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H Selangor elections: MIC Not Bowing To Umno, Says Muhyiddin

Contributed by Anonymous on Thursday, April 22 @ 09:24:01 CDT

HULU SELANGOR, April 22 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Thursday refuted opposition claims that the MIC had bowed down to Umno in the selection of the candidate for the by-election for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat.

He said the MIC was an Umno ally in the Barisan Nasional (BN) and the question of a component party bowing down to another component party did not arise at all.

"The power-sharing concept practiced by BN had started long ago where we sit down together and discuss. All BN component parties assist in administering the country so that all communities can enjoy the progress achieved by the country. Although the Hulu Selangor constituency has a Malay majority, Umno did not claim the seat as we have reached a consensus and know that the seat belongs to the MIC.

"Initially, there were voices in Umno that wanted the party to contest the seat but the PM (prime minister) and I agreed that the seat should be given to the MIC according to our tradition," he said at a gathering with the residents of Taman Bukit Teratai, here today.

Also present were MIC president Datuk S. Samy Vellu and Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam.

The decision was made because the national leadership wanted to see another Indian representative in Parliament, he said.

"We picked the best candidate and that's why we chose P. Kamalanathan. In the past few days he had proven that he is qualified to be the BN representative. The Indian voters here should support him without any doubt because I'm convinced that he will turn out to be a good Parliamentarian" he said.

Kamalanathan will be challenged by Datuk Zaid Ibrahim from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Muhyiddin Challenges PKR To State Agenda For The Indian Community

HULU SELANGOR, April 21 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin tonight challenged Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) to clearly state their agenda for the Indian community in the country.

Muhyiddin said until today, PKR's agenda for the Indians was not clear compared with Barisan Nasional (BN) who have already set up a Special Cabinet Committee to manage the welfare of Indians, chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and aimed at overcoming problems faced by Indians.

"PKR has no agenda for the Indian community. I want to challenge PKR to show what is their agenda for the Indians or the other races," said Muhyiddin at Ladang Changkat Asa, Hulu Bernam here today during a campaign held to support BN candidate P. Kamalanathan who takes on Datuk Zaid Ibrahim from PKR.

Muhyiddin cited BN's allocation of RM35 million to help the Indian community to venture into business through the Tekun Nasional initiative which was earlier a privilege enjoyed by Bumiputera.

Tekun Nasional has approved loans amounting to RM12 million for 1,513 Indian youths since it was launched.

Muhyiddin said the BN government was also concerned with problems like education, welfare, opportunities for education and job opportunities.

"BN gives priority to racial unity unlike the opposition who only know how to raise political instability which does not benefit," he said.


300 PKR Members In Klang Quit Party To Join MIC By: Ramjit--> PORT KLANG, April 21 (Bernama) -- Three hundred Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) members from the Klang branch, including its deputy Youth chief M. Palanibalakumar, walked out of the party tonight.

According to Selangor MIC Youth chief Shanker Raj Ayenger, they had received 300 Photostatted identity cards from the former PKR members at Jalan Kem here, requesting to join MIC.

Palanibalakumar said he and the other members decided to quit the party because they felt neglected and failed to receive any form of assistance from the party.

"The Indian community here is neglected. The PKR does not bother about our problems where many of us are jobless, there are single mothers with financial problems, widowers without protection and poor people left without aid," he said.

They have failed to realise that they were the backbone to the PKR machinery during the 2008 general election to ensure victory in Klang because 20 percent of the 12 voters were Indians, he said.

Palanibalakumar said since the sentiments among the Indian community in the Klang branch does not favour PKR, more might quit the party.





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