MIC pledges to field 60 pct new faces for GE14

Kelly Koh

MALACCA: Sixty per cent of MIC's candidates for the upcoming 14th General Election will comprise new faces.

MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said their candidates will be a mix of young and experienced faces as well as women candidates.

"We are focused on winning seats, particularly in Kedah, Perak, Penang and Selangor and in areas that we have previously not had representatives," he said.

He noted that the rift between the party's two factions had also improved as members are focused on uniting in facing the coming general election.

"We have now more or less solved the issues.

"The majority are with us although there are still a few small issues here and there," he said.

He said that around 80 per cent to 85 per cent of members are in unison while the rest were still on the 'outside'.

Dr Subramaniam expressed confidence that the minor issues would be resolved and MIC would face the polls as a united force.

Dr Subramanian was speaking to reporters at the launch of the Education and Welfare Fund, organised by MIC Taman Muzaffar Shah, in Bukit Beruang last night.