Malaysian Indian Congress to discuss its grievances with PMApril 14th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Alor Gajah (Malaysia), Apr 14 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress secretary-general Dr S. Subramaniam has said that his party will discuss its grouses over Cabinet post allocations with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak through proper channels.
Although he said that he would not respond to reports of the party intending to withdraw its only minister as a form of protest, Dr Subramaniam added that the party is indeed disappointed with the government on several issues.
Speaking to reporters after opening the Advanced Technical Training Centre’s (Adtec) open day at Taboh Naning here, he said the party would discuss the issue through the proper channels within Barisan Nasional.
“We will meet with the Prime Minister. I think it is the best way,” The Star quoted Dr Subramaniam, as saying.
He added besides the Cabinet allocation issue, other matters, which could empower the MIC deal at all levels of society, would also be discussed.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that Barisan Nasional component parties, which were unhappy with their representation in the Cabinet, should take up their grouses with the Prime Minister instead of airing them in public.
He said it was inappropriate for any party to raise their dissatisfaction to the media, as Cabinet appointments were the prerogative of the Prime Minister.
He said all component parties had accepted the principle that the Prime Minister would decide on ministerial appointments. (ANI)
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