Monday, April 12, 2010

Hulu Selangor hopeful BN candidate V Mugilan faces controversy

V Mugilan's chances to be named as BN candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election is facing turbulence, in the wake of a suit he has filed against the Tamil Youth Bell Club, even though he is withdrawing from it.

The MIC national deputy youth chief was contesting the club's decision last year to sack him from his position as the club's vice president.

NONEWhen contacted yesterday, national Tamil Youth Bell Club president K Muralee had strong words against Mugilan (right).

"When 95 percent of our organisation rejected his credibility and leadership, how can he be an election candidate, or an MP, for that matter?" said Muralee.
Mugilan and the club's deputy president, M Ganapathy, were sacked in December 20, 2009, at an annual general meeting resolution pushed through with a majority of 269 out of 281 votes.

Ganapathy is proceeding with the suit and the hearing for the case will be heard on Wednesday, a day before the BN candidate is named.

Mugilan was accused of sabotaging club meetings as well as national council meetings.

Both Mugilan and Ganapathy were removed from their positions when they were found to have sabotaged club meetings and national council meetings.

Following his legal suit against the club, Mugilan was later removed from the position of Selangor Bell Club secretary as the club saw the action as humiliating to the organisation.

In response, Mugilan told Malaysiakini he would be withdrawing from the case but Ganapathy has decided to carry on.

When asked on the grounds of his suit, Mugilan claimed that he doubts whether the meeting held was valid as Muralee only invited Bell Club members that were registered with the Registrar of Youth under the Youth Development Act.

Therefore he claimed that there was no quorum to remove him.

A large number of Tamil Bell Youth Clubs are still registered with Registrar of Societies.

He also reasoned that the motion to remove him from his post was done in an improper manner as there was no prior notice given to the clubs.
NONEPrime Minister and BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak has yet to announce the coalition's choice of candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election, though the MIC party president S Samy Vellu (left) had named MIC deputy-president G Palanivel.

Mugilan is said to be the second-most eligible candidate from the MIC.

Mugilan had also previously declared in a press conference that he is willing to step down from the party position if his presence damages Palanivel's opportunity as a candidate.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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