Malaysian Indian Congress delegate suspended over slipper garland for ex-PM

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Kuala Lumpur, Sep.16 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has suspended a delegate who suggested a garland of slippers for former Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Star quoted MIC President S. Samy Vellu as saying in a statement: "With the powers vested in me as the president under the MIC constitution, I have suspended the membership."

He said the party would wait for recommendations by the disciplinary committee to the Central Working Committee CWC) before deciding on any further action.

The disciplinary committee had to issue a show-cause letter asking the delegate, who was not named, to provide an explanation, and they would decide on any action based on the explanation, he said.

The party constitution provides for the disciplinary committee to warn, suspend or sack the delegate, but it has to be endorsed by the CWC. (ANI)

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