The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC): Challenges now and ahead for this ‘little fish’…

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Vishwaroopam

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IF YOU THINK THAT MIC IS GOING THROUGH A BAD TIME IN ITS HISTORY, YOU’RE ONLY PARTLY RIGHT.

IT’S WORSE THAN YOU THINK.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) (Tamil: மலேசிய இந்திய காங்கிரஸ்)
is a Malaysian political party and is one of the founding members of the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional, previously known as the Alliance, that has been in power since the country achieved independence in 1957.

Encyclopedia of Malaysia
In the March 2008 General Election, S. Samy Vellu lost his seat. Also losing their seats were two MIC Vice-Presidents as well as the heads of the women’s wing and the youth wing. Such loses faced by the traditional ethnic Indian component party of the ruling National Front (BN) coalition has been unprecedented in Malaysia. Ethnic Indian voters, frustrated with the MIC’s slavish acceptance of UMNO’s ‘bumiputra policy’ and doubts about integrity of MIC’s leadership, appear to have withdrawn their electoral support of the MIC and other BN coalition parties like UMNO, MCA, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and Gerakan in favour of the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP), People’s Justice Party (PKR) and the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

MIC won 4 Parliamentary seats in GE 13. It had 3 in GE 12.

Apr 5

Dr Mahathir targets Samy Vellu, says MIC should be eliminated
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad has launched a salvo against one of his most trusted generals during his 22-years as prime minister.

In an obvious reference to former MIC president S Samy Vellu, he said: “I might be found guilty of not being attentive, but I think you (Indian community) were being represented by somebody. But he is so big, I couldn’t see beyond him.”

“I thought he was doing things that he had promised to do as a representative of the Indians. But I discover now that he has not carried out his duties.

“So it is only right his party should be eliminated,” he added at the launch of Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto for the Indian community in Petaling Jaya this evening.

Samy Vellu had held the position of MIC president for 11 consecutive terms from 1979 to 2010.

The former works minister had served in Mahathir and the latter’s successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s cabinet until his shock defeat in the 2008 general election.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/418543

18 October 2017

Malacca MIC confident of securing 80pct of Indian votes

Malacca MIC is confident of securing 80 percent of the Indian votes in the state for the BN in the 14th general election.

State MIC committee member MS Mahadevan based his confidence on the positive response received by the party from the Indian community to its various programmes and assistance aimed at improving the livelihood of the race.

“We have implemented many programmes and provided assistance in our effort to prioritise their welfare. We hope the Indian community in the state would open their eyes and see that all the aid they had been getting were given by the BN government.
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“I hope they will not easily let themselves be instigated by irresponsible parties,” he told reporters at his Deepavali open house in Malacca today.

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Read more at https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/398714#doi0Rk5kSFoEihHy.99

21 May 2017

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By Manzaidi Mohd Amin SEGAMAT, JOHOR – A group of 100 members from the Johor wing of the Malay rights group, Perkasa conducted peaceful demonstration as a protest for the Treasurer-General of MIC, Datuk Vell Paari. The demonstration was also attended by the Chairman of Johor Perkasa, Mohd Ghauth Yussuf at the surrounding areas of Taman Yayasan Mosque, Jalan Segamat after the Friday prayers. [ 192 more words ]

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

SEGAMAT, JOHOR – A group of 100 members from the Johor wing of the Malay rights group, Perkasa conducted peaceful demonstration as a protest for the Treasurer-General of MIC, Datuk Vell Paari.

The demonstration was also attended by the Chairman of Johor Perkasa, Mohd Ghauth Yussuf at the surrounding areas of Taman Yayasan Mosque, Jalan Segamat after the Friday prayers.

The group objected Vell Paari and several other MIC activists’ statements which insulted the freelance Islam preacher, Dr Zakir Naik for having connections with the IS terrorists.

“This is a rude accusation against Dr Zakir. It has also insulted Perkasa who standby the international preacher at court,” he said in a statement today.

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Perkasa flags fly at MIC headquarters

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Flags of Malay rights pressure group Perkasa lined in front of the MIC headquarters this afternoon, not as a sign of support, but a warning.

Leading the charge was Perkasa Youth chief Azrul Akmal Saharudin, who took offence at MIC treasurer-general S Vell Paari likening the organisation to the Islamic State for its endorsement of controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik.

Under the fluttering yellow Perkasa flags attached to bamboo sticks, Azrul, and his supporters, sporting a songkok, condemned Vell Paari.

“Perkasa Youth cannot no longer remain patient with MIC’s insolence and we will ensure Malay Muslims will not vote for MIC in any seats it contests.

“Perkasa Youth also wants BN to re-evaluate MIC’s position in the government – particularly on their insolent position with regard to Act 355 and Zakir Naik,” said Azrul.

He reminded that many seats contested by MIC has significant number of Malay voters.

Azrul also urged MIC president S Subramaniam to reprimand Vell Paari and to advise his party members “not to play with fire”.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/382969?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

15 May 2017

Perkasa wages war against MIC

Malay rights NGO Perkasa today declared “war” against MIC, which it claimed had infringed on Muslim sensitivities.

Perkasa secretary-general Syed Hassan Syed Ali said the campaign to reject MIC will start on Friday in MIC president Dr S Subramanian’s constituency of Segamat.

This follows MIC treasurer S Vell Paari’s call for Indian national Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to be investigated over allegations that he is recruiting members for Islamic State (IS) in Malaysia.

Syed Hassan said MIC’s statement was also an affront to Perkasa. Zakir is an honorary member of the NGO.

“His statement which clearly states that Perkasa celebrates IS is insolent and without basis. We have lost our patience.

“It is the most heinous statement, made by the leader of an insignificant party that only won seats on the back of Malay votes… He is looking for trouble,” he said at a press conference in Perkasa’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/382305?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

14 May 2017

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90,000 MIC members yet to be registered as voters
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KLANG:

Speaking at a voters registration day event here, he said MIC aims to register these members throughout the country by June 15.

“We are reviewing this issue and the reasons for it might be that some documents did not tally.

“We gave allowance to this and other factors and the target is to register them all,” he said adding that they also aimed to register new Indian voters in all constituencies.

Dr Subramaniam said the discrepancy between the number of members and registered voters was identified by comparing the party’s membership list and the Election Commission’s voters list.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/239181/90000-mic-members-yet-be-registered-voters

EMPTY PROMISES

Before GE 13, MIC had pledged to win back all the parliamentary seats it lost in the 2008 general election. It had lost 6 seats in 2008.

