Wednesday, July 2, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: The MIC has revamped the Youth wing by appointing an advisory council and two coordinators to strengthen it until the party elections next year.

Party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said former Youth deputy chief S. Ramis would head the advisory council while Youth social and welfare bureau chief T. Mohan would be the Youth coordinator.

Mohan, 35, who is a businessman, had unsuccessfully contested for the Batu Caves state seat in Selangor on a Barisan Nasional ticket in March.

Samy Vellu said former Youth secretary S. Murugesan has been appointed to assist Mohan in the running of the Youth wing.

“I have directed Mohan and his team to take advice from the newly set up Youth advisory council in carrying out activities and programmes until the Youth elections next year,” he said.

Samy Vellu said Mohan and Murugesan’s first task would be to organise the national Youth annual general assembly scheduled for July 6.

He said the advisory council would comprise former Youth leaders who had already passed the age of 40.

He said the party leadership was now reorganising the MIC Youth section in line with the constitutional requirement of the party.

“And as such, the decision was made to allow younger members to join the wing and hold posts. The Youth advisory council will further strengthen and oversee the functions of the Youth movement,” Samy Vellu said.

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