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MIC sacks division leader

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 Oct 2008: MIC has sacked its Bayan Baru division head, M Nganana Sagaran, for acting against the interest of the party, MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu said today.

“After consulting deputy president Datuk G Palanivel yesterday, we have decided to sack the division chief. He was found to have worked for the opposition in the run-up to the (8 March) general election.

“We have also received reliable information that the division leader was planning to jump to the opposition. This is unacceptable by the party and its leadership,” he told Bernama.

He said the sacking was in accordance with the constitution and by-laws of the MIC, the largest Indian-based political party in the country.

He said the Bayan Baru division would now be overseen by the Penang MIC chief, Datuk K Rajapathy.

“We are not surprised by the division leader’s actions as we have suspected all this while that he was working with the Opposition.

“The MIC will not tolerate this. This should serve as a warning to other grassroots leaders in the party. We will initiate stern action against anyone found to have gone against the party’s constitution and worked against the interests of the MIC and the Barisan Nasional,” Samy Vellu added.

The MIC constitution allows the president to sack members who are found to have gone against the interest of the party. — Bernama


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