Kajang (Selangor), June 6 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) will undergo ‘major changes in the next six months’, its chief S. Samy Vellu announced here Sunday.
He would overhaul the party machinery, including at the state level, before stepping down in the third quarter of next year, Vellu said at the opening of the 64th Selangor MIC Convention here.
MIC, Malaysia’s oldest party of the 1.7 million ethnic Indians, is a key constituent of the ruling alliance Barisan Nasional (BN) headed by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.
‘Every leader has to prove the worthiness of his or her leadership. If we fail to do that due to our own negligence, then we are only failing our community. We will lose our right to represent our community,’ Vellu was quoted as saying by Bernama, the official news agency.
‘There must be a complete overhaul of our party machinery. If we are weak and fight among each other, then other Barisan Nasional component parties will not respect us. We will not have any honour and will lose our dignity,’ he added.
Vellu has said he is working to rejuvenate the MIC in tandem with Razak in time for the March 2012 general election.