MIC Delegates tick off Dr Mahathir
By A. LETCHUMANAN
KUALA LUMPUR: Delegates to MIC’s general assembly took to task former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his criticism of MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu in the run up to the party polls.
One delegate said that the MIC leaders were capable of handling party affairs by themselves and did not need outsiders to interfere.
“Please mind your own business. We know what we are doing. MIC is a big banyan tree and he (Samy Vellu) is the protector,” he said.
He said if there was no MIC, then the Indians would be orphans without an effective representation for them in the country.
Another delegate said the party election had strengthened the hands of Samy Vellu and was a strong rebuke for Dr. Mahathir.
N. Muniandy of Ampang also took a dig at Dr Mahathir who had said that MIC had not done anything for the Indians.
“Whenever he came to the MIC general assembly, we heaped lots of praises but he did not speak of anything for the community.
“We gave him our resolutions but what did he do with them? He has done nothing for the community,” he said.
However, Samy Vellu interjected when Muniandy called on the delegates to move a resolution to condemn Dr Mahathir for his actions, saying that Dr. Mahathir had done a lot for the country.