BN Civil War: MyPPP loses to MIC in fight over Cameron Highlands…



In GE 13, BN won by 462 votes.

Cameron Highlands is a federal constituency in Pahang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 2004.

The federal constituency was created in the 2003 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system

Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Palanivel Govindasamy 10,506 48.04 – 12.21
DAP Manogaran Marimuthu 10,044 45.92 + 6.17
Berjasa Mohd Shokri Mahmood 912 4.17 + 4.17
Independent Alagu Thangarajoo 308 1.41 + 1.41
Independent Kisho Kumar Kathirveloo 101 0.46 + 0.46
Total valid votes 21,871 100.00
Total rejected ballots 877
Unreturned ballots 6
Turnout 22,754 81.32
Registered electors 27,980
Majority 462 2.12
BN hold Swing

17 April 2018


MyPPP stays in BN, despite not getting offer for Cameron Highlands in GE14: via

Kayveas flings Segambut back in Ku Nan’s face

April 17, 2018

Maybe Tengku Adnan should stand in Segambut, maybe he can win that seat, says myPPP president.

PETALING JAYA: The myPPP president, M Kayveas, has flung back at Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Tengku Adnan Mansor an offer by BN for Kayveas to contest the DAP stronghold of the Segambut parliamentary seat.

“Maybe Tengku Adnan should try and stand in Segambut, maybe he can win that seat,” Kayveas said in an audio recording obtained by FMT from the launch of the myPPP manifesto in Cameron Highlands.

Segambut has been held by DAP for two terms with an increased majority after Lim Lip Eng defeated BN’s Tan Kee Kwong.

Tengku Adnan has been MP for Putrajaya for three terms and served as minister for the federal territories.

Kayveas said Tengku Adnan, whom he called a close friend, had relayed the BN offer of Segambut in the Kuala Lumpur federal territory instead of Cameran Highlands which he had wanted.

MIC Youth chief Sivaarraj Chandran is believed to be the leading contender as BN candidate in Cameron Highlands, to stand against DAP and PSM.

Kayveas said he had worked on Cameron Highlands for the past four years after he “received the blessing of (Barisan Nasional chairman) Najib Razak” to do so.

“I have received a call from the BN sec gen (Tengku Adnan) who is a friend of mine. The call was to tell me he will give another seat to me and not Cameron Highlands. He offered me Segambut and asked me to consider.

“Of course I have rejected the offer.”


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Yoursay: MyPPP, MIC gunning for a seat that neither will win


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MyPPP: We will consider whether to stay with BN

KUALA LUMPUR: MyPPP today said it would consider whether to remain in Barisan Nasional (BN) after meeting its chairman Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to discuss the allocation of its parliamentary seat.

MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas said the party wanted to see what was offered to it and how it could move forward with BN if the constituency given to it was not what it had been working on all this while.

He said the party would meet Najib before the allocation of seats to BN component parties was finalised.

“For now, the Supreme Council had decided to reconsider their decision (to stay with BN) after the meeting,” he told a press conference.

6 April 2018

MyPPP adamant on contesting in Cameron Highlands

PUTRAJAYA: People’s Progressive Party (MyPPP) president Tan Sri Dr M Kayveas has stood firm to contest in Cameron Highlands in the 14th General Election (GE14).

Cameron Highlands, traditionally an MIC seat, has become the centre of tussle between MIC and MyPPP when Kayveas expressed his intention to contest there.

Kayveas said he had been doing the ground work to serve the people in the constituency even though the seat is currently held by former MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

“All this while, only MyPPP has been working to reach out to the people in Cameron Highlands. So, it is better for the party to contest in this constituency.

“I hold to BN principle that winnable candidates who are liked by the people have better chance to win. Nevertheless, the decision is up to BN leadership. We will just wait and stand prepared,” he said when contacted by NSTP.

He was commenting on MyPPP preparations to face GE14 following the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on the dissolution of Parliament, effective tomorrow (April 7).

In GE13, MyPPP lost the Kepong parliamentary seat as well as the Kota Laksamana (Malacca), Pasir Bedamar (Perak), Kota Alam Shah (Selangor) and Guchil (Kelantan) state seats.

Is MyPPP getting too big for its boots? It has won nothing in the past 2 general elections.

The People’s Progressive Party (Parti Progresif Penduduk Malaysia, abbreviated myPPP) is a NO SEAT political party. What it has, is given as scraps by its master, UMNO.

President‎: M. Kayveas  ‎
Dewan Rakyat‎: ‎0 / 222
2013 GE 13: Total Votes 7,530 Percentage of Votes 0.07%

It is an anaemic political party in Malaysia.

The party is one of the constituent members of the rulingarisan Nasional and is a multiracial party.

