Malaysiakini’s latest news is that MIC threatens to sack Mugilan if the bloke is named today as the BN (meaning UMNO’s) candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election.
Not only that, MIC leaders have threatened the party’s withdrawal from the campaigning and support.
So if Muhyiddin’s “local boy” (from Perak wakakaka) but now Khairy Jamaluddin’s "youthful candidate" is sacked from MIC, the BN could be (note, not will be) in a quandary in supporting a person in a by-election (or for that matter, election) who is not a member of one of the BN’s component parties, which according to the BN set of rules, is a no no!
I like to see MIC carry out its threat because that will (a) show the party leaders have finally rediscover their balls which they surrendered to UMNO eons ago and (b) accord fit punishment to selfish party members who sabo their own party people for their personal interests (I despise traitors more I despise the enemy – at least the enemy fight for their own side)
But look, having said all the above, there are actually both solution and precedence for Mugilan’s case.
Precedence first – remember that Murugiah bloke who was kicked out of PPP. Kayveas demanded he be removed from his deputy minister post he held under the BN’s allocation of ministerial positions to PPP. But bloke is still around, regularly cooing out ‘our beloved PM’ wakakaka.
[incidentally another bloke who coo-ed ‘our beloved PM’ is Liow Tiong Lai – on reading that I had an immediate bath, with hot steaming water, industrial strength detergent and copperwire brush].
So if the PM wants a bodek-ite around him, he gets him/her regardless of that person’s political membership.
Now the solution – well, MKINI reported that MIC CWC member KP Samy warned that BN could potentially face a boycott should Muhyiddin name anyone other than Palanivel. He said: "Its either Palanivel or we might withdraw from the race and let Umno contest."
The key words are “Let UMNO contest.”
Therefore Mugilan could join UMNO to be legitimate, but of course he needs to be a Malay-Muslim like Ridhuan Tee, which requires him to embrace Islam, speaks Malay regularly even when he’s dreaming or cursing (no more pordah but pergilah), and practises Malay customs and traditions – then all would be kowtim.
[I wonder why Ridhuan Tee who calls himself a Malay still hangs on to his Chinese ancestral name when Ridhuan Abdullah sounds more authentic as a Malay name]
Yes, there’s always a solution. Perhaps Murugiah (formerly of PPP) should also consider this option for added assurance to his tenure as a favoured deputy minister. Sorry Kayveas, but hey, do go ahead and eat your heart out, but aneh, you can still curse pordah wakakaka.
As for Chua Soi Lek, better watch your back because there’s also a our-beloved-PM-ish 'Mugilan’ in the MCA - hint: very very (physically) close to you ;-).