MAICCI opens 4th info center for…

April 11th, 2013 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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You’ll be thinking that a chamber of commerce and industry will be focused on trade, investment, and commerce issues for its members’ benefit. Never knew you can also be a mouthpiece for politics. Why not use the info center to provide info on your core business? Wonder if the allocation they received had anything to do it.

Don’t these entities practise apartisan/non-governmental concept?

This is the objectives of MAICCI:

Our Objectives

The objective for which the Chamber is established is the promotion, protection and advancement of all economic interests of the Malaysian Indian Community. In furtherance of these objectives the Chamber undertakes the following activities:

  • Facilitate and assist Indian merchants, traders and manufacturers to form Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry in the States of Malaysia and at district and/or regional level.
  • Promote cooperation among the various Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the States of Malaysia and coordinate their activities.
  • To make representation to the Government of Malaysia or any other State or country on matters affecting the economic interests of its members and the Malaysian Indian business community.
  • Represent the views of the Malaysian Indian Business community – in appropriate local and international organization and bodies;
  • To promote the socio-economic development of the Malaysian Indian community and nation and thereby contribute towards socio-economic development and unity in Malaysia.
  • Promote social welfare activities as well as organize or sponsor exhibitions, seminars, forums and meetings and manpower training programmes beneficial to the socio-economic development of its members, the Malaysian Indian Business community and the nation.
  • Collect, collate and disseminate information relating to economic matters.
  • Liaise with other Chambers of Commerce & Industry and other economic organizations and participate in trade and industrial missions.
  • Define and modify custom and practice relating to economic matters to facilitate the transacting of business.
  • Arbitrate in the matter of disputes between the members with the consent of both parties.

source: http://www.maicci.org.my/aboutus/index.php?doc=Our%20Objectives

and this is what they recently did:

The Malaysian Association Indian Cham­ber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) has unveiled its fourth information centre here.

The centre, which comes after similar kiosks were launched in Johor, Penang and Malacca, is to disseminate information about Barisan Nasional’s track record in governing the country.

MAICCI president Datuk K.K. Eswaran, who launched the centre, said such a platform was necessary for the public, especially the Indian community, to be made aware of Barisan’s good deeds.

“We don’t want anyone to be fooled by the Opposition which until now does not even have a symbol to represent the pact.

“It may promise a whole lot but you can count the number of promises fulfilled,” Es­­­­­­waran said, while slamming An­­war for not looking into the welfare of the Indian community during his tenure as Deputy Prime Minister.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/4/11/nation/12955053&sec=nation

 

What you should be saying is that members should make a wise decision based on track record, manifestos, global challenges etc., and leave it at that. That’s professionalism, ethics and integrity. Or if anyone asked your comment, you can answer in personal capacity.

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