Natasha our audie 61 correpondent was notified by her source that a lot of emails and sms were sent out by the Office of Anwar Ibrahim ,” You are cordially invited to the Hari Raya Open House hosted by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Parti Keadilan Rakyat leaders in Penang and Kuala Lumpur this weekend. East Malaysian PKR leaders,members,supporters and corporate sympathisers will be in the National capital as they took flights out today and some tomorrow.
What has caught our eyes is this Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/91023 where some 5,000 MIC members are set to close down their party branches and join PKR in Penang this Saturday. OoooH NOooo!! What is happening to MIC..? asks PRS Batu Lintang Indian Bureau Chief Narashima Barathy.Surely they do not need to abandon BN just like that. If they dont like the leader sit down with him and problems can be looked into. If the suggestions and problems falls on deaf ears then drastic actions are of course the last resort. Sometimes its bests to face problems head-on instead of sweeping it under the carpet.
It seems according to Malaysiakini report it stems from Former Bayan Baru MIC division chairperson M Nganasegaran, who was sacked from the party yesterday, is expected to lead the exodus and officially handover their membership forms to PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim at the Bayan Baru PKR service centre.With the exodus, MIC, in Bayan Baru as well as in the state, is set to be maimed politically as the division’s present 13 branches of 3,000 members would shrink to mere two branches with 200 members.
This is certainly a BIG SETBACK for MIC added Narashima. He was made to understand that besides MIC Bayan Baru, members from the nearby Bukit Bendera, Jelutong, Bukit Gelugor and Balik Pulau divisions are also expected to close down their branches and join forces with Nganasegaran.
Narashima (who leads 220 Indians with him in PRS Batu Lintang Division) will not be making his way to Penang or Kuala Lumpur as he will be together with Batu Lintang Chairman Athanasius Chua and the Executive committee making a Hari Raya Open House Visit to MP Nancy Shukri (BN-Batang Sadong) in Kuching. He feels sad for the majority of the MIC counterparts and had hope for an amicable solution. Anyway he said that PRS though the party has gone through “GELOMBANG-GELOMBANG” but now the second echelon leaders are making sure that the party stays intact. Sure,we have factions but it will be through MATURITY IN POLITICS THAT DIFFERENCES can be solved. We know that the National and State authorities have acknowledged Datuk Sri James Masing as the President of PRS and we intend to adhere to the BN’s call.
It just goes to show that its MIC’s loss and PKR’s gain. Anwar as we know, puts a lot of emphasis on the grassroot and second echelon leaders and this will be a morale booster for the party in Penang. Samy Vellu knows he needs to act fast and thus he expelled Nganasegaran from the party due to his involvement with opposition parties during the last general election. Whatever it is all is not well just yet in MIC and a lot of reengineering is needed. For now PKR Penang will welcome new additions…………