Najib has appointed MIC president G Palanivel as a minister in the PM's department.
This has resulted in MIC jumping for joy while everyone else watches with cynical amusement.
I believe this appointment is to win support from the Indian community. This tactic would have worked in the 70s - during the days when people were simple-minded and easily manipulated.
Still, some Indians are angry over the poor treatment of the Parti Sosialis activists by the police (and by proxy the government). So Najib is trying to placate their misgivings by this appointment.
I'm sure there will be some dumbos out there who would fall for this trick.
But I think the majority of people (including the Indians) know exactly what BN stands for and have rejected it.