Sunday, April 11, 2010

DPM Muhyiddin: BN candidate a local

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today announced that the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Hulu Selangor seat will be a local resident. While observers claimed that Muhyiddin's statement is a strong indication that it could be Hulu Selangor MIC Youth chief V Mugilan, some MIC sources begged to differ.

“It could still be (G) Palanivel. By virtue of being the Hulu Selangor MIC chief, he is also considered a local. He has been there for decades,” they said.

Palanivel, who is the MIC deputy president, was the four-term MP of Hulu Selangor prior to his defeat in the 2008 general election to PKR's Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

Following Zainal's death two weeks ago, MIC president S Samy Vellu named Palanivel as the candidate.

However, there was intense speculation that the Hulu Selangor Umno division wanted a different face, namely Mugilan.

by FMT

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