KUALA LUMPUR – MIC acting president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam has described as a lie an SMS message being circulated that branch nominations scheduled for today and tomorrow have been called off by the party’s 2009 Interim Working Committee.
In a statement today, he said the message had been sent by “some group with the evil intention of spoiling our nominations”.
“This is a total lie. The content of the SMS is false,” Subramaniam said as he urged branch chairmen to come out and file their nomination papers.
The branch nominations for the faction led by Dr Subramaniam started yesterday while a similar process under his rival Datuk Seri G. Palanivel took place on July 9.
Palanivel loyalist, Datuk S. Sothinathan had said that 2,241 of some 3,400 MIC branches took part in the July 9 nominations which, according to him, indicated their support for Palanivel.
The MIC crisis erupted following differences of opinion between Palanivel and Dr Subramaniam after the Registrar of Societies issued a notice on Dec 5, instructing the party to hold fresh elections for the three vice presidential
and 23 CWC member posts. – BERNAMA