Sunday, April 11, 2010
DPM Muhyiddin: BN candidate a local
“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.