Malaysian Indian Congress blames ruling coalition for poor poll performance

April 21st, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin  

Kuala Lumpur, Apr.21 (ANI): Blaming the all Barisan Nasional leaders for the ruling coalition’s poor performance in the last general election, Malaysian Indian Congress president S. Samy Vellu has reiterated his partys undivided support to make Abdullah Ahmad Badawi the next Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Criticising former Selangor menteri besar Dr. Mohd Khir Toyo, Vellu said he was primarily to blame for Barisan Nasional’s poor show in the general election.
He claimed that Toyo was instrumental in ordering the demolition of the Hindu temple in Padang Jawa just two days before the festival of lights - Deepavali, and this had enraged the Hindu community throughout Malaysia.
Vellu claimed that he begged Dr. Khir not to go ahead with the demolition of the temple, but was ignored. Dr. Khir refused to listen despite Abdullah’s intervention, he added.
He said that since the people had voted in the Barisan Nasional to form the government under the leadership of Abdullah, their verdict must be respected. (ANI)

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