KUALA LUMPUR: Former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is ready to mediate in the party’s internal crisis if requested to do so by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“Since I am the immediate past president, I do not want to comment about the conflict because if I do, it will become a big issue. Let them resolve the conflict on their own,” Samy Vellu told reporters at the 9th International Conference of Tamil Studies at Universiti Malaya, here Friday.
Samy Vellu, who is now the Special Envoy for Infrastructure to India and South Asia, said he would prefer the Prime Minister to evaluate the MIC crisis and if he (Najib) says “Samy Vellu call the party and discuss, then I can discuss.”
He added that he hoped with the intervention of the Prime Minister, the party's internal crisis can be resolved.
Samy Vellu who helmed MIC for 31 years since 1981, also urged party leaders to be focused and give priority to the needs of the community and not worry about their self interest.
On Dec 5, the Registrar of Societies (RoS) directed the MIC to hold re-elections for the posts of three vice-president and 23 Central Working Committee seats within 90 days.The RoS also advised MIC against holding its annual general meeting until the issue was settled. – Bernama