Devamany New Treasure

Devamany New Treasurer-General

      Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany has been appointed MIC treasurer-general with immediate effect.Party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu confirmed the appointment.
Devamany, the two-time Cameron Highlands MP, takes over from veteran Tan Sri M. Mahalingam, who was removed as the treasurer-general last Tuesday.Devamany, 51, thanked Samy Vellu for appointing him to the post.

“I will take the job with great responsibility as there is a long road ahead of us,” he said.“We must strive to bring back the support of the Indian masses to the party.“This is a heavy responsibility which has to be shouldered by all MIC leaders,” he added.

Devamany, who joined the MIC in 1986, obtained his primary and secondary education in Taiping and attended the Specialist Teachers Training Institute in Cheras in 1977.He qualified as a teacher in 1978, and went on to further his studies. He obtained an honours degree, majoring in Malay Literature, from Universiti Malaya in 1982.

In 1995, he left the teaching profession and co-founded the Rifa Group of Engineering College. He quit after being chosen to contest the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat in 2004.He retained the seat for the ruling Barisan Nasional in the 2008 elections and was appointed a deputy minister.

Devamany is also a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee and the National Integrity Committee.He was awarded a datukship by the Sultan of Pahang in October



December 31, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tribute To Tuanku Ja’afar

The Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, who died today at the age of 86, was a ruler who was loved by the people, more so for his wisdom, sincerity and dedication.

Tuanku Ja’afar, who was installed as the 10th Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan and ruled for 40 years, died at 11.45am today at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban after he was rushed there following complaints of headache and discomfort.
As a ruler, Tuanku Ja’afar was most respected by the other Malay rulers as well as leaders in the country and abroad.
The late ruler, who served as the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong from April 26 1994 to April 25 1999, was born in Klang, Selangor, on July 19 1922 and was the second prince of the late Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Muhammad, the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
As the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar focused much of his attention on resolving the people’s problems and in the administration of the state.
In the socio-economic field, he had asked for attention to be given to the industrial and public housing sectors so as to improve the living standard of the people.
As a result, several housing estates were developed, among them Taman Tuanku Ja’afar which encompasses an industrial site and a golf course, Taman Tuanku Ampuan Najihah in Sungai Gadut, and the Mambau housing project.
Tuanku Ja’afar had had his early education at the Sekolah Melayu Seri Menanti in Kuala Pilah between 1928 and 1933 and furthered his studies at the Malay College in Kuala Kangsar from 1933 to 1944 where he was the head boy in 1939-1940.
He then pursued further studies at the Raffles College in Singapore from 1941 but his education was interrupted by the Second World War.

During the Japanese Occupation of then Malaya, he served as an officer at the Seremban Land Office and in 1946 and 1947 he served as the assistant district officer in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.
Tuanku Ja’afar has also served as assistant state secretary in Perak and as the Tampin district officer in Negeri Sembilan.
His interest in acquiring knowledge prompted him to continue with his studies disrupted by the Second World War, enabling him to obtain a law degree from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom in 1951.
While in Britain, he took the opportunity to attend several courses such as an administration course at the Oxford Balliol College and economics and diplomacy courses at Oxford University.
For his dynamism and broad-mindedness, Tuanku Ja’afar was entrusted with several important tasks abroad, including as the charge d’affaires in Washington, D.C., United States, and as first secretary with the then Malayan permanent mission to the United Nations in New York in 1957 and 1958.
He also served as the deputy high commissioner at the High Commission of Malaya in London between 1958 and 1962.
He was appointed the Malaysian ambassador to Egypt from 1963 to 1965 and as high commissioner to Nigeria and Ghana from 1965 to 1967.
Tuanku Ja’afar became the chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia on April 16 1976 and had often called for an improvement to the standard of education in the country.
He was conferred the honorary doctorate in law by several universities, including the University of the Philippines (on July 27 1990), the University of Nottingham (July 21 1995), the University of Santiago, Chile (Sept 28 1995) and the University of Brunei Darussalam (Sept 11 1996).
Tuanku Ja’afar was bestowed the World Peace Award by the Sri Chinmoy Centre International on Dec 11 2005 in recognition of his contribution to the development of education, public service, sports and promoting Negeri Sembilan and Malaysia in the international arena. The award was presented to him by Sri Chinmoy himself.
Tuanku Ja’afar and the royal family of Negeri Sembilan are known as the “Royal Family of Sports” for having shown great interest in cricket, tennis, badminton, squash, hockey and golf, both in the country and abroad.
Tuanku Ja’afar leaves behind consort Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Al-Marhum Tunku Besar Burhanuddin and three princes and princesses — Tunku Dara Naquiah, Tunku Laxamana Tunku Naquiyuddin, Tunku Imran, Tunku Jawahir, Tunku Irinah and Tunku Putera Nadzaruddin.
The remains of Tuanku Ja’afar will be placed at the Istana Besar Seri Menanti in Kuala Pilah for the lying-in-state before being laid to rest after the “asar” prayers on Monday


