PUTERA MIC

NEGERI SEMBILAN – TOWARDS 3G LEADERS

Pertandingan Sains Tarik Minat : Sinar Harian

                                                                          Pertandingan sains tarik minat

SEREMBAN – Usaha murni Putera MIC Negeri Sembilan menganjurkan Pertandingan Sains Sekolah-sekolah Tamil mampu meningkatkan keupayaan daya cipta dalam kalangan generasi muda.

Science Fair 2009i

Putera MIC Negeri Sembilan, Dr. S Thinagaraj berkata, program itu wajar diadakan secara berterusan kerana dapat menarik minat pelajar terhadap mata pelajaran sains.

Menurutnya, pengetahuan dalam bidang sains dan teknologi penting untuk kemajuan sesebuah negara.

 “Kemajuan dan kejayaan sesebuah negara tidak bergantung kepada sumber asli sahaja kerana kemajuan sesebuah negara bergantung kepada sejauh mana rakyatnya mengua-sai ilmu pengetahuan.      

“Pendedahan awal terhadap pendidikan sains perlu diberi penekanan terhadap generasi muda kerana ilmu sains diperlukan untuk bersaing dengan negara maju,” katanya.

Selain itu, katanya, masyarakat perlu menjadikan negara maju contoh dengan kesungguhan mereka menguasai dan menerajui hampir keseluruhan bidang ekonomi dunia.

Hadir sama, Pengerusi MIC, Datuk T Rajagopalu turut mengambil kesempatan melawat bilik pameran pertandingan sains di Wisma MIC Negeri Sembilan.Science Fair 2009ii

Dia mengucapkan tahniah di atas penganjuran program tersebut diadakan kali kedua berturut-turut memperlihatkan sambutan menggalakkan pelajar.

Difahamkan, johan pertandingan dimenangi Sekolah Tamil Lorong Jawa, Seremban yang membawa tema ‘Meteor dan Android’.

Pemenang membawa pulang wang tunai RM750 sekali gus dipilih mewakili Negeri Sembilan ke Pertandingan Sains Antara Sekolah-sekolah Tamil Peringkat Nasional di Dewan TNB, pada 21 Jun ini.

Dalam pada itu, Timbalan Pengerusi Putera MIC Negeri Sembilan, R Dineshwaran berkata, Putera MIC Negeri Sembilan akan menganjurkan pertandingan sains untuk sekolah rendah, menengah dan badan bukan kerajaan pada Oktober akan datang.

Bagi yang berminat boleh menghubungi talian 012-2333434 (Dinesh) atau 017-2802767 (Dr Raj) untuk mendapatkan borang penyertaan dan keterangan lanjut.

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/archive/260609/mns/story2898444.asp

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June 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Indian Restaurant Job Available

Indian Restaurant Job
                                                                                 from The Star

Two major restaurant owners associations will organise a training and placement programme to encourage Malaysians to work in Indian and mamak restaurants.

The “Train and Place” programme, organised by the Malaysian Indian Restaurant Owners’ Association (Primas) and the Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners’ Association (Presma), is targeted at local youths and retrenched workers in a bid to reduce the dependence on foreign workers.

“We are trying to meet the Government’s policy of reducing foreign workers and this is our first step in achieving that goal,” programme director D. Arun told a press conference yesterday.

He said the three-month course would begin in June with 200 applicants targeted.

“The Human Resources Ministry will sponsor the participant’s tuition fee of RM4,500 and if the response is good we will take in more trainees at the next intake,” he added.

He said the training would be held in various institutes in the Klang Valley in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Tamil.

Those who complete the course would be quickly placed in restaurants around the Klang Valley, with the Government paying them RM800 each, Arun added.

Presma president Datuk Jamarulkhan Kadir said it was the right time to launch the programme as the Indian food and beverage industry was in need of more manpower.

“We are working to hire locals instead of foreigners but the problem is that most locals have a negative impression of being a restaurant worker,” said Jamarulkhan.

Primas president Datuk R. Ramalingam Pillai said that there were currently 75,000 foreign workers in the industry, and the ultimate aim was to get locals to replace them.

Primas and Presma are also setting up a Centre for Innovative Restaurant Skills to better train workers by the year end.

Those interested in joining the “Train and Place” programme can download the application form at www.restaurantjobregistry.com or call 03-7954-9270 for enquiries. Registration starts on May 19.

This is the way to go. Instead of relying on foreign workers, its time to train our own youths, give them decent salary and work environment. Of course, there will be some bad hats and hiccups, but in the long run it will be good for the as more money is generated in the country and increase consumer spending power. Remember, “a youth who is preoccupied won’t have time to cause trouble”.

June 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Muthupalaniappan makes peace with Samy Vellu

Muthupalaniappan makes peace with Samy Vellu

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — After an unsuccessful bitter battle with Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu for the MIC presidency last March, former party vice-president Datuk M. Muthupalaniappan has decided to make peace with the MIC supremo.

Muthupalaniappan has also called on Samy Vellu to continue leading the MIC.

“On the request of many people at all levels who are genuinely interested in the well-being of the Indian community, I and Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu had a fruitful heart-to-heart discussion for an hour (last week),” Muthupalaniappan said in a statement today.

He said his desire to mend ties with the MIC president was to find ways to revitalise and strengthen the MIC and to make it a relevant party again for the Indians in the country.

Muthupalaniappan lost in his bid to challenge Samy Vellu for the party’s number one post last March after he failed to secure the minimum number of nominations.

While admitting that “some people” would not be happy with his decision to join hands with Samy Vellu, Muthupalaniappan said it was for the good of the party and the betterment of the community.

“Knowing the prevailing conditions in MIC and the situation in the Indian community and knowing all the present leaders in the CWC (central working committee), I feel that Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is the right person to continue to lead the Indian community by way of collective responsibility,” he said.

Muthupalaniappan said he had enjoyed a good relationship with the MIC leadership but due to circumstances and the leaders being jealous of him, the relationship deteriorated to the extent that his presence was not welcome.

Following his peace initiative with Samy Vellu, Muthupalaniappan proposed that the party make changes to become more relevant and acceptable to the Indian community.

Attributing the community’s loss of confidence in the party to the failure of most of the leaders in their duties, he called on them and the members to put aside their differences and work to earn the respect of the Indian community.

He also suggested that all the defunct MIC branches be revived and the expelled or suspended leaders be reinstated. — Bernama

June 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Job Posted on June 2009

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++ WIREMAN/TECHNICIAN++

Ascend I-Corp Sdn Bhd,a telecommunication company looking for wireman/technician to work in our organisation.

Requirements:

• Must have valid driving license
• Own transport(motorbike)

School leavers are welcome to apply. Kindly contact Ms Rani at 03-7983-5999 for an interview.

 

++ HOTEL SAHARA SDN.BHD++

Staff needed for housekeeping and Front desk. We still need 4 or 5 people for Housekeeping and 3 people for Front desk. 

Unlimited staffs are required for interview.  

Location : JLN IPOH-KL
Contact Person : Punetha
Contact No: 017-2358543
Off No: 03-40421111
Fax No: 03-40442323

Kindly contact me for more details.

++ NYLEX (M) BERHAD++

We are a leading manufacturer and marketer in PVC imitation leather, PVC films and sheeting, geosynthetic drainage systems, intermediate bulk containers and rotational moulding products.
 
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT – AR
Responsibilities :
1.Prepare and generate daily sales report , invoices , etc.
2.Key – in and allocate payment by customers.
3.Prepare sales analysis.
4.Compute sales tax payable

Requirements :
1.Candidate must possess at least a LCCI or Diploma in Accounting or equivalent
2.Preferably some relevant working experience in manufacturing environment
3.Hands – on in AR/AP computerized accounting environment
4.Required language : Malay , English and Chinese (Chinese candidates priority – can be male/female)
5.Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) , knowledge of Oracle ERP an advantage

SALES ENGINEER
Responsibilities :
1. Implement and execute marketing plans to achieve sales and profit target
2.Develop new business and service existing domestic and overseas customers
 
Requirements :
1.Degree/Diploma in Civil Engineering
2.Minimum 2 years sales and marketing experience with knowledge in geotechnical engineering is preferred
3.Candidate with other engineering background may also apply, provided must have relevant experience for more than 5 years
4.Responsible in developing new business and service existing domestic/overseas customers for geosynthetics products
5.Possess own transport and willing to travel domestic/overseas frequently
6.Preferably male (preferChinese candidates)
 
PRODUCTION MANAGER / EXECUTIVE
Responsibilities :
1.To assist and lead the Production Department to achieve goal set by management
2. Incharge of overall Manufacturing Process system, continual improvement planning & action.
3.Manpower Control, Machines and Facilities Maintenance & Improvement Technical Support to production, R & D and Marketing
 
Requirements :
1.Degree in Mechanical/Civil Engineering/Science Degree or a recognized Diploma in a related field
2.Candidates without the above qualification but with more than 5 years related working experience are also encouraged to apply
3.Preferably Managers specializing in Manufacturing/Production Operations or equivalent.
4.Minimum 3 years experience in a managerial position in manufacturing industries
5.Must possess strong leadership quality

++ AMERICAN EXPRESS (M) SDN. BHD++

We would like to inform you that we have more hiring coming up in our organisation. The JD is the same as per below just an increase in the number of hiring. Below is the number of headcounts we needed: 

