iMOL Archives - MIC Needs Strong Leadership To Face Challenges, Says Veerasingam
Welcome iMOL Archives

imol

 

 
Home 2SubscribeTrigger HappyEthnic ClashForumHistorySocialPoliticsEconomyEducationPlantation WorkersAbout me
Silence is not an option when things are ill done - Lord Alfred Dennings
Search   in  

 Create an AccountMain Home | Submit News | Your Account | Content | Topics | Top 10  

Modules
· Home
· Advertising
· AvantGo
· Feedback
· Forums
· Private Messages
· Recommend Us
· Search
· Statistics
· Stories Archive
· Submit News
· Surveys
· Top 10
· Topics
· Your Account

Who's Online
There are currently, 4 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here

Languages
Select Interface Language:


Random Headlines

Health
[ Health ]

·Iranians make a hit in Malaysia
·Plan to Use ‘Killer’ Mosquitoes vs Dengue Draws Fire
·Asia's Consumers Come Alive
·Free anti-H1N1 vaccinations
·Eggs are good for the heart
·Lack of Regulation Blamed for HIV Upsurge among Women
·600 million lack toilets in India
·7 reasons to drink cocunut water
·Durian Craze Grips South India, Women Believe It Improves Fertility

  
MIC Needs Strong Leadership To Face Challenges, Says Veerasingam

Contributed by Anonymous on Friday, June 16 @ 08:32:54 CDT

MIC
KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) -- An MIC vice-president said Friday the party needs a strong leadership comprising team players for it to address the present and future challenges of the Malaysian Indians.


In an interview with Bernama, Datuk S. Veerasingam, who is also Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister, said party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu needed leaders who could assist him in drawing up plans and implementing programmes for the benefit of the community.

"These leaders are the ones picked by Datuk Samy Vellu as his "preferred" candidates for the June 24 party elections," he said.

The MIC elections will see contests for deputy president, three vice-presidents and 23 central working committee (CWC) members.

Samy Vellu had named vice-president Datuk G. Palanivel as his "preferred" deputy. The Women, Family and Community Development deputy minister is taking on in*****bent Datuk S. Subramaniam in a tight tussle for the deputy president's post.

For the three vice-president's posts, the party supremo had named in*****bents Veerasingam, Tan Sri K. S. Nijhar and party secretary-general Datuk S. Sothinathan in his line-up.

The presidential trio will be challenged by Kuala Lumpur MIC chief Datuk V.K.K. Teagarajan, former CWC member and former Sri Rusa state assemblyman E. Yohevel, MIC veteran Datuk M. Muthupalaniappan and P. Thiagarasan, a relatively unknown candidate from Shah Alam.

Fifty-one aspirants have entered the fray for the 23 elected seats in the CWC, the party's highest policy-making body.

"The president usually comes up with ideas to uplift the community. He then presents it to the CWC where we discuss and fine-tune the plans and programmes. What is most important is the implementation stage.

"If the idea is good but the implementation is poor, then the whole thing is a waste. Apart from the many other reasons, at least for this reason the president must be given a strong team. A team which can join hands and implement the programmes," Veerasingam stressed.

Veerasingam began his political life in the MIC as an ordinary member of the Jalan Kampar MIC branch in Perak in 1965.

The sixty-four-year-old leader was picked to contest the Sungkai state seat in the 1990 general election which he won comfortably.

He successfully defended the seat for two terms before moving up to contest in the Tapah parliamentary constituency in the 1999 general elections.

The Tamil school teacher-turned-politician held on to the seat for the last two terms, winning both elections with comfortable majorities.

He became an MIC vice-president in the 2000 party elections, garnering the highest votes among the three vice-presidents. In 2003, Veerasingam, Palanivel and Nijhar retained their vice-presidency unopposed.

Asked on the grassroots' response to the president's "preferred" candidates, Veerasingam said all candidates in the "president's menu" received good support.

"I am grateful to the delegates. Most of them have voiced their support to the president's team. I don't see a problem," added Veerasingam who has been tagged as a "sure win" candidate in the polls.

-- BERNAMA


 
Login
Nickname

Password

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

Related Links
· More about MIC
· News by sound


Most read story about MIC:
Foul play in Malaysian actress death


Article Rating
Average Score: 0
Votes: 0

Please take a second and vote for this article:

Excellent
Very Good
Good
Regular
Bad


Options

 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly


Google
 
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the authors and comments on this website are the sole responsibility of the writers themselves. The writer will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment. The accuracy, completeness, honesty, exactitude and factuality of the articles and comments are not guaranteed by iMOL.

If you do not wish any of your writing republished here, please send mail to sound20[at]gmail.com. Allow us one month to remove it. Thanks. Copyright © 1998 iMOL

Page Generation: 0.20 Seconds