KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18, 2015:
The latest twist in the MIC drama involves a potential trouble during the party’s planned election this coming Friday, claims its Communication and Public Relations Bureau chief Datuk Seri S. Vell Paari.
In a statement today, Vell Paari alleged that a rumoured “secret meeting” among a group of people who were against the party’s acting president Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam had surfaced.
It was claimed that the group was planning to disrupt and create chaos during the party election, which would be held by Subramaniam and his faction.
“Their modus of operandi will be similar to the way they had gathered non-MIC members wearing MIC attire to attend Palanivel’s (Datuk Seri G. Palanivel) nomination.
“Similar tactics will be used where groups dressed in MIC attire will be taken into MIC headquarters to create a ruckus and stop the presidential nomination,” claimed Vell Paari.
He added that the motive behind the planned attack is fear of having all hopes of a win for Palanivel’s faction ending as the faction is still looking to have Palanivel declared the rightful president of the party.
“Their feeling is if Dr Subramanian is elected president, it will literally end all hopes. Hence, this malicious and drastic measures to disrupt the presidential nomination being planned.
“But from MIC point of view, we are not going to be ruffled by this desperate measures of Palanivel’s chess club faction.
“The true blue MIC members will be there in force, not only to witness the historic event of Dr Subramanian being elected MIC president, but also to safeguard and protect the inner sanctum and the democratic process of MIC.”
In a nomination process organised by Palanivel’s supporters on Aug 9, the former Minister of Natural Resources and Environment was announced the winner for the post of MIC president for the 2013-2016 term unopposed.
Dr Subramaniam, however, stated that the official nomination for the party’s presidential post would be held on Aug 21 and only the candidate to be elected on that nomination day would be the official winner.