The Star: Sunday March 30, 2008
MIC branch dissolved, members become PAS supporters
By RASLAN BAHAROM
TAIPING: The Kampung Jebong MIC branch in Simpang here
was officially dissolved when 110 of its members quit
the party to become members of "Kelab Penyokong PAS"
(PAS Supporters Club).
Branch chairman M. Muninathan, accompanied by
committee members, submitted their application forms
to Bukit Gantang MP Roslan Shaharom at a village
temple here on Saturday night.
Roslan said the welfare of the former MIC branch
members and members of the Indian community would be
taken care of.
"We will take care of you because any problems
affecting the Indian community will also affect
members of the other communities, " he said.
Roslan said he was indebted to the Indian community
here as more than 95% of Indian voters within the
Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency had voted for
him in the recently-concluded general election.
He said members of the community had every reason to
rejoice as two of the three state seats in the
constituency had been won by Barisan Rakyat, and the
victors -- Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (Changkat Jering) and
Tai Sing Ng (Kuala Sepetang) -- had been appointed
exco members of the new .
Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."