasastra of Kautilya, Santiparvan in Mahabharata, Barhaspatya Arthasastra, Nitisara, etc., had well educated the Hindus to make wise political decisions.
But, Zed stressed, it was important that all eligible Hindu-Malaysians must stand up and vote to speak up their minds, control their futures, and command respect.
According to an estimate, about 6.3% population of Malaysia is Hindu.