Kuala Lumpur, February 3 – In a sudden turn of events, the Secretary General of MAICCI (Malaysian Association of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Datuk M.Davendran (pic) denied reports that the office-bearers of MAICCI have resigned.
“We refer to the recent misleading statements in the media regarding changes in the leadership of Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (MAICCI).
MAICCI hereby strongly denies that such statements are untrue and maliciously given to tarnish the image of MAICCI and its principal office bearers. MAICCI is of the opinion that such damaging articles are politically motivated and baseless in a material way.
This matter has been handed over to our lawyers and a detailed press release will be given by MAICCI upon consultation with our lawyers within the next few days.
MAICCI will take the necessary legal action against all parties concerned in circulating such malicious and damaging article on MAICCI and its principal office bearers.”
However, this press statement was not posted on the official website of MAICCI.
Office-bearers confirm resignation
On last Saturday, selliyal.com reported that the key office-bearers of MAICCI have resigned to pave for fresh election to be held to elect a new set of office-bearers. A pro-tem committee has been formed with several functions one of it being to hold the elections for the association by the end of March this year.
This report was based on the information disclosed by one of the office-bearers of MAICCI who attended the Management Council meeting held on Friday 30th January. However, the officer-bearer declined to be quoted.
Selliyal.com’s news report also stated that the resignations were confirmed by Vasantharajan, a Management Council member from Penang, who also confirmed that he was one of the five-member pro-tem committee established to conduct MAICCI’s election.
MAICCI sources said, in the given circumstances Davendran’s statement comes as a surprise. The sources also claimed that the pro-tem committee does not want to politicise the issue and is currently in the process of getting the documentations ready to issue an official press statement.