Samy and Khir at each other’s throatsPosted: April 30, 2008
Samy Vellu and Khir Toyo should know better than have heated arguments through the media. It’s not looking good for them. And besides, they’re practically yesterday’s news.
In recent events, Khir has been recorded as saying that it was Samy’s idea to tear down the temple that later caused the Hindraf issue. When asked, Samy retaliated, saying that Khir is twisting everything. And now, the PM is stepping in, and asking these two “children” to stop.
It was Samy’s idea, says Khir
SHAH ALAM: Enough is enough. It is time to set the record straight on the demolition of the Hindu temple in Padang Jawa, said Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.
The former Selangor Mentri Besar claimed it was MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu who asked for it to be torn down.
“The Prime Minister was there when Samy Vellu asked me to put off the demolition of the temple in Padang Jawa in the interest of the Indian community and we stopped the exercise despite having a court order to go ahead,” Dr Khir said yesterday.
However, several days after Deepavali, he said, Samy Vellu called him at 11pm and told him that the temple had been infiltrated by Hindraf supporters who planned to carry out a 40-day fast and prayers there to rile up nearby residents.
“It is unfair for him to now blame the whole episode on me since I had only taken his suggestion as the leader representing the Indian community to carry out the demolition.”
When contacted Samy Vellu said the temple was already “considered” as demolished when the deities were removed on Oct 30.
“How can it be a temple, when the deities had been removed. It is only a structure,” he said.
It is believed that the deities were removed after the enforcement personnel tore down the illegal extension of the temple on Oct 30.
Full article here.
Stop it, Samy Vellu and Khir told
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu and former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo have been told to stop their war of words.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said a directive would be issued to ensure all component parties and members stop pointing fingers at each other and warned them of disciplinary action.
When asked whether the warning would restrict freedom among the component parties, Abdullah said: “We have discipline in the party. Which party does not have discipline? It will be a problem if the party does not have discipline.”
Full article here.
Discipline indeed. But seriously, aren’t they old enough to practise self-discipline already?
Maybe they both just have too much free time on their hands. After all, they don’t have to attend Parliament anymore. And I don’t think they have other duties. It’s no wonder why Khir Toyo has the time to blog quite often. I wonder why Samy Vellu isn’t starting to blog too. Then the both of them can just have this “war of words” through their blogs.