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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Murugiah, Kayveas, PPP presidency saga continues..

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ASTRO AWANI - 25/05/09


People's Progressive Party (PPP)

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PPP CRISIS: Selangor members lodge 15 police reports against Murugiah
By : V. Shankar Ganesh 

Fifteen police reports were lodged against Senator T. Murugiah over the People’s Progressive Party extraordinary general meeting on Sunday.

PPP vice president Datuk Maglin D’Cruz led a group in lodging the reports at about 3pm today at the district police headquarters here.

In his report, Maglin said many of those who attended the EGM were non PPP members while others were those who had been sacked or suspended.

He said Murugiah’s branch had also been de-registered, so he had no right to call for the meeting.

He said Murugiah’s actions could lead to political instability and his actions had to be checked immediately so as not to affect other Barisan Nasional component parties or damage BN’s image.
Selangor PPP secretary Inder Singh had said Murugiah had used the Prime Minister’s Department to book the hall in Putrajaya but misused it for political purposes.

He also urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to sack Murugiah immediately for his abuse of power.


THE STAR view...

Monday May 25, 2009

Murugiah is PPP ‘president’


PUTRAJAYA: The People’s Progressive Party was plunged into chaos when Datuk T. Murugiah, who had earlier been expelled from the party, was elected as its new “president” by about 1,760 supporters in what they claimed was an extraordinary general meeting here.

The members also passed a resolution to reinstate six other members who were sacked along with him and for a no-confidence vote against party president Datuk M. Kayveas. They removed Kayveas from the position with immediate effect.

“Murugiah was elected the party’s new president uncontested after the seat fell vacant,” EGM chairman Mohd Ali Ibrahim told reporters after the gathering at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre yesterday.

New chief: Murugiah being carried by his supporters at the end of the PPP's extraordinary general meeting in Putrajaya yesterday.

A no-confidence vote was also moved against the party’s 43-member supreme council, he said, adding that the delegates unanimously elected 25 new supreme council members and three new vice-presidents – Datuk Seri Abdul Rais Ahmad, Lau Beng Sin and K. Karunakaran.

The final resolution at the “EGM” was to cancel the nomination for a party election on May 30 and postpone its annual general meeting on June 7 to another date to be decided by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).

In an immediate reaction, PPP Federal Territory chairman A. Chandrakumanan said a report was lodged at the Putrajaya police station requesting the police investigate the “illegal” party assembly.

PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas said the party also lodged a report against Murugiah for violating a police permit to hold a meet-the-people session in his capacity as deputy minister.

“He (Murugiah) can do what he wants but we are still waiting for his appeal against his sacking by May 30,” he said, adding that the gathering violated the Societies Act provisions.

Murugiah had been sacked by the party supreme council for allegedly planning to de-register the party. Yesterday, he said he did not want to talk about the validity of the EGM and left it to lawyers and the ROS to investigate.

The Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said he would submit the minutes of the EGM and report to the ROS at 9am today and inform the Prime Minister about it.

Asked if the EGM was valid, Mohd Ali said two-thirds of the party branches had taken part in the meeting. He claimed the party had 1,083 branches but only 778 were active while the others were de-registered.



Bernama comments...

May 25, 2009 23:00 PM

Muhyiddin To Meet Kayveas And Murugiah Tomorrow

PENANG, May 25 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will meet Senator Datuk T.Murugiah and Datuk M.Kayveas tomorrow to seek clarification on the internal crisis currently faced by the People's Progressive Party (PPP).

He said he wanted to know the real story on the problem faced by the party and the real status of the PPP so that immediate action could be taken to prevent the problem from becoming more serious and affecting the image of the Barisan Nasional (BN).

"I'm disappointed with what had transpired because we are facing a bigger problem than the one faced by the BN component party. We have other issues to tackle but sadly, our component party has its own problem.

"Usually, we don't interfere but if it affects the credibility and image of the BN, we cannot neglect or leave it alone," he told reporters after meeting with the Penang Umno Liaison Committee, here Monday.

He said this when asked to comment on the PPP internal crisis which had reached a climax when Murugiah, who is a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and who was earlier expelled as a member of the party's Supreme Council, was elected as the new party president at an emergency general meeting (EGM) yesterday.

Murugiah was elected by the 1,760 delegates at the EGM at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) which allegedly involved more than two-thirds of the PPP branches.