2 Fraud Analyst
1 Authoriser
4 Customer Service Department
3 Merchant Service Department

Executive Role in our Contact Center
Responsibilities :
-To answer Cardmember enquires regarding premium card products and services while endeavoring to delight and deepen the customer relationship and achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction
-To ensure all services are delivered in a timely and cost effective manner
-To effectively sell the features and benefits of the premium card product
-Adhere to prepared rosters, attend team meetings and updates as required
-To process accurate and timely transactions in conjunction with requested actions/suggested solutions in order to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction
-To lease with internal departments to provide the best resolution to Cardmember requests
-Be vigilant for opportunities to “WOW” customers and act on them pro actively to provide a superior customer experience for our Cardmembers
-Build professional relationships and rapport with our Cardmembers in order to deliver personalized customer service
-Own full accountability to solve/fulfill the customer issues and requests and stays with customer if a transfer to a subject matter is required
-Empowered to award gift rewards for service recovery or relationship building
-If unable to resolve customer concern/inquiry, to call back customer instead of asking customer to call us back

Required Qualifications :
-At least 1 to 2 years of experience in telemarketing, customer service, sales or call center.
-Excellent communication skills in English both verbal and written.
-Additional languages such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese or Thai would be an advantage
-Able to make sound decisions effectively and promptly
-Must be able to work to deadlines and handle multiple tasks
-Must be able to work through rotating shifts as well as weekends & public holidays
-Strong team player

Please contact Reavathy.Kulandai at  03–2050-0176 or email to Reavathy.Kulandai.Velu@aexp.com 

++ COACHBUILDER

++

 A leading COACHBUILDER at Jalan Puchong is seeking for suitable candidates to fill the following position.

– AUTOCAD
– DRAUGHTSMAN/DESIGNER

Requirements:
-Min 1-2 years experience in AutoCAD draughting/designing.
-Preferably familiar with automotive /bus industry.
-Familiar with Microsoft applications (MS Office)
-Good Communication skill able to speak and write in English and BM

Please submit your application stating expected salary and Contact telephone number 03-80701842 or email to pcsb@pcsb.com.my or by fax to 03-8070 3835

++ GRADUAN BERSATU ++

 There is vacancy available in our company for;

1. Admin & Accounts Assistance
2. Graphic Designer
3. Sales & marketing executive.

Those are interested kindly visit our website http://www.graduanbersatu.com to get the information on our company and location.

 Please send your resume to mohan@graduanbersatu.com ( Kindly send customised resume not forward resume’s)

++
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIST ++

We are a Business Technologist specializing in business solutions using state-of-the- art technologies to improve business efficiency, business productivity and most importantly, to
obtain the real business results. 

Our mission is to deliver long-term returns through the innovative implementation of e-business technologies and industry best practices. Since its inception, the company has experienced exponential growth and has over 400 consultants across three markets in the region.

 With the commitment of our technical expertise and their experience, we are able to meet the requirement and deliver the world class technologies as well as value-added services to our clients.

 In view of the expansion of the Company, we are looking for high caliber candidates to join us for the following position:

 SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Selangor – Damansara)
Requirements:
• Diploma/Degree in Computer Science/IT or its equivalent.
• Knowledge in JAVA, Servlet (Servlets, JSP), EJB, XML, Ant, AJAX other JAVA technology.
• Others skills, Linux, Unix, Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle, MySQL, Eclipse, Toad, Crystal Report,
Jasper Reporting
• Framework : Struts, EJB, Spring, Hibernate
• Application Server: Tomcat, Sun Java, WebSphere
• Knowledge of database schema design is highly regarded.
• Good Understanding of the MVC design pattern.
• Teamwork/Collaborat ion skills & ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
• Customer oriented, able to work independently to meet customers’ satisfaction.
• Possess strong analytical skills in a problem solving environment.
• Good command of English is desirable
• Responsible for the software development of JAVA based application.
• Providing user support and maintenance on system rolled out to current customer.
• Participation in user’s functional requirement studies.
• Involve in development of new applications and enhancement of existing applications.
• Participate in project implementation.

Benefits
• 5-days week.
• Salary up to RM6500
• Attractive remuneration package will be offered.

• Leave entitlement, medical benefits, and Insurance scheme.

Please send your emails to mala@firium.com

++ DELL PENANG ++

Those who have below skills please send your resume to  Sutharthan_m@dell.com. The location of the vacancy is in Penang
 
Windows Server 2000 and Server 2003 Skills
> Active Directory Skills
> LAN / WAN skills
> Router / Switch configuration skills
> Telecom Skills
> Desktop / User Support / Help Desk
> Working with local vendors
> Lotus Notes
> Standard software applications (Microsoft Office, Project, Visio)
> Engineering Software (Pro-E, Intralink, SolidWorks, Autocad) Symantec
> Ghost or other imaging software) Have a good grasp on the English
> language both spoken and written.
 

++ PUSAT INFRASTRUKTUR DATA GEOSPATIAL ++

Pusat Infrastruktur Data Geospatial
Negara (MaCGDI),Kementerian Sumber
Asli dan Alam Sekitar

Requirement
-Sekurang-kurangnya mempunyai Ijazah Sarjana Muda dalam bidang Geoinformasi ATAU Remote Sensing yang diiktiraf oleh kerajaan daripada institusi-institusi pengajian tinggi tempatan atau kelayakan yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya;
-Lulus B.M. (termasuk lulus Ujian Lisan) pada peringkat SPM atau kelulusan yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya oleh Kerajaan;
-Berumur kurang dari 54 tahun pada tarikh lantikan; dan
-Keutamaan diberikan kepada calon yang mempunyai pengalaman atau mempunyai latar belakang pendidikan dalam bidang GIS ATAU Remote Sensing.

Do send your updated resume to mygeoadmin@macgdi.gov.my 

++ JOBS AT TOUCH N GO ++

http://e-services.touchngo.com.my/e-Statement/register.cfm

++ HP CYBERJAYA ++

We are in need of staff urgently.
Position : Computer Operator Associate @ Computer Operations Office

Requirement :
-Degree / Diploma in Computer Science ( Fresh grads are given preference).
-Willing to work shift rotation ( 24 x 7).
-Work schedule 4 days and 4 days off ( 12 hrs working hours).

Wage : RM2480 starting pay (includes allowances)
Location : Cyberjaya, Selangor
Preferably : Female (Chinese/Malay and Indian).

For more information , please contact:
R.RAJA MOHAN
Mobile number : 6012-3413900
Fax : 603-86865502
email : rajamohan.ramasamy@hp.com

++ POWER HOUSE MARKETING SDN BHD ++

Power House Marketing Sdn Bhd
Lot 38 Lorong Kuang Bulan
Taman Kepong

52100 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN
KUALA LUMPUR
No. Telefon :  03-62767986
No. Fax : 03-62731276
Laman Web : http://www.powerhse.com.my

Butiran Kekosongan
Nama Jawatan : Kerani Pentadbiran

Keterangan Kekosongan :
-Payroll,Administrative Work,Correspondence,Control
-Setting,Policy Setting.
-Status Jawatan Kosong : Tetap

++ EROFOMA (MALAYSIA ) SDN BHD ++

EROFOMA (MALAYSIA ) SDN BHD
NO. 20, JLN GANGSA SD 5/3H
BANDAR SRI DAMANSARA
52200 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN
KUALA LUMPUR
No. Telefon : 03-62725172
No. Fax : 03-62725215

Butiran Kekosongan
Nama Jawatan : Kerani Pentadbiran

Keterangan Kekosongan :

-Admin Assistant
-Status Jawatan Kosong : Tetap

++ COMSYS TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD  ++ 

 COMSYS TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD
41-45, JALAN LEBOH PUDU
50050 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN
KUALA LUMPUR
No. Telefon : 03-20728598
No. Fax : 03-2070 8823
Laman Web : http://www.comsys.com.my
Butiran Kekosongan
Nama Jawatan :  Kerani Pentadbiran
Keterangan Kekosongan :
-Memiliki Sekurang-kurangnya SPM dan mempunyai kemahiran komputer

++ PUSAT LATIHAN TEKNIKAL & KEMAHIRAN LANJUTAN ++
 
KELAYAKAN: 
– Sijil atau Diploma dalam bidang Electronic / Mobile phone
– Boleh berkomunikasi dalam B.Inggeris & B. Malaysia.
– Bijak berkomunikasi, kreatif dan bermotivasi.
– berpengetahuan / berkemahiran dalam bidang kerja.
– boleh berkerja tanpa penyeliaan
 
Note: (fresh candidate without working experience, also can apply)
 
Calon-calon yang berminat sila email Resume / CV ke alamat email, pusatteknikal@yahoo.com
 
PUSAT LATIHAN TEKNIKAL & KEMAHIRAN LANJUTAN
No. 20-02-2 , Lorong Batu Nilam 4A, Bandar
Bukit Tinggi , 41200
Klang, Selangor.
Email: pusatteknikal@yahoo.com / pusatteknikal@gmail.com

++ SEE HOY CHAN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SDN BHD ++

Maintenance Executive

Job Description: 
1. To plan, organize and execute the maintenance works c/w detail report and written planning to ensure all works carried out effectively and efficiently. 
2. To organize maintenance work force and resources efficiently and effectively. 
3. To supervise and coordinate occupants’ renovation works with Marketing Division to ensure all procedures and policies are comply with SHC FM requirement. 
4. To liaise with Security Division and other relevant companies and divisions to ensure that all safety and security procedures are in place for daily operation. 
5. To liaise with Project Department to ensure contractors attend to all-outstanding building defects and follow-up the rectification work progress within stipulated time line. 
6. To ensure that the Company’s Core Value, Customer Service Program and ISO Policy are effectively disseminated to all levels in the Company. 

