Devamany is new MIC deputy president

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  • Friday, 06 Nov 2015

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with MIC deputy president Datuk Seri S.K. Devamany (left) and MIC president Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam (right) at the MIC General Assembly.

SERDANG: MIC has a new deputy president in the form of Datuk Seri S.K. Devamany, who ousted incumbent Datuk M. Saravanan in a close contest.

Devamany, who is also Perak state assembly Speaker, polled 698 votes against Saravanan's 681 votes.

The three newly-elected vice-presidents are former MIC treasurer-general Datuk Jaspal Singh and former party youth chiefs Datuk T. Mohan and Datuk S.A. Vigneswaran.

The other contender for the vice president post was former party information chief Datuk V.S. Mogan.

The polls also saw a total of 44 people vying for 23 Central Working Committee positions.

The MIC president has the power to appoint at least nine more CWC members into the committee.

The winners of the polls were announced at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang before some 1,500 delegates here Friday.

The election process was took place orderly without any untoward incidents.

Security at the venue was tight with police personnel monitoring the situation closely.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Barisan Nasional chairman later came to open the party's 67th annual general meeting.

On Aug 21, party president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam was elected unopposed.

Earlier, M. Mohana was unopposed as MIC wanita chief, as was C. Sivarraajh, who retained the youth chief post.

The Registrar of Societies had directed the party to hold fresh elections after nullifying the results in the Nov 2013 polls due to complaints of fraud.

In an immediate reaction, Saravanan said he respected the decision of the delegates.

Mohan, one of the three newly elected vice-presidents, said he was happy with the results of the polls, which he said was conducted in a transparent and orderly manner.

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