In GE 13, it won only 4 seats, gaining only 1 seat. No, it was just an empty boast.

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16 April 2013

Malaysiakini

MIC pledges clean sweep of lost federal seats
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MIC has pledged to win back all the parliamentary seats it lost in the 2008 general election.

Party president G Palanivel said he is confident MIC would make a clean sweep of these seats, after announcing its candidates for the 13th general election today.

Palanivel confirmed that he would contest the Cameron Highlands seat, while SK Devamany would be moved to Sungai Siput and secretary-general S Murugesan would contest the Kota Raja parliamentary seat.

MIC lost both the Kota Raja and Sungai Siput parliamentary seats in the 2008 “political tsunami”.

The Sungai Siput incumbent MP is PSM’s Dr Michael Jeyakumar, who won under a PKR banner, while Kota Raja’s incumbent is PAS’ Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, who thrashed MIC’s S Vigneswaran with a massive majority of 20,751 votes.

A local MIC leader in Kapar, A Saktivel, has been given the mandate to face-off with PKR newcomer G Manivannan, who will replace the incumbent P Manickavasagam, who is moving to a state seat.

Manickavasgam defeated MIC’s P Komala Devi with a 12,297-vote majority in the 2008 election.

Jeram Padang
state assembly incumbent VS Mogan will move to the Teluk Kemang parliamentary seat, which MIC lost to PKR in 2008.

MIC pledges clean sweep of lost federal seats

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Samy Toll Velu says he is a winnable candidate!
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/04/03/samy-i-am-a-winnable-candidate/

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Free Malaysia Today

Samy Vellu, who is BN coordinator for Sungai Siput, was asked whether he would contest that particular seat or any other seat in the coming 13th general election.

Samy: I am a winnable candidate

April 3, 2013

The former MIC chief says he is ready to contest if the prime minister decided if he was the right man for BN.

KUALA LUMPUR: “I am a winnable candidate, there’s no doubt about it. I am willing to re-contest the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat. Internal sabotage led to my defeat there in 2008 (general election).”

This impassioned declaration comes from none other than former MIC president S Samy Vellu.

Nevertheless, he stressed that it was always the prerogative of Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Najib Tun Razak to decide the candidate for Sungai Siput.

He was speaking to reporters here today, after handing over contributions totalling RM100,000, to the families of policemen killed and injured in the Lahad Datu terrorist intrusion, at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman here.

The donations were from the Social Rehabilitation Foundation (Yayasan Pemulihan Sosial), of which he is chairman.

Samy: I am a winnable candidate

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On 8 March 2013, I posted this:

Sundaily

Samy Vellu may take on Jeyakumar

Posted on 7 March 2013 – 10:29pm

IT LOOKS AS THOUGH THE RUMOUR IS TRUTH:

Free Malaysia Today

Samy Vellu wants to contest in Sg Siput

B Nantha Kumar | March 22, 2013

Breaking his silence, the former MIC president confirms speculation that he wants to contest in the seat that he lost in 2008.

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PETALING JAYA: After months of speculation, MIC’s former president S Samy Vellu has finally broken his silence on his desire to contest in Sungai Siput, his former stronghold of three decades.

According to Makkal Osai, the veteran politician said he was prepared to give it a shot if Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is agreeable.

Samy Vellu wants to contest in Sg Siput

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Free Malaysia Today

Only crumbs left for MIC in Perak

Humayun Kabir | March 22, 2013

The party, under G Palanivel, is being given the cold shoulder and told to stand in queue for the leftovers of state seats in Perak.

TAIPING: The MIC is facing an uphill battle in its struggle to secure four state seats in Perak. In the 2008 general election, the party lost in Sungkai, Hutang Melintang, Pasir Panjang and Behrang.

That miserable performance provided grist to Umno’s mill to flex its muscles, and the long-time Barisan Nasional component party is now fighting to pick up whatever is left of the crumbs.
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The MIC, under G Palanivel, is being given the cold shoulder and told to stand in the queue for the leftovers of state seats in Perak.

Umno has taken over the Malay-majority state seats of Pasir Panjang and Behrang and the MIC is being compensated for these seats with the promise of the posts of senator and state speaker.

Only crumbs left for MIC in Perak

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Sivasamy said Ngeh’s tweet was an insult to Indians as it suggests that the community is easily bought.

Malay Mail

MIC members protest against Ngeh’s tweet

Friday, March 08, 2013 – 10:54
Location:
IPOH


A GROUP
of MIC members gathered in front of the Perak DAP office yesterday to demand for state DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham’s apology to the Indian community over his tweet on Sunday.

Beruas MIC division chief V. Sivasamy, who led the protest, said Ngeh’s statement showed he was a racist and had no respect for the community.

“Is he trying to say that Indians have such low dignity? He must apologise for his statement,” he told reporters after the 15-minute protest.
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On Sunday, Ngeh tweeted: “For too long Beruas Indians have been cheated of their votes by BN’s sarees, Milo, mutton curry & beers.”

MIC members protest against Ngeh’s tweet

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Samy Vellu still appeals to his former constituents who remember him as a representative “who responds to every appeal for assistance”.

Samy Vellu lost to Jeyakumar of Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) by 1,821 votes in 2008.

Sundaily

Samy Vellu may take on Jeyakumar

Posted on 7 March 2013 – 10:29pm

KUALA LUMPUR (March 7, 2013): The “Lion of Sungai Siput” Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu may be called up to contest the seat again in the coming general election to face Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, who denied the former MIC chief of his ninth consecutive polls victory in the 2008 election.

According to a report in China Press today, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany, who was earlier tipped to contest Sungai Siput, does not have the constituents’ support.

It was reported that when Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visited the constituency earlier, the residents unfolded a banner that said, “We support the PM, MB and BN but we don’t want Devamany”.

Given the cold reception he will get in Sungai Siput, there is speculation that the Perak MIC chief may move to contest the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat instead.

Samy Vellu may take on Jeyakumar

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Free Malaysia Today

CWC men defend Palani as transformer

G Lavendran | February 26, 2013

They say it’s not true that he lacks support among MIC’s policymakers.

PETALING JAYA: Two members of MIC’s central working committee (CWC) today rejected allegations that party president G Palanivel lacked support from the policy making body.

Madhu Marimuthu and A Sakthivel denied that Palanivel was losing his grip on the party, as suggested in an FMT article that appeared yesterday.

Madhu said the president had always been open to points raised by party members, whatever level they came from.

“Listening and accepting dissenting viewpoints has been part of Palanivel’s agenda of transforming the party,” he said. “He is willing to go to the ground and listen to the pulse of the people.”

