Malaysian Indian Congress president told to name successor

March 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 24 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president Samy Vellu, who was re-elected MIC president for a record 11th consecutive term on Monday, has been urged to name his successor.

Vellu, whose successor will contest the party deputy presidents post, has said that he would not seek re-election.

MIC national youth advisory council chief S. Ramis, who made the call, said this would also ensure a smooth transition in the party leadership.

We hope Vellu will choose someone who is new, young, vibrant and capable of leading the party, The Star quoted Ramis as saying.

Vice-president S. Sothinathan, Secretary-General S. Subramaniam and Deputy Ministers S.K. Devamany and M. Saravanan should be among the new deputies, Ramis said.

Elections for the deputy president, three vice-presidents and 23 central working committee members will be held at the MIC general assembly in September. (ANI)

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