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Malaysia's Election May Be Done Deal

Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 By Baradan Kuppusamy -- The Chinese and Indians are increasingly fed up with the government's longstanding affirmative-action policy that favors Malays in everything from university education to government contracts. Many Indians, the country's poorest ethnic group, accuse the government of persistent racial discrimination (......more)

Samy Vellu’s days are numbered - Subra as next MIC leader

Lim Kit Siang Feb 19, 2008 -- I expect Subra to make a political comeback on Sunday on his nomination as a Barisan Nasional candidate for the 12th general election and preparatory to his joining the Cabinet – something Subra had been denied and been waiting for nearly three decades. (......more)

Malaysian PM opens election campaign with cabinet warning

Feb 24, 2008 -- (AFP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi kicked off his election campaign Sunday with a warning that his cabinet ministers were not assured of jobs in a new administration. (....more)

Samy Vellu Slams Opposition For Using Temples To Campaign

Feb 11 (Bernama) -- "They go in and pray for just five minutes but talk politics for 50 minutes," the Works Minister told reporters at the launching of the Permas Jaya Second Bridge project, which was also attended by Johor Menteri Besar Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, here today. (....more)

Tribute to Athi Nahappan and Janaki

(Media Conference Statement welcoming Ishwar Nahappan as the latest member for DAP in Penang on Sunday 10.2.08)(....more)

Indian Discontent Fuels Malaysia’s Rising Tensions
The New York Times, February 10, 2008 ” (....more)

Ishwar Nahappan joins DAP

(Media Conference Statement by Ishwar Nahappan on joining the DAP in Penang on Sunday, 10th February 2008 at 10.30 am)

My father Tan Sri Athi Nahappan died 32 years ago . On April 4th 1976 , one month before he died he made a speech at a dinner in his honor by the Penang State MIC at Wisma Perseketuan .Let me read you a paragraph from his speech . (...more)

Subra tight-lipped about comeback

07 February, 2008, NST Online -- Former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam’s supporters are on the offensive for their leader’s political comeback. A source from Subramaniam’s inner circle claimed that their leader had met Barisan Nasional’s top leadership on the possibility of contesting a seat. (.......more)

Civil Society Leaders Enter Election Fray

Analysis by Baradan Kuppusamy

Feb 13 (IPS) - Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi had parliament dissolved Wednesday, paving the way for snap elections that political analysts say will see the opposition gain ground thanks to voter discontent over rising prices, crime and ethnic tension.

We Are Ready Anytime, Anywhere, Says Samy Vellu Feb 13 (Bernama)

