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GAS challenges MIC to debate

Contributed by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 06 @ 01:29:47 CDT

The Malay Mail,
Monday, July 5th, 2010 
MOHAN: Why should I accept a challenge from a 'disorderly' person?
Expelled MIC central working committee (CWC) member G. Kumar Amaan — who is also one of the Anti-Samy Vellu Movement (GAS) coordinators — has challenged MIC Youth chief T. Mohan to a public debate on the party and its long-time president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

"We can debate. No problem. Ask him to prepare five people from his side. I will prepare five from my side. We can have a public forum since Mohan is so opinionated. Just tell us the date, time and place. We will be there," he said, when contacted by The Malay Mail yesterday. Kumar claims to be the first to initiate the Ahimsa (avoidance of violence) method, used by Mahatma Gandhi to free India from the British rule decades ago, as a theme for the second GAS rally held yesterday at Dewan Hamzah, Klang. Hence, he was saddened by the fracas when about 50 men claiming to be MIC supporters gatecrashed yesterday's event. "We want Indians to be united but they chose violence. We are against violence as we choose Ahimsa. Peace is in every religion. "These people only know violence. They are all gangsters. In a way, I pity them because they are only embarrassing themselves by saying vulgar words and creating a scene. As party president, Samy Vellu should teach them how to behave." Kumar said if these alleged MIC supporters had spoken to them peacefully, no chaos would have occurred. "I just don't understand how they could come to our event when they were supposed to be at the annual general assemblies at PWTC. What if we gatecrashed their event? Would that be nice?" Meanwhile, T. Mohan has refused to accept the challenge for an open debate by Kumar. "Why should I accept a challenge from a 'disorderly' person? I have a lot of community work to do. I would rather help the Indian community than waste my time with him." Mohan also refuted claims the 50 alleged "MIC supporters" who gatecrashed the GAS gathering were gangsters. "They are not gangsters. They are supporters of Samy Vellu. If Samy Vellu has a problem, they will stand up for him." Stating it was wrong for GAS to conduct their second gathering without a police permit, Mohan revealed he too would have gone to the GAS event in Klang. When asked whether he thought Samy Vellu would step down earlier than planned — as the GAS organisers were pressuring him to — Mohan said there was no need for Samy Vellu to listen to GAS. Mohan claimed GAS coordinators had personal agendas. "If they are really concerned about the party, why didn't they form GAS before the general election or Hulu Selangor by-election?"****
Sack the gangsters, MIC told
Monday, July 5th, 2010 
KLANG: The second gathering of the Anti-Samy Vellu Movement (GAS) — which was gatecrashed by about 50 men claiming to be MIC supporters — have left many wondering just who may be behind them. Expelled central working committee (CWC) member and event organiser K.P. Samy said the gathering was supposed to be peaceful but was disrupted by these men, whom he described as gangsters. "We just wanted to gather peacefully. We want to submit our memorandum to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and call for MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to step down." Claiming these so-called MIC supporters would not be there without the party president's blessings, he also challenged Samy Vellu to sack these 50 men if they were MIC members. "Samy Vellu is no good for the community. He should step down as fast as possible." He further described the second GAS rally as a success as even without a police permit, more than 1,500 people thronged the event. Meanwhile, MIC Kapar Division chairman Palanisamy Arumugam, who witnessed the violence, expressed his disgust. "These people have no right to gate-crash another event. If you don't like the gathering, then why bother to come? By coming here, they are only degrading MIC's image further." Palanisamy felt these alleged MIC supporters should have instead sat and listened to the speeches to get an idea of what GAS stood for. "Maybe, after listening to the speeches, they could have expressed their views publicly by organising their own event. That would have been the professional thing to do," he said. The "MIC supporters" turned up for the rally at Dewan Hamzah, Klang and started shouting profanities at sacked MIC deputy youth chief V. Mugilan, sacked CWC member G. Kumar Amaan and K.P. Samy. A shouting match erupted between the two groups resulting in minor scuffles outside and in the hall. Klang district police chief ACP Mohamad Mat Yusop said no arrest was made and the organisers obeyed police's instructions. He confirmed the present of 60 police personnel, including the Light Strike Force and special branch personnel.*****
MIC losing support of young Indians
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 12:23:00
KUALA LUMPUR: Sacked MIC deputy chief and the Anti-Samy Vellu Movement (GAS) coordinator V. Mugilan yesterday claimed the MIC youth wing was losing the support of young Indian adults. He claimed the annual general meeting for the MIC Youth wing attracted only a fraction of its members, making it the AGM with the worst turnout in MIC's 64 years of existence. He was informed by sources only about 150 youth delegates attended the AGM on Sunday at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). "This AGM is not valid because only 150 out of the 500 Youth delegates attended," he told The Malay Mail yesterday. Mugilan further claimed the reason for the poor turnout was because of MIC Youth chief T. Mohan's strong support for party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu. "He is supporting Samy Vellu when everyone else is against Samy Vellu. Actually, Mohan is a good leader and I also supported him to become the MIC Youth chief in 2009. "Unfortunately, he is obsessively supporting Samy Vellu." Mugilan also said the 50 "MIC supporters" who gatecrashed the second GAS rally in Klang should have been at the AGM instead of at the rally. "Every year, the AGM goes on until 5pm as many matters are discussed. So, how could this group leave the AGM halfway just to confront us?" Mohan rubbished Mugilan's allegations. "Did he see for himself if only 150 delegates attended? I have proof more than 450 delegates were at the AGM. I have the registration form with all their names. "Ask him to show proof only 150 delegates turned up for the AGM."*******
Samy (Vellu) didn't fund gatecrashers

