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‘What’s your fear, Surendran?’

 | May 3, 2012

The PKR leader comes under fire from a MIC man for dismissing the need for an internal inquiry into the MyKad brawl outside the PM's office.

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president N Surendran has come under fire for dimissing the need for the party to hold an internal probe regarding the MyKad brawl outside the Prime Minister’s Office.

Expressing sadness over the bloodshed, MIC welfare and social bureau deputy chairman R Ramanan told Surendran that it took two hands to clap.

“MIC’s disciplinary committee chief KS Nijhar made it clear that he will hold an inquiry into the matter and take action against those who are at fault.

“Why isn’t PKR doing the same? Why are you afraid of getting to the bottom of the matter and finding out the truth?” he asked.

“Let’s work together to ensure that the wrongdoers are punished,” he added.

Ramanan also reminded Surendran that MIC had asked the latter to bring forward the alleged 300,000 stateless Indians so that both parties could work together to resolve the problem.

“Instead of doing so, you are using one innocent girl to cause mischief,” he said, referring to 17-year-old student B Reshina.

“Why bring one girl? Where are the other 299,999 Indians that you were talking about?” he asked.

The stateles Indians tussle between MIC and PKR was sparked off when Surendran claimed that there were 300,000 Indians in the country without documents, a figure which MIC leaders claimed was grossly exaggerated.

Yesterday, the PKR leader brought Reshina to Putrajaya in order to submit a memorandum demanding that the student be issued a MyKad so that she could continue with her studies.

At the same time, a group of MIC Youth members were present to thank the prime minister for giving MyKads and birth certificates to Malaysian Indians under the MyDaftar programme.

Surendran later claimed that the MIC Youth members attempted to attack him and Reshina, and in the ensuing scuffle, several PKR members who had come to their defence were injured.

MIC Youth chief T Mohan, who was also present, denied the accusation and blamed Puchong PKR division chief S Murali for instigating the incident.

Meanwhile, Ramanan said Surendran should have taken Reshina to the Education Ministry instead of the PMO.

“Do you really even know what you’re doing? Or is this a show to get cheap publicity?” he asked.

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