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PWTC Management has made a wise decision to CANCEL the booking of PWTC to former MIC Youth Deputy Chief, Mugillan. Otherwise, it would have given wrong message to MIC , as if UMNO was supportive of Mugillan in his tussle against Samy Vellu.
PWTC Management’s decision RE-AFFIRMED UMNO’s long standing stand not to interfere in the ‘power-plays’ of the other component parties within the BN, unless invited to play certain mediation role, as a well respected ‘big brother’.
I believe Samy Vellu is still the MOST INFLUENTIAL leader in MIC. Even after MIC’s DISMALL performance in the 2008 General Election, Samy Vellu was re-elected as the MIC President without contest. Samy Vellu must have left GOOD MARKS among the rank and file of MIC, who remain loyal to him. He must have played his role as the President of MIC, in uplifting the dignity and well-being of the Indian community, who had traditionally been loyal to the BN. Despite that, as Tun Mahathir put it, Samy Vellu should not over stay his welcome.
On the other side of the horizon, aspiring young leaders in MIC should cherish MIC’s great traditions, and exercise UTMOST wisdom in leadership issues within the party. A lot can be learnt from UMNO, with its traditional smooth ‘handing over’ of leadership. As the Malay proverb goes, ‘Bagai menarik rambut dari tepung, rambut tak putus, tepung tidak berselerak’.
For the moment, there’s no other Indian-centred parties as well organised as MIC. MIC remains the HOPE of the Indians, whose forefathers arrived on the shores of Tanah Melayu for new opportunities and better life. Only a united MIC will be able to fulfils the HOPE and TRUST of the Indians.