December 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tuanku Ja’afar Passed Away

The Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, passed away at 11.45am today.He was 86.

Negeri Sembilan State Secretary Datuk Norzam Mohd Nor announced Tuanku Ja’afar’s demise at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital where he died.
He said Tuanku Ja’afar, who was the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong from 1994 to 1999, was unwell and had complained of headache and discomfort at 8.10am.
“The hospital was contacted and two senior consultants, Datuk Dr Tarmizi Thayaparan and Datuk Dr K. Sree Raman, rushed to the Istana Hinggap here to attend to Tuanku,” he told a special news conference to announce the demise at the hospital’s VIP room.
Also present at the news conference were Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Osman Salleh, State Director of Health Dr Zainal Arifin Omar and members of the royal family.
Norzam said the two specialists arrived at Istana Hinggap at 8.25am and found Tuanku Ja’afar to be too weak but conscious and they advised that he be taken immediately to hospital.
“Tuanku was rushed to the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was administered emergency treatment.
“I wish to state here that Tuanku Ja’afar passed away at 11.45am at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital,” he said.
Norzam said Tuanku Ja’afar’s remains would be taken to the Istana Besar Seri Menanti in Kuala Pilah for the lying-in-state ceremony before being laid to rest after the “asar” prayers on Monday.

He also said that this was to allow for the return of Tuanku Ja’afar’s children who were abroad.
Norzam said Tuanku Ja’afar’s remains would be placed in the Balairong Seri (Throne Room) of the Istana Besar Seri Menanti to enable members of the royalty, leaders and the public to pay their last respects.
He said the state had declared 40 days of mourning from today and all official government functions over the next seven days have been postponed.
“All government offices and buildings must fly the state flag at half-mast for the 40 days. During the mourning period, all male government employees must wear the songkok bearing a white band while the female employees are required to wear a white band on a sleeve.
“All entertainment outlets must also postpone all their activities over the next seven days from today,” he said.
Norzam said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, who is on holiday in London, was expected back at 10am tomorrow.

December 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Take Care Doctor

Datuk Dr Haron Ahmad,an ex professor and head of surgery of UKM Medical Faculty said goverment should stop spending too much time persuading Malaysian medical experts to return home or doctors in foreign countries to come to Malaysia.
Government should instead focus on the welfare of local doctors in goverment hospitals to keep them in goverment service,since most of them prefer to work in private sector which offers attractive salary and benefits.

Well,as a medical officer in goverment hospital I 100% back this idea. Currently a medical doctor after 6 years of studies,have starting pay around RM2500.00,and still have to go further traning for 2 years as houseman. Yet they still have to live ‘up-to standard’ as a doctor with RM2500.00 salary. This goes even bad for Indian doctors, who need to pay back their loan,either MIEd or bank loan which will be >RM700.00/month. This pushes doctors in goverment hospital to do loccum to get extra pocket money, and by the next day they will be tired to give high lever service at hospital since they are too tired of this routine in loccum. A better welfare much needed for goverment doctors.
Thanx datuk Dr.Haron Ahmad, a wise thinking from a wise man. lots of Indian doctors will get benefit from this idea.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MIC Tribute Youngsters

Dr.S.Thinagaraj Accepting Award

Thiru accepting Award

17 Nov 2008 Seremban, Rasah and Seremban Divison MIC organized dinner with YB Dato’ Dr.Subramaniam and YB S.K.Devamany and to honour award recepients in Rasah ,Seremban and state level office bearers. 23 person honoured in this event, including Puteri Negeri Sembilan Chairman Pn Sakthi Mohanadass, Deputy Chairman of Negeri Sembilan Youth,Mr.Thirunaukarasu and Negeri Sembilan Putera MIC Chairman, Dr.S.Thinagaraj.

