SEREMBAN: MIC has no qualms swapping seats with other Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties as long as the move can assure BN’s victory.
State MIC chairman Datuk L Manickam said he had heard that there was a possibility of seat swapping between MIC and UMNO involving the Port Dickson parliamentary seat and the party would adhere to any decision made by the party leadership.
“Whatever is best for BN, must be done.
“This is not about the candidate, it’s about the party. We just need to do our work as usual and fulfill our responsibility towards the people until the nomination day comes,” he said.
Manickam said all MIC members must accept any decision made by the party leadership with an open heart.
“If they are disappointed, it won’t last long. Not being nominated doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world,” he said.
Manickam also expressed his intention to contest in the Jeram Padang state seat, despite rumours that another MIC member was also planning to contest there as an Independent candidate.
Meanwhile Menteri Besar and state BN chairman, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said any decision related to seat swapping in the state would be made by the party’s leadership.
“I don’t have any further information about that. But I believe, if the party’s leadership has decided to do so, they must have seen it from a bigger perspective.
“We can’t be stuck with the old formula. My advice is, if there’s indeed a seat swap in the state, I hope all party members can accept the decision as our focus is to ensure the victory of the party,” he said.