MIC wants to contest in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah MIC wants to contest a seat, either parliament or state, in the 14th general election.
MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said he hoped Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, as the state Barisan Nasional chairman, would consider the request.
“Datuk V. Jothi (Sabah MIC chairman) had requested that MIC be allowed to play a more meaningful political role in Sabah,” he told reporters after opening the 18th Sabah MIC convention here yesterday.
Subramaniam said besides helping the Indians, MIC could also contribute to the overall development of the state.
Meanwhile, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said there was nothing wrong with some of the 13 new state seats in Sabah being given to younger faces.
“Give the young a chance to stand. We are not asking for everything but we want a chance to be given to those of us who are capable,” Khairy, who is Youth and Sports Minister, said when closing the Muhibbah Youth Varia-C Carnival in Kampung Rampayan Laut here yesterday. – Bernama