For once, Samy Vellu said the right thing. That ALL Barisan Nasional leaders are to be blamed for the rise of Opposition parties and almost caused BN to lose her majority.
Regarding the demolition of a hindu temple, Samy Vellu put a big blame on Selangor ex-Menteri Besar, Mohd Khir Toyo who approved the insulting act. Samy Vellu also revealed that he begged Prime Minister to stop Mohd Khir Toyo's instruction but to no avail.
Mohd Khir Toyo order the demolition despite PM attempt to stop the order. This come to an interesting observation whereby Samy has to beg when he is suppose to the leader of the Indian community and well-known with the title Tiger of Sg. Siput. My mischievous friend even called him as the Chief Gangster of Sg. Siput. So you can imagine the Chief Gangster of Sg. Siput having to beg.
Anyway, it all too late now.
* Samy Vellu realized temple demolition is cowardice act
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Source: thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/21/nation/21013375&sec=nation (Apr 21, 2008)
Samy: All Barisan leaders to blame
KUALA LUMPUR: All Barisan Nasional leaders should take the blame for the coalition’s poor performance in the general election and not just the Prime Minister, said MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.
“Every one of us has to take a slice of the blame,” he said.
Samy Vellu criticised former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo for calling on Abdullah to hasten the transition of power to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, saying “he (Dr Khir) has to take a bigger slice of the blame for Barisan’s poor showing” in the general election.
“This is because just two days before Deepavali, he ordered the demolition of the (Hindu) temple in Padang Jawa (in Shah Alam) that enraged the Indian community,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Samy Vellu said that on the day the temple was demolished, he had rushed to meet Abdullah and Dr Khir. He said he begged Dr Khir not to demolish the temple.
However, according to Samy Vellu, Dr Khir refused to listen even despite Abdullah’s intervention.
Samy Vellu said since the people had voted in Barisan under the leadership of Abdullah, this decision must be respected.
Source: nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/National/2219358/Article/index_html (Apr 21, 2008)
'Dr Khir to blame for Indian vote swing'
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has urged all Barisan Nasional leaders to accept blame for the coalition's poor performance in the last general election and not just the prime minister.
In reiterating the MIC's undivided support for Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to lead the country, he said: "Every one of us has to take a slice of the blame."
He criticised former Selangor menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo for calling on Abdullah to hasten handing over power to his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
"Dr Khir has to take a bigger slice of the blame for Barisan Nasional's poor show in the general election.
"This is because just two days before Deepavali, he had ordered the demolition of the (Hindu) temple in Padang Jawa (in Shah Alam) that enraged the Hindu community throughout the country," he said yesterday.
Samy Vellu said on the day the temple was demolished, he had rushed to a hotel in Shah Alam to meet Abdullah and Dr Khir who were attending a function.
"I begged him (Dr Khir) not to demolish the temple but he refused, citing a court order. I told him that if the temple was demolished, it would mean demolishing the Barisan Nasional."
However, according to Samy Vellu, Dr Khir refused to listen despite Abdullah's intervention.
He said since the people voted in the Barisan Nasional to form the government under the leadership of Abdullah, their verdict must be respected.
"Let us stop blaming the prime minister for everything.
"We must all take the blame," he added.