At the same time, Kayveas maintained that he was still the legitimate party president and criticised the move by Murugiah in calling for the EGM without obtaining the approval of the PPP Supreme Council.

Muhyiddin said Kayveas had sought a meeting with him (Muhyiddin) to explain the situation and at the same time, he wanted to know the consequences of the action taken by Murugiah.

He said he might seek the opinion of certain parties on the current development and what could be done so that the issue would not affect the position and image of the BN as well as public support for the coalition.




May 25, 2009 20:35 PM

Police Reports Lodged Against Murugiah

SHAH ALAM, May 25 (Bernama) -- The Selangor People's Progressive Party (PPP) has lodged a police report against Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's department T.Murugiah for allegedly conducting an illegal extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Putrajaya, yesterday.

PPP vice-president Datuk Maglin D'Cruz, who was at the head of 12 Selangor PPP supreme council and executive council members, filed the report at the Shah Alam district police headquarters here Monday.

Speaking to reporters after lodging the report, D'Cruz claimed that the meeting was null and void as Murugiah had failed to inform PPP secretary-general before calling for the EGM.

"The so-called delegates, who 'elected' Murugiah as the new PPP president, included those who had been suspended and expelled from the party.

"Furthermore, Murugiah's own party branch had been de-registered by Registrar of Societies. How could someone become PPP president if he doesn't have any branch?" asked D'Cruz.

Some 1,760 delegates from 778 PPP branches "elected" Murugiah as the new PPP "president" in the EGM in Putrajaya, plunging the party deeper into crisis.

D'Cruz also asked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to take action against Murugiah for misusing the Prime Minister's Department premises purportedly for a "meet-the-people" event.

Similar police reports were also made in other states by PPP.

In JOHOR BAHARU, Johor PPP Youth chief Jamaludin Ghulamhan, who made a report at Johor Baharu Selatan police station, said Murugiah had misled the people into thinking that they were called for a briefing on an entrepreneurial programme, instead it was a ploy to install him as "PPP president".

"How could delegates from 13 divisions in Johor attended the EGM when 19 of 24 divisions attended the Johor PPP convention here yesterday," he said, adding that about 900 party members attended the convention.

In IPOH, Perak PPP chairman Datuk Lee Heng has urged Murugiah to resign as deputy minister as he was appointed to the post on the party's ticket.

Lee said Murugiah had misused his position to apply for a permit to conduct a seminar in Putrajaya but instead turned it into political event.

"He had defied the party by calling for the EGM," he added.

PPP supreme council member Dr Naran Singh said Murugiah had until Saturday to appeal against the PPP Disciplinary Board's decision to sack him as the supreme council had yet to endorse it.

In SEREMBAN, Negeri Sembilan PPP chairman Sahul Hameed Shaikh Mohaideen has asked Najib to resolve the crisis as it had put not only PPP in disrepute but also Barisan Nasional (BN).



Monday, May 25th, 2009 02:58:00


COMMENTARY: THE People's Progressive Party is a disgrace. Kayveas vs Murugiah? Who cares?

If this is their idea of a sequel to 2 MBs, 2 Speakers that originated from the PPP's birthplace in Perak, someone must have hatched the latest move from a roofless lavatory.


Lacklustre PPP now has two presidents with Datuk T. Murugiah booting out Datuk M. Kayveas in an  emergency meeting" yesterday that seems legally questionable.

Murugiah was sacked from the PPP with six supporters last week but his supporters called for an emergency meeting and voted him president at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre .

Murugiah was elected with three new vice-presidents and a new supreme council at the meeting. Murugiah, a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, stressed to reporters that he was surprised at the outcome of the meeting.

He described his reversal of fortune as a second political tsunami and change for the country.

Is this guy for real?

"He's as real as a heart attack," say his aides. Maybe, but certainly not one-up on the tactical intricacies because denying any knowledge of the meeting being held to elect him party chief is an astonishing exercise
of the blindingly obvious.

That the meeting was meant to chuck Kayveas out was obvious to everyone from the start. Not for Murugiah,
though. Explain this Murugiah: Banners proclaiming you as president had been prepared while prominent pictures of you with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak were also projected into the hall after you were successfully elected. Taken by surprise?

Earlier, a resolution to overturn a decision by the party disciplinary committee on May 16 to expel Murugiah 
along with six supporters was unanimously passed. Murugiah said he will inform Barisan Nasional chairman Najib and other coalition leaders about the election.

