KOTA KINABALU: Sabah MIC wants to run for a Parliament or state seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).
MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam hoped that Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman as the state's Barisan Nasional chairman would consider the request.
"Datuk V. Jothi (Sabah MIC chairman) had requested for Sabah MIC to play a greater role in Sabah.
"We hope the chief minister can give due attention to this so that Indians here are given the opportunity to play a more meaningful political role in Sabah," he told reporters after opening the 18th Sabah MIC convention here.
Dr Subramaniam said besides helping the Indian community in Sabah to realise their aspirations, MIC could also contribute to the overall development of the state.
On Zika, Dr Subramaniam, who is also Health Minister, said that no new cases had been reported as of late.
Commenting on the first case in Sabah involving a 61-year-old man in Likas at the end of last month, he said an investigation found that the victim had visited his son in Skudai, Johor, before being diagnosed with the virus in Sabah.
"However, we are unable to determine whether the victim contracted Zika in Johor or Sabah.
"We are aware that this is not a new virus, and we have had cases occurring (in the country) in 1953 and 1976," he added. – Bernama