JOHOR BAHRU – My intention to contest the party’s number one post in June is to bring changes to the party and not out of revenge, said MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
Refuting allegations that he made the decision based on personal interest, he said his decision to run for the party presidency was made in all sincerity.
On Feb 15, Dr Subramaniam, who is also the MP for Segamat, had announced his intention to challenge the party president, Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, in the party election to be held in June.
Dr Subramaniam, who is also the Minister of Health, said the decision was not made in a hurry, on the contrary, it was taken after considering the views and suggestions of party members who wanted him to contest.
“After the general elections in 2008, MIC’s performance ratings plunged in the eyes of the Indian community. Many problems arose so that party members became confused with the existing leadership.
“So as the second highest leader in the party, members have asked me to make changes and there is nothing here to be vengeful,” he said at a meeting with all the heads of south Johor MIC branches, here last night. – BERNAMA