More On Vote Swing.
Kuala Lumpur; Monday.
"Dr Khir to blame for Indian votes swing," said Datuk Samy Vellu.
The finger-pointing game is still on, here in Malaysia. It happened not only in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur but across the country.
MIC or also known as Malaysian Indian Congress, one of the political parties which represented the Indians in Peninsular Malaysia, accused the former Chief Minister of the state of Selangor, Mohamad Khir Toyo, for the sudden shift of Indian votes in the last General Election.
Datuk Samy Vellu who is also the President of MIC told reporters that Mohamad Khir Toyo as the Chief Minister then, was adamant in destroying a controversial Hindu Temple in the state of Selangor.
The Hindu Temple in question was actually built on Government's Land which was at that time vacant. Apparently some Hindu Priest told the people that tha plot was a good place for a temple. However, members of the public filed a complain and obtained acourt order. The order was that the temple should go.
Since it was just two days before Deepavali and the election talk already filled the air, Datuk Samy Vellu fearing a backlash by his Indian Community, pleaded with Mohammad not to go on with the court's decision.
Mohammad Khir Toyo was adamant that the temple must go. In hindsight, Mohamad Khir Toyo was also acting to the gallery of Muslim voters who saw the temple as a slap to their face.
The razing of the temple was done by a bulldozer amidst a very tense atmosphere.
Up till this moment, the Indian leaders was convinced the incident was indeed a determining factor in their [MIC] loss. What irked Datuk Samy was the fact that Khir Toyo has the gall to call for a quick change of leaders in UMNO. This call hinted at calling For Datuk Abdullah's resignation.
According to Datuk samy, Mohammad Khir should also take the blame for the National Front's dismal showing.
Tags: Loss , Temple , Razed , Court , Election.
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