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MIC Headquarters Must Be Obtained From The ‘Unlawful Occupiers’ – Palanivel

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KUALA LUMPUR – Embattled MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel has passed six resolutions, including one for the repossession of the party’s headquarters, after another emergency Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting here.

Reading from a statement after the meeting, Palanivel said yesterday the CWC agreed that the MIC headquarters must be obtained from the “unlawful occupiers” immediately.

Palanivel was referring to Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam and his team, who seemed to be operating from the building.

“Datuk S. Sothinathan, as secretary-general, shall take all steps necessary to secure possession of the MIC headquarters immediately,” said Palanivel at Dynasty Hotel.

“The CWC also reprimands and cautions Dr Subramaniam, the suspended deputy president of MIC, from holding out as the acting president,” he said, adding that no members should acknowledge Dr Subramaniam in that capacity.

Palanivel also said the 2009 interim CWC members had agreed to recover MIC assets, including AIMST University, MIED, TAFE College, Loop Didik, Yayasan Pemulihan Social and all other land belonging to the party.

On the party polls, Palanivel said nominations for the branch elections would be held on July 15 and 16, and the voting from July 24 to 26.

“These will be followed by the election of the president, tentatively scheduled for September,” he said.

Asked about the letter issued by the Registrar of Societies noting that he was no longer a party member and that Dr Subramaniam was the acting president, Palanivel said Sothinathan would meet with RoS director-general Mohammad Razin Abdullah today.

Sothinathan, who was also at the event, said he had set the appointment with Mohammad Razin.

“If they cannot accommodate our request, we will leave it to the thousands of members and branch chairmen to take whatever action they want,” he said.

He added that RoS must deliver whatever was requested by Palanivel’s side.

Earlier, talk was abuzz that about 500 of Palanivel’s supporters would march from the hotel to the MIC headquarters nearby after the meeting.

The march did not materialise.

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