June 07, 2006 11:07 AM |
KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 (Bernama) -- With less than three weeks to go before the MIC polls on June 24, party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has outlined four key elements that a leader should have to be elected.
He said the four elements were Concept, Competence, Connections and Concentration or the 4Cs.
"I have emphasised to the MIC delegates that leaders they are going to elect should have the 4Cs," he said when interviewed in RTM's Fast Forward talk show aired over the national television last night.
Summarising the 4Cs, Samy Vellu said the leaders must be able to conceptualise in order to have the competence to carry out their tasks through the right connections with full concentration.
"The MIC needs competent leaders who are able to deliver, and they must fully concentrate on their social work," he said.
Samy Vellu said competent leaders were those who have proved their worth to the community and party, not just when elections were around the corner.
"The MIC needs full-time leaders who will struggle for the community. This is what I have been pushing for," he said.
Samy Vellu said party members have put their faith in him by electing him unopposed last March 5 to ensure the MIC remained relevant in the face of so many challenges and opportunities.
"I have a responsibility to the members and the party," he said, adding that he would do all he could to ensure the MIC remained the only political party to represent the Indian community.
Samy Vellu emphasised that the success of the MIC's programmes for the community would only be achieved where there was team work and cooperation.
"When I say I need team players, it means the party needs people who can contribute practical ideas, provide impetus, move the people to do work and listen to the people's problems and solve them
"We should not wait to be told what to do but take our own initiative to do work," he said.
Samy Vellu said the party had groomed capable leaders to lead the MIC in future.
"The MIC members knew who they (the capable leaders) are because they watch closely the performances of every leader in the party," he said.
During the one-hour programme, Samy Vellu, who is Works Minister also spoke about the implementation of the Ninth Malaysia Plan projects under his ministry.