He lost a crucial battle with about 1,000
ordinary people who had
gathered at the hall to denounce him despite concerted attempts to
disrupt and end the proceeding by his supporters who gate-crashed the
About 30 supporters held the gathering to ransom.
The organizers, the three leaders of Gerakan Anti Samy Vellu or GAS –
K.P.Samy, V. Mugilan and Kumar Amman - and several other expelled MIC
members braved the heckling, harassment and disruption by Samy’s
But they held on until police arrived to cheers from the audience.
For nearly an hour, from 2pm, the organizers battled with them, with
not a single policemen present, except for plainclothes Special Branch
detectives who did not interfere to stop the disruption.
Only after people in the audience raised their voices and demanded,
“where are the police?” did a dozen uniformed police arrive and stop the
Samy Vellu lost whatever little respect he still enjoys with the
Indian community as one after another in the audience cursed his name.
The gatecrashers, led by well known MIC characters like MIC
divisional leader Taman Maznah Chandran and in*****bent MIC Youth leader
Siva Subramaniam and others of their ilk, continued to argue with police
and demanded that not a word was mentioned of Samy Vellu and MIC.
Urged by the police GAS leaders gave short speeches not mentioning
Samy Vellu along with former Hindraf leaders Ganapathi Rao, now in DAP,
and independent activist P. Gengadharan.
However, Mugilan in his five-minute speech, heckled by the Samy Vellu
supporters, gave a fiery speech urging the people to rise up against
The meeting ended on that note with the people leaving satisfied that
although the group sought to disrupt their gathering they had prevailed
and had urged Samy Vellu to step down.
“I am happy that despite so much disruption we managed to shout “Down
with Samy!”,” said S. Vellu Samy from Negri Sembilan.
”We won, Samy Vellu lost…he is not fit to lead us any more after
this show of gangsterism,” he said.
In Klang today, Samy Vellu’s mask fell and he lost terribly.
Staying as party president and claiming to be leader of the Indian
community is simply untenable.
Not a day longer was the message those in Dewan Hamzah sent out to
the man who has been president since 1979.
However, the day was not without its irony.
Among those who urged the goons to disappear was Bharat Maniam, the
expelled Petaling Jaya MIC division chairman who was the muscle Samy
Vellu had used to strike terror among supporters of former expelled
vice-president Tan Sri M.G. Pandithan.
Kumar Amman, the sacked MIC CWC member and a leader of GAS, had only
months ago attacked an aide to Penang Deputy Chief Minister Dr P.
Ramasamy as part of a MIC Youth demonstration against the DAP.
Today, he was carrying a book about Indian independence leader
Mohandas Gandhi and shouting “Ahimsa! Ahimsa!” as goons threatened to
“Yes, I assaulted him but that is a different Kumar Amman…that Kumar
Amman no longer exists,” said Kumar Amman.
Ganapathi Rao, a DAP member, said in his short speech that there is
nothing wrong in Indians of all persuasions to come together for the
good of the community while Gengadharan told The Malaysian Insider
he was politically independent.
K.P.Samy, who had dreams of joining Pakatan Rakyat, ended his speech
condemning the gatecrashers as “street animals and paid goons” and ended
his speech, startling the audience with three shouts of, Long Live
The only loser was Samy Vellu.
Updated: Sunday July 4, 2010 MYT 5:58:46 PMMIC members disrupt Klang anti-Samy Vellu rally (Updated)By EDWARD R. HENRY
KLANG: MIC members gate-crashed the second anti-Samy Vellu rally here Sunday and brought it to an early end.Former Taman Maznah MIC chairman S. Chandran and former Klang division chairman K. Tharmalingam headed the group of about 50 Klang MIC members, who became embroiled in heated debates with those attending the rally, resulting in minor scuffles outside and in the hall.The MIC group had gathered at the venue even before the event was scheduled to start at 1pm."Don't ever utter a word about MIC. You must not mention Samy Vellu's name. Get out of this hall as you have no place here," Chandran told rally supporters, before barging into the hall around 2pm.Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu (GAS) leaders V. Mugilan and G. Kumar Aamaan, together with rally organiser K.P. Samy, a former MIC central working committee member who was sacked earlier, clashed verbally with the hostile group inside the hall.The shouting between the two groups grew louder as Chandran challenged the organisers, with minor scuffles erupting near the stage.In an attempted to cool tempers, Aamaan held up a book, The Life of Mahatma Gandhi
by Louis Fisher, and began to chant "Ahimsa" (which means non-violence in Sanskrit) and people in the hall followed suit.Policemen entered the hall around 2.10pm to keep the situation from getting out of control.The organisers ended the gathering of 1,500 at 3pm, two hours earlier than scheduled, on the advice of the Klang police chief.Samy called for press conference on the stage and handed out a four-page memorandum to the press."We are unable to hold a peaceful gathering as Samy Vellu sent his gangsters to wreak havoc. All we wanted to do was chart out the future of the Indians in this nation and get their support, which would be handed to the Prime Minister," he said.The four-page memorandum contained nine issues, including calling for the government to lower the schooling age to five, reduce personal tax, establish kindergartens within existing Tamil schools, rehabilitate prisoners and redefine poverty.Mugilan also called for MIC chief Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to step down.Samy Vellu announced earlier that he would step down in 2012 and not on July 10, as demanded by his critics.Klang Police Chief Asst Comm Muhammad Mat Yusop said 60 policemen, together with the light strike force, were deployed to keep the situation in control.*****themalaysianinsider.com
GAS II stormed by Samy Vellu’s men
UPDATED @ 05:21:30 PM 04-07-2010
July 04, 2010
KLANG, July 4 — Chaos erupted at the Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu gathering here when the event was rudely interrupted by about 50 people, believed to be supporters of the party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.The group turned up before the event was scheduled to begin at about 1pm and began discouraging people from entering Dewan Dato Hamzah, where the gathering was being held.
