KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 : MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel lashed out at his predecessor Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu for unnecessarily meddling in MIC affairs.
“He has stepped down and he should stay out. The Indian community gave him almost 30 years and that is enough. The community’s standard of living is still found wanting. This is not my opinion. The facts are there. Different leaders have different style of leadership. He had his and I have mine” he said in a statement released today.
“It is time to allow me to do it my way to improve the living standard of Indians in the country. I have done more for the Indian community in my short period as MIC president than Samy Vellu had done in his almost 30 years. Whatever he has claimed he did for the Indians he wants to keep for himself or his family” slammed Palanivel.
“Samy Vellu knows the party constitution well and as such he should be gentleman enough to hand over MIED and AIMST to the MIC and resign from his posts he holds in these entities. Why is he still holding on to these? What is his motive?” Palanivel asked.
“He should also resign as the special envoy to South Asia. Since he became the special envoy how much business has he brought to Malaysia from this region? Instead of concentrating on his duties as the special envoy he is meddling with MIC affairs and instigating others to go against me. It is an open secret that he is the hidden hand who is instigating those who are going against me” Palanivel further claimed in his statement.