Parliament dissolved, elections on Wed, Feb 13, 08 The Star

Malaysia Votes 2008
State and Parliament Seats contested by Indians
Ruling Party
Johor N31   Kahang   16,962 Vidyananthan Ramadhan (BN-MIC) Abdul Halim Dawam (PKR)
Johor N33   Tenggaroh   20,100 T. Murukasvary (BN-MIC) Shahar Abdullah (Pas)
Johor N40   Tiram   32,944 Datuk Maulizan Bujang (BN-Umno) Kumutha Rahman (PKR)
Johor N41   Puteri Wangsa   27,612 Abdul Halim Suleiman (BN-Umno) M. K. Selrakamaran (PKR)
Johor N43   Permas   34,080 M Munusamy (NBN-MIC) Syed Othman Syed Abdullah (Pas)
Johor N44   Tanjong Puteri   46,922 Adam Sumiru (BN-Umno) Subramaniam Paidathally (PKR)
Johor P140   SEGAMAT   40,677 Subramaniam A/L KV Sathasivam (BN-MIC) Pang Hok Liong (DAP)
Kedah N22   Gurun   21,819 Dr Leong Yong Kong (BN-MCA) B.Kalaivanar (PKR)
Kedah N25   Bukit Selambau   30,850 S Krishnan (BN-MIC) Saiful Izham Ramli (PKR)
Kedah N34   Lunas   30,075 S Ananthan (BN-MIC) Mohd Razhi Salleh (PKR)
Kedah P17   PADANG SERAI   56,882 Datuk Boey Chin Gan (BN-MCA) N. Gobalakrishnan (PKR)
Melaka N7   Gadek   10,749 Datuk Abdul Ghafar Atan (BN-Umno) S. Kanageswari (PKR)
NS N22   Rahang   14,195 Datuk Yip Chee Kiong (BN-MCA) Arumugam Karuppan (DAP)
NS N24   Senawang   12,915 Datuk Woo Ah Lek (BN-Gerakan) Gunasekaran A/L Palasamy (DAP)
NS N33   Port Dickson   11,774 Datuk T. Rajagopalu (BN-MIC) Ravi A/L Munusamy (PKR) 
NS N36   Repah   15,688 Yap Seong Fook (BN-MCA) Veerapan A/L Supermaniam (DAP)
NS N7   Jeram Padang   9,951 V Mogan (BN-MIC) Manoharan A/L Kanan (PKR)
NS P132   TELOK KEMANG   59,944 Datuk S. Sothinathan (BN-MIC) Kamarul Baharin Abbas (PKR) 
Pahang N35   Sabai   9,458 Datuk M Davendran (BN-MIC) D. Kamache (DAP)
Pahang P78   CAMERON HIGHLANDS   23,366 S .K. Devamany (BN-MIC) J. Aplasamy (DAP)
Pahang P89   BENTONG   53,463 Datuk Liow Tiong Lai (BN-MCA) Ponusamy Govindasamy @ Ram (PKR)
Perak N24   Hulu Kinta   28,782 Datuk Rusnah Kassim (BN-Umno) Ayyathurai (PKR) 
Perak N30   Buntong   21,930 Lee Tung Lai (BN) Sivasubramaniam (DAP)
Perak N33   Tronoh   23,887 Lee Kim Choy (BN-MCA) V Sivakumar (DAP)
Perak N40   Malim Nawar   23,226 Chai Song Poh (BN-MCA) Keshvinder Singh (PKR)
Perak N42   Tualang Sekah   16,525 Norli Mohd Radzi (BN-Umno) M. Nadarajah (PKR)
Perak N46   Chenderiang   18,028 Mah Hang Soon (BN-MCA) Arjunan Muthu (PKR)
Perak N51   Pasir Panjang   26,125 Datuk Dr. S Vasan (BN-MIC) Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (Pas)
Perak N54   Hutan Melintang   20,625 S Thangasvari (BN-MIC) Kesavan Subramaniam (PKR)
Perak N57   Sungkai   17,218 Datuk S Veerasingham (BN-MIC) N Sivanesan (DAP)
Perak N59   Behrang   18,552 Datuk M Ramasamy (BN-MIC) Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (PKR)
Perak P60   TAIPING   65,455 Datuk M. Kayveas (BN-PPP) Nga Kor Ming (DAP)
Perak P62   SUNGAI SIPUT   47,424 Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu (BN) Dr D Jeyakumar (PKR) 
Perak P65   IPOH BARAT   68,910 Datuk Yik Phooi Hong (BN-MCA) M. Kulasegaran (DAP)
Perak P72   TAPAH   38,245 Datuk M Saravanan (BN-MIC) Tan Seng Toh (PKR)
Perak P76   TELOK INTAN   51,170 Mah Siew Keong (BN-Gerakan) M.Manogaran (DAP)
Pinang N16   Perai   14,108 L. Krishnan (BN-MIC) P. Ramasamy (DAP) 
Pinang N32   Seri Delima   20,093 Loh Nam Hooi (BN-MCA) R.S.N. Rayer (DAP)
Pinang N35   Batu Uban   21,218 Goh Keng Sneah (BN-Gerakan) Raveentharan (PKR)
Pinang N9   Bagan Dalam   17,161 P. Subbaiyah (BN-MIC) A. Thanasekharan (DAP)
Pinang P46   BATU KAWAN   47,602 Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon (BN-Gerakan) Dr P. Ramasamy (DAP)
Pinang P51   BUKIT GELUGOR   63,447 Datuk Koay Kar Huah (BN-MCA) Karpal Singh (DAP)
Selangor N10   Bukit Melawati   12,897 K.Parthiban (BN-MIC) Muthiah a/l Maria Pillay (PKR)
Selangor N16   Batu Caves   25,720 T Mohan (BN-MIC) Amirudin Shari (PKR) 
Selangor N24   Semenyih   28,203 Johan Aziz (BN) S Arutchelvan a/l Subramaniams (PKR)
Selangor N48   Kota Alam Shah   24,168 Ching Su Chen (BN-Gerakan) M. Monoharan (DAP
Selangor N49   Seri Andalas   38,833 A. Kamalam (BN-MIC) Xavier Jayakumar a/l Arulanandam (PKR)
Selangor N56   Sungai Pelek   17,895 Datuk Yap Ee Wah (BN- MCA) A. Sivananthan (DAP) 
Selangor N6   Kuala Kubu Baharu   18,212 Wong Koon Mun (BN-MCA) K. Annamalai Ramu (DAP)
Selangor P103   PUCHONG   75,625 Lau Yeng Peng (BN-Gerakan) Gobind Singh Deo (DAP)
Selangor P107   SUBANG   84,414 S . Murugesan (BN-MIC) R. Sivarasa (PKR)
Selangor P109   KAPAR   112,224 Datin Paduka P Komala Devi (BN-MIC) Manikavasagam Sundaram (PKR)
Selangor P110   KLANG   77,816 Datuk Ch'ng Toh Eng (BN-MCA) Charles Anthony Santiago (DAP)
Selangor P111   KOTA RAJA   71,887 S Vigneswaran (BN-MIC) Dr. Siti Mariah Mahmud (Pas)
Selangor P94   HULU SELANGOR   63,593 Datuk G. Palanivel Govindasamy (BN-MIC) Zainal Abidin Ahmad (PKR)
source: malaysia nanban
Indian opposition candidates
national front
source: makkal Osai
Current ruling party Indian candidates
Samy Vellu “lost his marbles” over Ishwar joining DAP Lim Kit Siang
Malaysian Chinese pose major poll test for PM (Reuters)

