MIC wants to con­test in Sabah

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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

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