KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Bernama) -- Former MIC deputy president Datuk
S.Subramaniam Sunday described as unprofessional and childish party
president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu's move to campaign for one of the
three candidates running for the deputy presidency at the party polls
on Sept 12.
"He (Samy Vellu) should have nominated himself as a candidate for the
deputy president's post, then it will be okay for him to campaign," he
told reporters, here.
He was commenting on Samy Vellu's endorsement of his favoured
candidate for the deputy president's post at the nomination at the MIC
headquarters here yesterday.
Subramaniam is one of the three candidates for the post of deputy
president, the others being in*****bent Datuk G. Palanivel and
vice-president Datuk S.Sothinathan.
Subramaniam said Samy Vellu's open support for his favoured
candidates and rejection of those he did not like was unprofessional
and would put pressure on the delegates and cause a break-up in the
Samy Vellu was elected uncontested as the MIC president for the 11th term in March.
Subramanian also criticised Samy Vellu for dilly-dallying on when he would hand over the party to his deputy.
He said Samy Vellu, before announcing his intention to contest the
presidency for the 11th term, had promised that he would step down in
September after the new deputy president had been elected.
"After that, he said he will step down after training the elected
deputy president for one year, but later he said he will step down
after completing his term in 2012, and then it will be 2015. This shows
that he is unprofessional and is dilly-dallying," he said.