Samy Vellu mad with Palanivel and deputy for misconstruing his statement 

(The Malaysian Insider) – Former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is incensed with party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel and his deputy Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam over the “winnable candidate” issue.

He believed they misconstrued his declaration on Wednesday — the day Parliament was dissolved — when he stated he was a “winnable candidate” for the Sungai Siput parliamentary constituency, in reply to a reporter’s question.

In response to Palanivel’s earlier statement that Samy Vellu (picture)would not be contesting in the coming general election, the latter said he had not made a request to Palanivel to be nominated for the seat.

“Palanivel and Dr Subramaniam have misunderstood my statement at a media conference during the handing over of donations to the families of the slain warriors of Lahad Datu, Sabah in Bukit Aman.

“It is true that I told the reporters that I had no doubt I was a winnable candidate, but that doesn’t mean that I had requested Palanivel that I wanted to re-contest in Sungai Siput,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Samy Vellu said he was saddened over their statements as the statements did not reflect his true intentions.

“They (Palanivel and Dr Subramaniam) should have called me first to find out what transpired at the media conference (in Bukit Aman) before shooting off their mouth,” he said, adding that the duo had shown immaturity in politics by “jumping the gun”. 

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