Serve the people, Samy tells elected reps

  • Nation
  • Monday, 05 May 2003

MIC President Datuk S. Samy Vellu said assemblymen and MPs are not like passengers “who board and alight from buses.” 

Tamil Nesan quoted him as saying that it was their responsibility to serve the people in the constituency.  

He said it was not a journey of a passenger on a bus who travels for five years and alights from the bus at the end of the term, adding that those with such a thought “would be forced to alight from the bus permanently.” 

The daily quoted Samy Vellu saying this at the opening of Ulu Selangor MIC office at Kuala Kubu Baru recently. 

He commended the services of Ulu Selangor MP Datuk G. Palanivel in his constituency.  

The paper also highlighted the suicide of a 42-year-old man at Taman Kajang Utama, Kajang, Selangor on Saturday due to the constant harassment by loan sharks. 

It said police identified the man as R. Gopalakrishnan who was found dead in car by a passer-by. 

Malaysian Nanban reported the free offer by DAP deputy chairman Karpal Singh to defend MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam, IPF president Datuk M.G. Pandithan, the daily’s managing editor Athi Kumanan and Bandar Tun Razak MIC division chairman Datuk Chandrasekhar Suppiah if People’s Progressive Party president Datuk M. Kayveas sued them for defamation over the Tamil schools issue.  

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