Malaysian Indian Congress presidents to have limited terms

May 6th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has decided to limit the terms of its president, deputy president and vice-presidents, who are likely to serve only three terms of three years each.

Changes in the party constitution have been proposed to limit the number of years served by the top office-bearers of the Barisan Nasional component party, the New Strait Times reports.

The proposals are part of efforts to rebrand and revamp the party to improve its political fortunes.

According to the sources, the next MIC President, deputy president and three vice-presidents will to have their terms limited, while the divisional leaders are also expected to have their time in office capped.

However, central working committee members are not bound by such limits.

If a candidate has served three consecutive terms, he will have to sit it out for at least one term before offering himself again for election.

“This was discussed at last month’s central working committee meeting. A party constitutional amendments committee has been appointed to look into the proposals,” a source said.

The committee is expected to submit its findings at the party CWC meeting next Thursday.

Appointed posts such as those of the secretary-general, treasurer-general and information chief are not included in the proposals.

The changes will have to be endorsed by two-thirds of the 1,500 delegates attending the annual general meeting. (ANI)

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