KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu’s son Vell Paari must give clear proof that Umno was behind the Gerakan Anti-Samy Vellu (GAS).
Dr Mahathir said he was not representing Umno in asking but he had said long ago that one must not overstay one’s welcome, which was one reason why he himself had stepped down.
“Samy Vellu had served longer than me. He has established a record and one should be satisfied with that record,” he said after the 5th Malaysia Conference on Healthy Ageing yesterday.
Vell Paari, an MIC central working committee member, claimed that Umno was supporting expelled former MIC Youth deputy head V. Mugilan in the campaign to oust the MIC president.