Seats MIC contested in GE14 will remain with party in GE15, says Zahid

18 Sep 2022 09:30pm
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (right) with BN chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the launch of the national MIC Brigade and crime prevention exhibition in Bukit Jalil. - Bernama pic.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (right) with BN chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the launch of the national MIC Brigade and crime prevention exhibition in Bukit Jalil. - Bernama pic.
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KUALA LUMPUR - All the seats contested by MIC in the last polls will be allocated to the party in the 15th general election (GE15), said Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid, who is Umno president, said MIC could also contest in other seats but this would be subject to negotiations with BN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.

"Tan Sri Vicky (MIC president SA. Vigneswaran), I promise, whatever seats contested by MIC in GE14 and past polls are confirmed to be MIC’s. Tan Sri Vicky, if you want more, can check with Tok Mat (Mohamad).

"But I am confident that Tok Mat, I and the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob) will give the best consideration to the support of MIC because we feel that the togetherness of BN component parties has paid a dividend,” he added.

He said this when launching the national MIC Brigade and crime prevention exhibition here today.
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Earlier, MIC had expressed its intention to contest in 12 parliamentary seats in GE15 and had forwarded the matter to the BN top leadership for consideration.

In GE14, MIC contested in nine parliamentary seats, namely Sungai Siput and Tapah in Perak; Sungai Buloh, Hulu Selangor, Kapar and Kota Raja (Selangor); Port Dickson (Negeri Sembilan); Segamat (Johor) and Cameron Highlands (Pahang). - Bernama