Malaysian Indian Congress Secretary General nominated for speaker's job

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Ipoh (Malaysia), May 2 (ANI): The Perak Barisan Nasional has nominated Perak Malaysian Indian Congress secretary, and former Sungkai assemblyman, R. Ganesan, to replace Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar.

In his blog, Sivakumar has written that the motion to nominate Ganesan, 57, was received by the office of the assembly's secretary on Thursday.

"The motion, dated April 29, was proposed by Mentri Besar Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir and seconded by senior executive council member Datuk Hamidah Osman," The Star quoted Sivakumar, as saying.

He added that an acceptance letter from Ganesan, who agreed to be nominated, was also attached with the motion.

Ganesan, who is a lawyer by training, was a two-term assemblyman. He was dropped as a candidate in the 2008 general election.

On Thursday, Sivakumar had said that he was yet to decide whether to reject the motion to remove him that was proposed by Dr. Zambry.

According to the sources, Dr Zambry would move a motion to remove Sivakumar on May 7 after the opening of the state assembly's next meeting by Sultan Azlan Shah.

Notice of the motion to remove Sivakumar was delivered to all elected representatives last week by state assembly secretary Abdullah Antong Sabri.

If the motion is passed, the next agenda would be to appoint a new Speaker, the notice said.

All assemblymen were also told to propose a candidate's name and submit it to Abdullah Antong. (ANI)

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