CWC men defend Palani as transformer

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Vell Paari just wanted MIC to be more vocal, and be seen to be doing good for the Malaysian Indian community as a whole.

Free Malaysia Today

Palanivel losing grip on MIC?

G Lavendran | February 25, 2013

It is surely a sign of trouble when all the president’s men fail to line up to show support for their president.

PETALING JAYA: Last Friday, MIC strategy director S Vell Paari blew his top. He was fed up with the way the party was being run and how the largest Indian-based party in the country was moving at a snail’s pace despite the looming general election.

The son of former president S Samy Vellu was also frustrated that the party was on the defensive mode most of the time, not speaking up on issues and unable to come out with blazing guns when Indians were criticised.

nstead of using the conventional method of addressing the issue, Vell Paari wrote an open letter to party chief G Palanivel expressing his dismay over how the party was run.

He wanted Palanivel to complain about academician Redzuan Tee Abdullah and Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali – both of whom made disparaging remarks about Indians in public – to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

Palanivel losing grip on MIC?

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Free Malaysia Today

NGO backs Vell Paari’s ultimatum

G Lavendran | February 25, 2013

WargaAMAN says he did right in calling for action against Ibrahim Ali and Ridhuan Tee.

PETALING JAYA: A group claiming to represent the interest of Malaysian Indians today declared its support for MIC strategy director S Vell Paari in his threat to leave the party over president G Palanivel’s inaction against insults to the community.

WargaAMAN, which calls itself a coalition of 20 Indian-based NGOs, said the MIC central executive committee (CWC) member was right in calling for a censure of Perkasa president Ibrahim Ai and academic Ridhaun Tee Abdullah for “vicious racist” remarks.

NGO backs Vell Paari’s ultimatum

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Free Malaysia Today

‘Stand up or sack me, Mr President’

RK Anand | February 22, 2013

In a scathing letter to G Palanivel, MIC leader S Vell Paari tells his president to push for action to be taken against Ridhuan Tee Abdullah and Ibrahim Ali, failing which, he will ask the Indians to vote for the opposition.

UPDATED

KUALA LUMPUR: Still nursing the near fatal wounds sustained in the last general election, MIC is limping towards the frontline once again. And while its supporters remain optimistic, its detractors however believe that it would not survive the looming battle.

Amidst this uncertain future comes a scathing open letter from an outspoken MIC leader to his president, which could plunge the Barisan Nasional component into a crisis just ahead of the polls.

Aware of the risks and repercussions involved, S Vell Paari told FMT that he felt compelled to ink his thoughts since the issue transcended partisan politics.

‘Stand up or sack me, Mr President’

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Free Malaysia Today

Vell Paari rapped for threatening Palanivel

G Lavendran | February 23, 2013

MIC’s strategy director comes under attack for issuing an ultimatum to party president through an open letter

PETALING JAYA: MIC central working committee (CWC) member KP Samy today lambasted the party’s strategy director, S Vell Paari, for his threat against the party and its president through an open letter yesterday.

“Vell Paari should use proper channels of communications in the party. You can write a letter to the president but why make it public? If you are sincere, you should have brought the matter to the CWC and not write according to your whims and fancy, and then call it an open letter.

“Why should a letter written to the president be made public? He just wants to be a hero…,” KP Samy told FMT.

Vell Paari rapped for threatening Palanivel

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The party, after a lull, organised the “unity Ponggal” celebration attended by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak earlier this month. It attracted some 80,000 to 100,000 Malaysian Indians.

Free Malaysia Today

MIC to stage second show of strength

G Lavendran | February 20, 2013

Party sources claim the latest gathering is to “counter” the successful Ponggal celebration organised by MIC vice-president M Saravanan.

PETALING JAYA: After successfully staging the “unity Ponggal” celebration at Dataran Merdeka some three weeks ago, MIC is planning its “second show of strength” in Selangor soon.

The party, touted to be the largest Indian-based political party in the country, would hold a mammoth gathering of 50,000 to 80,000 Indian voters in Selangor early next month.

The party is targeting to bring together its members and Indian voters to explain to them the good of the MIC and Barisan Nasional.
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Party sources, however, claim that the latest gathering organised in Selangor is to “counter” the “unity Ponggal” celebration, which was organised by MIC vice-president M Saravanan, who is also Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Deputy Minister.

MIC to stage second show of strength

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Speculation is rife that PR is confident that it could wrest Segamat by riding on the strong anti-establishment sentiment among the Chinese voters if it fields PKR’s Datuk Chua Jui Meng or even DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang, currently MP for Ipoh Timur.

Malaysian Insider

BN may drop Subramaniam from Segamat, say sources

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
February 14, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Divisions within the local machinery could force the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) to drop MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam from defending the Segamat federal seat, say coalition sources.

The Malaysian Insider understands the issue was among the top items raised at yesterday’s closed-door meeting between BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Johor BN leaders held to discuss their preparations for Election 2013, which is due by June.

In the meeting, five parliamentary constituencies, including Segamat, were identified as potential swing seats due to the large numbers of Chinese voters in the respective areas. Since 2008, the majority of Malaysia’s Chinese are seen as strong opposition supporters.
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Subramaniam, a federal minister, had then beaten the DAP’s Pang Hok Liong with a 2,991-vote majority, largely due to the Malay support, while a huge chunk of the Chinese votes, just as it did nationwide, went significantly towards the opposition.

BN may drop Subramaniam from Segamat, say sources

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MIC Party President, G Palanivel, comes under attack by his own people. Among other accusations, he is suspected of trying to replace SK Devamany, MP for his Cameron Highlands. Devamany is currently the deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Free Malaysia Today

Palanivel has nothing to fear

January 2, 2013

The MIC president is not a ‘tin kosong’ and his actions speak louder than his words, says a state MIC leader.

COMMENT

By P Gunaseelan

MIC SS2 Tengah Branch chairman S Padnmanagan once again has come out with baseless and wild accusations that the Public Complains Bureau under G Palanivel’s leadership in the Prime Minister’s Department has been idle.

He has also claimed that the department was active under the ex-deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department T Murugiah. He went on to state that Palanivel has to learn from Murugiah on how to run the bureau.

Padnmanagan’s allegations are utter rubbish…..

Public Complains Bureau under Palanivel has performed above expectations. The bureau received a total of 13,356 complaints from January 2011 to December 2011 and out of this 13,045 complaints were resolved and 311 are still in action.

