The recent appointment although its the prerogative of the Prime Minister, witness many 'losers' in the general elections been appointed Senators and made ministers. MIC had not be accorded the same privilege although its the third largest component of the ruling BN government.
Knowing Datuk Seri Samy Vellu, his recent outburst must have been warranted since every avenue to seek fairness must have failed and since his credibility is already tarnished with the continued marginalising of the Malaysian Indian community in Malaysia, just giving-in to the pressures of UMNO would be detrimental to MIC and to him personally since the Indian community would just consider him another 'pariah' although after holding such a prominent position for the last 26 years or so.
What has been done can't be undone and with the trimming of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister would also not be able to accommodate his demands.
Maybe if the prime minister were to reclassify the Malaysian Indians in the category of 'bumiputras' since they form a minority group of about 8% and release all outlawed HINDRAF ISA detainees, MIC would be able to win over the Indian votes and fulfill its aim as the 'champions of the Indian community'.
But will this dream of MIC ever happen?