IS MIC STILL RELEVANT ... with or without Datuk Seri Samy Vellu?
Dr Mahathir all for Makkal Sakthi 2009/09/27 By B. Suresh Ram KUALA LUMPUR: The latest Indian-based political party in the country - Makkal Sakthi - can bring in the much-needed support for Barisan Nasional, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former prime minister said BN needed to regain the support of the Indian community."Due to the overwhelming support for the formation of this party, I feel it is something good, as we do not want to lose the support of the Indian community." Speaking after hosting a Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at his residence in Seri Kembangan yesterday, Dr Mahathir said the formation of the party was timely since the support from the Indian community for MIC was waning. - more HERE in NST.
The Star trumps it up ... Dr M: Makkal Sakti a trump card KUALA LUMPUR: The newly-formed Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party could be Barisan Nasional’s trump card in regaining the support of the Indian community with the MIC losing grassroots support. Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes the formation of the party would help garner support from the Indian community. “There seems to be a lot of support for the formation of this party. I think it is a good thing because we don’t want to lose the support of the Indians,” he said at his Hari Raya open house in Seri Kembangan yesterday. Asked if the formation of another Indian party would dilute MIC’s influence further, he replied: “Well, I think the influence of MIC has already been diluted.”.. So, is MIC still relevant in today's Malaysia? I'll be running a poll on this and hopefully no one attempts to rig it .. you know what I mean. If you don't, read it HERE.