It received a total of 11,784 complaints for the period from January 2012 to November 2012 and 10,615 complaints were resolved while 1,169 are still in action.

The writer is the President of Malaysian Public Service Association and the Welfare Chief of Wilayah MIC.

Read the rest of the article which defends the MIC President.
Palanivel has nothing to fear

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Free Malaysia Today

Palanivel for Cameron Highlands?

B Nantha Kumar | August 2, 2012

If MIC president G Palanivel contests in Cameron Highlands in the 13th general election, it will only confirm rumours that Umno is ‘controlling’ MIC.

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: MIC president G Palanivel’s purported decision to contest in Cameron Highlands – one of only three seats which MIC managed to win in the 2008 general election – is not going down well with party members.

Palanivel, who has been “seatless” since his loss in 2008, has been scouring the country looking for a safe place to contest and has now allegedly settled for Cameron Highlands where Umno is “supportive” of him.

Several irate local MIC and Umno members told FMT that the deeply religious party president had played an extensive role in attempts to axe incumbent SK Devamany from his Cameron Highlands’ seat.

Devamany is currently the deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Palanivel for Cameron Highlands? | Free Malaysia Today

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“Gerakan Anti Palanivel” (GAP) – Palanivel to contest in Cameron Highlands

on September 26, 2012

PETALING JAYA – A disgruntled former MIC branch chief intends to launch “Gerakan Anti Palanivel” (GAP) if MIC president G Palanivel proceeds with his plan to contest the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in the next general election.

Former Taman Mujur, Klang, MIC branch chairman V Thiagarajan, or popularly known as VT Rajan said he will launch the movement to oust Palanivel if the MIC chief does not return the seat to incumbent SK Devamany, who is also deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

He said the movement would draw attention of the Barisan Nasional top leadership and “expose Palanivel’s true colours”.

Rajan was expelled from the party in March this year for failing to apologise for his statement against the party leadership.

He had earlier threatened to form GAP if Palanivel contested any of the four parliamentary seats held by MIC.

“Gerakan Anti Palanivel” (GAP) – Palanivel to contest

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RM 845,000 worth of Aid for Temples and NGO’s at Cameron Highlands

Jul9th
2012
Written by admin

CAMERON HIGHLANDS (MIC) — Four Hindu temples and two Indian based non-government organisation (NGO’s) received a boost following the distribution of 845,000 ringgit worth off allocation from the Malaysian Indian Congress at Cameron Highlands.

Its President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said that 4 Hindu temples received an allocation of 820,000 ringgit in total and 25,000 ringgit was allocated to NGO’s from Cameron Highlands as well.

For The People | G. Palanivel – MIC President

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Free Malaysia Today

Funds row: ‘MIC must bite the bullet’

G Lavendran and K Pragalath | December 28, 2012

A MIC central working committee member admits that there is a screw-up in disbursing funds meant for Tamil schools.

PETALING JAYA: A MIC leader has urged his party to be more transparent concerning the RM100 million allocated for Tamil schools.

“The time has come for us to admit that we have made a boo-boo on the logistics. There is no use in beating around the bush. We have to learn to bite the bullet,” said S Vell Paari.

The MIC central working committee member said this in response to MIC secretary-general S Murugesan who defended party chief G Palanivel against allegations that the party squandered the money.

On Dec 17, SS2 Tengah MIC branch chairman S Padnmanagan accused Palanivel of depriving 145 partially-aided Tamil schools of allocations this year even though the Cabinet had approved RM100 million for the upgrading works of 369 partially-aided Tamil schools.

Funds row: ‘MIC must bite the bullet’

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Free Malaysia Today

MIC sec-gen defends the boss

G Lavendran | December 26, 2012

Defending Palanivel, Murugesan says the MIC president is doing his best for Indians in the country.

PETALING JAYA: MIC secretary-general S Murugesan today rubbished accusations that G Palanivel is the weakest MIC president since the inception of the largest Indian-based political party in the country in 1946.

“Our president (Palanivel) has not only fought for our benefit these past years but also does his best to improve our future. MIC is doing its best to improve its involvement with grassroots members, we believe this will help us become stronger,” he told FMT.

Murugesan was asked to comment on former MIC vice-president M Muthu Palaniappan’s statement recently that Palanivel, who took helm of the party in 2009, was the weakest president in the party’s history.
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Asked on speculation that a huge chunk of the RM100 was being unutilised and returned to the Education Ministry, he said: “All this was done transparently, we have nothing to hide. We were given funds to help the Indians and that’s exactly what we did, that is our purpose.”

MIC sec-gen defends the boss

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Free Malaysia Today

‘MIC boss deprives 145 Tamil schools of aid’

G Vinod | December 17, 2012

A MIC branch leader alleges that G Palanivel altered a Cabinet list on providing funds to partially-aided Tamil schools.

PETALING JAYA: A MIC branch leader has accused party president G Palanivel of depriving 145 partially-aided Tamil schools of allocations this year.

SS2 Tengah MIC branch chairman S Padnmanagan said in February, the Cabinet had approved RM100 million for partially-aided Tamil schools nationwide.

“In the original list presented to the Cabinet in February, it was stated that the money would be channelled to 369 partially-aided Tamil schools nationwide for three categories, namely maintenance and upgrade, building additional blocks and building new schools.

“But in a revision done by MIC in May, the party leadership reduced the number of schools to 224 only. What happened to the rest?” he asked.

Although the number of schools in the list were reduced, the allocation remained at RM100 million.
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The revised list also showed that a substantial number of partially-aided Tamil schools supposed to receive aid for maintenance and upgrade were reduced. The schools affected were in Johor (48 to 29), Malacca (11 to 3), Negeri Sembilan (43 to 17), Pahang (23 to 13), Perak (80 to 33), Penang (19 to 8) and Selangor (55 to 29).

MIC boss deprives 145 Tamil schools of aid

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Muthu Palaniappan is a FROG. He hopped from MIC to PKR.

This Frog say that MIC will lose badly, worse than in 2008. The people—Malays, Chinese and Indians—have already made up their mind to vote for changes.

Free Malaysia Today

MIC is finished, says ex-leader

Zefry Dahalan | December 24, 2012

Muthu Palaniappan predicts a worse outing than in 2008 and says the party will drag down BN with it.

INTERVIEW

SEREMBAN: MIC will do worse in the coming election than it did in 2008, according to a former leader of the party.

M Muthu Palaniappan, a defector to PKR who claims to be familiar with grassroots feelings, made this prediction in an interview with FMT.