Even Barack Obama will fail to remove Samy Vellu, says MIC Youth information chief
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 12:18:00
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC Youth information chief S. Subramaniam has alleged the Anti-Samy Vellu Movement (GAS), led by V. Mugilan, paid people to attend GAS's second gathering at Dewan Hamzah in Klang on Sunday. "We received calls from five people in Batu Caves. They told us they were offered RM500 each to go to the GAS rally. This only goes to show that GAS has little or no support," he told The Malay Mail yesterday. He also rubbished the claim that party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is behind the 50 "MIC members" who gatecrashed GAS's rally. "You think Samy Vellu has nothing better to do? Samy Vellu was with us at an annual general meeting. These 50 people are branch chairmen who are die-hard party supporters. If GAS thinks Samy Vellu is behind them, it only shows their stupidity. They are insane fellows," said Subramaniam. When asked whether Samy Vellu will step down earlier than he announced (in September next year) especially with GAS's growing pressure for him to do so, Subramaniam said it was not possible. "Even if U.S. President Barack Obama himself tried to remove Samy Vellu from his post, he will fail miserably. Samy Vellu has given his date to go. They have waited for 31 years. What's another year? What I don't understand is where is the rationale of saying they support Barisan National but at the same time, they tarnish MIC's name?" he asked. Subramaniam added GAS coordinators were not concerned about the party but had personal agendas. "If Mugilan had been picked for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat, would GAS have been formed? If K.P. Samy and Barat Manian received senatorships, would they have joined GAS? G. Kumar Amaan used to call Samy Vellu appa (father) and Vell Paari anne (elder brother). Now they are his enemies?" he asked. V. Mugilan, the sacked MIC deputy youth chief, denied the allegation that GAS paid RM500 each to people to attend the rally in Batu Caves. "Why say RM500? Why can't they say we paid those people RM5,000 instead? These are baseless accusations. "They should provide evidence before talking," said Mugilan, adding GAS does not have that kind of money. On Subramaniam's claim that if he was picked by MIC for the recent Hulu Selangor byelection, GAS would not have been formed, Mugilan said that if at all he got the seat, his fight for Samy Vellu to step down as MIC president would have only been stronger. "I never asked for the Hulu Selangor seat. I never lobbied for it. People proposed my name for the seat," he said, adding the second GAS rally was successful and if the event had a police permit, the turnout would have been bigger. Sacked central working committee member, G. Kumar Amaan said it was true he called Samy Vellu appa and Vell Paari anne. "I respect those older than me. That was what my teacher in Standard Six, Puan Angammah, taught me," he said, adding Samy Vellu was no longer fit to lead the party.



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