MIC deputy youth chief sacked for seeking Vellu's resignation

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Kuala Lumpur, May 21 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) Youth deputy chief V. Mugilan, who demanded the resignation of party president S. Samy Vellu, has been sacked, said a senior party official.

According to The Star, Vellu had invoked his powers as provided for under Article 61.2 of the party constitution and signed the expulsion letter.

Under the Article, the president in consultation with the deputy president can expel a member who has spoken or acted in any way detrimental to the interest of the party, the official explained.

He said Samy Vellu had discussed the matter with Palanivel before making the decision, adding that the letter was delivered to Mugilan's house yesterday evening.

The official said the party's constitution was also clear that members were not allowed to make or be part of any statements to the press, which were detrimental to it. (ANI)

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