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I Will Resign As Promised, Says Samy

Contributed by Anonymous on Thursday, November 18 @ 06:55:44 CST

Samy Vellu
KUALA LUMPUR, NOV 18 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said Thursday that he will step down as MIC president in January next year as he had announced, ignoring speculation casting doubt on his intention.

He said the speculation and negative reports on his resignation would not affect his thinking on his responsibility to the party.


"I will invite the press to witness my resignation and handing over of the post to the deputy president, G. Palanivel," he told reporters after chairing a central working committee meeting at the MIC headquarters here.

Samy Vellu said the group speculating that he was not certain of relinquishing the presidency next year would lose credibility in the Indian community.

"I hold firm to my thinking on my role (in the community) and what has been done and should be done for the community... and the community knows this," the 74-year-old leader added.

Samy Vellu, who has led MIC for 31 years, said all divisional and branch heads will adopt a hands on approach in the 13th general election to get close to the voters.

They will be given leadership and management training to set up and organise service centres throughout the country and intensify efforts to register more Indians as voters, he added when asked about preparations for the national polls.

Samy Vellu said the MIC had registered 30,000 new voters from early this year.

"We must show the community that the MIC takes seriously their welfare, especially in education matters," he added.

He was confident that Barisan Nasional would win the next general election partly because of the crisis in PKR.

"Even before this, many (Indian) supporters of PKR in the 2008 general election had returned to the MIC as is evident from our win in Hulu Selangor (in April 2010) and Bagan Pinang (in Negri Sembilan in October 2009)," Samy Vellu said.

On issues discussed at the central working committee meeting, he said the MIC is asking the government to extend the Care and Early Childhood Education Programme of Permata Negara (or National Gems, referring to children of five years and less).

He called for the expansion of pre-school education, with more teachers to provide it to Tamil children.

Samy Vellu also urged the government to allocate RM50 million as venture capital to help about 100 Indian technological entrepreneurs.

-- BERNAMA ********

Samy denies rumours of early exit this year
November 18, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu denied today rumours that he will be stepping down this month after three decades helmsman of the Indian-based party. “There are a lot of rumours. A lot of noise. It is just a rumour. There are a lot of people who are saying all sorts of things about me, let them. “When I leave the party, I will have a meeting first, then I will announce my exit and I will also invite the press,” he told reporters after chairing MIC’s monthly meeting here. Prior to this, Samy said that he would resign in January 2011. Tamil newspapers had predicted that the party’s central working committee (CWC) meeting today will be his last because he is expected to resign at the end of this month. The recently dissolved Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu (GAS) had demanded his resignation by December, following his announcement in May to retire in September next year. On May 18, Samy announced his plans to let go his position before the end of his term on May 21, 2012. Samy Vellu has been the MIC president since 1979, over 11 consecutive terms. He was also the longest serving Barisan Nasional (BN) MP to be a Cabinet member until his defeat in the 2008 general election. The 74-year-old Johor native, announced that his deputy, Senator Datuk G. Palanivel will be taking over his post. He also told reporters today that MIC is prepared for the upcoming General Election. “We are ready for the 13th General Election, we will be having a number of discussions with branch leaders to go to the ground. It will also include leadership and management training to every division and branch leaders. We must show that we care about the people. “In fact, we will register more Indian voters, open more service centres across the country and organise more ‘turun padang’ activities,” he said. He is also confident that that the lost Indians votes are now finding its way back to the party. “Since 2008, the Indian communities are now returning to MIC. Just take the Hulu Selangor and the Bagan Pinang by-elections we’ve won. “So we are prepared for the next General Election,” he reiterated. He said he hoped to see the government create more opportunities for the Indian community in this country. “We hope that with the 2011 Budget announced recently, the government will provide more opportunities for the Indian communities, including efforts to increase more young entrepreneurs from the Indian community. “As for education empowerment, we would like to see more preschool teachers in Tamil schools. With regard to the development of Tamil schools, MIC wants RM100 million every year to rebuild 140 schools. “We hope that these suggestions will reach the prime minister’s attention in the next Cabinet meeting,” he said. ***** FMT Samy Vellu rubbishes early departure rumour
By G Vinod UPDATED KUALA LUMPUR: Long-serving MIC president S Samy Vellu has denied news reports that he would relinquish his party post at the end of the month and not in January next year as announced earlier. Speaking to newsmen after chairing the party's central working committee meeting at the MIC headquarters today, he said that there were "many rumours" on his early departure date but none is true. "Many make noises but we do not care about it. Some people do not have anything to write so they just write something," he said referring to the news reports. Samy Vellu, who appeared calm throughout the news conference, said he would make a "proper announcement to all" when he decides to "leave the party". "When I leave the party I will have a meeting and call everyone to announce that I am leaving," he added. He also slammed a newspaper report today which said that party deputy president G Palanivel could not become the MIC acting president as the party constitution does not provide for an acting president's post. The 74-year-old party leader said that in the absence of the president, the deputy president will act in the presidential capacity. "When I resign, Palanivel will become the acting president as stipuated in article 63 of the MIC constitution," he added. Samy Vellu became party acting president following the death of V Manickavasagam in 1979 and was elected president two years later. He had been under massive pressure to vacate the MIC top post since the March 2008 general election, where the ruling Barisan Nasional lost its two-thirds majority in Parliament. MIC too suffered a massive blow at the polls, losing six out of the nine parliamentary seats it contested under the BN banner. Samy Vellu was also a casualty in the election losing the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat, which he had held for more than 20 years. Samy Vellu holds the distinction of being the longest-serving MIC president, holding on to the post for a record 11 consecutive terms. He served as the works minister and was the longest-serving minister in the Cabinet until he lost the Sungai Siput seat in 2008. He was first appointed to the Cabinet in 1979 as housing and local government minister. He was then appointed works minister. From 1989 to 1995, he became the energy, telecommunication and post minister. He returned to the works ministry in 1995. He had earlier announced that he would vacate the MIC top post in January next year. MIC deputy president Palanivel had been named successor to the post. Palanivel would serve as acting president until March 2012, when MIC is scheduled to hold its presidential election. Do more for urban poor

