The placard should read "Samy Velu, President For Life".
Samy should have declared himself perpetual dictator of MIC and change the party constitution to make himself the glorious and till death do us part leader of the Indian community in Malaysia. He should cast himself in the mould of Kin Il-sung of North Korea or Fidel Castro of Cuba.
This is the same sycophant that used to carry Mahathir's balls (excuse my language) when Mahathir was the great giver.He now thinks the members of UMNO are fools not to know who instigated the delegate to insult Mahathir by garlanding him with the dirtiest human footwear.A garland befits the harijans.
Wait a minute! Can he claimed to be the glorious leader of the Indians in this country? Didn't he lose in the last election and his party badly trashed?
Mahathir wasn't wrong to say that MIC will not get the supports of the Indians if Samy is still allowed to helm the party.
The near decimation of the party at the last general elections was a clear sign that the Indians do not want Samy leadership any more.They have had enough of his political antics and his misguided notion that the Indians still hunger for his leadership.The Indians wanted him out yesterday but Samy is not getting the message.Even after Hindraf's massive display of Indian's support for the oppositions, he still implacably thinks he is irreplaceable.
Getting voted in as party president doesn't necessary reflect popularity with the masses.Malaysian politics are also known to be riddled with money politics, the higher the position the bigger the money, and the top leadership are no exception to this dirty and demeaning way of getting elected.
With Samy still as President of MIC and MCA in turmoil Mahathir's prophecy might come true. The BN will have a tough job ahead unless it can find alternatives to replace these two fallen angels of Malaysian politics.
A garland of slippers for Mahathir proposed by a delegate at MIC meeting is an excoriation of the former prime minister by his former protege. An affront for Mahathir.UMNO members have taken umbrage to what they see as an insult against a Malay leader, more so against Mahathir, the longest serving prime minister.
It is nothing but the usual wayang kulit which the Indians have a propensity to display with great exaggeration.
Does Samy Velu know before hand what the delegate is going to say? Were they coaxed into making the proposal to shame Mahathir and send a message to him not to interfere in MIC internal politics and that he was wrong about Subramaniam and even more wrong about Samy.
Samy has proven Mahathir wrong, he won, but can MIC win the next general elections?
The end of MIC is foreboding.
It has now become Najib's dilemma, two lame ducks in the BN stable.