Saturday, 25 July 2009

Former MIC VP joins PKR

Former MIC vice-president SS Subramaniam has joined Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) making him the most senior MIC leader to defect to the opposition.

His defection to PKR came exactly a week after former health minister and prominent MCA leader Chua Jui Meng threw his lot with the opposition party.

At a function held in Petaling Jaya City Council this afternoon attended by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the 72-year-old politician also announced that 10 MIC branches in Petaling Jaya would fold and join PKR en masse.

Subramaniam has served as MIC vice-president for 20 years and also a former Selangor MIC vice-chairperson for three decades.

However, his bid for the deputy president post in last year's party polls failed after he was defeated by cabinet minister S Subramaniam.

Subramaniam was also once an assemblyperson for Bukit Raja and a one-term parliamentarian for Segamat, Johor. Read Malaysiakini here and here .

1 comment:

Kah kah kah said...

Tok Mommy,

No bug deal lah. Like Chua, he is another loser.

It seems only losers among the top guns in their old respective parties join PKR. Not surprising.

So what is Bro Anwar going to offer him. A supreme Council seat in PKR?