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Subramaniam, former deputy president of MIC, wants to come back for active duty. Two years ago he was ousted by Samy Vellu and today he is in political limbo. Subra as he is called, served for 27 years and set the record as the longest serving Deputy Minister (quarter of a century) in Malaysian history that totals 50 years.

Subra and the late Datuk K.Pathmanaban were brought into MIC during the tenure of Manickavasagam who was MIC president from 1973 to 1978. Datuk K.Pathmanaban was a Harvard MBA holder.

Sami Vellu has termed the rehabilitation of Subra as rumours and wants it to remain so. Vel Pari, Samy Velu’s son, is also reported to have met up with Subra but this is denied by Vel Pari himself. As reported, K.P.Sami and Datuk Govindaraj, ex MIC members are supporting Subra. Basically his supporters are of the opinion that by Subra coming back to MIC the party will regain its importance among Indians.

Astrologer P. Suthanthiran also comes into the picture to give a glowing picture of how the stars are in favour of Subra for the next 5 years.

The only problem that surfaces is the leadership qualities of Subra, who, for 27 years has been a faithful follower of Samy Vellu, and sad to say Subra had failed to show any prominence as a successful leader. He followed the leader, and he makes a good follower, but to lead may not be his cup of tea. This also goes for the present day MIC second echelon leaders who have not proven any outstanding qualities.

The astrological signs may auger well for Subra, and this is in his personal capacity, but alas what are the astrological status for the good future and welfare of the Indians. No crystal ball will ever help. What is required is dynamic leadership to demonstrate to UMNO the Indians are part of this country and they in fairness are entitled for the goodies this country can offer. I don’t think so, Subra can fit the bill.

Subra tight-lipped about comeback


06 February, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam’s supporters are on the offensive for their leader’s political comeback. A source from Subramaniam’s inner circle claimed that their leader had met Barisan Nasional’s top leadership on the possibility of contesting a seat.
He also claimed the matter had been relayed to MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu but there had been no development on the matter.
When asked, Subramaniam refused to comment. The only thing he said was: “People are talking about it. My supporters still want me to rep-resent them.”
Samy Vellu also declined to comment when asked, saying that: “It is all rumours. Let it remain as rumours.”
It was reported in Tamil dailies that Samy Vellu’s son, S. Vel Pari, had met Subramaniam recently.
Vel Pari, however, denied meeting the former deputy president on poll matters.
“He has known me since I was a little boy. Out of respect, I acknowledge him wherever I see him,” he said.
MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel and vice-president Datuk S. Veerasingam also refused to comment on the speculation.
Subramaniam’s staunch supporter K.P. Samy, also a former MIC central working committee member, said that if his leader made a comeback, it could cool off the tension between the members, many of whom were allegedly still angry over Subramaniam’s “forced” departure two years ago.
“The opposition is also worried that Subramaniam’s supporters, who are currently in other parties, might swing back Indian votes to BN if he makes a comeback,” he said.
Former MIC vice-president Datuk V. Govindaraj is also openly campaigning for the return of Subramaniam to mainstream politics.
“MIC can regain some of the confidence and the Indian votes that had waned since the Hindraf rally on Nov 25 if Subramaniam is brought back to the main fold.
“He still commands a large following among the Indian community,” he said.
If supporters and political pundits were not enough to resurrect Subramanian’s political career, astrologers, too, were hard at work to prove the point.
Astrologer P. Suthanthiran said Subramaniam’s stars were good and good things would happen to him from now.
“According to his birth date, which is on Oct 26, 1946, the stars are in a favourable position and he will enjoy good fortune at least for the next five years,” he said.
“He will prosper in all fields, even in politics. He will rise high and might even be made a full minister as I see his salary will increase to more than RM30,000 a month,” he said, in reference to a minister’s monthly salary.


One Comment

  1. subra is a drunk. the people he hangs out with… men or women are party animals. they drink together until they put up a drama. see the functions these people attend… they have no class at all as to how to behave in the public. the women in that group are equally bad… all chakravati kakis!

    cheh… lets hope that we dont have to endure subra or his gang anymore.. and neither do we want samy and his thugs.

    vote wisely… vote for change!!

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