MIC : Goodbye, Samy
After more than 30 years – and 11 consecutive terms at the helm of the MIC – Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu will step down in January next year and hand over the presidency to his deputy Datuk G. Palanivel.
The colourful politician made the surprise announcement at the party’s central working committee meeting here yesterday, taking many of the members aback.
Samy Vellu, 74, who said he did not want to wait till the end of his term on March 8, 2012, said his departure from the top party post would mark a renewal for the leadership.
The Star 1/10/10
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