MIC sees no harm in PAS-Umno cooperation


PETALING JAYA: MIC sees no harm in the PAS-Umno cooperation as long it is beneficial to the party and the Indian community, says its president Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran.

He said if DAP could work with Malay parties Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Parti Amanah Negara, then MIC should have no worries about PAS-Umno cooperation.

Vigneswaran was commenting on the formal cooperation between PAS and Umno which was announ­ced on Tuesday.

Vigneswaran, in a joint statement with MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, said Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz was not eligible to attend tomorrow’s Barisan supreme council meeting to discuss the future of the coalition.

They said Nazri’s appointment as Barisan secretary-general was unconstitutional and never formally discussed with the coalition’s supreme council.

In response, Nazri pleaded for the two component parties to attend the meeting, adding that he would quit as Barisan secretary-general if his appointment was found to be illegitimate. But he insisted that “it must follow the law”.

Commenting on the matter, Vigneswaran said MIC had nothing personal against Nazri, but stressed that the interest of the party must be given priority.

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