PUTRAJAYA – MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam today called on all party members to remain united with no division and fractions for the betterment of the community and the nation.
He made this call in the wake of the High Court’s decision to dismiss two judical review applications by party president Datuk Seri G.Palanivel and four others to quash the ‘directive’ of the Registrar of Societies to hold fresh elections.
“Let us reenergise our connectivity to the community. Let us regain our relevance which has seen erosion over the last few years. Let us put the past behind and work towards a bright future,” he said in a statement here today.
Receiving the court’s decision with great relief, Dr Subramaniam hoped that this would bring an end to the political uncertainities which had besieged the party for the past one and a half year.
“The last one and a half year has been a period of complete inactivity and we had divided MIC. The time has come to move forward,” he said.
He also appealed to all parties to remain calm and composed as this was not a moment of jubilation or distraught as those two qualities at such moment was the mark of sterling qualities of good statemanship.
“A vast majority of the 3,700 branch chairmen are innocent by-standers in this process,” he said.
He added the Central Working Committee (CWC) of 2009 should conduct the MIC elections as soon as possible and restore the party to normality.
Meanwhile, party’s former strategic director Datuk Seri S.Vell Paari asked the five applicants to cease being MIC members as they had violated Article 91 of the MIC Constitutions.
Meanwhile, in KUALA LUMPUR, CWC member P.Kamalanathan urged all members to respect the court’s decision and hold fresh election for all posts. – BERNAMA