MIC president Samy Vellu think he was equally deserving a cabinet, when Koh Tsu Koon get his. After all both were defeated in their respective constituencies last general election.
Hence when he was snubbed by Najib – Samy get frustrated to the point of threatening pull its representatives from the new cabinet.
Obviously, deputy prime minister, Muhyiddin didn’t like what he heard and compelled to show Samy who’s in-charge. Hence, this warning:
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today stopped short, barely, of giving a public dressing down to the MIC by pointing out that Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should respect the prime minister’s Cabinet choices and not air their grouses publicly.
…The Malaysian Insider understands the threat against the BN leadership was a result of Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu’s exclusion from the Cabinet. The unpopular MIC president is unhappy that he was snubbed while Gerakan president Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon was made a minister through a senatorial appointment.