FMT MIC Spin|
Contributed by Anonymous on Sunday, May 29 @ 23:13:14 CDT
Monday, May 30, 2011|
Former MIC deputy president S Subramaniam
categorically denied holding any secret meeting with the current MIC President
Palanivel as alleged by online portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT) news.
Makkal Osai carried his denial
today on its front page.
Subra said, he never compromised with
anyone for any selfish political gain, for any positions and for any awards in
his political life, according to the Tamil daily owned by Subra.
“The online news is poisonous and
Subra also said that the FMT news,
never verified with him, was by ‘crooked minded people’ out to create
trouble in MIC with rumors.
Meanwhile, in separate news, V K
K Thigarajan concurred with Subra in regards to the secret meeting.
FMT, composed of ex-Malaysiakini
reporters, used to spin news for Justice Party Trojan horse Zaid Ibrahim, who
is now heading KITA.
Palani moves to knock off threats to his position
MIC chief dangles Tan Sri-ship 'carrot' to former deputy president Subramaniam to stay out of the party elections.
LUMPUR: MIC president G Palanivel is said to be consolidating his
position and is in the midst of eliminating all possible threats.
According to a source, topping the president’s list of threats that
needs to be extinguished is none other than former deputy president S
In the previous two party polls, Palanivel had defeated Subramaniam
with the help of the latter’s arch-rival and former president S Samy
The source said, both Palanivel and Subramaniam met at the house of
VKK Thiagarajan, the ex-MIC FT chief, earlier this year to discuss the
“Palanivel convinced Subramaniam not to compete for the president’s
seat. He promised a Tan Sri-ship for Subra if he does not contest in the
upcoming party election,” said the source.
Since taking over the party’s helm, Palanivel has been very tactful in handling the party’s top guns.
“He knew that in*****bent deputy president Dr S Subramaniam will go
against him in the next election. So, Palani is ensuring that
Subramaniam will not lend his support to his rival in the election,” he
The source also said that if Subramaniam is awarded a Tan Sri-ship,
it will be a loss of face to Samy Vellu. Samy and Subramaniam have been
long time political rivals and bitter foes.
The late MIC president V Manickavasagam decided to bring Subramaniam into politics to sideline Samy Vellu.
However, in the 1977 party elections Samy managed to beat Subramaniam by a mere 26 votes to become the deputy president.
“It seem like Subramaniam is happy to be made a Tan Sri. By getting
the award, he will be one up on Samy Vellu who is still a Datuk, the
He, however, admitted that Subramaniam still has the desire to head
the MIC. According to the source he will not be surprised if
Subramaniam contests for the president’s post.
Meanwhile, in another development, the source also claimed that Palanivel had promised almost 40 persons for parliament seats.
He also promised 12 for senatorship and nearly 50 to state assembly
seats for the upcoming general election. Currently, MIC has nine
parliament seats, 18 assembly seats and five senators.
“I believe that there will be a big scuffle when the president sits
down to prepare the party’s candidate list for the general election,”
said a prominent leader.
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