MIC chief, Nazri end tiff

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.”

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