Sunday, December 9, 2012

Not wrong for Palanivel to contest safe seat but how about Devamany?

Often than not, a new political temptation create a new landscape of political power. What happens if the president of a party loses in his own constituency? 

Ironically, the safe seats are allocated to the leaders of the political parties to ensure that the so called talented politicians remain relevant and alive in political arena. The political elites should remain in control of Malaysia’s overall social and political scenario. The theory seems apply to the case of MIC.

Although one man's meat is another man's poison, and it seems that it’s no wrong for MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel to contest in Cameron Highlands, a traditional safe seat for Barisan Nasional, but it’s very wrong to the supporters of Datuk S. K. Devamany as a new political landscape will emerge. 

The Cameron Highlands seat is currently held by MIC, via its vice-president, and also deputy minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk S. K. Devamany. If the seat is allocated to Datuk Seri G. Palanivel and the supporters preferred candidate has views with which they do not agree, they have the means of saying not at the ballot box. 

One narrative describing the causes of the ongoing political crisis within the party begins with the fielding of the candidate especially involve in the fielding of the candidate who whole ministerial post.

It is not wrong for MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel to contest in a safe seat in the coming 13th General Election for former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu but the question remains: will the fielding of Datuk Seri G. Palanivel to contest in Cameron Highlands cause MIC enter a state of political crisis?

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