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MIC to woo Indian Msians in Bagan Pinang

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Sept 2009: The MIC will work on bringing back 2,000 Indian Malaysian registered voters who reside or work outside Bagan Pinang for the 11 Oct by-election of the state seat.

MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu Samy said he led a team to Bagan Pinang yesterday, a day after the Election Commission announced the by-election date, on a fact-finding mission.

“Our main task will be to bring in the 2,000 Indian [Malaysian] voters on polling day,” he said when contacted today.

He spent half a day visiting four areas in Ladang Seliau, Ladang Arthurthen, Ladang Sua Betong and Ladang Bradwall, which have 1,890 of the 2,600 registered Indian Malaysian voters, who form 20% of the electorate.

He was accompanied by the party’s newly elected vice president Datuk Dr S Subramaniam, who is human resources minister, and Negeri Sembilan MIC chief Datuk T Rajagopalu.

Samy Vellu said based on the party’s survey, up to 2,000 Indian Malaysian voters were no longer staying in the constituency but were residing in nearby areas, with 40% living and working in Seremban, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru.

The MIC would start mobilising its election machinery to be headed by deputy president Datuk G Palanivel.

Samy Vellu said Subramaniam and the other two vice-presidents, Datuk SK Devamany and Datuk M Saravanan, would each head a team for the polls.

“They will mobilise hundreds of party Youth and Wanita members to assist families [of voters] by staying with them. I will oversee the running of the entire team to ensure a victory for the Barisan Nasional,” he added.

He said the MIC would adopt a different strategy to woo the Indian Malaysian voters in the by-election, and identify “hotspots” based on the last general election. — Bernama

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One Response to “MIC to woo Indian Msians in Bagan Pinang”

  1. Right2Choose says:

    Way to go Samy, and all the best to you. Yes, go out and get all the Indian [Malaysian] voters to come back and vote……………………PR!

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