Speaking on another issue, the MIC president declined comment when asked if the party would support any attempts by Umno to work with PAS.

"If there is such a proposal from Umno, there must be a meaning to it. We will be commenting on it when the proposal comes as previous attempts to talk to PAS had failed," said Samy  Vellu.

On another note, he also urged the Federal Territories and Urban-Well Being Ministry to tackle urban poverty issue, especially those affecting the Indian community.

"Though urban well-being is included in the particular ministry, no activities had been done to help poor Indians in the urban areas," claimed the MIC leader, who was also flanked by Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being deputy minister, M Saravanan.

He added that hundreds turn up at his doorstep every month seeking various assistance to settle their daily problems and most of these poor Indians were from urban areas.

"Every month, about 200 to 300 people come to me seeking assistance to settle their rents and others," said the former works minister. Get Indian kids involved in Permata too

Samy Vellu also said all divisional and branch heads will adopt a hands on approach in the 13th general election to get close to the voters.

They will be given leadership and management training to set up and organise service centres throughout the country and intensify efforts to register more Indians as voters, he added when asked about preparations for the national polls.

Samy Vellu said the MIC had registered 30,000 new voters from early this year.

"We must show the community that the MIC takes seriously their welfare, especially in education matters," he added.

He was confident that Barisan Nasional would win the next general election partly because of the crisis in PKR.

"Even before this, many (Indian) supporters of PKR in the 2008 general election had returned to the MIC as is evident from our win in Hulu Selangor (in April 2010) and Bagan Pinang (in Negri Sembilan in October 2009)," Samy Vellu said.

On issues discussed at the central working committee meeting, he said the MIC is asking the government to extend the Care and Early Childhood Education Programme of Permata Negara (or National Gems, referring to children of five years and less).

He called for the expansion of pre-school education, with more teachers to provide it to Tamil children.

Samy Vellu also urged the government to allocate RM50 million as venture capital to help about 100 Indian technological  entrepreneurs.

 
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