PUTRAJAYA: MIC has finalised its list of candidates for the 14th General Election (GE14).
The party is now waiting for Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak to set the date to announce it, said MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam at the Ministry of Health the Last Five Years programme yesterday.
He said it was likely that an MIC candidate would stand in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency but declined to elaborate.
This follows People’s Progressive Party (MyPPP) president Tan Sri M. Kayveas’s rejection, on Monday, of a possible BN offer to field him in the Segambut parliamentary constituency.
Kayveas or MyPPP vice-president Datuk Loga Bala Mohan were reportedly tipped to be the BN candidate for Segambut.
Sources were quoted as saying that Kayveas, who was vying for the Cameron Highlands seat, might not get it because MIC wanted the seat.
“If he (Kayveas) has answered it, you (reporters) can take his statement,” said Dr Subramaniam.
“If he said yes (to have received an offer to contest in Segambut) meaning yes (MyPPP is not contesting inCameron Highlands).
“But, I am quoting Kayveas.”
On another issue, Dr Subramaniam said the government had done a lot to improve the healthcare system.
“The latest is a proposal to establish a community ambulance system which can operate like the ride-hailing Grab service.
“This will ensure faster service, including reaching accident sites in less time and quicker access to medical assistance.”
He said a pilot project was underway in Klang, Selangor. The results, which would be known by the end of the year, he added, would determine whether the community ambulance system would be implemented or not.