PUTRAJAYA – MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam does not rule out an independent panel to run the party’s re-election process.
Asked to comment on calls by two candidates who lost in the MIC polls last year for an independent panel to run the party’s re-election, he said: “I am sure it should be conducted by a panel as independent as possible.
“I am sure if it (the panel) is nominated, it should be acceptable by all groups of people.” He did not elaborate.
Dr Subramaniam, who is also health minister, was speaking to reporters after officiating the Malaysia International Healthcare Innovation Conference and Exhibition here today.
Last Friday, the Registrar of Societies (ROS) ordered the MIC to hold fresh elections for the three posts of vice-president and the central working committee, as well as for eight divisions, namely Bayan Baru, Bukit Gelugor, Subang, Bandar Baru Kulim, Taiping, Tambun, Sepang and Jasin.
Following that, the MIC postponed its annual general meeting scheduled for this month to pave way for the party to hold fresh elections in keeping with the ROS decision.
An English daily today reported that two candidates who lost in the MIC polls last year – Datuk Jaspal Singh and Datuk S. A. Vigneswaran – have urged for an independent panel to run the party’s re-election process to ensure polls are clean. – BERNAMA