Samy Vellu remains the only leader left who has yet to hand over power to a younger person. If Dr M hands over leadership to AAB, or Ling Leong Sik handing over to OKT and LKY handing over to Koh Tsu Koon, why is he isn't doing that so?
Samy is now at 71, he can't hold on that long. He has to retire already. As according to Malaysiakini, Lim Kit Siang is pushing for it.
When the HINDRAF broke out, the government only started to act immediately. Just as what Chan Kong Choy should have done earlier to stop the Bukit Gantang bus accident or the ferry incident at Tioman Island, Samy Vellu isn't doing anything. But now, it turns as a desperation for the BN government. The toll price increase, the MIC hotline, these are those desperate things implemented last minute for they know that the support for them is starting to drop and they can't risk losing to the opposition.
Remember that the police actually started the whole mess at the rally, so it is them they should have the $100 million ringgit in hand because if the court finds them responsible, they will risk paying a lot of money to those whom they beat up that day. $2.5 million has been given in damages and compensation to Malek Hussain, and I am sure they do not want to pay more to them. But then again, people gets back their own money..it's tax payer's money, right?