KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has no qualms with the People Progressive Party's (MyPPP) agressive move to reach out for Cameron Highlands voters.
MIC Youth chief Sivaraj Chandran said it is only right for the two fellow component parties to work together in the spirit of Barisan Nasional.
“Barisan component parties are dependent on each other, working together as one huge family.
“We have always cooperated to ensure the well-being of all the communities in the country. However, any assistance must be sincere and not with the intention of eyeing the seat," Sivaraj told the New Straits Times.
Sivaraj, a possible candidate for MIC in Cameron Highlands, said that MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas had moved his home to Tanah Rata.
He also took note that Kayveas had reached out to 28,000 seasoned voters and 5,000 voters in Cameron Highlands.
“We appreciate Kayveas and his supporters doing the groundwork for Barisan, but let's not forget that MIC had also been working hard in serving the people.
“We are confident that MIC will retain the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election, but of course the final decision will be made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak,” he said.
He added that Najib and Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob had expressed support for MIC to stay firm in Cameron Highland which is the traditional seat of MIC.
On another note, Sivaraj said the voters in Cameron Highlands are satisfied with MIC even though the constituency's member of parliament Datuk Seri G. Palanivel is no longer an MIC member.
He said the people can tell if MIC had been doing its work or not.
“We continue to raise the issues affecting the people even when the constituency did not have a BN representative (after Palanivel was sacked from MIC),” he said.
Palanivel won the parliamentary seat in the 13th General Election with a majority of 462 votes.