As quoted in The Star on 26 September 2005, MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu on his successor:
"We have identified a bunch of new leaders who, when we say walk, they must jump." he said.
If I want you to walk, why would you jump? I wouldn't mind if you ran instead of walking but in the direction I want you to go. It boggles the mind.