PETALING JAYA: MIC leader P. Kamalanathan (pic) claims he was not aware his service centre was used to distribute red shirts for Wednesday’s Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu rally.
The Hulu Selangor MP said that in the spirit of helping non-governmental organisations (NGOs), his service centre had allocated resources and office space based on goodwill.
“We will be more careful in the future to ensure such incidences are not repeated,” he said in a statement Tuesday.
Kamalanathan, who is the Deputy Education Minister, issued the statement after messages of rally organisers thanking him for sponsoring 220 T-shirts for the rally were spread on social media.
He said as an MP, he received many requests for assistance in the form of funding as well as sponsorship of items from community leaders and NGOs in Hulu Selangor.
He added that his office also receives request to use the space for meetings and small events.
“This is something all MPs experience and support in good faith. The sole intention is to provide some form of assistance to these organisations to carry out their programmes and activities,” he said.
He added that he did not support any rally or gathering that incited any race or ran foul of the country’s laws.