On 1st June 2009, this scribe wrote "Rumbling to trouble...et tu BN?" where the scribe took the opportunity to explore the possibility of split ups in BN main component parties namely SBDP, Gerakan, MCA and possibly MIC.
Now, it all gels in...Samy after deliberating his moves has come out and endorse G Palanivel as MIC's number 2 man.
On top of that, Samy has also openly named his preferred choice for the 3 VP posts ie Human Resources Minister Dr S Subramaniam, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department SK Devamany and Federal Territories Deputy Minister M Saravanan.
Is this an indication by Samy that the current batch of VP team of S Sothinathan, S Veerasingham and KS Nijhar will be out of the picture?
S Sothinathan has re-affirmed his desire to go for the deputy's post and believe that he has enough ground support to oust G Palanivel.
KS Nijhar, who quit the post in disagreement with Samy Vellu, has patched up their differences but has not indicated his intention to either defend his post or retire from politics.
S Veerasingham has been out of radar screen for too long.
What does the future hold for the 3 present VPs'?
Meanwhile, Samy's son, Vell Paari has not made a final decision whether he is contesting the VP's post or not. He will do so in the near future.
The pieces are fitting in the puzzle. Samy has named his preferred deputy and VPs'. He is now studying the Central Working Committee (CWC) candidates and will announce several names as his choice. Samy Vellu may have lost Sg Siput parliamentary seat but he sure does not look like the President...
Is Samy looking beyond MIC? Will he be tapping P Uthumayar or Vasantha Kumar of Hindraf to join MIC ranks? Samy needs a moral win to boost his image and he may be using all his negotiating skills to get past Hindraf leaders to join MIC.
If the Deputy MIC post will be a crowded 3 trying to get hold of 1 seat, the VP post may be seeing a crowded 6 fighting for the 3 seats. It is getting crowded in the upper tiers, and teh musical chair have not really going to full swing yet...
Some may ask why nightcaller? It is my favourite TV series way back in the 80's.
Back then, Jack Killian @ nighthawk goes on the air nightly to talk about issues in USA whilst this scribe reach out to the netizens with apolitical views on issues that interest him inclusive of global issues. In commenting to other blogs, he goes by the nick nightcaller with the callsign "Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are..."