MIC chief, Nazri end tiff
PETALING JAYA: A meeting between MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam and Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz has put an end to the feud between the two Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders.
The MIC chief said in a statement the duo met yesterday. He said he and Nazri noted that such comments would not augur well for BN. “Over the last few days, there has been exchange of words between some leaders of BN component parties. It is very unfortunate some disparaging remarks have been passed. While positive political dialogue is welcome, we should avoid ugly situations.
“All parties agreed to stop this exchange of words and continue to work towards strengthening BN in preparing for the next general election,” Subramaniam said yesterday.
On Tuesday, Nazri had labelled Subramaniam “bodoh sombong” (arrogant), and said MIC and other component parties should learn from Umno in winning votes.
When contacted, Nazri said maturity among BN coalition members has always been their strength. “Umno’s bonding with MIC goes way back, we are like siblings, and that made us stronger. We need each other, and we’ll work together heading into the 14th general election,” he added.
On a related subject, MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said yesterday the exchange of views between Nazri and MCA central committee member Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker is over.
“Both have assured me that they remain fully committed to BN.”