He said a majority of Indian voters had grown tired of MIC’s “empty promises” and would make their feelings known at the ballot box.

MIC is finished, says ex-leader

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PERAK SPEAKER EMBROILED IN SEX SCANDAL ALLEGATIONS!

Malay Mail

Perak Speaker lodges report over porn material

Saturday, December 22, 2012 – 17:03
Location:
IPOH

PERAK State Assembly Speaker Datuk R. Ganesan today lodged a police report over the two envelopes containing pornographic material in print and VCD form, of an individual allegedly resembling him and a woman, received by two DAP state leaders yesterday.

The report was made at the Ipoh Police headquarters at about 10am.

Ganesan claimed in the report that he was informed by reporters that four DAP state assemblymen — V. Sivakumar, A.N. Sivasubramaniam, Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and Nga Kor Ming — had held a media conference at the Perak State Secretariat building between 12.15pm and 12.40pm to reveal that Sivakumar and Sivasubramaniam had received an envelope each containing a VCD and a printed VCD cover of an individual allegedly resembling him and a woman.

He claimed that the production, reproduction and distribution of the printed material and VCD was undertaken with malicious intent to embarrass and defame him.

Ganesan, who was approached by reporters afterwards, said the police report was made to enable the police act against those responsible for the defamation.

Perak Speaker lodges report over porn material

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Malay Mail

DAP reports envelopes with obscene materials

Saturday, December 22, 2012 – 09:35
Location:
IPOH

TWO DAP leaders yesterday lodged police reports after receiving envelopes with two pieces of documents and a DVD believed to contain obscene material of an individual who allegedly looks like Perak State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk R. Ganesan and a woman.

The police reports were made by two DAP leaders, Tronoh assemblyman V. Sivakumar and Buntong assemblyman, A.N. Sivasubramaniam at the Ipoh police headquarters yesterday evening.

According to the reports, both DAP leaders received the envelopes addressed to them at about 10.30am.

The envelopes containing the documents and the obscene DVD which was linked to Ganesan, were sent through Pos Laju to the Perak DAP headquarters and were delivered to them by an office staff when they were at the state assembly.

Sivakumar and Sivasubramaniam had received an envelope each containing a VCD and a printed VCD cover of an individual allegedly resembling him and a woman.

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PSM in cooperating with PAS members, have penetrated the Malay kampung areas in the Sungai Siput constituency and assisted the residents in their on-going land problems and constant floods.

Free Malaysia Today

‘MIC fears losing to PSM in Sungai Siput’

Humayun Kabir | December 22, 2012

Contrary to rumours, the Malays in Sungai Siput are “comfortable” with PSM’s socialist tendencies and logo.

TAIPING: Voters in Sungai Siput are no longer blinded by the race and colour of their elected representative and neither are they distracted by Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s socialist tendencies and logo.

Dismissing rumours that Sungai Siput’s 31% Malay community is unhappy, the constituency’s  parliamentary rep Dr M Jayakumar said voters were now more discerning and demanding of their rights.

“The Malay community is comfortable and happy.  They don’t see the party’s socialist tendencies or see the PSM fist logo as a communication barrier when they approach us with their grievances.

“Gone are the days when voters blindly voted for the party logos that they patronize as now they are more demanding for their rights when they cast their votes for a particular candidate,” said Jayakumar who is a member of PSM’s central working committee.

‘MIC fears losing to PSM in Sungai Siput’

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Star

December 21, 2012 MYT 3:04:52 PM

Perak Speaker Ganesan: I am not involved in any sex scandal

By EDMUND NGO

IPOH: Perak Assembly Speaker Datuk R. Ganesan has denied any involvement in a sex scandal and will lodge a police report on the claim.

“I will ask the police to investigate the claim. I’m not shocked because they are only made-up stories,” he told reporters here on Friday.

“I am also extremely sad that my family has to face such allegations,” he said, adding that he viewed this as an Opposition tactic to attack him.

He was commenting on the envelopes which Opposition assemblymen V.Sivakumar and A. Sivasubramaniam received outside the assembly earlier in the day.

The envelopes contained a printed online article and a compact disc (CD) with a lewd picture, Ganesan’s portrait and a woman’s portrait on the cover.

Sivakumar said he would be lodging a police report on the matter.

Perak Speaker Ganesan: I am not involved in any sex scandal

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NO, IT’S NOT TRUE!!!

Deva Kunjari Sambanthan, “I wish to state here that I have not been approached by the MIC to contest in the upcoming general elections as their candidate for Sungai Siput.”

I’ve not been approached by MIC to contest Sg Siput

I am the daughter of former MIC chief Tun VT Sambanthan.

I write with reference to the article by Terence Netto in Malaysiakini entitled ‘MIC views Sg Siput recapture as emblem of revival’.

The thrust of the article is speculative. I wish to address two points which are factually incorrect.

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Editor’s note: Malaysiakini apologises to Deva Kunjari and her family for the pain and hurt the article may have caused them.

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MIC wants Sungei Siput Back!

Malaysiakini

MIC views Sg Siput recapture as emblem of revival

COMMENT Shorn into a shell of its former self by the political tsunami of March 2008, the MIC is eyeing the recapture of its former bastion of Sungai Siput as a springboard for the party’s return to its parliamentary eminence of old.

Unrealistic as that expectation is by reason of the popularity of incumbent Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), the MIC looks at Sungai Siput, where it has held sway from the 1959 general election until its defeat in 2008, in the same way perhaps as the Nehru dynasty in India views the parliamentary seat of Rae Bareli in northern India – with that mixture of sentiment and history that makes politics a calling that at times derives its force from promptings livelier in the heart than in the mind.

For that reason the party has even toyed with the notion of fielding Kunjari Sambanthan, daughter of VT Sambanthan, the MIC president who was first elected to the seat in 1959.

Folklore has it that the nexus between the Sambanthan family – the large wooden house in which he lived in the constituency is reputedly still intact – and Sungai Siput was such that when the MIC patriarch died in 1979, he was driven to the town so that his expiry could be simulated as having occurred there rather than somewhere in the Klang Valley.

Kunjari is a lawyer with no prior involvement in politics but the logic that drives dynastic politics scants such qualifiers.

Though the 50-something Kunjari has shown no taste for the fray, the fact that she has been propositioned is a measure of the gravity with which the MIC views the recapture of its once hallowed stomping grounds.

MIC views Sg Siput recapture as emblem of revival

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…Former MIC strongman S Samy Vellu has admitted that during his tenure as party president, the MIC had no voice whatsoever….

