MIC President Datuk Seri G.Palanivel has blasted Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam and other MIC leaders and members for continuing to spread ‘allegations and misinformation’ to the media.
In a statement on Friday Palanivel said that he had previously urged those making untrue and derogatory remarks against him in the media relating to the issues with the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to stop issuing such allegations.
â€œHowever, that has not happened. Even office-bearers of MIC, including the Deputy President, one of the Vice Presidents and others are spreading numerous allegations and misinformation to the media.
He then said that there have been rumours going around with regards to a letter issued by ROS to the party on Dec 5 and clarified that the contents of the letter were mere recommendations.
â€œHowever, certain quarters, for their own personal agenda have given a false picture of the contents of that letter to the media, to which I took immediate steps.
â€œMy intention is to protect the interest and rights of MIC, contrary to the allegations leveled against me,â€ he said.
Aside from Subramaniam, MIC vice president Datuk M. Saravanan and strategic director Datuk Seri S. Vell Paari have also made public statements critical of the handling of party matters in recent times.
He added that the party had appointed lawyers to look into the issues and issued a letter dated 24 December 2014 seeking clarifications with ROS.
â€œROS replied on Dec 31 , and for the first time issued a purported notice under Section 16(1) of the Societies Act, 1966 that a dispute has arisen on the identity of the office-bearers of MIC.
â€œIt said that the dispute was in relation to the elections for the Vice Presidents and the Central Working Committee held in 2013,â€ he said adding that the party had requested ROS for an extension of time on Jan 2, to which ROS agreed.
â€œOur lawyers then perused the letter by ROS dated Dec 31 in detail and said that the notice is flawed and wrong in law,â€ said Palanivel who said that it led to the party issuing an appeal to the Minister of Home Affairs.
He added that the party is currently waiting for a reply from the Minister, and the next course of action would depend on it.MYNEWSHUB