PUTRAJAYA, January 29 – MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel and deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam are to ‘stand down’ to resolve the party crisis that has erupted following an order for re-elections from the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
“We will have a moratorium. I do not want the party crisis to escalate,” Palanivel said in a statement in Putrajaya, Thursday.
He did not state when they would stand down and for how long.
Palanivel said the moratorium would give both him and Dr Subramaniam “a period of non-crisis to resolve the issues that have come up”.
“We will meet and decide on the next course of action that will satisfy all quarters as soon as possible,” he said.
Palanivel said the moratorium would also allow him and Dr Subramaniam to meet with Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to find the best solution to the crisis.
Differences of opinion had emerged in the MIC following an order on Dec 5 last year from the RoS for the party to hold fresh elections for the three posts of vice-president and 23 posts in the Central Working Committee (CWC) within 90 days due to irregularities in the elections held at the party general assembly in Melaka on Nov 30, 2013.