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Election For All Posts, Including President, Deputy Can Solve MIC Crisis

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KUALA LUMPUR – A Central Working Committee (CWC) member P. Kamalanathan suggested fresh election for all posts including party president and deputy would be the best solution to solve the party crisis.

In a press conference here, he said this solution, in his opinion, would resolve and put a stop to the matter.

“Although its not suggested by the Registrar of Society (ROS), this problem must not go on until it damages the 68 year-old party’s image,” he said.

On Dec 5, the ROS directed the MIC to hold re-elections for the posts of three vice-president and 23 Central Working Committee seats within 90 days, following complaints of abuse of power and misconduct during its polls, which contravened the party’s constitution and the Societies’ Act.

The ROS also advised MIC against holding its annual general meeting until the issue was settled.

Kamalanathan who is also the Deputy Minister of Education appealed to the party President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel to immediately stop all unilateral decisions made by him for the sake of the party and the Indian community.

“The promises made during the Dec 18 meeting to meet the ROS with his deputy Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam and form a committee, were not kept and president’s decision has created further rift.

“I hope Palanivel can call for a meeting to explain to us what is happening. I still trust him and the deputy to solve the problem,” he added.

Asked on proposed Emergency General Meeting to put non-confidence vote against Palanivel, Kamalanathan said the party members still respect the president to manage and solve this on going crisis efficiently.

He also expressed disappointment over an incident yesterday morning whereby two elected office-bearers were denied entry into the MIC headquarters.

MIC vice president Datuk M. Saravanan and Wanita MIC Chief Mohana Muniandy were barred from entering the MIC headquarters by several individuals, believed to be from security companies. – Bernama

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