Malaysiakini

The MIC’s extremely bitter harvest

“……of the 900,000 Indian voters, less than half are with the MIC” – G Palanivel (‘Has awkward MIC thrown in the towel?’The Malay Mail)

COMMENT Now, when former MIC strongman S Samy Vellu has admitted that during his tenure as party president, in those “closed doors, let’s keep it in the (BN) family consensus building meetings”, the MIC had no voice whatsoever, it is pointless kicking a running dog, so to speak.

With the general elections perpetually round the corner, BN (race-based) component parties have been scrambling to find relevance in the face of Umno domination and an alternative front which has been very successful in propagating its multicultural/religious message.
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MIC…. is testament to the fact that the Indian community (or at least a sizeable disenfranchised section) is estranged from mainstream politics because the MIC has been derelict (I would argue criminally so) in its duties.
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In this post-2008 tsunami era, Hindraf and elements within Pakatan have shown that there is an alternative to an established race-based party, when it comes to the communal expectations of the Indian community.

Interested? Click on the link below:

The MIC’s extremely bitter harvest

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Malaysian Insider

MIC general assembly to rally party to win over Indians

December 04, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The 66th annual general assembly of the MIC, scheduled for Sunday, is set to rally the delegates and grassroots leaders for the final push of a tough campaign to win over the hearts and minds of the Indian community to Barisan Nasional (BN).

Party secretary-general Datuk S. Murugesan is optimistic that the serious and continuous work carried out with commitment over the past two years under well-co-ordinated action plans would turn the tide for the MIC.

Winning back the support of the majority of Indian voters has been a major task of the party following its massive defeat in the 2008 general election when many Indians deserted BN.

MIC general assembly to rally party to win over Indians

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M Muthu Palaniappan, “MIC will be committing political suicide if it gives up its traditional seats to Umno as they will never get them back from Umno.”

Free Malaysia Today

Former leader says MIC being shortchanged

Humayun Kabir | December 3, 2012

A former MIC vice president Muthu Palaniappan says that MIC should not give up its traditional seats to Umno.

TAIPING: A former MIC vice president has sounded a warning to MIC that if it hands over its traditional seats to Umno, there will be no looking back.

M Muthu Palaniappan said Umno will do this under the guise of selecting winnable candidates for the coming elections.

Muthu told FMT today that MIC under the weak leadership of G Palanivel was being bullied by Umno in surrendering some of its traditional seats to Umno to ensure that BN wins these seats in the coming polls.

Former leader says MIC being shortchanged

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A well-connected source told FMT that the drive “to push Palanivel out” had been endorsed by the top BN leadership. “They are now finding ways to do it,” he said. “All will be known after the general election.”

Free Malaysia Today

Speculations aplenty over Samy’s return

B Nantha Kumar | November 27, 2012

MIC is heading for a major internal conflict which could see the party change its president after the next general election, say insiders.

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Saturdays ago, MIC president G Palanivel made the startling announcement that his predecessor, S Samy Vellu, would be the coordinator for Barisan Nasional’s election campaign in Sungai Siput.

The announcement came at the tail end of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s visit to the constituency and was reported only by Tamil Nesan, a daily run by the family of the former MIC strongman. It gave no details.

What would Samy Vellu’s role be in Sungai Siput? How is he going to play a part in winning back the constituency, which he held for 34 years until Dr Michael Jeyakumar of Parti Sosialis Malaysia beat him in the 2008 election? Will the appointment increase support for the ruling coalition?
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A well-connected source told FMT that the drive “to push Palanivel out” had been endorsed by the top BN leadership. “They are now finding ways to do it,” he said. “All will be known after the general election.”

FMT has also learnt that several members of the MIC top brass had been told to be ready for a change at the top after the general election.

“Palanivel is supposed to be helping Najib win back Indian votes, but it looks like Najib is doing this on his own,” said a source.

“Samy Vellu is now appearing at functions attended by Najib more frequently. Instead of Palanivel or his deputy Dr S Subramaniam taking the limelight, it is now being hogged by the former president.

“If Palanivel stays the way he is, then he will drown. I can confidently say Palanivel’s end as president is near. Someone strong will take him on and he will lose the party election.”

Speculations aplenty over Samy’s return

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MIC/BN has become the past. The future has to be…..where all are equal and we walk with our heads high. No more being treated as strangers in our own country of birth. Able and talented individuals regardless of our ethnicity and religion are called to serve this country. Only then will this blessed country see its day. People like Devamany can’t do it. Therefore they have to make way politely.    

Malaysiakini

MIC relegated to irrelevance
  • Senator S Ramakrishnan
  • 12:06PM Nov 11, 2012

Excerpts

The Edge financial daily carried a two-part interview with SK Devamany, the deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. He was saying that Indians should not blame MIC for all their problems but instead change their attitude and take advantage of the various programs launched by Najib Abdul Razak. He finally insists that Indians have no choice but to still depend on MIC to defend and carry on the community’s interests.
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As Indian Malaysians are celebrating Deepavali, MIC, Gerakan and PPP have started their main annual activity of giving bags of rice and provision hampers all over the country on behalf of Umno. In places where Umno is not welcomed due to unfulfilled promises and neglect, MIC, Gerakan and PPP will go and soft talk the people into accepting Umno.

Then to cement the strained ties with Umno, these Indian Malaysian parties in BN will give hampers and rice bags and in return get their pledge to vote for BN.
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Even though Indians have come a long way and are more politically aware, there are still some gullible people who run after hampers. BN component parties even take photos and publish them in Tamil papers that they have given 5kg bags of rice and hampers. Is this something we should be proud of? MIC has made Indian Malaysians addicted to rice bags and hampers. MIC will keep poor Indian Malaysians running after hampers.
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These 5kg rice bags and hamper handouts to Indian Malaysians during Deepavali have downgraded our image in the eye of other communities. The years of deprivation have made the poor very short-sighted, insecure and self-centred. This also shows how easily Indian Malaysians can be satisfied and made contented.
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Therefore what Devamany said is all hot air without any substance. It’s another attempt to keep Umno happy and make MIC relevant. But on the ground MIC have lost all credibility and respect from Indian Malaysians. It’s BN’s handout programmes that keep them relevant. In fact MIC may see its end in the forthcoming elections.

MIC relegated to irrelevance

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Unlike MCA’s Chua Soi Lek, who will toe the line with regards to UMNO, MIC’s G Palanivel asserts its ‘independence’. But isn’t it all talk?