JOB SPECIFICATION 
– Education : Minimum M.C.E./S.P.M./S.T.P.M
– Qualifications : Diploma or Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management, Business, HR & Admin, Finance or its equivalent. 
               
Required Skills

– Good report writing skill, customer service, hands-on technical knowledge, technical know-how, strong supervisory and leadership skills, good interpersonal skills, coordination and communication skills, good troubleshooting, analytical skills and problem solving skills.

Abilities       
– Able to work under pressure and conform to deadlines, work independently and self-driven, results oriented and able to communicate with all levels.

Training
       
Technical skills, good organization skills, leadership/supervisory skills, Facilitation method and other management skills.

Work Experience : At least 1 – 4 years relevant experience/in the similar capacity
Interaction (Internal / External) : Must be able to communicate effectively with Management, Superior , Subordinates, Authorities, Contractors and Suppliers and etc; good responsibility and self-discipline. 
Physical Characteristics : Physically fit, healthy, pleasant appearance and good work attitude
Working conditions : May be required to work on weekends and after office hours
Equipment or tools required to perform the job  : Electrical & mechanical instrumentations, mechanical tools, basic office equipment with computer and printer, Walkie-talkie and mobile phone. 

Please contact:

Goh Chong Wooi
Maintenance Manager
Facilities Management
See Hoy Chan Facilities Management Sdn Bhd
1201D, Level 12, Tower D Uptown 5
No. 5, Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Uptown
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel : 7727 8622    Ext: 550
Fax : 7726 7767
H/P: 012 254 9192

++ SIXUS ++

IT firm in Damansara. Looking for suitable candidate with Degree or Diploma in computing, sales/marketing or admin. Able to coordinate projects with team and able to liaise with clients in a professional way. Good command of English and B.Malaysia. Must have own car and willing to travel to meet clients and manage projects. Previous sales or marketing experience will be an advantage. Creative,good personality, disciplined and able to work in a team.

Interested candidates, email resume with latest photograph and salary expectation to job@sixus.com.my

++ SJK Tamil Simpang Lima ++

-Immediate Vacancy: Computer Teacher
-Qualification: Any Computer, Business or related Diploma
-Male / female: have some simple technical, installation works as well meeting in other schools with PIBG members.
-School: SJK Tamil Simpang Lima , Taman Sri Andalas Klang.
-Task: Teach application to school children
-Salary: About RM1500.00
-Medical allowance given. EPF & SOCSO provided from 1st month.
-Working hour: 8.00am – 3.30pm

For Interview Call:
Contact: Ms Krishnaveny (012-3217278)
Job available for immediately. 

 ++ JOB IN SINGAPORE ++ 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES  IN SINGAPORE (Medical Professionals)
 
Position Required : NURSES, CARDIAC TECHS, RADIOGRAPHERS 
Salary: EXCELLENT SALARY PACKAGE 
INCLUSIVE OF HOUSING ALLOWANCE (WILL BE CONSIDERED)
DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Employment :  IMMEDIATELY
Work Permits Will Be Processed By Employer 
Contact :016 3233 197 (Meera)

++ AGENSI PEKERJAAN GMP ++

About 50 available position for Telemarketing.
 
-20 position in KL and 30 position based in Kelana Jaya.
-Its a 6 months to 1 year contract position (renewable)
-Working hour : 10am – 6pm (Monday to Friday)
-Alternate Saturday : 10am – 2pm
-Basic salary (RM 1300 to RM 1800) + Incentive + Commission
-Those with experience in sales / telemarketing / contact centre would be an added advantage.
– Must be able to start work immediately
 
For those who are interested,please walk in for an inteview.
 
Date : 8th June to 19th June 09 (Monday – Friday)
Time : 10am till 4pm
Vanue : Agensi Pekerjaan GMP, 8th Floor, AMODA Building (opp Berjaya Times Square), Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
 
Please bring along your updated resume. For further information, please call Sharmini at 012 3772824

++ SEE HOY CHAN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SDN BHD ++

We have a vacant position needed to be filled up by the right candidate. Here are some information and requirements :-

Department : Property Maintenance/Facilities Management
Vacant Position : Admin Assistant
Type of Contract  :   6 months contract (Qualified candidate shall be offered to permanent employee)
Qualification :
– Opt 1 – At least a Diploma holder in any field with basic accounting knowledge
– Opt 2 – At least a SPM graduate with Intermediate accounting background
Preferrable 1 – 2 years working experience in any field and/or in facilities management
Skills & Abilities : initiative, responsible, a team member, quick learner, good organizing skills
Requirements :  
–  To perform daily administrative task which includes office maintenance, stationaries, refreshment, staff’s claim, staff’s annual leave, filing, typing letter, memo, email and etc
– Able to support accounts in preparing payment voucher, purchase order, invoices
– Able to handle customer enquiries and complaints
– Able to work/communicate with difference level of staff
– Able to take instruction and meeting deadline
Salary : RM1400 – RM1600 (based on working experience)
Our company offers 5 days a week. We welcome applicants with right attitude and requirements to apply for the position. Interested candidate shall email their resume with passport size photo to LCC@SHCSB.COM.MY

 ++ SUNWAY EDUCATION GROUP ++
 
Kindly be informed that there are vacancies in The Sunway Education Group for the positions of:-

Sunway University College :

*Assistant Manager – Quality Assurance
*Senior Executive – Finance
*Senior Executive – Marketing (Advertising & Promotions)
*Executive – Marketing
*Web Developer
*Executive – Examinations
*Professors / Associate Professors / Senior Lecturers / Lecturers – Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Management &
*Organisational Behaviour, Statistics Senior Lecturers / Lecturers – English, Economics, Mathematics,
*Nursing Clinical Instructors

Sunway International School :

*SIS Housemaster
*Resident Assistant
*Sunway TES Sdn Bhd:
*Course Counsellor
*Officer – Administration

Interested employees who have the relevant qualification and experience are encouraged to apply for these positions.

Alternatively, you are also welcome to relay this information to others who have the necessary credentials and may be interested to join the Sunway Group. You may submit your application via
e-mail to recruit@sunway.edu.my

++ OTHER JOBS ++

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER – 5* KUWAITHOTEL
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=435

CHIEF ENGINEER – 5* KUWAIT HOTEL
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=434

HR Executive / Assistant Manager HR
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=433

INTRUDER ALARM SALES ENGINEER
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=432

MS Access Programmer – UAE – 4 months contract
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=431

Graphic Designers / Web Developers
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=430

BUNKER Trader / MARINE Lubricants Trader
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=429

CONTRACTS ASSISTANT – DUBAI
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=428

Planner
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=427

Assistant and Trainee
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=426

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=425

Workshop Manager
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=424

Production Supervisor
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=423

Sr. Accountant
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=422

Technical Writer
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=421

Estimating Engineer
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=420

Sales Promoters
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=419

Sales Representative/Sales Executive
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=418

Sales Manager – Networking Products
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=417

Recruitment Head-Practice Lead
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=416

SALES ENGINEERS WITH MECHANICAL/AUTOMOBILE EXPERIENCE
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=415

Planning Manger/Planning Engineer (Mech)
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=414

Personal Assistant
http://jobscell.com/viewdetail.php?jid=413

IT Consultant – Networking
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CONTRACTS ASSISTANT – DUBAI
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WHO Declares H1N1 As Pandemic

WHO Declares H1N1 As Pandemic

GENEVA, June 11 — World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Margaret Chan has now officially declared the outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) as a pandemic in a press conference here today. This is the first time in more than 40 years that the WHO has made such a move.

The decision followed a meeting of WHO experts earlier today, who recommended to Chan that she raise the WHO’s pandemic alert to the top phase 6 on a six-point scale, indicating a full flu pandemic.

The move will trigger heightened health measures in the WHO’s 193 member states as authorities brace for the worldwide spread of the virus that has so far caused mainly mild illness.

 

That would reflect the fact that the disease, widely known as swine flu, was spreading geographically, but not necessarily indicate how virulent it is.

“Phase 6 doesn’t mean anything concerning severity, it is concerning geographic spread… Pandemic means global, but it doesn’t have any connotation of severity or mildness,” WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said.

“In fact, what we are seeing with this virus so far is overwhelmingly to date mild disease. So we would think that this event is really a moderate event for the time being, because the numbers are high but the disease is overwhelmingly mild,” he told Reuters Television before the talks.

Widespread transmission of the virus in Victoria, Australia, signalling that it is entrenched in another region besides North America, was among the triggers for moving to phase 6.

Five people have been admitted to intensive care in Australia and over 1,000 cases confirmed following widespread testing in the state.

“We have tested 5,500 people in the last two weeks, that is more people than we test in our whole influenza season,” said Victorian state premier John Brumby.

