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MIC Money Politics

Contributed by Anonymous on Thursday, June 29 @ 04:02:13 CDT

MIC By: The Traveler  
Thursday, June 29, 2006

Many were surprised when Tan Sri Isa Samad, former Federal Territory Minister, obtained 1,507 votes emerging as Top UMNO vice president.  Later, nine charges were leveled at him, found guilty of vote buying and was sacked from his position.


Here in MIC, too, many were shocked. Not by the defeat of Subra to Palanivel, this was somewhat expected looking at the power that Samy wields, but with the huge 438 votes margin. All indications point to the profound money politics of unmatched proportion in this MIC election then any other previous ones, where the main perpetrator was none other then Samy Vellu himself. 

Cash payments and lavish parties were thrown on delegates to buy votes. Others have been promised titles, town council positions, board appointments, contracts and scholarships in AIMST College for their kids..etc.
 
One CWC candidate, who was not in the official line-up, won a seat handsomely obtaining 948 votes. Now, it came to light that this person provided a Towel, a Saree  (for women), and dhoti (traditional Indian dress for men) for every delegates. This he did it openly.

Will there be any action on him by the MIC disciplinary board as UMNO acted on Isa? Certainly, any action is doubtful when the MIC president himself is a major culprit.
 
Money politics existed in MIC all the time and is not an unknown new phenomenon. But, vote buying became much easier since starting the divisional systems in MIC as the number of delegates to the AGM has shrunk.

Before the divisional systems, delegates come from every branch and the total number can run up to more than 3000. To win in the recently concluded elections, you need to cover 721 delegates, only, which will not be a problem for those who are in power.

If you are not the President men, prospect of winning in any future MIC elections is bleak.


 
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