MIC leader shot dead in Johor
Posted by chaanakyan on January 11, 2008
MIC Johor deputy chief and Tenggaroh state assemblyperson S Krishnasamy wasgunned down by unidentified assailants at the MIC Johor headquarters thisafternoon.
When contacted, his staff confirmed that Krishnasamy, 58, died shortly after the 2pm incident. The politician was shot twice at close range.
Unconfirmed reports claimed that the three-term assemblyperson was shotafter two men approached him near a lift in the party headquarters, where
Krishnasamy was supposed to attend a meeting.
Krishnasamy, a contractor, leaves behind widow Sornavalli and four children.He was also elected as a member of MIC’s powerful central working committeein 2000, 2003 and 2006.Krishnasamy is the second MIC politician to have been shot dead in recent years. In 2000, then Kedah state assemblyperson for Lunas Dr Joe Fernandez was shot dead in Bukit Mertajam by unidentified men.Contacted later, Kahang (Johor) state assemblyperson S Ramis described Krishnasamy’ s death as a great loss to the party.
“He was a bold and daring man who worked hard for his constituents and the Indian community. This is a big loss. He was one of the potential leaders tolead the state MIC,” he said.