Sacked MIC division chief denies being a turncoat


Sacked MIC Bayan Baru division chairman M. Nyanasegaran has denied the party president’s allegation that he was a turncoat who worked for the opposition in the March 8 general election.

Describing Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu’s allegation as “wild and baseless”, he said the accusation was made to tarnish his image.

In a statement issued here today, Nyanasegaran said the allegation that he worked for the opposition was a figment of Samy Vellu’s imagination to justify his sacking.

“I believe the real reason for the expulsion was my participation at an anti-ISA forum held at the residence of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on September 14,” he added.

He said Samy Vellu expelled him without issuing a show-cause letter, referring him to the party’s disciplinary committee.
“He has acted as judge, jury and executioner. In his court, a person is hanged without trial, just like the detention under the ISA. This is how he has been clinging on to power all these years.

“I still wish to serve the community despite the sacking. I am left with no choice except to join another party,” said Nyanasegaran when commenting on press reports today on his expulsion as MIC member by Samy Vellu.

It is learnt that about 3,000 MIC members from the Bayan Baru division will join Parti Keadilan Rakyat tomorrow.

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