Subra tight-lipped about comeback

07 February, 2008, NST Online -- Former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam’s supporters are on the offensive for their leader’s political comeback. A source from Subramaniam’s inner circle claimed that their leader had met Barisan Nasional’s top leadership on the possibility of contesting a seat. (.......more)

Abdullah Refuses To Be Drawn Into Speculation On Candidates

Asked about Samy Vellu's recent announcement that he would defend his Sungai Siput parliamentary seat, the Prime Minister said: "Anybody can say anything to the press, later on they do something else."

“I will defend woh foong (Cantonese for Sungai Siput),” said Samy Vellu, who has held the seat since 1974. (....more)

Samy takes on hecklers in Prai

The Star, Monday February 18, 2008
PRAI: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu took a group of young hecklers “head-on” at Chai Leng Park when he walked straight up to them to find out what their grievances were. (...more)

Election Squad In MIC Branches To Secure Indian Votes

Feb 8 (Bernama) -- "They (squads) will be deployed in all the 'peti undi' (voting booths) in their respective areas, where they will conduct house-to-house visits to reconfirm their (members') votes for the Barisan Nasional," Samy Vellu (....more)

Subra bows out after raising expectations Baradan Kuppusamy | Feb 25, 08 Malaysiakini -- Using the Makkal Osai Tamil daily, former MIC deputy president S Subramaniam had everyone, at least in the Indian community, on their toes holding their breath with speculative stories...

MCA, MIC Counter Attacks With Ads Feb 28 (Bernama)

The Samy Vellu whirlwind NST, By : V. Anbalagan

Samy: Indians can count on MIC Wednesday February 27, 2008
The Star

Subra: There's a campaign to oust me RK Anand | Feb 28, 08 Malaysiakini

Malaysian Fugitive Woman On The Run In India By P. Vijian
CHENNAI, Feb 26 (Bernama)

Tamil-speaking Goh able to rally Tanjung Malim Indian community The Star, Feb 27, 2008

Samy Vellu: BN Manifesto Covers Interests Of All Communities Feb 26(Bernama)

Samy: PKR 'samseng' behind demos Andrew Ong | Feb 27, 08 Malaysiakini

Malaysia PM coalition may lose 2/3 majority - Anwar By Liau Y-Sing (Reuters)

PKR’s watershed election The Edge, Feb 26, 2008, by Azam Aris

Malaysia needs a strong Opposition Michael Backman, The Age, February 27, 2008

Malaysian court rejects bid to free 5 ethnic Indians held under security law (AP) Feb 26, 2008

Samy Vellu Says He Is Leaving It To Voters Feb 24 (Bernama)

Samy's 13 days RK Anand | Feb 24, 08 Malaysiakini

Malaysia's ruling coalition rolls out election campaign to counter price

The Associated Press
February 25, 2008 -- The media offensive — begun on the second day of a 13-day formal campaign period — illustrates the National Front's advantage of having extensive funds to pour into publicity and widespread support from the pro-government mainstream media. (......more)

Commotion during Samy's visit to BN ops centre in Bagan Dalam

By : Sharanjit Singh and S. Arulldas
Tues, Feb 26, 2008 NST-- There was a slight commotion when embattled MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu was about to leave the BN operation centre in Bagan Dalam here today. (........more)

Seven issues affecting the Indians

MIC Info Chief Lodges Police Report Against Former Business Partner

List Of 10.8 Million Voters Distributed To All Umno Divisions

Do or die battle for MIC By Baradan Kuppusamy , The Star, Monday, Feb 04, 2008

Indians' Future With BN, Says Najib Feb 3 (Bernama)

Hindraf leader not to contest against Samy Vellu Thursday, February 7, 2008
Kuala Lumpur (PTI):

Samy rubbishes blogs of him not contesting The New Straits Times

BN likely to lose Indian votes: Abdullah Today Online, Monday, Feb 04, 2008


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