PUTRAJAYA, July 15 (Bernama) -- MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel
has expressed gratitude to MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu for
endorsing him to retain the party position at the party election, two
"I am indeed, grateful to the president for endorsing me for the post.
I have always believed that in being a deputy, you have to abide by
whatever decision taken by the president.
"I will do my best to live up to the expectations, confidence and
trust placed upon me by the party, its members and the community," he
told Bernama when contacted.
Earlier Wednesday, Samy Vellu announced that he had endorsed
Palanivel to retain the seat at the party elections on Sept 12. The
party polls, to be participated by 1,400 divisional delegates, would
elect a deputy president, three vice-presidents and 23 central working
committee (CWC) members.
The deputy presidency is expected to be a three-cornered fight
involving Palanivel, former deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam and
in*****bent vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan.
Both Subramaniam and Sothinathan have announced their bid to contest the party's second highest post.
Samy Vellu also announced that Human Resources Minister and MIC
secretary-general Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, Federal Territories Deputy
Minister and party information chief Datuk M. Saravanan and Deputy
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk S. K. Devamany were
the "chosen" three vice-presidents.
Meanwhile, Saravanan expressed gratitude to the MIC president,
saying that he would repay the confidence with hardwork for the
betterment of the party and the Indian community.
He believed that delegates to the assembly in September would endorse the president's choice.
Devamany said, while the resposibility placed was heavy, he would
carry it diligently, adding that members should work towards uniting
the community and ensure MIC became a respectable political institution.
Samy Vellu Endorses Palanivel To Defend MIC Deputy Presidency
PUTRAJAYA, July 15 (Bernama) -- MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu
said on Wednesday he has endorsed in*****bent deputy president Datuk G.
Palanivel to defend the party's No. 2 post at the MIC elections on Sept
Speaking to Bernama in a telephone interview, Samy Vellu also said that
he had endorsed Human Resource Minister and MIC secretary general Datuk
Dr S. Subramaniam, Deputy Federal Territories Minister and MIC
information chief Datuk M. Saravanan and Deputy Minister in the Prime
Minister's Department Datuk S. K. Devamany for the three posts of