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Just before 2pm, a shouting match ensued outside the hall between the two factions and a minor scuffle followed when several men, engaged in a heated debate, began to shove each other around.At 2pm, the rowdy group of Samy Vellu supporters pushed their way into the hall, shouting at the top of their lungs.They are believed to be led by three key men — Selangor MIC information chief L. Siva Subramaniam, and two branch chairmen, one known as “Taman Maznah” Chandran, and another as Dharmalingam, a former Klang MIC division chief who currently sits as a director in the Port Klang Authority, an appointment made by Samy Vellu himself.“Don’t you dare speak of MIC. Don’t you dare utter Samy Vellu’s name. Get out of this hall, stop this gathering,” they shouted as they made their way to the stage.When they clashed with the organisers and supporters of the GAS gathering, another shouting match broke out.More pushing and shoving were witnessed as the fight heated up quickly.GAS supporters, led by sacked leaders V. Mugilan, K. P. Samy, G. Kumar Aamaan, former Petaling Jaya Barat MIC chief V. Subramaniam or “Bharat Maniam”, began yelling at the group to get out.At one point, Samy, together with Kumar Aamaan, who was holding up a book called “The Life of Mahatma Ghandi”, began shouting “Ahimsa” which means a peaceful leadership style.The chants grew louder as the GAS supporters who had begun piling into the hall, swelled to about 1,000 people.Chandran, who was one of the most vocal of the group, then yelled at Samy, claiming that the latter had not done a single thing for the Indian community.“If you had won in the elections and became an MP, would you still be here now? You have not given 5sen to the community,” he said.Ignoring him, Samy then called the media up onstage for a press conference.“We are not here to start trouble. This is a peaceful gathering but this is Samy Vellu’s style... he called in his gangsters,” he said.He noted that they were willing to stop the gathering if the group of troublemakers insisted on causing havoc.“We are all law-abiding citizens, we do not want violence. We will listen to the advice of the police,” he said.Samy also called upon the Prime Minister to take note of Samy Vellu’s gangster-like leadership.“He should act against these hooligans. They are the liabilities of the Barisan Nasional.“We, on the other hand, just want peace. We want to submit our memorandum to the PM and call for an early retirement for Samy Vellu,” he said.He also challenged Samy Vellu to declare publicly that Aimst University and MIED belonged to the Indian community and had not been “hijacked” by him.“We will meet with the PM soon on this and on the Maika issue. There are over 60,000 shareholders, now only the PM can help,” he said.Mugilan agreed that Samy Vellu was practising “gangster-style” politics and would be the BN’s greatest stumbling block in the next general election.“This is how he controls the Indian community — with his gangsters.“We do not pay our supporters to come but yet, they turn up in droves.“So long as Samy Vellu is MIC president, the Indians will not support the BN. He is just a senile man,” he said.At about 2.15pm, a group of policemen walked into the hall after they were informed that there were troublemakers attempting to disrupt the event.The police spoke to the group of Samy Vellu supporters for several minutes before informing the GAS organisers that they could proceed with their event.They however noted that the rowdy group would be allowed to stay in the hall for they had refused to leave.When the shouting continued, however, at least half of the rowdy group were ushered out of the hall.The three main leaders in the group of Samy Vellu’s supporters remained behind with a few of their men flanking them.The event continued with a few speeches from the organisers but was continuously disrupted by insults thrown at them.The din in the hall was too loud to hear what the sacked leaders were saying.Despite this, GAS supporters cheered on cue at every punchline.The tension in the air was almost palpable but the police kept a watchful eye on the crowd and was quick to lead away those who became too rowdy with their words.At about 3.10pm, the function was declared over. No untoward incidences were reported.When approached, Mugilan told The Malaysian Insider
that GAS II had been successful due to the large turnout.“We will keep fighting. We will keep coming up with more ideas and make sure Samy Vellu steps down as president soon,” he said.He acknowledged that the MIC president had received a strong show of support from the party’s Youth, Wanita, Putera and Puteri wings during the launch of their annual general meeting earlier but insisted that this was because of their fear of Samy Vellu.“He is a dictator. All who oppose him get sacked. They are afraid of him.“I received many SMSes from our supporters who were in the AGMs just now and told me what happened,” he said.Mugilan would not commit to a third GAS gathering but gave his assurance that the GAS efforts would continue.All four GAS leaders were summarily expelled from the party when they dared to speak out against Samy Vellu, who has ruled the MIC for 31 years now.The former Works Minister had announced recently that he would only step down by September next year, ahead of his term of expiration in May 2012, but this did not sit well with many party leaders who had wanted him to leave during the party’s AGM this July 10******FMT
ro-Samy Vellu gate-crashers cause havoc at critics' rally
By G Vinod
KLANG: A group of MIC members caused a ruckus at the Indian Unity
Gathering organised by critics of party president S Samy Vellu here
today, forcing the police to move in to calm the situation.
