Monday, January 28, 2008

Stay Out says Samy Vellu

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Goodness me, I am so pleasantly surprised that now, we are all getting frank about the political situation in Malaysia.

I am still a Malaysian at heart, but what makes me cross is the lies I have endured for fifteen odd years. Some of our ministers are truly part of the woodwork, e.g. Rafidah Aziz, Samy Vellu, Ling Liong Sik, as well as the extremist Hishamuddin son of Hussein Onn. They fooled the Malaysian public and lied their trousers off for so long. Take a stark example of the AP issue with Rafidah....she should have stepped aside long ago. But the worst of all was Mahathir. He is the epitome of a consummate hypocrite. He was the king of all corruption and now he makes bold to try to teach Abdullah. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

And for so long, we all endured it. It is such a beautiful thing that finally many Malaysians are waking up to all this, and are truly determined to see less lies, less corruption (the Selangor Mansion issue was horrendous, but lets not talk ill of the dead) which started with Mahathir.

In short, many Malaysian politicians (especially those from UMNO) are still very immature. They are spiteful (just hark at the UMNO joker who dared to suggest scrapping all the big projects in Penang; to which Guan Eng replied with such class) full of rhetoric, and tell lots of lies.

But at least I am so thankful that things are changing. Let us hope that the we emerge from this election crucible a stronger, fairer nation than before.

C Khor.