One health source, who declined to be named, said the experts were also expected to recommend finishing production currently underway of seasonal flu vaccine for the northern hemisphere next winter.

“They might say finish seasonal vaccine and say begin pandemic vaccine as soon as it is feasible,” he said.

Drugmakers have obtained the new influenza A(H1N1) seed virus in the past two weeks, enabling them to begin the production process by growing the virus in eggs.

Company officials said yesterday that they were on track to have a vaccine against the new strain ready for the northern hemisphere autumn.

Seasonal flu each year kills up to half a million people, mainly elderly, and causes severe illness in millions, so a premature switch in vaccine production to cope with the new strain could put many people at risk.

The new strain can be treated by antiviral drugs oseltamivir, the generic name of Roche Holding’s Tamiflu tablets, and Relenza, a spray made by GlaxoSmithKline.

The strain, which emerged in April in Mexico and the United States, has spread widely in places including Australia, Britain, Chile and Japan.

Authorities in Germany have confirmed 27 cases of H1N1 at a school in the industrial Rhineland city of Duesseldorf, the most concentrated outbreak of the virus so far in Europe’s biggest economy.

There have been 27,737 infections reported in 74 countries to date, including 141 deaths, according to the WHO’s latest tally of laboratory confirmed cases, but the real number of people with the disease is likely to run into at least hundreds of thousands, as mild cases may not have been detected.

The United Nations agency said on Tuesday that it was on the verge of declaring the first influenza pandemic since 1968, but wanted to ensure that countries were well prepared to prevent a panic over the disease.

Chan, a former health director in Hong Kong, has consulted previously with the group of international experts before raising the alert level.

Confirmed community spread in a second region beyond North America would trigger moving to phase 6 – signifying a full-blown pandemic – from the current phase 5 on the WHO’s 6-level pandemic alert scale, which indicates one is imminent. – Reuters

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Vellpaari Interview For Malaysian-Insider

 Vellpaari Interview For Malaysian-Insider

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — S. Vell Paari is something of an enigma having been in the shadows of his powerful and domineering father – Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu — all these years.

But things are beginning to change for Paari, 47, a burly married man weighing over 115kg with a nine-year-old daughter Bhavya Vel studying at the elite Alice Smith International School.

Paari, the CEO of the controversy-hit Maika Holdings, plans to launch his political career by running for a vice-president’s post in the MIC elections in September.

He had long wanted to enter politics formally but his father had always opposed it.

But after the March 8 general election disaster Samy Vellu announced he would not stop Paari from contesting.

His defeat in Sungei Siput had brought him closer to Paari, his only son, after others close to him deserted him in the aftermath of his defeat, MIC insiders said.

“Paari was one of the few who stood by his father and Samy Vellu appreciates it,” said a MIC insider.

Paari, who holds a diploma in architecture, hopes to win but does not want a post in the government.

“We need someone from outside to boldly criticise the government,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He has been getting prominent coverage in recent months in the family-owned Tamil Nesan daily, commenting on national and international issues, including the urgent need to protect and promote the welfare of Tamils here and abroad.

But some of his father’s scandals and his own have stymied his standing, earned him ridicule in the Indian community and is set to hinder his ambitions to be a political leader like his father.

His links to the death of his secretary Sujatha Krishnan, a former actress, had also damaged his standing in the community.

He denies having a hand in her death or having an affair with her and maintains she died after consuming paraquat.

“The ongoing inquest will clear me of any wrongdoing,” he said in the interview in which he also describes how his father took his defeat in Sungei Siput, the future of Maika Holdings, his take on the Nov 25 Hindraf protest and when his father would finally call it a day.

Below are excerpts of the interview:

Q: You are currently caught in a controversy over the death of actress Sujatha Krishnan who was your secretary. Did you have an affair with her?

A: No sir, I did not. I also had no hand in her death as alleged by opposition MP Manikavasagam (PKR Kapar).

Q: What really is the situation?

A: She took paraquat and I really don’t know why. But the inquest will clear my name. I don’t want to go into details as the inquest is ongoing and we might commit subjudice. All I can say is that I have done nothing wrong.

Q: Are you running for MIC vice-president?

A: I have not made a final decision but I will be a hypocrite if I say I am not keen. I am very interested to contest but will make a final decision next month. I have a few issues to clear and one is to find a “final solution” to Maika Holdings. My father has also said he will not oppose if I contest. I want to start my own political career and contesting means launching such a career. I want to contribute to the Indian community and to do that one needs a political platform.

Q: Are you up to it?

A: I have a lot of experience. I have handled political matters for my father and party members and leaders know me. I know them all. My father has no objection so I feel right time to come out now.

Q: Why vice-president?

A: I need a senior position to start off. Party members are pushing me to go for vice-president. I also feel a need a senior position to enhance my standing.

Q: How did you become CEO of Maika Holdings? Do you have any corporate experience?

A: I was already involved with Maika Holdings helping directors with several issues when they suggested I become CEO. I am not a greenhorn. I have experience in business. I had my own company, Oka Motor, in Australia which was taken over by a reverse takeover. I am not all dumb as some people would make it out.

Q: When did you become CEO and what had you hoped to achieve?

A: I was made CEO in 1999. My friends warned me not to take the job, saying it would ruin my life but I felt I could turn it over. When I took over the share was worth 28 sen but now it is about RM1.

Q: Where does Maika Holdings stand now? Is it viable? Is there new business coming in?

A: It is viable but political opponents have destroyed it. There are no new business except for the insurance holdings (Maika’s share in UOA) and two pieces of land. No other business.

Q: Are you paid as CEO?

A: I started as CEO without payment. Then they paid me RM15,000 a month. Lately (for about a year now) I am not being paid as we are cutting costs.

Q: There is so much anger and passion about Maika Holdings. What is the final plan for Maika?

A: We have cleared most of the debts. If we sell Maika the shareholders can get RM1 per share inclusive of bonus shares. There was a RM1.75 offer per Maika share by a listed company but Nesa Co-operative (linked with former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam) took an injunction to stop the sale. There was a delay in lifting the injunction, the economic conditions changed and the buyer moved on.

Q: What’s the final plan?

A: The final plan is to sell, pay back the shareholders and wind up the company.

Q: But I understand some shareholders want to revive Maika?

A: Yes, some shareholders want to move assets to a new company under a new name and all over again under a new and capable leadership. We have many corporate talents out there we can hire.

Q: Are there new offers to buy out Maika Holdings?

A: Yes, two parties are interested and the offer is better than the first offer. The parties are writing to Bank Negara for permission to negotiate. If it comes through we can pay all shareholders and wind up Maika in about a year. But an AGM will have to be called and approval sought on this.

Q: That’s it?

A: Yes, sell everything, pay off shareholders and wind up the company. It still can be saved but the community is divided, there is no unity. They make political statements, bashed up Maika. If this can end we can have a powerful Maika.

Q: Any one person to be blamed for the failure?

A: No… I don’t want to blame any individual. All I can say is when I took over it was worth 28 sen and now it is worth over RM1.

Q: What went wrong then?

A: The business decision (to invest in soft drinks, glove-making, etc) was not right. We competed against giants and lost. We made one business decision but two years down the line the business environment had changed.

Q: But isn’t that the same for everyone… I mean the risk?

A: We were hit once too often and political enemies are always attacking us. Who would want to do business with Maika which was constantly under attack?

Q: How do you rationalise the severe criticism the MIC gets?

A: Well we don’t have the political muscle of Umno or the economic muscle of the MCA so we get bashed up. As a party we rely on what we get from government. We make do with what we get.

Q: Why didn’t the MIC push for more?

A: You see we were under this myth that if you pushed you would be penalised and that MIC rivals like PPP would be favoured. It was classic divide and rule and we did not push fearing we lose what little we have. We are all under this myth — that you can push the government only so much, beyond that… no.

Q: Maybe you did not want to push being part of the Umno set up?

A: We had the community to answer to on one side and at the same time we were part of the government. We were in a Catch-22 position. If you push too much you would be sidelined. The Sothinathan issue is an example. It is always like you push, I will undermine.

(MIC vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan was suspended from Parliament for three months for breaking government ranks over the qualification of medical students in Ukraine.)

Q: How about the Nov 25 rally?

A: I called them myth busters, they broke the myth that you cannot push, that the government is invincible. The political tsunami happened and everybody… Malays, Chinese and Indians voted opposition. Suddenly we have guts to talk now. We are voicing out for the Indian community. Speaking up and we are not worried anymore.

Q: The community punished MIC on March 8?

A: No I would say the community punished the government not the MIC because over a period frustration has been building up. We went out trying to save the government’s respect and we ended up losing our respect!

Q: What is the situation now a year later?

A: The MIC remains vibrant and the government especially under Datuk Seri Najib is very sensitive and responsive. The bureaucracy is still slow to respond.

Q: How did your father take the Sungei Siput defeat?

A: He told me a day earlier that it was a tough battle and to get prepared mentally for a defeat. He was ready for defeat. He accepted the verdict. We kept most of the Indian votes but Malay and Chinese voters were lost leading to defeat.

Q: When is your father planning to hand over?

A: He does not want to remain forever. He knows he has to hand over. In fact last August he told us he wants to take leave and asked Palani (deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel) to take over as acting president. He (Samy Vellu) told us that when he returns from leave he would formalise the arrangement. But party leaders were not ready for it… they want him to stay for a while. In December he said the same thing and they objected again.

