Parthiban is BN’s choice for N 11 Ijok

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MIC responsibly is featuring an educationist as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the N 11 Ijok by-elections. K Parthiban, a 38 year old former Kuala Selangor District Education Officer will be contesting at the by-election following the sudden demise of YB Dato’ K. Sivalingam. YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir Toyo, the Menteri Besar of Selangor and State BN Chairman announced the candidacy of Parthiban this afternoon at Dewan Harmoni, Batang Berjuntai, infront of 3,000 BN supporters. Present also was MIC President YB Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu and MCA Deputy President YB Dato’ Seri Chan Kong Choy. It was carried live on tv by RTM 1.

Bernama has the story (www.bernama.com):

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KUALA SELANGOR, April 16 (Bernama) — A former Co-Academic officer at the Kuala Selangor District Education Office, K. Parthiban, 38, was chosen as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in the by-election for the Ijok state constituency today.

Selangor BN chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo, who is also Selangor Menteri Besar, made the announcement in front of about 3,000 BN supporters at Dewan Harmoni, Batang Berjuntai, here Monday afternoon.

All those present in the hall gave a loud applause to demonstrate their solid support to Parthiban as soon as he was announced as the candidate at 5.20pm. The event was broadcast live on TV over RTM 1.

Among those present were MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, his deputy Datuk G. Palanivel, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy and Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib.

In his speech shortly after he was introduced by Dr Mohamad Khir, Parthiban promised the BN supporters and voters in the Ijok state constituency that he would continue the tradition of the BN to champion the cause of the people regardless of race or religion.

“I will ensure that the BN retains the seat and I appeal to you all to help me (do it),” he said.

He also pledged to continue implementation of all the current and future development programmes by the government.

Born on Oct 6, 1968 in Ladang Raja Musa, Kuala Selangor, Parthiban, who is also the secretary of the MIC Tanjung Karang division and a former Co-Academic Officer at the Kuala Selangor District Education Office, holds key positions in several non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including as president of the Council of the Federation of Kuala Selangor District Youth Associations.

He is also chairman of the Tanjung Karang Hindu Youth Organisation (HYO) and the Ladang Raja Musa Rukun Tetangga sector and a former secretary of the Kuala Selangor Tamil Youth Club from 1990 to 2001.

Parthiban has a Masters in Education Management from the University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the same university.

He joined MIC in 1989 and among the key political posts he held was as special officer to the Tanjung Karang Member of Parliament, personal representative of the Permatang Assemblyman for the Indian community, a committee member of the Tanjung Karang Barisan Nasional, and head of the Kampung Bukit Belimbing MIC branch.

Parthiban is also a member of the Kuala Selangor District Council.

— BERNAMA


The President of MIC YB Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu should be lauded for the making this fine choice because when K. Parthiban is being pitted in a Malay majority area. His experience in the District Education Office will be valuable in serving
as the State Assemblyman for the constituents of Ijok. If he wins, K. Parthiban would have a good chance in assuming the State Exco position which was previously filled by Dato’ K. Sivalingam, representing MIC in the Selangor State Government.

ijok-graphics.gif*graphics courtesy of Rocky’s Bru, borrowed from Malaysia Kini

A stiff door-to-door campaign would be expected for BN to ensure victory with a comfortable and respectable majority lead. Polling have been set on 28 April 2007.Here are some Wikipedia background info on the electoral statistics of N 11 Ijok State Assembly seat:

State assembly seat N.11 Ijok lies in parliamentary seat P.096 Kuala Selangor. As of the 2004 General Elections, Ijok was a Malay-majority seat (50.6%), followed by Indians (28.3%), Chinese (20.9%) and others (0.2%). In the 2004 election, the late Datuk K. Sivalingam of the MIC (a component party of the BN coalition), garnered 5,213 votes, defeating Abdul Rahman Moharam of the People’s Justice Party (PKR) (3,564 votes) and independent candidate Mohamed Shariff Nagoorkani (313 votes)

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