The 50-odd pro-Samy Vellu group, led by Selangor MIC information
chief L Siva Subramaniam, barged into Dewan Hamzah just as the gathering
started at 2pm to heckle and throw insults at the organisers of the
Siva Subramaniam and his men shouted that no one
should insult Samy Vellu.
“Who are you to talk about Samy Vellu?
What did you do for the Indian community?” one of them asked the
coordinators of the gathering.
Despite the tense situation
created by the gate-crashers, organisers KP Samy, V Mugilan, G Kumar
Aamaan, V Subramaniam and M Karunanidhi held their ground and urged
their 2,000 supporters to stay silent and remain calm.
organisers refused to be provoked and started chanting 'ahimsa'
(non-violence), a move which was quickly followed by their supporters.
Despite this, FMT learnt, a melee in the hall caused minor injuries to
some people, including a journalist.
The police moved in shortly
and urged the pro-Samy Vellu faction to stand down and allow the
gathering to continue.
Those present were then informed by the
speakers of their need to remain steadfast in their cause to unite the
Vellu is a coward
Talking to reporters later, the
organisers blasted their uninvited guests for their uncouth behaviour.
Vellu is a coward for trying to stop a peaceful gathering,” said sacked
MIC central committee member KP Samy.
“We have already mentioned
that we fully back the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and
the Barisan Nasional government.
“BN is going to have problems
due to Samy Vellu's attitude. Now you all know who are the real
troublemakers,” he blasted.
Mugilan meanwhile thanked the police
for their swift response in handling the situation.
today was made up of decent people and Samy Vellu has shown his style of
gutter politics here,” said the sacked MIC national deputy youth chief.
should step down immediately,” Mugilan said.
All the main
organisers of the gathering were sacked by Samy Vellu for working
against the party.Anti-BN
Meanwhile, Siva Subramaniam told FMT
that he is very happy that the police controlled the tense situation
However, he expressed his disappointment that the
gathering was permitted to continue despite not having a police permit.
even appealed to the Klang local council not to allow KP Samy to use
the hall but it dismissed us,” he said.
He added the gathering
was not in support of the BN leadership at all.
“How can they
claim to be supporting BN when they brought Hindfaf leaders to the
gathering,” he said, referring to R Kenghadaran and V Ganabatirau's
presence at the gathering. The two of them were arrested under the
Internal Security Act in 2007 and released in 2009.
and DAP-member Ganabatirau told the gathering they were there for the
common good of the community.
“This is not about DAP, MIC or any
political party. This is about working for a common interest which is
uniting Indians for a common agenda.” said Ganabatirau.
'Samy controlling Indians through gangsterism'
Jul 4, 10
Anti Samy Vellu Movement (GAS) leaders today hit
out at MIC president S Samy Vellu, calling him a “gangster” for
allegedly hiring thugs to disrupt their second rally
at Dewan Hamzah in Klang earlier this afternoon. “This
is the way of Samy Vellu. Samy Vellu (has been) a gangster for 31
years. He has been controlling the Indians through gangsterism. Samy
Vellu paid these thugs to cause trouble (left
) here,” said
former MIC Youth chief V Mugilan, one of GAS' founders.
Mugilan spoke at a makeshift press
conference that GAS leaders held during a standoff between their
supporters and 50 MIC supporters who showed up to disrupt the rally, as
30 police officers rushed into the hall to control the situation.
The MIC supporters (left
) had gatecrashed the
rally earlier to try to stop the proceedings.
“We are calmly waiting for the situation to come under
control. If the situation is not controlled we are obedient citizens of
this country, we will not take the law into our own hands. We will take
the police's advice,” added former MIC supreme council member KP Samy.
He contends that it is clear that
non-GAS members in the crowd are disrupting the rally, but called for
“Even if they attack,
we will not react,” he added, implying that the MIC gatecrashers
represented the “arrogance and hooligans ” of Samy and his diehards.
is a coward'
a good crowd. They claimed 5,000 but not even 50 is here. Now the
party, the police, the media, the whole world can decide on who are the
troublemakers, who are the assets and who are the liabilities to BN.”
said the former MIC strongman.
“Samy is a coward,”
added KP Samy (right
) in a parting shot, challenging the MIC
president to take GAS to court.
Samy further added that they will be handing a memorandum to the prime
minister soon, to ask him to step in and solve the woes of the Indians,
whom GAS claimed have been cheated by Samy for so long.
“Samy, your reputation is ruined. The Indians are angry
with you. We showed you in 2008, to ask you to leave the party, but you
never learned from it,” said Mugilan.