Q: But he has a departure plan?

A: He is ready. He has said he will hand over once the deputy his elected. I would say about a year after the deputy is elected

Enter the son as Samy Vellu gets ready to depart

Paari plans to contest a MIC vice-president’s post in the party’s September elections. — Pictures by Jack Ooi

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — S. Vell Paari is something of an enigma having been in the shadows of his powerful and domineering father – Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu — all these years.

But things are beginning to change for Paari, 47, a burly married man weighing over 115kg with a nine-year-old daughter Bhavya Vel studying at the elite Alice Smith International School.

Paari, the CEO of the controversy-hit Maika Holdings, plans to launch his political career by running for a vice-president’s post in the MIC elections in September.

He had long wanted to enter politics formally but his father had always opposed it.

But after the March 8 general election disaster Samy Vellu announced he would not stop Paari from contesting.

His defeat in Sungei Siput had brought him closer to Paari, his only son, after others close to him deserted him in the aftermath of his defeat, MIC insiders said.

“Paari was one of the few who stood by his father and Samy Vellu appreciates it,” said a MIC insider.

Paari, who holds a diploma in architecture, hopes to win but does not want a post in the government.

“We need someone from outside to boldly criticise the government,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He has been getting prominent coverage in recent months in the family-owned Tamil Nesan daily, commenting on national and international issues, including the urgent need to protect and promote the welfare of Tamils here and abroad.

But some of his father’s scandals and his own have stymied his standing, earned him ridicule in the Indian community and is set to hinder his ambitions to be a political leader like his father.

His links to the death of his secretary Sujatha Krishnan, a former actress, had also damaged his standing in the community.

He denies having a hand in her death or having an affair with her and maintains she died after consuming paraquat.

“The ongoing inquest will clear me of any wrongdoing,” he said in the interview in which he also describes how his father took his defeat in Sungei Siput, the future of Maika Holdings, his take on the Nov 25 Hindraf protest and when his father would finally call it a day.

Below are excerpts of the interview:

Q: You are currently caught in a controversy over the death of actress Sujatha Krishnan who was your secretary. Did you have an affair with her?

A: No sir, I did not. I also had no hand in her death as alleged by opposition MP Manikavasagam (PKR Kapar).

Q: What really is the situation?

A: She took paraquat and I really don’t know why. But the inquest will clear my name. I don’t want to go into details as the inquest is ongoing and we might commit subjudice. All I can say is that I have done nothing wrong.

Q: Are you running for MIC vice-president?

A: I have not made a final decision but I will be a hypocrite if I say I am not keen. I am very interested to contest but will make a final decision next month. I have a few issues to clear and one is to find a “final solution” to Maika Holdings. My father has also said he will not oppose if I contest. I want to start my own political career and contesting means launching such a career. I want to contribute to the Indian community and to do that one needs a political platform.

Q: Are you up to it?

A: I have a lot of experience. I have handled political matters for my father and party members and leaders know me. I know them all. My father has no objection so I feel right time to come out now.

Q: Why vice-president?

A: I need a senior position to start off. Party members are pushing me to go for vice-president. I also feel a need a senior position to enhance my standing.

Q: How did you become CEO of Maika Holdings? Do you have any corporate experience?

A: I was already involved with Maika Holdings helping directors with several issues when they suggested I become CEO. I am not a greenhorn. I have experience in business. I had my own company, Oka Motor, in Australia which was taken over by a reverse takeover. I am not all dumb as some people would make it out.

Q: When did you become CEO and what had you hoped to achieve?

A: I was made CEO in 1999. My friends warned me not to take the job, saying it would ruin my life but I felt I could turn it over. When I took over the share was worth 28 sen but now it is about RM1.

Q: Where does Maika Holdings stand now? Is it viable? Is there new business coming in?

A: It is viable but political opponents have destroyed it. There are no new business except for the insurance holdings (Maika’s share in UOA) and two pieces of land. No other business.

Q: Are you paid as CEO?

A: I started as CEO without payment. Then they paid me RM15,000 a month. Lately (for about a year now) I am not being paid as we are cutting costs.

Q: There is so much anger and passion about Maika Holdings. What is the final plan for Maika?

A: We have cleared most of the debts. If we sell Maika the shareholders can get RM1 per share inclusive of bonus shares. There was a RM1.75 offer per Maika share by a listed company but Nesa Co-operative (linked with former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam) took an injunction to stop the sale. There was a delay in lifting the injunction, the economic conditions changed and the buyer moved on.

Q: What’s the final plan?

A: The final plan is to sell, pay back the shareholders and wind up the company.

Q: But I understand some shareholders want to revive Maika?

A: Yes, some shareholders want to move assets to a new company under a new name and all over again under a new and capable leadership. We have many corporate talents out there we can hire.

Q: Are there new offers to buy out Maika Holdings?

A: Yes, two parties are interested and the offer is better than the first offer. The parties are writing to Bank Negara for permission to negotiate. If it comes through we can pay all shareholders and wind up Maika in about a year. But an AGM will have to be called and approval sought on this.

Q: That’s it?

A: Yes, sell everything, pay off shareholders and wind up the company. It still can be saved but the community is divided, there is no unity. They make political statements, bashed up Maika. If this can end we can have a powerful Maika.

Q: Any one person to be blamed for the failure?

A: No… I don’t want to blame any individual. All I can say is when I took over it was worth 28 sen and now it is worth over RM1.

Q: What went wrong then?

A: The business decision (to invest in soft drinks, glove-making, etc) was not right. We competed against giants and lost. We made one business decision but two years down the line the business environment had changed.

Q: But isn’t that the same for everyone… I mean the risk?

A: We were hit once too often and political enemies are always attacking us. Who would want to do business with Maika which was constantly under attack?

Q: How do you rationalise the severe criticism the MIC gets?

A: Well we don’t have the political muscle of Umno or the economic muscle of the MCA so we get bashed up. As a party we rely on what we get from government. We make do with what we get.

Q: Why didn’t the MIC push for more?

A: You see we were under this myth that if you pushed you would be penalised and that MIC rivals like PPP would be favoured. It was classic divide and rule and we did not push fearing we lose what little we have. We are all under this myth — that you can push the government only so much, beyond that… no.

Q: Maybe you did not want to push being part of the Umno set up?

A: We had the community to answer to on one side and at the same time we were part of the government. We were in a Catch-22 position. If you push too much you would be sidelined. The Sothinathan issue is an example. It is always like you push, I will undermine.

(MIC vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan was suspended from Parliament for three months for breaking government ranks over the qualification of medical students in Ukraine.)

Q: How about the Nov 25 rally?

A: I called them myth busters, they broke the myth that you cannot push, that the government is invincible. The political tsunami happened and everybody… Malays, Chinese and Indians voted opposition. Suddenly we have guts to talk now. We are voicing out for the Indian community. Speaking up and we are not worried anymore.

Q: The community punished MIC on March 8?

A: No I would say the community punished the government not the MIC because over a period frustration has been building up. We went out trying to save the government’s respect and we ended up losing our respect!

Q: What is the situation now a year later?

A: The MIC remains vibrant and the government especially under Datuk Seri Najib is very sensitive and responsive. The bureaucracy is still slow to respond.

Q: How did your father take the Sungei Siput defeat?

A: He told me a day earlier that it was a tough battle and to get prepared mentally for a defeat. He was ready for defeat. He accepted the verdict. We kept most of the Indian votes but Malay and Chinese voters were lost leading to defeat.

Q: When is your father planning to hand over?

A: He does not want to remain forever. He knows he has to hand over. In fact last August he told us he wants to take leave and asked Palani (deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel) to take over as acting president. He (Samy Vellu) told us that when he returns from leave he would formalise the arrangement. But party leaders were not ready for it… they want him to stay for a while. In December he said the same thing and they objected again.

Q: But he has a departure plan?

A: He is ready. He has said he will hand over once the deputy his elected. I would say about a year after the deputy is elected

Enter the son as Samy Vellu gets ready to depart

Paari plans to contest a MIC vice-president’s post in the party’s September elections. — Pictures by Jack Ooi

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — S. Vell Paari is something of an enigma having been in the shadows of his powerful and domineering father – Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu — all these years.

But things are beginning to change for Paari, 47, a burly married man weighing over 115kg with a nine-year-old daughter Bhavya Vel studying at the elite Alice Smith International School.

Paari, the CEO of the controversy-hit Maika Holdings, plans to launch his political career by running for a vice-president’s post in the MIC elections in September.

He had long wanted to enter politics formally but his father had always opposed it.

But after the March 8 general election disaster Samy Vellu announced he would not stop Paari from contesting.

His defeat in Sungei Siput had brought him closer to Paari, his only son, after others close to him deserted him in the aftermath of his defeat, MIC insiders said.

“Paari was one of the few who stood by his father and Samy Vellu appreciates it,” said a MIC insider.

Paari, who holds a diploma in architecture, hopes to win but does not want a post in the government.

“We need someone from outside to boldly criticise the government,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He has been getting prominent coverage in recent months in the family-owned Tamil Nesan daily, commenting on national and international issues, including the urgent need to protect and promote the welfare of Tamils here and abroad.

But some of his father’s scandals and his own have stymied his standing, earned him ridicule in the Indian community and is set to hinder his ambitions to be a political leader like his father.

