KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam (pic) said he would not be contesting in the upcoming party elections in October.
“I leave it to the party to decide the best possible candidate (for president). I won’t stop anyone from contesting,” he said in a press conference at MIC headquarters on Wednesday (May 16).
“I hope more youth would come and take up the leadership,” he added.
He said an amendment to the party constitution has meant that the number of MIC members who would be eligible to vote for their president has increased from over 4,000 to 42,000.
Dr Subramaniam said a committee would be set up to look into the future of the party and a retreat would be held at end May or early June to examine the direction of the party.
“We have to reinvent our relevance to the Indian community,” he said.
He said a strong multiracial coalition is needed, and added that the youth wants multiracial approaches instead of “race-based solutions”.