30 June 2018
Hey, I see a RM10,000,000 figure for the Malaysian Indian Congress!
It’s the last line.
Kalau yg dpt RM 500,000 pun kena beku..apatahlagi lagi yg berjuta juta Depa malu nak bg tahu saja
30 June 2017
Money from Najib’s accounts? It’s from BN, says MIC
MIC has downplayed allegations that it received funding directly from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s personal accounts, as well as claims that the money consisted of misappropriated public funds.
“We don’t know about that,” MIC president Dr S Subramaniam responded when asked whether it was normal for MIC to receive funds from the prime minister’s private accounts.
“As far as we are concerned, the money came from BN,” Subramaniam said, adding this was a normal occurrence…
25 June 2017
Is MIC admitting it is dependent on Umno?
COMMENT | What kind of impression is S Vell Paari giving to all Malaysians about the party that he represents when he says there is nothing wrong with MIC receiving funds from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak?
The MIC treasurer-general claimed that “all component parties receive money from BN – that is politics.”
Such statements should not have been made by Vell Paari as it has a lot of hidden meanings behind it. There are several issues that I can think of.
Lack of independence
The MIC is supposed to represent the Indian community in Malaysia. It should remain both politically and financially independent, and have the political will to reject any amount of money given by the president of another party, whether in BN or Pakatan Harapan.
Should a dispute arise with Umno, MIC would not be able to effectively represent the Indian community. I would like to ask Vell Paari: Where is MIC’s moral independence then?
The feudalistic culture that Umno practices by giving money to its fellow partners in the coalition is unhealthy, and such practices should stop.
No wonder Malaysian Indians have given up on MIC in the past 10 years or so, when you have leaders who do not believe in political independence. Vell Paari should realise MIC’s precarious position, especially when his own father and former Works Minister S Samy Vellu lost in his own constituency.
MACC should investigate
Going by what Vell Paari said, it appears to me that MIC did receive funds from the prime minister.
This raises a lot of questions about the integrity of the prime minister. Was the amount of money indicated by whistleblowers accurate, or was there more money that had exchanged hands?
STEPHEN NG is an ordinary citizen with an avid interest in following political developments in the country since 2008.
The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.
23 June 2017
Nothing wrong with MIC getting funds from Najib, says treasurer
There is nothing wrong with MIC receiving funds from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the chairperson of BN, said party treasurer-general S Vell Paari.
“All component parties receive money from BN, that is politics.
“From the first prime minister, second prime minister, and even during the time of (former prime minister) Dr Mahathir Mohamad, all (BN) parties receive money for programmes and things,” he told Malaysiakini.
He was responding to whistleblower site Sarawak Report, which claimed that MIC received about RM19 million between 2012 and 2014.
Vell Paari pointed out that the funds were given to MIC and not its leaders, while the money had been declared in the party’s annual report and audited.
“Indirectly, what she (Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown) has done, in her effort to discredit me and MIC, is to show how much the prime minister has helped MIC and the Indian community.
In its report regarding the funds, Sarawak Report had described Vell Paari as a vocal defender of Najib, claiming that he had come out with a list of “top comical excuses drummed up over 1MDB”.
This is in relation to the MIC leader’s remarks concerning the latest United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filing over 1MDB.
However, Vell Paari said he is grateful to Najib for the help extended to MIC.
“Of course when somebody helps you, you have to be grateful, isn’t it? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist (to figure this out).
“She (Rewcastle-Brown) says I am a staunch supporter of Najib. Of course, only supporters support their leaders. Do you expect enemies (to do so)?” he added.
Sarawak Report had also alleged that the prime minister gave RM650,000 to the wife of former MIC deputy president S Subramaniam following his serious illness.
Quizzed on this, Vell Paari said Rewcastle-Brown should not pick on someone who is unwell.
“Stick to me. Why pick on a person who is not well?” he said.