I’ve been postponing this post a bit, just to marshall my thoughts. However, the thoughts keep on nagging till I can’t sleep at night.
I was watching the live telecast of Pak Lah’s pared down Cabinet take oath of office today in front of the Yang Di Pertuan Agong and glimpsed the colourful Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu sitting in the front row of leaders, sans wife and looking very somber, yet with an unmistakable defiance still written on his face.
Politicians must certainly have tough hides. For a politician whose party was almost wiped out in the GE 2008, Samy, who lost his own Sungai Siput seat, held for decades, kept his composure.
Yet in some corner, I was move . d to pity this man who cut a lonely figure amidst the already subdued multitude at the Balai Rong Seri, who were seated in front of the Agong who wore a stern face himself.
The pity didn’t last, once I started dwelling on the many questions that Samy as the ostensible leader of the Indian community must answer. Anger and more questions starter piling up.
Here goes. Some things that you need to account for, Mr Samy.
1. Maika Holdings and the Telekom shares.
We want to know what happened back in 1992. We want to hear about the 9 million Telekom shares that took a detour into three sinister companies; SB Management Services Sdn. Bhd, Advanced Personal Computers Sdn. Bhd, and Clearway Sdn. Bhd, the last one of which listed your relatives as directors.
Furthermore, what happened on your assurance that Maika Holdings would pay RM130 on every RM100 invested? This happened last year. You are still the president of MIC. You have to answer to Maika shareholders and your community.
For background, read more.
2. Why is Vel Paari heading Maika Holdings?
This is Maika Holdings. MIC’s investment arm. What is your son doing heading it? Is he qualified and even then, what gives you the right to put him up there?
Why was Maika Holdings investing in movies and distributorship of movies like Shivaji and Chandramukhi when it should be investing conservatively? Even then, these were movies that made a lot of money, yet why does Maika Holdings accounts show nothing for it?
3. Actress K.Sujatha’s death
Vel Paari was allegedly paying for the condominium in which she was staying in. That indicates relationship of some kind. The circumstances of this young woman’s death remains shrouded in mystery and nothing much has come out of the investigation.
Why doesn’t it occur to you that an MIC leader’s son is linked to a suspicious death and that son is also the CEO of the MIC investment arm and thus, needs to explain himself? Perhaps this question should be addressed towards the police, who have kept mum on the subject.
4.Sri Maha Mariamman Temple mismanagement
This temple management committee manages both the Maha Mariamman Temple and the Sri Subramaniaswamy temple in Batu Caves.
Committee chairman R.Nadarajah (once indicted in a criminal breach of trust case but later acquitted) has been running it like his personal fiefdom for about a decade (maybe more) with relatives filling the committee.
The temple is a veritable cash cow thanks to the annual gathering of hundreds of thousands of Hindus there on Thaipusam day. It also gets an allocation from the Tourism ministry annually as it is a tourism crowd-puller.
Nadarajah has always been safe under your “auspices” and so have remained free to squander the temple money. This is below the belt betrayal. Who audits the temple accounts? How does his unemployed son manage to drive a luxury car? Why was he able to operate unchecked? Because of you, of course.
Questions also arise over last year’s Nov 25 late night standoff in the Batu Caves temple that resulted in many of the boys and men assembled there being arrested by the police, and Nadarajah’s own role in it.
Now you know why you and most of your men lost in the recent GE 2008. You still want to remain as MIC president. Go ahead, you can be the president of irrelevance. But you still have to answer to these major questions Mr Samy.
Untill then, we will dog you….till your dying day….and then we’ll dog your son and everybody associated with the grand betrayal of the Indian community.
We’ve been screwed with enough!