Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Samy Vellu is finally stepping down

Samy Vellu is finally stepping down. GAS can now celebrate. MIC’s longest serving president, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, said he is stepping down in January to make way for his deputy Datuk G. Palanivel.

“Today, I’m officially announcing my decision to step down and pass the leadership to my deputy in January next year,” he told reporters after chairing the party’s Central Working Committee here.

He said that he had announced his decision to the CWC earlier.

Samy has held the presidency since 1979 for 11 consecutive terms.

He was the Works Minister of Malaysia and the longest serving minister in the Cabinet until he lost his parliamentary seat in the 2008 general elections.

Recommended reading:
* MIC's MIED corruption scandal
* After Samy Vellu there will be no MIC

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Lest we forget, Sep 16 is Malaysia Day. September 16 (or 916) is the most significant date in the history of Malaysia and must be remembered and appreciated always by us and the future generations because on this auspicious date Sabah and Sarawak successfully formed the Federation of Malaysia together with Malaya.

Sep 16, 2010 will be the 47th Malaysia Day and for the first time, it has been declared as a national public holiday. Imagine, for 46 years this important day was never formally celebrated in West Malaysia.

SHARE HOLDING FACT: Formation of a country called Malaysia was made possible with three partners, namely, Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak. That means, each partner share would be at least 30%.

REALITY: Sabah and Sarawak contribute 100% of their oil revenue to the Federal government but only received 5% in return.

MYTH: Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaysia.

IN TRUTH: Sabah and Sarawak NEVER JOINED Malaysia. Sabah and Sarawak help to form Malaysia.

To all Malaysian readers, Happy Malaysia Day.

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