Thanx to Dato’T.Rajagopalu for appreciating younger generation’s community service

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rasah Division PKR Deputy Chairman Quits Party

 Rasah Division PKR Deputy Chairman Quits Party

      Ahmad Sulaiman alias M.Selvarajah, 42 ,Rasah Divison PKR’s Deputy Chaiman quit his post yesterday. According to Sabaruddin Mohd Yassim,state PKR Secretary,Ahmad Sulaiman’s job as teacher prevents him from being active  in politics after served 10 year in PKR,since joined in 1998. Saburuddin denies Ahmad Sulaiman’s move will trigger outflow of his supporter out of PKR.However he said,if there is out flow,then there will be in flow of new supporters and PKR will remain stable.

Meanwhile,Dato’T.Rajagopalu ,Negeri Sembilan’s MIC Chairman welcomes Ahmad Sulaiman’s move out of PKR. Even thought Sulaiman Yassim has not decided which pary he would join, but MIC has offer him a new oppurtunity to serve the community by set up a new MIC branch for him at rasah Division. Dato’T.Rajagopalu also said,Ahmad Yassim has lots of friends in MIC and his experience in education will help to strenghten MIC.

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Who is smartpirate?

Hi, alot of people has been asking about smartpirate ever since a contraversional news published in his blog.I  let this post open for him to reply,or visit him at http://www.smartpirate.wordpress.com

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

We have passed 1000 hits

Hi, its a historical day for Putera MIC as our website has registred 1000 hits today at 3am…
Thanx for your support, and lets keep moving.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MIC NS Help Tampin Student

MIC NS Help Tampin Student

Dato' T.Rajagopalu taking a look at Ambiga’s SPM’s revision books.

Dato' T.Rajagopalu taking a look at Ambiga’s SPM’s revision books.

SPM candidate Maragatha Ambiga wakes up at 3am to tap rubber for three hours before rushing to school.This is what the Fifth Former, 16, has been doing since her parents fell ill in August last year.

She would ride a motorcycle to the 4.6ha rubber estate in Bukit Jalor, about 10km away, and help a neighbour tap rubber for three hours before returning home at 6am.She would then clean up and head to SM Bukit Jalor which is 3km away.

She gets RM20 a day tapping the rubber. If it rains, she would not get any money.

He mother V. Tamil Shelvy, 42, became asthmatic in August last year and was unable to work.Her father P.Ramasamy, 48, was a lorry driver before joining his wife to tap rubber.He also had to stop working because he is a diabetic and has high blood pressure and heart problem.She has a brother, Suriya, 10, who is studying in a Tamil primary school.

Ambiga’s plight was brought to the attention of Negri Sembilan MIC chairman Datuk T. Rajagopalu who visited the family in Taman Air Kuning Selatan, near Gemen-cheh about 75km from here.

Tamil Shelvy said her daughter’s rubber tapping provides the only source of income for the family in addition to the RM200 welfare assistance for the children’s schooling.

She said that her family members had refused to help her out and instead, had asked her to get her daughter married off.“I want my daughter to study hard and be somebody in life.“I have confidence in her,” she said.

Ambiga, who is currently sitting for her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations, said she had to work for the sake of her family.“I am confident of passing and hope to secure a place to attend teacher training course as I want to become a teacher,” she said.

Rajagopalu said he would assist the children with their education. MIC Negeri Sembilan donated RM10,000.00 to the family.

He had also made arrangement for Ambiga’s parents to receive treatment at Seremban Hospital and for a contractor to do some repairs to their house.

Those who want to contribute can send cheques to the Maragatha Ambiga Fund, c/o Negeri Sembilan MIC, Jalan Tuanku Antah, 70000 Seremban or contact Rajagopalu at 019-6612337 or 06-7622609 or Tampin MIC division chairman R. Rajendran 013-3532526.

December 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment