O Please Get A Grip! Your Party Has Long Gone!
KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no let-up when MIC Youth begins registering new voters to strengthen the party and Barisan Nasional before the 13th General Election.
Its deputy Youth chief V. Mugilan said the wing had outlined several strategies for the registration drive.
“We are racing to register about 200,000 MIC members as well as others below 40,” he said in a statement made available to Bernama yesterday.
“As these young voters will be the lifeline for the Barisan government, MIC Youth is determined to secure and work hard on the youth vote,” he said.
Last Saturday, at the 65th MIC annual general meeting, party president Datuk G. Palanivel stated that MIC needed to go to the ground and register the 200,000 MIC members who had yet to register as voters.
If that could be done, he said, the party would have 600,000 registered voters. “Once this is achieved, we can show our strength. We can achieve a lot. We want MIC to become a powerful voting block.
“Although Indians are a minority in the country, we can become a powerful party if we register 600,000 of our members as voters,” said the party president.
Mugilan said every youth division leader should set up a voter registration methodology in their respective divisions nationwide.
He agreed there were some problems involving young voters as today’s youths were either not interested in politics or did not show much interest in voting.
“Therefore, it is the responsibility of every leader and individual in MIC Youth to bring out these youngsters from their slumber, and make them queue at the voting booths,” he added.
There are about two million Malaysian Indians in the country, of which about 40 per cent or 800,000 are above 21 years of age and are not registered voters. – Bernama