MIC president Datuk Seri G Palanivel agreed to a moratorium to resolve its crisis
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29, 2015
PETALING JAYA: MIC (The Malaysian Indian Congress) president Datuk Seri G Palanivel has agreed to a moratorium to allow for discussions with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to resolve the party crisis.
"I agree to a moratorium to allow both sides to discuss with the Prime Minister as Chairman of Barisan Nasional to find the best way forward to resolve the crisis," Palanivel said. “His deputy, Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam, will stand down as they did not want the party crisis to get worse.”
"We will have a moratorium. I do not want the party crisis to escalate," Palanivel said.
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Malaysia's ethnic Indian Congress seeks to resolve its crisis
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29, 2015:
The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the largest ethnic Indian party in the country, has decided on a moratorium to allow it resolve the internal party crisis over elections for its central working committee, a media report said Thursday.
"I and my deputy Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam will stand down. We will have a moratorium. I do not want the party crisis to escalate... This will give us a period of non-crisis to resolve the issues that have come up," the Malaysin Star quoted MIC president G. Palanivel as saying in a statement Thursday.
The MIC is a coalition partner in Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) led by Prime Minister Najib Razak.
"We will meet and decide on the next course of action that will satisfy all quarters as soon as possible," Palanivel added.
The MIC has been facing the danger of disintegration after the Registrar of Societies in December last year ordered it to re-elect its 23 CWC members and three vice-presidents. It directed the party to hold the internal elections within 90 days.
But Palanivel made new appointments without prior consultation with the existing committee members and his deputy, who called the move arbitrary. The statutory body also held the appointments null and void.
The MIC president said the proposal for moratorium would allow the party members to hold discussion with the prime minister.
"I agree to a moratorium to allow both sides to discuss with the Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as chairman of BN to find the best way forward to resolve the crisis," Palanivel said in the statement…..IANS
Datuk Seri G. Palanivel became the 8 th President of the Malaysian Indian Congress on 6 December 2010. He rose through rank and file in MIC after he had a long and eventful membership since 1968 while in Penang, his hometown. He took over the helm of leadership from Dato Seri S Samy Vellu in a smooth transition of power.
He was appointed as a Senator on May 2010.Currently he is the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. He is also the member of Parliament for Cameron Highland
Datuk Seri G. Palanivel's position in the government began when he was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Welfare and National Unity in 1995
Dr S. Subramaniam a NRI Malaysian politician and the current Minister of Health in the Malaysian federal cabinet. He is the Deputy President of the MIC
He is the one of the two full Ministers representing the Malaysian Indian community. He served as Human Resource Minister from 18 March 2008 until 5 May 2013.
Dr Subra, as he is known to many, is a dermatologist by training. He is the Member of Parliament representing Segamat since 2004