Sunday, July 26, 2009



Subramaniam joined PKR today together with 2,500 MIC members. — Pictures by Choo Choy May

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim succeeded today in bringing into PKR ex-MIC vice president Datuk S.S. Subramaniam and the members of 12 MIC branches.

The senior ex-MIC man brought with him his younger brother and some 2,500 members from 12 MIC branches within Petaling Jaya and Meru, Klang into the PKR fold.

Besides Subramaniam and Chua, Anwar had also succeeded in attracting former Umno minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim into PKR as attempts to strengthen his party’s position as a lynchpin in PR.

Anwar and other PKR leaders with the MIC men who crossed over.

Subramaniam said it was Anwar's timely meet with him last week, beseeching him to “come and help” tell the Indian community that their only hope lay with PR, which prompted his leap to the other side.

He stressed that he did not cross over to gain any plump position within PKR, when asked if he had been promised a spot in the party leadership.

“I've already had that,” smiled Subramaniam, whose last government role was as parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1995.