PETALING JAYA: Former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu (pic) has declared his support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and called on former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to speak to Najib rather than attack him publicly.
â€œIf he has anything against Najib, he should talk to him face-to-face,â€ said Samy Vellu at the launch of the Nepal Earthquake Relief Mission on Monday.
He praised Dr Mahathir for being a senior leader whom he respected but urged the former premier to stop weakening Barisan Nasional, MIC and everyone else through statements made against Najib.
Samy Vellu also brushed aside a question by a reporter with regard to Dr Mahathir saying that Najib had refused to speak him.
â€œIf I take my phone now to call Najib asking if I could see him at 6pm, he would say come.
â€œNajib is a man who would stand and talk to you. He has a heart and feels for the poor people,â€ he said.-The Star