MIC won 4 Parliamentary seats in GE 13. It had 3 in GE 12.
MyPPP won NOTHING in GE 13. And in GE 12.,_2013

26 October 2017

Kayveas: MIC should heed DPM’s advice

PETALING JAYA: People’s Progressive Party (MyPPP) president M Kayveas has urged MIC president S Subramaniam to heed the advice of Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and respect whatever the BN leadership decides for Cameron Highlands.

Recently, Zahid advised against questioning the decision of the coalition’s top leadership on which party will be nominated to contest the Cameron Highlands’ parliamentary seat in the coming general election as this would offend certain quarters.

“The prime minister and I are looking at all candidates being sugested by the component parties, including MyPPP,” Zahid said.

“We feel the best thing to do is to consider the decision that will be made by the prime minister as BN chairman.”

Speaking to FMT, Kayveas said this is exactly what he’s been saying all along.

“Three years ago, MIC abandoned the seat when it sacked the MP from the party and three years ago I went to work there with the permission of the prime minister. This was because after they removed (former MIC president) G Palanivel, the seat was vacant as they did not replace Palanivel,” he said.

“Only three months ago did they put in a substitute, only when the election drew closer. Meanwhile, I’ve been working there for three years. Come on! That’s not fair.”

“Two years after the 2013 election (GE13), MIC threw its president out and the prime minister told me to go there because there was no one there to take care of the seat,” Kayveas said.

“When I say I’ve got the permission of the prime minister to go there, then Subramaniam must respect that because as a party president I won’t simply talk.

“I’ve been president of MyPPP for 24 years while Subramaniam has only been a president for two years.

“You (MIC) keep saying it’s your seat but I think I have the blessings of the bosses to go and contest there.”

He said both Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob and Zahid had made it clear in the middle of the year that candidates must be likeable candidates who had also done their ground work.

“MIC has not even named its candidate for Cameron Highlands. You cannot announce it at the last minute because Cameron Highlands is different.

“You’ve got farmers there, you’ve got Orang Asli there … they will only vote for someone they know.

“As for me, for the past three years, I’ve sent a birthday card to each and every single voter in Cameron Highlands. Can MIC say the same thing?”

Kayveas claimed that the fact that Prime Minister Najib Razak had yet to officially announce a candidate for Cameron Highlands only served to show he did not want MIC to contest there again.

“That’s an obvious hint that it’s no longer an MIC seat; otherwise he would have already announced it.

25 October 2017


Jangan pertikai calon Cameron Highlands, Zahid beritahu parti BN

October 25, 2017

Ia selepas MyPPP menunjukkan minat ‘merampas semula’ kerusi itu daripada MIC.

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi menasihatkan parti komponen Barisan Nasional (BN) tidak mempertikaikan keputusan peringkat tertinggi gabungan itu mengenai parti yang akan dijadikan calon untuk kerusi Parlimen Cameron Highlands pada pilihan raya umum akan datang.

Timbalan perdana menteri itu berkata ia kerana akan ada pihak yang terguris hati.

“Saya dan perdana menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak meneliti setiap calon yang dikemukakan parti komponen termasuk Parti Progresif Penduduk (MyPPP),” katanya, merujuk parti berbilang bangsa yang rata-rata majoritinya kaum India.

“Kita rasakan apa yang harus dilakukan adalah menilai keputusan yang akan dibuat perdana menteri sebagai pengerusi BN.

“Sebelum sesuatu keputusan dibuat apatah lagi kerusi tertentu itu diperuntukkan sebuah parti, maka adalah lebih molek jika sebuah parti lain tak ganggu kedudukan kerusi itu.

“Kena hormat (keputusan) institusi kepimpinan,” katanya kepada wartawan di Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) di sini.

Sebelum ini, Presiden MIC Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam berkata kerusi Cameron Highlands kekal milik MIC.

Beliau menafikan dakwaan Presiden MyPPP, Tan Sri M. Kayveas, yang berkata kerusi itu akan dikembalikan kepada partinya.

“Perdana Menteri sendiri telah memaklumkan kepada saya bahawa kerusi tersebut adalah milik MIC dan tidak akan berubah kepada parti lain,” kata Dr Subramaniam.


Let’s discuss Cameron Highlands seat, MyPPP tells MI

October 25, 2017

MyPPP president M Kayveas says he hopes to meet MIC president Dr S Subramaniam soon to ensure a BN victory after PM says seat will remain with MIC.


KUALA LUMPUR: People’s Progressive Party (MyPPP) president M Kayveas has called for a special meeting with MIC president Dr S Subramaniam to resolve the issue of the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency in the next general election (GE14).

