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MIC crisis does not affect Perak BN – Zambry


IPOH, Feb 1 — The MIC’s internal crisis and Tan Sri M. Ramasamy’s appointment as Perak Liaison Committee chairman does not affect the state Barisan Nasional (BN), says Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir (pic).

Zambry said Ramasamy’s appointment as head of Perak MIC to replace party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel was the MIC’s decision.

Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul KadirZambry, who is also state BN chairman, said every political party had its advantages and disadvantages, and to every problem there existed a solution.

“Every weakness should be thoroughly discussed and a solution sought,” he told reporters after chairing a BN presentation session for the 14th General Election (GE-14) at the Perak UMNO building in Ipoh, Saturday.

He said the presentation session was to discuss the state BN planning in an effort to strengthen and improve weaknesses and shortcomings of each component party in the state before facing the GE-14.

The MIC crisis began on Dec 5 when the Registrar of Societies (RoS) directed the party to hold re-elections for the three vice-president and 23 MIC Central Working Committee posts within 90 days.

This followed allegations of abuse of power and acts of misconduct that violated the party’s constitution and the Societies Act in the elections held at the MIC General Assembly in Melaka in November 2013.

The RoS had also advised MIC not to hold the annual general assembly until the issue was resolved.