Wednesday June 30, 2010Party
members may gatecrash anti-Samy Vellu eventBy WANI MUTHIAH
A gathering organised by several expelled MIC central working committee
members on July 4 here threatens to descend into mayhem with some party
members planning to gatecrash the event, while advertisements in a
Tamil daily allege that the gathering is anti-Barisan Nasional.
of the organisers, K.P. Samy, who was expelled from the MIC last month,
said an advertisement on June 24 and June 26 in a Tamil daily had
dubbed the gathering as an anti-Barisan event.
To make matters
worse, Samy alleged Selangor MIC information chief L. Siva Subramaniam
had threatened to bring 5,000 MIC members to the event in Dewan Hamzah.
Subramaniam said he would bring 5,000 MIC members if the police gives
us the permit to hold the gathering. This amounts to threatening the
police,” said Samy.
“I have also written to the Home Ministry
complaining that the Tamil daily was stoking trouble by making wild and
baseless allegations,” he added, noting that the advertisement also
carried the Barisan emblem.
Samy had given MIC president Datuk
Seri S. Samy Vellu up to early July to consolidate all Indians who are
currently splintered into various political groups.
In the event
Samy Vellu fails to do this, Samy said the July 4 gathering dubbed “Dawn
For The Indian Community” would be held.
It replaces the Gerakan
Anti-Samy (GAS) gathering which did not take place as scheduled on June
Samy said the event was a challenge to the embattled Samy
Vellu to bring all Indians under one umbrella as the party president
claimed recently that only the MIC could unite the Indians.
contacted, Siva Subra-maniam said he had the right to stop people from
cheating the Indian community.
“Samy is cheating Indians by saying
he’s doing this for the community when in actual fact it is for
himself,” said Siva Subrama-niam.
He added that the gathering was
held for two reasons — to threaten Samy Vellu and for the MIC to retract
the expulsion order against Samy and four other CWC members.
others are G. Kumar Aamaan, former party youth deputy chief V. Mugilan
and Petaling Jaya Selatan MIC division chief V. Subramaniam who is
popularly known as Barath Maniam.
Samy has been promised a place
in the DAP by its vice-president M. Kulasegaran if he can attract 2,000
people to attend the event, alleged Siva Subramaniam.
Subramaniam also alleged that Kulasegaran, who is also Ipoh Barat MP,
had promised Samy the Kota Alam Shah state assembly seat in the next
general election if he succeeds in mobilising Indians.
detainee M. Mano haran is the in*****bent Kota Alam Shah assemblyman.
was not available for comment at press time.