Up to him, says state MIC on Kumar's plan to contest in PD

Nur Aqidah Azizi

SEREMBAN: Negri Sembilan MIC has distanced itself from former secretary general Datuk G. Kumaar Aamaan, who expressed his intention to contest against PKR's Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Port Dickson by-election.

State party chairman Datuk L Manickam when contacted declined to elaborate on this latest development.

“It is up to him (Kumar). I have no other comments,” he said today.

MIC yesterday confirmed that it would not contest the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election in order to give way to Umno to field its candidate.

The party had held the seat, formerly known as Telok Kemang, for four consecutive terms before losing it to PKR in the recent polls.

The Port Dickson’s incumbent Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah had resigned on September 12 to allow for the by-election to be held.

Kumar was reported to have announced that he would contest as an independent candidate against the PKR de facto leader.

A news portal reported that Kumar was unhappy with the party's decision to let go of the MIC traditional seat to Umno. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd