My Dear Friends,
My heartfelt thanks to everyone for the out-pouring congratulatory messages and well wishes.
It is an unexpected appointment coming at a crucial time.What we do in the next three years will determine the very future of the party.
I have no illusions about the task at hand and the expectation that has been placed on this new team.
We have a young and vibrant team in place. The Deputy President , Dato G. Palanivel was re-elected based on his track record and to ensure smooth transition.
We have three new and very able Vice-Presidents in YB Dato Dr S. Subramaniam, YB Dato SK Devamani and YB Dato M. Saravanan. All three are down to earth leaders.
Both the Treasurer General, Dato Jaspal Singh and the Information Chief, Mr P.Kamalanathan are youthful, reliable and have the capacity to deliver.
Five state chairmen lost their contest for the Central Working Committee post. The state chairmen performed well in their duties but the delegates just wanted change. They wanted to give the young candidates a chance. Most of the top ten candidates were below 45. There are now 16 new faces out 23 elected CWC Members. Change has come to MIC.
My first task will be to ensure the infusion of new, especially young members, into MIC through the existing branches. We have to reconnect with the young voters.
We are ready to put in the hard work and are sincere in our efforts. Judge us in time, not now.
I pray God be with us and we be with you, for without you, we are nothing.
For my muslim friends, "Selamat Hari Raya. Maaf Zahir Batin."