His links to the death of his secretary Sujatha Krishnan, a former actress, had also damaged his standing in the community.

He denies having a hand in her death or having an affair with her and maintains she died after consuming paraquat.

“The ongoing inquest will clear me of any wrongdoing,” he said in the interview in which he also describes how his father took his defeat in Sungei Siput, the future of Maika Holdings, his take on the Nov 25 Hindraf protest and when his father would finally call it a day.

Below are excerpts of the interview:

Q: You are currently caught in a controversy over the death of actress Sujatha Krishnan who was your secretary. Did you have an affair with her?

A: No sir, I did not. I also had no hand in her death as alleged by opposition MP Manikavasagam (PKR Kapar).

Q: What really is the situation?

A: She took paraquat and I really don’t know why. But the inquest will clear my name. I don’t want to go into details as the inquest is ongoing and we might commit subjudice. All I can say is that I have done nothing wrong.

Q: Are you running for MIC vice-president?

A: I have not made a final decision but I will be a hypocrite if I say I am not keen. I am very interested to contest but will make a final decision next month. I have a few issues to clear and one is to find a “final solution” to Maika Holdings. My father has also said he will not oppose if I contest. I want to start my own political career and contesting means launching such a career. I want to contribute to the Indian community and to do that one needs a political platform.

Q: Are you up to it?

A: I have a lot of experience. I have handled political matters for my father and party members and leaders know me. I know them all. My father has no objection so I feel right time to come out now.

Q: Why vice-president?

A: I need a senior position to start off. Party members are pushing me to go for vice-president. I also feel a need a senior position to enhance my standing.

Q: How did you become CEO of Maika Holdings? Do you have any corporate experience?

A: I was already involved with Maika Holdings helping directors with several issues when they suggested I become CEO. I am not a greenhorn. I have experience in business. I had my own company, Oka Motor, in Australia which was taken over by a reverse takeover. I am not all dumb as some people would make it out.

Q: When did you become CEO and what had you hoped to achieve?

A: I was made CEO in 1999. My friends warned me not to take the job, saying it would ruin my life but I felt I could turn it over. When I took over the share was worth 28 sen but now it is about RM1.

Q: Where does Maika Holdings stand now? Is it viable? Is there new business coming in?

A: It is viable but political opponents have destroyed it. There are no new business except for the insurance holdings (Maika’s share in UOA) and two pieces of land. No other business.

Q: Are you paid as CEO?

A: I started as CEO without payment. Then they paid me RM15,000 a month. Lately (for about a year now) I am not being paid as we are cutting costs.

Q: There is so much anger and passion about Maika Holdings. What is the final plan for Maika?

A: We have cleared most of the debts. If we sell Maika the shareholders can get RM1 per share inclusive of bonus shares. There was a RM1.75 offer per Maika share by a listed company but Nesa Co-operative (linked with former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam) took an injunction to stop the sale. There was a delay in lifting the injunction, the economic conditions changed and the buyer moved on.

Q: What’s the final plan?

A: The final plan is to sell, pay back the shareholders and wind up the company.

Q: But I understand some shareholders want to revive Maika?

A: Yes, some shareholders want to move assets to a new company under a new name and all over again under a new and capable leadership. We have many corporate talents out there we can hire.

Q: Are there new offers to buy out Maika Holdings?

A: Yes, two parties are interested and the offer is better than the first offer. The parties are writing to Bank Negara for permission to negotiate. If it comes through we can pay all shareholders and wind up Maika in about a year. But an AGM will have to be called and approval sought on this.

Q: That’s it?

A: Yes, sell everything, pay off shareholders and wind up the company. It still can be saved but the community is divided, there is no unity. They make political statements, bashed up Maika. If this can end we can have a powerful Maika.

Q: Any one person to be blamed for the failure?

A: No… I don’t want to blame any individual. All I can say is when I took over it was worth 28 sen and now it is worth over RM1.

Q: What went wrong then?

A: The business decision (to invest in soft drinks, glove-making, etc) was not right. We competed against giants and lost. We made one business decision but two years down the line the business environment had changed.

Q: But isn’t that the same for everyone… I mean the risk?

A: We were hit once too often and political enemies are always attacking us. Who would want to do business with Maika which was constantly under attack?

Q: How do you rationalise the severe criticism the MIC gets?

A: Well we don’t have the political muscle of Umno or the economic muscle of the MCA so we get bashed up. As a party we rely on what we get from government. We make do with what we get.

Q: Why didn’t the MIC push for more?

A: You see we were under this myth that if you pushed you would be penalised and that MIC rivals like PPP would be favoured. It was classic divide and rule and we did not push fearing we lose what little we have. We are all under this myth — that you can push the government only so much, beyond that… no.

Q: Maybe you did not want to push being part of the Umno set up?

A: We had the community to answer to on one side and at the same time we were part of the government. We were in a Catch-22 position. If you push too much you would be sidelined. The Sothinathan issue is an example. It is always like you push, I will undermine.

(MIC vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan was suspended from Parliament for three months for breaking government ranks over the qualification of medical students in Ukraine.)

Q: How about the Nov 25 rally?

A: I called them myth busters, they broke the myth that you cannot push, that the government is invincible. The political tsunami happened and everybody… Malays, Chinese and Indians voted opposition. Suddenly we have guts to talk now. We are voicing out for the Indian community. Speaking up and we are not worried anymore.

Q: The community punished MIC on March 8?

A: No I would say the community punished the government not the MIC because over a period frustration has been building up. We went out trying to save the government’s respect and we ended up losing our respect!

Q: What is the situation now a year later?

A: The MIC remains vibrant and the government especially under Datuk Seri Najib is very sensitive and responsive. The bureaucracy is still slow to respond.

Q: How did your father take the Sungei Siput defeat?

A: He told me a day earlier that it was a tough battle and to get prepared mentally for a defeat. He was ready for defeat. He accepted the verdict. We kept most of the Indian votes but Malay and Chinese voters were lost leading to defeat.

Q: When is your father planning to hand over?

A: He does not want to remain forever. He knows he has to hand over. In fact last August he told us he wants to take leave and asked Palani (deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel) to take over as acting president. He (Samy Vellu) told us that when he returns from leave he would formalise the arrangement. But party leaders were not ready for it… they want him to stay for a while. In December he said the same thing and they objected again.

Q: But he has a departure plan?

A: He is ready. He has said he will hand over once the deputy his elected. I would say about a year after the deputy is elected

Enter the son as Samy Vellu gets ready to depart

Paari plans to contest a MIC vice-president’s post in the party’s September elections. — Pictures by Jack Ooi

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — S. Vell Paari is something of an enigma having been in the shadows of his powerful and domineering father – Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu — all these years.

But things are beginning to change for Paari, 47, a burly married man weighing over 115kg with a nine-year-old daughter Bhavya Vel studying at the elite Alice Smith International School.

Paari, the CEO of the controversy-hit Maika Holdings, plans to launch his political career by running for a vice-president’s post in the MIC elections in September.

He had long wanted to enter politics formally but his father had always opposed it.

But after the March 8 general election disaster Samy Vellu announced he would not stop Paari from contesting.

His defeat in Sungei Siput had brought him closer to Paari, his only son, after others close to him deserted him in the aftermath of his defeat, MIC insiders said.

“Paari was one of the few who stood by his father and Samy Vellu appreciates it,” said a MIC insider.

Paari, who holds a diploma in architecture, hopes to win but does not want a post in the government.

“We need someone from outside to boldly criticise the government,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He has been getting prominent coverage in recent months in the family-owned Tamil Nesan daily, commenting on national and international issues, including the urgent need to protect and promote the welfare of Tamils here and abroad.

But some of his father’s scandals and his own have stymied his standing, earned him ridicule in the Indian community and is set to hinder his ambitions to be a political leader like his father.

His links to the death of his secretary Sujatha Krishnan, a former actress, had also damaged his standing in the community.

He denies having a hand in her death or having an affair with her and maintains she died after consuming paraquat.

“The ongoing inquest will clear me of any wrongdoing,” he said in the interview in which he also describes how his father took his defeat in Sungei Siput, the future of Maika Holdings, his take on the Nov 25 Hindraf protest and when his father would finally call it a day.

Below are excerpts of the interview:

Q: You are currently caught in a controversy over the death of actress Sujatha Krishnan who was your secretary. Did you have an affair with her?

A: No sir, I did not. I also had no hand in her death as alleged by opposition MP Manikavasagam (PKR Kapar).

Q: What really is the situation?

A: She took paraquat and I really don’t know why. But the inquest will clear my name. I don’t want to go into details as the inquest is ongoing and we might commit subjudice. All I can say is that I have done nothing wrong.

Q: Are you running for MIC vice-president?

A: I have not made a final decision but I will be a hypocrite if I say I am not keen. I am very interested to contest but will make a final decision next month. I have a few issues to clear and one is to find a “final solution” to Maika Holdings. My father has also said he will not oppose if I contest. I want to start my own political career and contesting means launching such a career. I want to contribute to the Indian community and to do that one needs a political platform.

Q: Are you up to it?

A: I have a lot of experience. I have handled political matters for my father and party members and leaders know me. I know them all. My father has no objection so I feel right time to come out now.

Q: Why vice-president?

