Posted: 6:12 pm, March 14, 2017 by editor
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14: Wanita MIC chief Datuk Mohana Muniandy has criticised Penang Deputy Chief Minister Prof P Ramasamy over his comments on Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat, saying that DAP itself is facing internal turmoil.
“DAP, as usual, would like to point fingers despite own house not being in order.
“Professor Ramasamy should be more concerned about their weak coalition formed only for the purpose to win elections. It is them, opposition, who always lock horns when it comes to general election seats.
“Seat feuding maybe a norm in Opposition but in Barisan Nasional, we are united in fighting a common opponent to ensure BN win more seats and with bigger margin this coming election,” said Mohana in a statement today.
On Saturday, Ramasamy had said that an “electoral war” has begun in the federal constituency of Cameron Highlands, even before the date of the next general election has been announced.
“Indian-based political parties such as MIC and MyPPP are already slugging it out in public.
“While both parties are laying claim to the parliamentary seat of Cameron Highlands, they are however unprepared to debate and discuss the problems faced by the people in this area,” Ramasamy had said.
On the matter of the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat, Mohana said that the seat is not up for grabs, as it has and will continue to be an MIC seat.
“The recently “hot” Cameron Highlands Parliament seat traditionally belonged to MIC and there won’t be any changes to it.
“MIC President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam has said that the party will not be sharing their seats with any other Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties.
“Under Datuk Seri Dr Subramaniam’s leadership there has been new strength and energy to build back the party.
“Thus, the reason we doubling our effort by going to grounds, meeting locals and addressing their issues. Our main concern especially for Wanita wings is focusing our energy and efforts to ensure a major victory for Barisan Nasional in coming election.
“We have such a charismatic and exemplary leader to lead our party therefore the best and right thing for us to do now is to offer ourselves to serve the people. It is party president’s prerogative to choose the right young and vibrant candidates for all seats,” said Mohana.
This comes after MyPPP have come out saying that they are eyeing to contest on the Cemaron Highland seat, which is currently under former MIC president Datuk Seri G Palanivel.
(The Malaysian Times)