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Is MIC admitting it is dependent on Umno?

Stephen Ng

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Modified 25 Jun 2017, 2:51 am

COMMENT | What kind of impression is S Vell Paari giving to all Malaysians about the party that he represents when he says there is nothing wrong with MIC receiving funds from Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak?

The MIC treasurer-general claimed that “all component parties receive money from BN – that is politics.”

Such statements should not have been made by Vell Paari as it has a lot of hidden meanings behind it. There are several issues that I can think of.

Lack of independence

The MIC is supposed to represent the Indian community in Malaysia. It should remain both politically and financially independent, and have the political will to reject any amount of money given by the president of another party, whether in BN or Pakatan Harapan.

Should a dispute arise with Umno, MIC would not be able to effectively represent the Indian community. I would like to ask Vell Paari: Where is MIC’s moral independence then?

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