A: I need a senior position to start off. Party members are pushing me to go for vice-president. I also feel a need a senior position to enhance my standing.

Q: How did you become CEO of Maika Holdings? Do you have any corporate experience?

A: I was already involved with Maika Holdings helping directors with several issues when they suggested I become CEO. I am not a greenhorn. I have experience in business. I had my own company, Oka Motor, in Australia which was taken over by a reverse takeover. I am not all dumb as some people would make it out.

Q: When did you become CEO and what had you hoped to achieve?

A: I was made CEO in 1999. My friends warned me not to take the job, saying it would ruin my life but I felt I could turn it over. When I took over the share was worth 28 sen but now it is about RM1.

Q: Where does Maika Holdings stand now? Is it viable? Is there new business coming in?

A: It is viable but political opponents have destroyed it. There are no new business except for the insurance holdings (Maika’s share in UOA) and two pieces of land. No other business.

Q: Are you paid as CEO?

A: I started as CEO without payment. Then they paid me RM15,000 a month. Lately (for about a year now) I am not being paid as we are cutting costs.

Q: There is so much anger and passion about Maika Holdings. What is the final plan for Maika?

A: We have cleared most of the debts. If we sell Maika the shareholders can get RM1 per share inclusive of bonus shares. There was a RM1.75 offer per Maika share by a listed company but Nesa Co-operative (linked with former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam) took an injunction to stop the sale. There was a delay in lifting the injunction, the economic conditions changed and the buyer moved on.

Q: What’s the final plan?

A: The final plan is to sell, pay back the shareholders and wind up the company.

Q: But I understand some shareholders want to revive Maika?

A: Yes, some shareholders want to move assets to a new company under a new name and all over again under a new and capable leadership. We have many corporate talents out there we can hire.

Q: Are there new offers to buy out Maika Holdings?

A: Yes, two parties are interested and the offer is better than the first offer. The parties are writing to Bank Negara for permission to negotiate. If it comes through we can pay all shareholders and wind up Maika in about a year. But an AGM will have to be called and approval sought on this.

Q: That’s it?

A: Yes, sell everything, pay off shareholders and wind up the company. It still can be saved but the community is divided, there is no unity. They make political statements, bashed up Maika. If this can end we can have a powerful Maika.

Q: Any one person to be blamed for the failure?

A: No… I don’t want to blame any individual. All I can say is when I took over it was worth 28 sen and now it is worth over RM1.

Q: What went wrong then?

A: The business decision (to invest in soft drinks, glove-making, etc) was not right. We competed against giants and lost. We made one business decision but two years down the line the business environment had changed.

Q: But isn’t that the same for everyone… I mean the risk?

A: We were hit once too often and political enemies are always attacking us. Who would want to do business with Maika which was constantly under attack?

Q: How do you rationalise the severe criticism the MIC gets?

A: Well we don’t have the political muscle of Umno or the economic muscle of the MCA so we get bashed up. As a party we rely on what we get from government. We make do with what we get.

Q: Why didn’t the MIC push for more?

A: You see we were under this myth that if you pushed you would be penalised and that MIC rivals like PPP would be favoured. It was classic divide and rule and we did not push fearing we lose what little we have. We are all under this myth — that you can push the government only so much, beyond that… no.

Q: Maybe you did not want to push being part of the Umno set up?

A: We had the community to answer to on one side and at the same time we were part of the government. We were in a Catch-22 position. If you push too much you would be sidelined. The Sothinathan issue is an example. It is always like you push, I will undermine.

(MIC vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan was suspended from Parliament for three months for breaking government ranks over the qualification of medical students in Ukraine.)

Q: How about the Nov 25 rally?

A: I called them myth busters, they broke the myth that you cannot push, that the government is invincible. The political tsunami happened and everybody… Malays, Chinese and Indians voted opposition. Suddenly we have guts to talk now. We are voicing out for the Indian community. Speaking up and we are not worried anymore.

Q: The community punished MIC on March 8?

A: No I would say the community punished the government not the MIC because over a period frustration has been building up. We went out trying to save the government’s respect and we ended up losing our respect!

Q: What is the situation now a year later?

A: The MIC remains vibrant and the government especially under Datuk Seri Najib is very sensitive and responsive. The bureaucracy is still slow to respond.

Q: How did your father take the Sungei Siput defeat?

A: He told me a day earlier that it was a tough battle and to get prepared mentally for a defeat. He was ready for defeat. He accepted the verdict. We kept most of the Indian votes but Malay and Chinese voters were lost leading to defeat.

Q: When is your father planning to hand over?

A: He does not want to remain forever. He knows he has to hand over. In fact last August he told us he wants to take leave and asked Palani (deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel) to take over as acting president. He (Samy Vellu) told us that when he returns from leave he would formalise the arrangement. But party leaders were not ready for it… they want him to stay for a while. In December he said the same thing and they objected again.

Q: But he has a departure plan?

A: He is ready. He has said he will hand over once the deputy his elected. I would say about a year after the deputy is elected

Enter the son as Samy Vellu gets ready to depart

Paari plans to contest a MIC vice-president’s post in the party’s September elections. — Pictures by Jack Ooi

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — S. Vell Paari is something of an enigma having been in the shadows of his powerful and domineering father – Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu — all these years.

But things are beginning to change for Paari, 47, a burly married man weighing over 115kg with a nine-year-old daughter Bhavya Vel studying at the elite Alice Smith International School.

Paari, the CEO of the controversy-hit Maika Holdings, plans to launch his political career by running for a vice-president’s post in the MIC elections in September.

He had long wanted to enter politics formally but his father had always opposed it.

But after the March 8 general election disaster Samy Vellu announced he would not stop Paari from contesting.

His defeat in Sungei Siput had brought him closer to Paari, his only son, after others close to him deserted him in the aftermath of his defeat, MIC insiders said.

“Paari was one of the few who stood by his father and Samy Vellu appreciates it,” said a MIC insider.

Paari, who holds a diploma in architecture, hopes to win but does not want a post in the government.

“We need someone from outside to boldly criticise the government,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He has been getting prominent coverage in recent months in the family-owned Tamil Nesan daily, commenting on national and international issues, including the urgent need to protect and promote the welfare of Tamils here and abroad.

But some of his father’s scandals and his own have stymied his standing, earned him ridicule in the Indian community and is set to hinder his ambitions to be a political leader like his father.

His links to the death of his secretary Sujatha Krishnan, a former actress, had also damaged his standing in the community.

He denies having a hand in her death or having an affair with her and maintains she died after consuming paraquat.

“The ongoing inquest will clear me of any wrongdoing,” he said in the interview in which he also describes how his father took his defeat in Sungei Siput, the future of Maika Holdings, his take on the Nov 25 Hindraf protest and when his father would finally call it a day.

Below are excerpts of the interview:

Q: You are currently caught in a controversy over the death of actress Sujatha Krishnan who was your secretary. Did you have an affair with her?

A: No sir, I did not. I also had no hand in her death as alleged by opposition MP Manikavasagam (PKR Kapar).

Q: What really is the situation?

A: She took paraquat and I really don’t know why. But the inquest will clear my name. I don’t want to go into details as the inquest is ongoing and we might commit subjudice. All I can say is that I have done nothing wrong.

Q: Are you running for MIC vice-president?

A: I have not made a final decision but I will be a hypocrite if I say I am not keen. I am very interested to contest but will make a final decision next month. I have a few issues to clear and one is to find a “final solution” to Maika Holdings. My father has also said he will not oppose if I contest. I want to start my own political career and contesting means launching such a career. I want to contribute to the Indian community and to do that one needs a political platform.

Q: Are you up to it?

A: I have a lot of experience. I have handled political matters for my father and party members and leaders know me. I know them all. My father has no objection so I feel right time to come out now.

Q: Why vice-president?

A: I need a senior position to start off. Party members are pushing me to go for vice-president. I also feel a need a senior position to enhance my standing.

Q: How did you become CEO of Maika Holdings? Do you have any corporate experience?

A: I was already involved with Maika Holdings helping directors with several issues when they suggested I become CEO. I am not a greenhorn. I have experience in business. I had my own company, Oka Motor, in Australia which was taken over by a reverse takeover. I am not all dumb as some people would make it out.

Q: When did you become CEO and what had you hoped to achieve?

A: I was made CEO in 1999. My friends warned me not to take the job, saying it would ruin my life but I felt I could turn it over. When I took over the share was worth 28 sen but now it is about RM1.

Q: Where does Maika Holdings stand now? Is it viable? Is there new business coming in?

A: It is viable but political opponents have destroyed it. There are no new business except for the insurance holdings (Maika’s share in UOA) and two pieces of land. No other business.

Q: Are you paid as CEO?

A: I started as CEO without payment. Then they paid me RM15,000 a month. Lately (for about a year now) I am not being paid as we are cutting costs.

Q: There is so much anger and passion about Maika Holdings. What is the final plan for Maika?

A: We have cleared most of the debts. If we sell Maika the shareholders can get RM1 per share inclusive of bonus shares. There was a RM1.75 offer per Maika share by a listed company but Nesa Co-operative (linked with former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam) took an injunction to stop the sale. There was a delay in lifting the injunction, the economic conditions changed and the buyer moved on.

Q: What’s the final plan?

A: The final plan is to sell, pay back the shareholders and wind up the company.