Sundaily

MIC’s traditional seats not for ‘outsiders’, warns Palanivel

Posted on 12 November 2012 – 05:22am

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 12, 2012): MIC will not allow other Barisan Nasional component party candidates or BN-friendly individuals to be fielded in any of the nine parliamentary and 19 state seats it contested in the last general election.

“If the BN decides to bring an outsider to contest (anywhere else) in the next general election, it is their choice, but the nine parliament and 19 state seats for MIC are not for outsiders,” president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel told reporters yesterday.

He added that even then, only those candidates who hold positions in MIC and are popular with the people will be considered to contest the party’s traditional seats.

Palanivel was responding to speculation that MIC will compromise on its traditional allocation of seats within the BN, if it is asked to give up some to leaders from Indian-based non-governmental organisations who are BN-friendly.

MIC’s traditional seats not for ‘outsiders’, warns Palanivel

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State MIC Information chief, Datuk K Basil, “They claimed to be members of an Opposition party which was not able to guide them. They want us to help rehabilitate and get them jobs and with Deepavali around the corner, this is the best time to prove to them that good will always overcome evil.” 

Star

Sunday November 4, 2012

Repentant gangsters eager to become MIC members, says Basil

By R.S.N. MURALI
murali@thestar.com.my

MALACCA: The MIC has been going all out to woo voters and 320 people here have offered to strengthen the party – quite literally.

The only hitch is that the group comprises no ordinary applicants. They come from the ranks of the 08, 21 and 36 gangs which have been soliciting protection money and backing up the Ah Long.

State MIC Information chief Datuk K. Basil, who disclosed this to The Star, said the group was very eager to “turn over a new leaf” and had got in touch with the party.
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Basil said he had discussed the matter with the state police who had agreed to vet them for criminal records, adding that MIC headquarters would also screen them.

Repentant gangsters eager to become MIC members, says Basil

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Free Malaysia Today

Power turns the screw on Palani

B Nantha Kumar | October 25, 2012

NGO threatens to lodge report with the MACC if the MIC chief does not come clean on Dr S Vijendran’s employment status.

PETALING JAYA: An NGO is pressuring MIC President G Palanivel to reveal the employment status of Dr S Vijendran, who has allegedly been passing himself off as the former’s political secretary.

“Palanivel said he would give Dr S Vijendran a week to resign. The Indian community wants to know if the man has been removed from office,” said S Gobi Krishan, chairman of the People’s Welfare and Rights Organisation (Power).

“It’s been already more than a week since he told us that he would ask Dr S Vijendran to quit. If Palanivel does not come out with an official statement, Power will lodge a report with the police and MACC,” he added.

In a reply to Gobi Krishnan recently, Palanivel who is the lead Minister of Indian Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Department, said that he had asked Vijendran to resign within a week.

Power turns the screw on Palani

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Free Malaysia Today

Palani ‘sacks’ aide Dr Vijay

B Nantha Kumar | October 15, 2012

An NGO says the MIC president was reacting to questions about the aide’s right to call himself a political secretary or even a private secretary.

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president G Palanivel has told Dr Vijendran Shanmugam, who allegedly claimed he was the former’s political secretary, to quit within a week, according to a local NGO.

S Gobi Krishnan, chairman of the People’s Welfare and Rights Organisation (Power), said he received the news by text message from Palanivel himself.

Dr Vijendran, who is often referred to as Dr Vijay, is alleged to have distributed call cards describing himself as political secretary to the MIC president, who is also a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Read more:
Palani ‘sacks’ aide Dr Vijay

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Free Malaysia Today

Tempers flare at MIC CWC meeting

B Nantha Kumar | October 2, 2012

Party vice-president SK Devamany is said to have lost his cool when accused of being behind a campaign to oust party president G Palanivel.

KUALA LUMPUR: The MIC Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting yesterday turned into an heated affair when party vice-president SK Devamany blew his top.

It was also learnt that party president G Palanivel fumbled for answers when several CWC members questioned him over the status of the RM100 million special allocation given for Tamil schools in the 2012 budget.

Speaking to FMT, a CWC member who wished to remain anonymous, said that the ruckus started when Klang-based KP Samy complained about a statement made by ex-MIC leader VT Rajen.

The latter had said that he would launch a movement in Cameron Highlands to oust Palanivel if the president stood for the parliament seat where Devamany was the incumbent.
Read more, click on the link below:
Tempers flare at MIC CWC meeting

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Free Malaysia Today

Trouble brewing within MIC

B Nantha Kumar | October 1, 2012

Dr S Vijendran’s credibility as G Palanivel’s political secretary is being questioned following disclosures that he is a bankrupt.

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC, touted as the largest Indian-based party in the country, may implode after the next general election, party insiders revealed today.

The source of discontent is party chief G Palanivel’s political secretary Dr S Vijendran.

Yesterday, local Tamil daily, Makkal Osai, raised doubts over the appointment of Vijendran as the political secretary to Palanivel.

The Tamil daily claimed that Vijendran, who is better known as Dr Vijay, was in fact declared a bankrupt. The newspaper also disclosed a set of documents as evidence to back its claims.

According to the documents, which were also seen by FMT, Vijay was declared a bankrupt on March 1, 2012, by the Department of Insolvency.

Also disclosed was a letter which raised several questions over his appointment as political secretary. Vijendran had allegedly not taken the oath to be a political secretary of a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Trouble brewing within MIC

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Malaysian Insider

MIC insists Indian support up markedly

September 30, 2012

TEMERLOH, Sept 30 — MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel emphasised that the Indian community’s support of the government was increasing significantly as a result of the transformation programmes implemented by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Indians were being provided with more business and educational opportunities, he added.

“Therefore, the Indian community is urged to continue supporting the Barisan Nasional government as it has proven that it cares for all Malaysians, regardless of race,” Palanivel (picture) said.

He was speaking at a Family Day organised by the Temerloh MIC Youth and Women movements, which was also attended by Temerloh Member of Parliament and Higher Education deputy minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. — Bernama

MIC insists Indian support up markedly

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MIC has another problem: ‘non-winnable’ candidates!

Malaysian Insider

Disquiet in MIC over ‘winnable’ election candidate list

By Jahabar Sadiq
Editor
August 03, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Some MIC officials are upset that party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel will contest the Cameron Highlands seat while PEMANDU director Ravindran Devagunam is slated to stand in Kapar in the coming general election despite a host of capable candidates who believe they can win back seats lost in Election 2008.

The Malaysian Insider understands that both names are in a fresh list sent to Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak after an earliest list was rejected.