He will also meet the Registrar of Societies (ROS) today on the new changes in the party.

Tell us again, weren't these planned?

Murugiah will crow these same lines in days to come: "I will not threaten to leave the Barisan Nasional."

It is obvious he wants to contrast his stand from that  of Kayveas.

Why would the "new" president get visibly upset when asked about the legality of the meeting or if it would be
challenged in court?

He said it was up to the ROS to endorse the meeting and resolutions. Murugiah snapped at a broadcast journalist who asked if the party now had two presidents and how he could have been elected since he was expelled from the party.

"That is an allegation." he said, adding angrily that a resolution was passed to overturn the decision.

He indicated that Kayveas would find out about the latest development from the media.

Angry Murugiah? Let me tell you a joke by British stand-up comic Bill Bailey. "My first job was selling doors, door to door. That's a tough job, isn't it? Ding dong. "Can I interest you in a... Oh, you've got one already haven't you? Well, never mind..."

Get it? And don't for a moment think we are lobbying for Kayveas because what we would like is for leaders like
you to address bread and butter issues rather than indulge in slapstick politicking.




PPP CRISIS: Murugiah maintains silence over "presidency" as PPP leaders ridicule him
By : V. Vasudevan & R. S. Kamini 

Senator Datuk T. Murugiah is maintaining silence on his “election” as president of the Peoples Progressive party. His only comments were about his detractors, including PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas who had rubbished the “extraordinary general meeting” on Sunday which had elevated him to the highest office in the party.

“They can say anything they want,” he said today, obviously referring to Kayveas’ without naming him.

However, Murugiah clarified that he had yet to go to the Registrar of Societies to discuss the party’s alleged “de-registration.”

“I need to prepare some documents before meeting the Registrar. It will take some time,” he said declining to elaborate.

Murugiah was “elected” party chief at the EGM in Putrajaya after a vote of no confidence against Kayveas.
The EGM reinstated six other supreme council members who had been sacked but dismissed 43 others who had allowed Kayveas to “fail in his duties” which saw the party being “de-registered” for the ROS.

The EGM also cancelled the July 7 party elections and the annual general meeting. 

Meanwhile, PPP supreme council member and Johor PPP chief Dr K.D.Siva described Murugiah as being "power-crazy and misleading members."

“He misled some members from Johor to attend the so-called extraordinary general meeting by saying that he wanted to explain reasons behind his sacking.

“The members were quite intimidated when the meeting became political and returned to complain to me. We are thinking of lodging a police report against him for misleading the people and abusing his power as a deputy minister,” he said.

Siva said Murugiah had been claiming that prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was supporting him.

“Is the PM behind him? If he is not, he should take action against Murugiah. "Are such EGMs valid? I can call up to 1,500 members from Johor tomorrow and declare myself president. That way the party can have three presidents now."

Earlier, Kayveas challenged Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator T. Murugiah to form a new party "so that he can become the president of the new party instead of creating all kinds of problems in PPP". 

"I challenge him ... if he's so good, why not form another party and stop disturbing PPP. 

"Before this he (Murugiah) came to see the Registrar of Societies (ROS) and asked the ROS to deregister the party, now all of a sudden he was appointed the president. Is this lawful?" he told reporters after attending the Pahang PPP annual general meeting here today. 

Yesterday, some 1,760 delegates from 778 PPP branches "elected" Murugiah as the new PPP "president" in an extraordinary general meeting in Putrajaya, plunging the party deeper into crisis. 

Kayveas said the party will issue show cause letters to members who attended the "illegal" extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Putrajaya on Sunday.

He said the party had a full recording of the illegal meet and had already identified several PPP members who participated.

"I have around 100 agents who monitored the EGM and reported to me like James Bond," he added.

Kayveas claimed that more than 90 per cent of those who attended the EGM were not PPP members.

from the past...

Murugiah to meet PM on sacking issuePDFPrintE-mail
SUNDAY, 10 MAY 2009 23:16
Datuk T Murugiah, the supreme council member of PPP said that he will be meeting Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the Prime minister concerning the matter of his sacking from the party. Murugiah, who was sacked for being allegedly involved in money politics said "I am only reading it in the newspapers about the president (Datuk M Kayveas) and supreme council allegedly being unhappy with me...I have not offended anyone but yet they have decided to remove me. I hope to see the Prime Minister on Tuesday...God is great and the truth will prevail," 

-Zen, MalaysiaToday


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