Q: But I understand some shareholders want to revive Maika?

A: Yes, some shareholders want to move assets to a new company under a new name and all over again under a new and capable leadership. We have many corporate talents out there we can hire.

Q: Are there new offers to buy out Maika Holdings?

A: Yes, two parties are interested and the offer is better than the first offer. The parties are writing to Bank Negara for permission to negotiate. If it comes through we can pay all shareholders and wind up Maika in about a year. But an AGM will have to be called and approval sought on this.

Q: That’s it?

A: Yes, sell everything, pay off shareholders and wind up the company. It still can be saved but the community is divided, there is no unity. They make political statements, bashed up Maika. If this can end we can have a powerful Maika.

Q: Any one person to be blamed for the failure?

A: No… I don’t want to blame any individual. All I can say is when I took over it was worth 28 sen and now it is worth over RM1.

Q: What went wrong then?

A: The business decision (to invest in soft drinks, glove-making, etc) was not right. We competed against giants and lost. We made one business decision but two years down the line the business environment had changed.

Q: But isn’t that the same for everyone… I mean the risk?

A: We were hit once too often and political enemies are always attacking us. Who would want to do business with Maika which was constantly under attack?

Q: How do you rationalise the severe criticism the MIC gets?

A: Well we don’t have the political muscle of Umno or the economic muscle of the MCA so we get bashed up. As a party we rely on what we get from government. We make do with what we get.

Q: Why didn’t the MIC push for more?

A: You see we were under this myth that if you pushed you would be penalised and that MIC rivals like PPP would be favoured. It was classic divide and rule and we did not push fearing we lose what little we have. We are all under this myth — that you can push the government only so much, beyond that… no.

Q: Maybe you did not want to push being part of the Umno set up?

A: We had the community to answer to on one side and at the same time we were part of the government. We were in a Catch-22 position. If you push too much you would be sidelined. The Sothinathan issue is an example. It is always like you push, I will undermine.

(MIC vice-president Datuk S. Sothinathan was suspended from Parliament for three months for breaking government ranks over the qualification of medical students in Ukraine.)

Q: How about the Nov 25 rally?

A: I called them myth busters, they broke the myth that you cannot push, that the government is invincible. The political tsunami happened and everybody… Malays, Chinese and Indians voted opposition. Suddenly we have guts to talk now. We are voicing out for the Indian community. Speaking up and we are not worried anymore.

Q: The community punished MIC on March 8?

A: No I would say the community punished the government not the MIC because over a period frustration has been building up. We went out trying to save the government’s respect and we ended up losing our respect!

Q: What is the situation now a year later?

A: The MIC remains vibrant and the government especially under Datuk Seri Najib is very sensitive and responsive. The bureaucracy is still slow to respond.

Q: How did your father take the Sungei Siput defeat?

A: He told me a day earlier that it was a tough battle and to get prepared mentally for a defeat. He was ready for defeat. He accepted the verdict. We kept most of the Indian votes but Malay and Chinese voters were lost leading to defeat.

Q: When is your father planning to hand over?

A: He does not want to remain forever. He knows he has to hand over. In fact last August he told us he wants to take leave and asked Palani (deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel) to take over as acting president. He (Samy Vellu) told us that when he returns from leave he would formalise the arrangement. But party leaders were not ready for it… they want him to stay for a while. In December he said the same thing and they objected again.

Q: But he has a departure plan?

A: He is ready. He has said he will hand over once the deputy his elected. I would say about a year after the deputy is elected

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Sothinathan in MIC race

Sothinathan makes it interesting in MIC race

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — Datuk S. Sothinathan’s candidacy for the MIC deputy presidency is putting Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu in a spot.

Samy now has to choose to endorse one of his two loyalists – the party vice-president or the incumbent No.2 Datuk G. Palanivel.

Another contestant Datuk S. Subramaniam, Samy Vellu’s arch rival for over 30 years, is also contesting after losing the position to rival Palanivel in 2006.

The contest for the number two post has heated up although the election is only in September with all three contestants criss-crossing the country holding dinner campaign meetings and “forums” discussing the future of the MIC and how to win back the support of the Indian community which had voted Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in the 2008 general election.

Samy Vellu had publicly promised that the race for the number two post would be a “free-for-all” and that he would receive the winner as his “legitimate number two and eventual successor”.

However all three candidates, including Subramaniam, are claiming they have the support and “blessing” of Samy Vellu to contest for the deputy post.

Subramaniam, although a long-time foe, claims Samy Vellu and himself patched up after March 8 to end their rivalry.

“He (Samy) also promised Subramaniam that he would succeed when he retires and we hope he would stick to that promise,” a Subramaniam supporter said.

“This is why Subramaniam had set aside his personal ambitions and worked for party unity even when Samy Vellu was weak and vulnerable after losing in Sungei Siput,” he said.

“We believe Samy Vellu would realize Subramaniam is the true inheritor of the MIC and would ensure he succeeds and unites the party for the future,” the Subramaniam supporter said.

However Palanivel’s supporters argue Samy Vellu is unlikely to hand over power to his arch rival of 30 years. “He simply won’t do this as the grassroots, which were made to see Subramaniam as an enemy, would rebel.”

A Bernama report last week quoting sources that Samy Vellu had endorsed Palanivel as deputy president and successor had angered supporters of Subramaniam and Sothinathan.

The Subramaniam-controlled Makkal Osai Tamil daily criticised the story as “false and unethical” and also questioned the independence of the writer.

Supporters of Sothinathan were also incensed but Palanivel’s supporters were overjoyed as the story, although not widely-published was a boost to their camp.

Sothinathan told The Malaysian Insider he was running to unify the party, help the president win back public support, adding that he had always been loyal to Samy Vellu and the MIC.

“I have informed Samy Vellu of my contest and he has wished me well. He also asked me to think carefully before jumping in,” Sothinathan said.

All three contestants are hoping Samy Vellu, who personally commands about 850 delegates from the 1500 who would decide the outcome, would throw his weight behind them to ensure victory.

MIC observers said for Samy Vellu, it is a toss up between Sothinathan and Palanivel with Subramaniam standing little chance of getting the president’s votes.

“There is simply too much bad blood between them for Samy Vellu to hand over the party to him,” they said.

Subramanian’s supporters are aware of this and have other plans in case Samy Vellu fails to honour his “agreement” with Subramaniam.

“It is possible Subramaniam might even pull out of the contest if Samy Vellu does not honour the promise. If this happens, we have a Plan B,” said the supporter who declined to be named as he was also contesting in the September elections.

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MIC to meet Indian-based parties

MIC to meet Indian-based parties

PUTRAJAYA, June 10 
      MIC, the largest Indian-based political party in the country, will meet and hold discussions with other Indian-based parties in the country. However, the move is not to merge with them but to work with the party on a long-term basis in a win-win situation, said MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu in a statement today. He said the other parties could maintain their individual structure and independence, adding that the MIC held such talks with the parties in the past but there was no commitment from them at that time. Towards this end, Samy Vellu said he would soon write to all Indian-based parties of its offer in uniting the Indian community. He also announced that the MIC headquarters would allow former or expelled members of the party to appeal for re-admission, saying that they would have their appeal scrutinised to ensure they were sincere in returning to the fold. The former works minister said MIC would not “pinch” members from other political parties but if they were interested in joining the party, the door was open to them. “MIC branches which are defunct or closed will also be revived and energised with new leaders, subject to the approval of the Registrar of Societies,” he added. On the thorny Maika Holdings issue, Samy Vellu assured shareholders that a permanent solution was being sought, saying that it was aware there were certain quarters working towards destroying the company and using it as a political tool. — Bernama

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N.Sembilan Town & District Councillor List

16 MIC Representatives Appointed in Negeri Sembilan Local Government

The Negeri Sembilan State Liaison Committee Chairman, Mr.T. Rajagopaloo has informed that the following persons were appointed as the members of Town Councils and District Councils. The Seremban Council MIC members are Mr.A Ganesan, Seremban Division Chairman, Mr.G.Krishnan, Rasah Division Vice Chairman and Rasa Jaya Dalam Branch Chairman. Mr. Michael Rajasegaran, Division Vice Chairman , Mr. S. Batumalai, Lenggeng Branch Chairman, Mr.K.Murali, Negeri Sembilan Youth Leader were appointed as Nilai Council Members. The following persons were appointed as Tampin Distric Council members. They are Mr. S.Rajendran Tampin Division Chairman, Mrs. Arasamma, Taman Gemas Branch Chairman, Mr. R. Krishnan, MIC Tampin Division Secretary. The Chairman of MIC Kampong Ribu Branch ,Mr.K Sivaprakasam has been appointed as the of the member of the Rembau District Council . Mrs.Mariayee, Chairman of MIC jelebu Divison and Mr.P. Ramasamy, Chairman of Kuala Pilah Divison are appointed as members of Jelabu and Kuala Pilah councils respectively. Taman ACBE Branch Chairman Dato Dr.L.Krishnan and Mr.K.Kesavan are reappointed as members of Jempul District Council. Teluk Kemang Divisional Chairman, Mr.M.Vellu and Negeri State Women Leader, Mrs. P Thanaletchumi are appointed as members of Port Dickson Town Council

Dr.S.Thinagaraj

Source : MIC HQ
Date : 04 June 2009, 03:55 PM

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