Hornbill Unleashed

July 5, 2012

‘Umno does not own BN’

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RK Anand

A MIC leader says the the days of the ‘Big Brother’ syndrome is over and component parties should not quit BN if it disagreed with Umno.

Barisan Nasional is made up of various partners founded on the principle of power sharing and no party can claim to be the sole proprietor of the coalition, said a MIC leader.

Therefore, S Vell Paari stressed that if Umno crossed the line then the other parties should come together to discuss the matter and find a solution.

In the past, he said Umno leaders had called for the withdrawal of component parties from BN whenever it was deemed that the line was not toed.

“So why is it that whenever a controversial issue arises concerning Umno it is the component parties which threaten to quit BN? This should not be the case.

“No one party has a monopoly in BN and decisions are based on consensus. Gone are the days of the ‘Big Brother’ syndrome,” he told FMT.

The MIC central working committee member also disagreed with the description of Umno being the backbone of BN, saying that the title belonged to the people.

The son of former MIC president S Samy Vellu was responding to the warning from MCA’s Young Professionals Bureau head Chua Tee Yong.

Tee Yong, the son of MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek, said his party would quit BN if Umno attempted to implement the Islamic hudud law.

He was reacting to Johor Umno state assemblyman Ayub Rahmat who suggested that hudud be implemented in the state to cover all races.

Ayub had put MCA in a spot as the hudud issue had been one of the Chinese-based party’s most potent weapon against its Chinese-predominated rival DAP over the latter’s association with the Islamic PAS.

Time to be more aggressive

Meanwhile, Vell Paari was confident that Umno would not push for the implementation of hudud but stated that the controversy necessitated certain points to be made clear.

He said MIC and MCA’s problem with Umno in the past was that its previous leaderships refused to acknowledge or even compromise with the two parties.

This, he noted, led to the inequality between the races, which in turn bred the resentment of the Chinese and Indian communities towards BN.

“I am not against the development of the majority but at the same time, the minorities should not have been left out in terms of education, employment and so forth,” he said.

However, Vell Paari said the situation was different now under the stewardship of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

“He is a prime minister who is willing to listen and he even had the courage to apologise for the coalition’s past mistake. Whatever said and done, I respect the man for that,” he said.

On the same note, Vell Paari said MIC and MCA must be more aggressive in fighting for the rights of the communities which the parties represented.

“The hard and cold fact is that our respective communities chose to turn their backs on us because we were seen as toothless tigers. And true enough, we were bullied into a corner.

“We must make a stand to show that we are not second or third fiddle in BN and our leaders are not there to attend functions and savour the kuih alone,” he said.

Another Johor blow

Weighing in on the issue, a political observer noted that once again Najib was dealt a blow from a Johor Umno leader.

He said it appeared that certain leaders in the southern state were adamant on tarnishing the prime minister’s progressive and moderate image.

Johor is the home state of Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, whom critics claim was the opposite of Najib with regard to being moderate.

For months, speculation had been rife that Muhyiddin and his supporters were on a campaign to oust the prime minister.

Last week, Johor Umno’s Sri Gading MP Mohamad Aziz courted controversy for himself as well as Najib when he questioned if Bersih co-chairperson S Ambiga should be hanged for treason.

Following this, there were allegations that Mohamad was acting on the instructions of Muhyiddin.

Quizzed on his views regarding this, Vell Paari chose to sidestep the matter but stressed that MIC should defend Najib against internal or external threats.



  1. A BN with UMNO in control is a sinking Titanic . MIC and all components should seriously consider quitting BN now before they are sunk by UMNO . A thousand discussion without proactive actions among BN partners about UMNO arrogance will not help themselves from being annihilated and buried by the rage of the voters.

    Comment by SK Subramaniam — July 7, 2012 @ 8:07 AM | Reply

    • I have a strong feeling that Mahathir Mohamad, Taib Mahmud and Najib Tun Razak might suffer a massive stroke or heart attack hours after it has been proclaimed that Pakatan Rakyat had received Malaysians blessing and mandate to take over Putrajaya.

      Comment by Effendi Nawawi — July 7, 2012 @ 9:05 AM | Reply

  2. A progressive, successful, highly respected and harmonious Malaysia is a Malaysia without UMNO, Perkasa, Najib Tun Razak, Mahathir Mohamad, Muhyiddin Yasin, Hishamuddin Hussein, Taib Mahmud, Musa Aman and the current AG.

    Comment by Ahmad Madon — July 5, 2012 @ 5:57 PM | Reply

  3. A BN without UMNO is still acceptable to the rakyat provided all the crooks and thieves in BN coalition including UMNO and PBB were kicked out and investigated. Only then a new coalition of Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan National without UMNO and all the crooks may be good for the nation.

    Comment by Sazali Ismail — July 5, 2012 @ 4:58 PM | Reply

  4. ” Courage to apologise for the coalition past mistakes” , my foot. You think this is so great ?? Apologise for corruptions of his kaki-tangan and no actions taken against those responsible and so you are PROUD of this .

    Comment by gagojackman — July 5, 2012 @ 12:05 PM | Reply

  5. Paria, In principle that should be the case. But in actual facts, another case, why I say so, see what happen today, did the BN treat all the race equally ? They only take care of Malay but not Chinese and India !!! TOO many issue i can talk here, but I will talk one issue only. Look at the primary school. Malay primary school is fantastic. everything have. Some even have computer, aircon etc…School somemore are too much, nobody study.. Than we look at Chinese and India school. So pitty. Chinese school slightly better than India school, why, because many Chinese business man support with $. We are facing teacher not enough, school not enough, understand that was a India school in Gelang Patah not even have toilet !!!
    Paria, if what you said if truth, why all this things still happen ? Did BN really take care of all race ???
    I tell you actually what happen.
    Yes, those Chinese and India minister in fact thier are representing thier own race, fight for the right of thier race.
    We can imagine what happen…” Ling Liong Sik, Samyvellu don’t make so much noise lah, later i bank in 2 million to your Swiss account ok ?” Said Mamak. For the past 50 over years. This is happening !!!
    See, now Ling kena court case, later on will be close case also…nothing happen, just a show only…
    See, Samy even can buy a BIG land in Australia and build a road in India…Where his money come from ? why no investication ?
    So, all Chinese and India friends, this is ONLY one of the hundred or thousand over issue that happen…a lot to go….
    So, to ensure our childrens future are protected, we have to do something in the coming GE 13.
    I am sure you know what to do…..

    Comment by Mike — July 5, 2012 @ 10:47 AM | Reply

    • “…They only take care of Malay but not Chinese and India…”

      Not true lah. They take good care of Samy Vellu and family, Kebej of PPP, MCA and Gerakan triad and samsengs, PBB and Taib cronies, Jugah and cronies and George Chan and cronies. Don’t forget Datuk Lihan Joke!

      They are very fair ! 🙄

      Comment by Trade fair — July 6, 2012 @ 1:17 PM | Reply

      • Brother you are right !!! haha. We put all this bastard in Penjara Pudu (reopen) in order for us to visit them regulary….after PR take over Putrajaya.

        Comment by Mike- Johor — July 13, 2012 @ 11:21 AM | Reply

  6. Yes Vell Paari,say it as it should be,say what your father couldn’t or dare not.

    Comment by Lok1 — July 5, 2012 @ 4:41 AM | Reply

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