“Both Palanivel and Ravindran’s names are on the new list given to Najib. Palanivel for Cameron Highlands and Ravindran for Kapar,” a source told The Malaysian Insider.

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Cameron Highlands in Najib’s Pahang home state is seen as safe due to the large number of Umno members there. It is one of three federal seats the MIC won in the March 2008 general election, one-third of the total the party won in the 2004 elections.

Several other MIC leaders have already expressed their dissatisfaction about Palanivel replacing current Cameron Highlands MP Datuk S.K. Devamany to the Free Malaysia Today news portal. The two-term MP is a party vice-president and a deputy minister.

One of them said fielding Palanivel would be a “political suicide for BN” and the ruling coalition will lose the seat. The journalist-turned-politician held Hulu Selangor for four terms until his defeat in Election 2008 to a PKR candidate by just 198 votes. But BN dropped Palanivel in the Hulu Selangor by-election in 2010, offering him a senatorship in return.

Disquiet in MIC over ‘winnable’ election candidate list

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Malaysiakini

Release sex video on MIC leader, dares party veep
  • S Pathmawathy
  • 3:06PM Jul 27, 2012

The allegation about a prominent Perak MIC leader caught on video having sex with a sex worker is absurd, MIC vice-president M Saravanan said, because not even “a single shred of evidence” has been adduced.

“It’s all lies. Let us talk logically. With news of elections around the corner, it’s golden opportunity for anybody who wants to damage the credibility of a leader,” Saravanan said when contacted today.

The federal territories and urban well-being deputy minister brushed aside the accusation against the Perak MIC leader, saying “it is just theatrics”.

“If that person claims that the opposition is in possession of the video, what are they waiting for? They would have released it by now, either fully or part by part,” he noted.

Several news portals and mainstream newspapers carried the allegation, quoting an MIC Youth source as saying that the video recording was in the hands of the opposition.

However, Saravanan said, the allegation was to raise discontent against MIC and aimed at “instilling an opinion” detrimental to the individual.

Malaysiakini has not been able to contact the individual linked to the video to verify the claim.

Release sex video on MIC leader, dares party veep

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Friday Jul 27, 2012

The Kuala Lumpur Post | Independent Online News

Perak speaker Ganesan the man in MIC sex video clip?

By klpost – Thu Jul 26, 1:15 pm

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The online media FMT that broke the news did not name the MIC leader but sources confirmed the person in quandary is indeed Ganesan.

An online media had today published a report of the existence of a sex video involving a senior MIC official from Perak.

S. Vell Paari

In refuting this report, MIC Communication and Public Relation Chief, S. Vell Paari, that this only highlighted the internal rivalry within the party in getting rid of competitions before the coming 13th General Election (GE).

“This is all done to sabotage certain party members who will be contesting in the coming GE. Someone within the party is jostling for seats,” said Vell Paari when contacted by The Malaysian Times today.

In giving some comments on this issue TMT also contacted MIC Secretary-General, Datuk S. Murugesan said that he was unaware of such video.

“This is just a form of scare tactic. If you have it then expose it instead of just speaking about it. This only descends into a lower level of politics,” said Murugesan.

Datuk S. Murugesan

It is believed that MIC will be contesting two parliamentary and four seats in Perak. There maybe seat jostling within the party, but this is an expected situation be it the opposition or the current governing party.

It was reported today that a prominent Perak-based MIC leader had apparently been caught on video having sex with a sex worker in Thailand.

An unnamed Perak Youth leader had admitted that he was aware of the video clip but has yet to watch the video. The individual also said that the video is currently in the hands of the Opposition party and would be exposed during the upcoming GE.

He was quoted saying that should the video be exposed before the election it would be a major problem for the MIC. He hopes for the top leadership to look into the matter before it goes out of hand.

He had also stated that the particular leader was almost caught red-handed a few years ago after allegations that he had an affair with his driver’s wife. –TMT

-indianmalaysian

Perak speaker Ganesan the man in MIC sex video clip?

Perak Assembly speaker Ganesan’s chances of contesting a state seat in the coming 13t…

26.07.2012 |

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Malay Mail

MIC in the dark over sex video

Leaders claim ignorance of the existance of recording shot in Thailand
Thursday, July 26, 2012 – 13:03
Location:
PETALING JAYA


MIC
leaders are in the dark over a sex video that allegedly features a prominent Perakbased party leader.

Its vice-president, Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, said he was unaware of its existence until he received a text message from a reporter.

“I don’t know anything about it, so, I have nothing to say,” he said, adding there were no discussions in the party about the matter.

MIC Youth chief T. Mohan, who said he got to know about the video through an online news report, said the matter should not be taken at face value.

“At this point, it is all speculation and there is no proof. Tomorrow, I can just come up with such a video featuring an opposition member but how genuine will the video be? “Yes, if it’s true, then, it’s morally wrong but let’s not speculate.”

MIC woman chief Datin Paduka Komala Krishnamoorthy said she did not know of the matter until The Malay Mail asked her about it.

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Party disciplinary committee chairman Tan Sri K.S. Nijhar, who said he got a text message on the video from a friend, also refrained from commenting as it was still a speculation.

“I am not for answering speculative questions.” Yesterday, an online news portal reported the MIC leader was caught on video with a sex worker in Thailand. A Perak Youth leader was quoted in the report as saying the video clip was currently in the possession of the opposition.

MIC in the dark over sex video

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The Youth leader also said that the particular leader was nearly caught red-handed a few years ago after allegations that he had an affair with his driver’s wife.

Free Malaysia Today

Sex video to rock MIC

B Nantha Kumar | July 25, 2012

To make matters worse, the alleged sex video of a prominent MIC leader in Perak is apparently in the hands of the opposition.

PETALING JAYA: A prominent Perak-based MIC leader has been apparently caught on video having sex with a sex worker.

A Perak Youth leader contacted by FMT admitted that he was aware of the video clip, where the prominent MIC leader engaged in sex acts with the sex worker in Thailand “some time ago”.

“At present, the video clip is stuck in the hands of the opposition,” he said, not wanting to be named.

“I spoke to the opposition party member who is in possession of the clip and he said that he would expose the video during the upcoming general election. This is because the MIC leader is keen to contest in a state seat in Perak,” he added.

He, however, admitted that he had yet to watch the video.

MIC is expected to contest in two parliamentary and four states seats in Perak.
Read more: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/07/25/sex-video-to-rock-mic/#ixzz21hpzSIzZ

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TAMAN KAYA, GATED AND GUARDED, BUT DEFINITELY NOT A COMMUNITY

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