MIC President S. Samy Vellu, said there were some BN component party leaders who had been meeting the Indian community and trying to get it to voice its problems.
"They are trying to stir the pot. Let the MIC worry about the Indian community. The other parties should concentrate on helping their own communities," he said without naming the parties.
The recalcitrant MIC leader is again trying to monopolize the voice of Indian community. He should be reminded that other component parties do have a strong Indian membership base as well. From several dialogues, many of these Indian members do not think highly of Samy Vellu and his party's ability to represent the voice of the community.
Moreover, multiracial parties such as Gerakan, PPP, PKR and others should be encouraged to speak up for all, including marginalised members of the Indian community. Granted, not all Indians are marginalised. Some, like VK Lingam, are extremely privileged and powerful.
Samy Vellu also said that the MIC was confident of winning all the seats it would contest in the next general election despite the current unhappiness among the Indian community. (it will be interesting to see how many percent of Indian voters voted for MIC candidates in the next GE).
"MIC has a very good record in the general election and I am confident that the Indian community will continue to support BN." He said that only a small segment of the community was dissatisfied and behind demonstrations and protests.
Samy is obviously out of touch with the community. He should hire a private research company to do a detailed study on Indian sentiments in the country post-Hindraf.