iMOL Archives - I may be down, but not out, says Murugiah
Welcome iMOL Archives



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  

· 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, 11 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

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

Select Interface Language:

Random Headlines

Tamil Dailies
[ Tamil Dailies ]

·New Tamil daily Thina Kural to be launched Feb 9
·Subra tormentor ‘leaves’ Tamil Nesan
·Tamil blady's
·Kogilan trashed Malaysian Tamil Dailies
·Makkal Osai back on the stands on Saturday
·Makkal Osai Wants Explanation On Non-extension Of Publishing Permit
·Makkal Osai loses licence
·Publishing License denied for Makkal Osai
·Subra saddened by daily's suspension

PPP: I may be down, but not out, says Murugiah

Contributed by Anonymous on Saturday, August 15 @ 10:30:30 CDT

National: Politics
By V. Vasudevan and Suganthi Suparmaniam KUALA LUMPUR: Senator Datuk T. Murugiah may be down, but he is not backing out. "I am going to appeal this decision with the Registry of Societies (ROS). I have to as the public think I have committed a mistake. I have to clear my name," he said yesterday of the ROS decision that the emergency meeting which had proclaimed him as the People's Progressive Party (PPP) president was illegal.

The ROS had said that Datuk M. Kayveas is the PPP chief and has given him a month to set the party records straight.

"I have 100,000 members on my side. I am humble, simple and not arrogant.

"Many of these people crossed over to me for this reason," he said, taking a veiled dig at Kayveas.

Despite his party-less status Murugiah, who is a deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said he would continue working for the people.

"I will continue. Every day people come to my office. I will continue to serve. I will use the Barisan Nasional platform."

Those he had appointed as state chairmen of the PPP have pledged their continued support to him.

Johor state chairman Dr R. Muruga Raj said he and his 24 divisions had a meeting on Thursday to discuss their future and had agreed never to go back to Kayveas.

"None of us will be going back to Kayveas. We will be with Murugiah until the end," he said yesterday.

Dr Muruga Raj said the ROS's decision was not the end of their struggle.

"For us, the game is not over, it's like half time in a football game. At least we managed to win half of our battle when we managed to protect his deputy minister's post.

"Now, let Kayveas answer the show cause letter."
Murugiah's Federal Territory chairman R. Rajendran and Pahang's R. Karunakaran are also sticking by him.
"The decision is Murugiah's. We will do whatever he wants. I'm sure he will not go back to Kayveas as Murugiah is a man of principle," Rajendran said.

Meanwhile, Kayveas said he had received quite a number of calls from members asking him to talk to state chairmen to take them back into the party fold.

"I've instructed state chairmen and division leaders to take back these misled members who have been made all sorts of promises.

"We don't have time to play this game," he said, adding that the prolonged ROS decision had confused a lot of members.

He said there were not many members who had left his camp, but only those who were waiting for the ROS's decision.



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 National: Politics
· News by sound

Most read story about National: Politics:
Hindraf on Bk Bkt Selambau

Article Rating
Average Score: 0
Votes: 0

Please take a second and vote for this article:

Very Good


 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

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] Allow us one month to remove it. Thanks. Copyright © 1998 iMOL

Page Generation: 0.23 Seconds