Datuk Seri Vell Paari Questions Party Leader
Datuk Seri Vell Paari slams the party president, “Reading through his statement, one can clearly see that he never implemented or followed the decisions. Instead of calling upon the RoS with the deputy president as per the general committee mandate, he decided to ignore the directive and address RoS on his own, a mandate which he does not have.”
“So now Palanivel, I seek your answers to my concerns and divulge the RoS reply on New Year’s eve. The fact that RoS replied on the eve despite the festive holidays shows how serious they are in enforcing the law.”
MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel says that the party is not heading for deregistration as claimed by his challengers. He said that the party is in touch with the Registrar of Societies since 5th Decmber 2014 and the party has already requested for an extension of time.
As we know, on Dec 5 the registrar had nullified the party elections of November 2013 on grounds of irregularities and had told the party to hold fresh elections.
Datuk Seri G. Palanivel’s challengers have claimed that he had been incommunicado since then and alleged that he intended to have the party shut down so that a new party could be formed with his own supporters.
Yet Datuk Seri G.Palanivel described the steps that the party had taken since Dec 5, and gave an assurance that everything possible was being done to keep the party going. He said there had been many allegations and misinformation given to the media, but the party had been following procedures and proper channels in the Societies Act in respect of the registrar’s decision.
“We, together with the lawyers, are following proper procedures and have taken all measures necessary to protect the interest of MIC in this matter,” he said.
“Firstly, ROS had issued recommendations by letter dated 5 December 2014 to MIC in relation to the allegations made by certain quarters after the elections for the vice-presidents and central working committee members. These findings and recommendations were made without MIC being given any opportunity to answer them to the RoS.
“We had immediately appointed lawyers to look into these issues and we have, on the advice of lawyers, issued a letter dated 24 December 2014 seeking clarifications and raised certain issues with the RoS.
Palanivel in an e-mailed statement had announced that MIC Secretary-General A.Prakash Rao had been replaced by Datuk Kumar Silambaram.
He also announced that Ramalingam Krishnamoorthy has been appointed as the new Strategic Director of MIC replacing Datuk Seri Vell Paari, the son of former party supremo, Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu who handpicked Palanivel as his successor.
He also appointed three new members to the CWC. They are Karuppanan Malairaja (Penang), Datuk Ganesan Subramaniam (Kedah) and Ganesan Thankaveloo (Selangor).
They will be taking over from Tan Sri K.S Nijhar, Datuk R. Ramanan and Datuk K.S Balakrishnan.