Kayveas, in a statement, yesterday said he hopes the meeting would be held in the near future to discuss and find a solution in the best interest of Barisan Nasional (BN) achieving victory.

“My decision is to resolve the matter in the best way and avoid conflict. I am also worried that if this situation persists on social media, it will cause tension between MyPPP and MIC, thus affecting BN’s reputation,” he said.

He said MyPPP was confident Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is also BN chairman, would make the best decision to nominate the candidate most suitable for the parliamentary seat.

18 October 2017

Kayveas: I’ve waited 17 years to contest in Cameron Highlands

Geraldine Tong & Anne Muhammad

MyPPP president M Kayveas said he has waited 17 years for the right to contest the parliamentary seat of Cameron Highlands in Pahang.

He is now claiming the seat which he insisted was promised to him after it was created in the 2003 redelineation.

“If you know the origin of the Cameron Highlands seat, you will realise the seat should go back to MyPPP.

“The prime minister at that time, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, asked me to work in Cameron as early as 2000, so I have been working in that area since 2000.

“I still feel that rightfully, to be fair, I should go back to Cameron rather than asking for somebody else’s seat.

“I still hold that Cameron originally belonged to MyPPP and it was taken away by MIC manipulation,” he said, during an interview with Malaysiakini.

Kayveas has previously announced his intentions to contest in Cameron Highlands in the upcoming general election. However, he said he was unsure which ticket he would contest under if he was not nominated as the BN candidate.

When questioned on this, he revealed it was not his intention to ditch BN. What he had actually meant, he argued, was that Cameron Highlands is now an independent seat as its incumbent parliamentarian, Palanivel, was ousted from the party in 2015.

“The seat is an independent seat and as an independent seat, anyone can contest. It is not my intention to contest as an independent. If you are loyal, you are loyal to the party.

“I am not saying BN is a perfect party, but I think if you stand firm with one group, you should stick to them, you cannot abandon them,” Kayveas added.

He said he had informed Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the BN chairperson, of his intention to contest in Cameron Highlands.



2 September 2017



Kayveas to go rogue if BN does not give him a seat to contest

myPPP President M Kayveas wants to contest in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).

“I will be contesting (because) I am not going anywhere except Cameron Highlands. I don’t know what ticket… if Barisan Nasional (BN) doesn’t give me a ticket, I will be contesting my own ticket,” he told reporters after the opening of the 17th Melaka myPPP Convention at Melaka Media House, Ayer Keroh, today.

The convention was officiated by Chief Minister Idris Haron and attended by myPPP vice president M Gandhi and state myPPP Chairperson Chiw Tiang Chai.

Kayveas, who is also the Transport Ministry’s advisor, said he had asked the “blessing” of BN Chairperson Najib Abdul Razak, before serving the people in Cameron Highlands, about two years ago to ensure the victory of BN.

Earlier the media reported that MIC president Dr S Subramaniam had insisted the party would contest for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in the GE14.

 – Bernama

12 June 2016


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Jom Bubur Lambuk anjuran bersama Tan Sri dan AMT pada 11.6.17 di 3 lokasi sekitar Cameron Highlands.





MyPPP willing to negotiate with MIC over Cameron Highlands seat

CAMERON HIGHLANDS, June 11 — MyPPP is willing to hold discussion with the MIC to resolve the issue of the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat which both parties have indicated their intention to contest during the 14th General Election (GE14), says MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas.

He said there was a need for discussions with MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam to avoid misunderstanding between them and solve any dispute.

“I was told that MIC has asked me to contest in other parliamentary seat because it claimed that the Cameron Highlands seat belonged to MIC.

“If the MIC agrees to discuss, I don’t have any problems and being open about it, it is better to solve it through consultation to avoid any confrontation,” he told Bernama after chairing the MyPPP Supreme Council meeting in Tanah Rata here today.

However, Kayveas said he would leave it to the Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership to decide which party should contest the seat.

“The leadership must study and listen to the grassroots on who had been frequently going to the ground to meet the people and who is the winnable candidate to ensure that BN will continue to win the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat,” he added.

15 May 2017

Berita Daily

Cameron Highlands ‘belongs’ to MIC, declares Dr Subra

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Dr S Subramaniam today said that the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency ‘belongs’ to the party and MIC will contest the seat at the 14th general election.

He said this in reaction to MyPPP head M Kayveas who has indicated his intention to contest the seat currently held by former MIC chief G Palanivel.

Subramaniam, who is also Health Minister, however played down the ‘request’ by MyPPP, saying that such demands were normal just prior to the general elections.

Both MIC and MyPPP are in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. The Cameron Highlands seat is regarded by many as a safe seat for the ruling government.

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