Posts Tagged ‘AIMST’

MIC General Assembly requests to be in Budget 2014

December 14th, 2012
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General assemblies of political parties will see a slew of resolutions being passed. Same with the recently concluded MIC general assembly. 6 resolutions were passed. Various “requests” were made, and according to MIC President, the PM will study these “requests”. And he mentioned that the bulk of it would be in Budget 2014, meaning not next year la (well, Budget 2013 is over already).

Anyway, some of 2011 requests were approved, for example more places in matriculation and increasing allocation for Indians in the budget 2012.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will study the various requests made by MIC during its just-concluded general assembly.

“We didn’t ask for a lot. We made specific financial requests. I raised them in the recent Cabinet meeting and he agreed. The bulk will be included in the 2014 Budget.

“The Government has given a total RM1.8bil to the Indian community since he took over as Prime Minister,” said party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.

Palanivel had in his presidential address asked the Government to set up a 1Malaysia incubator fund for the Indian community in order to attract young minds; RM10mil for Yayasan Strategik Sosial to train young entrepreneurs; RM10mil to expand MIC’s pilot after-school remedial programme, as well as a RM30mil grant to MIED and a matching grant to AIMST University, among others.


400 seats in AIMST for foundation, not matriculation!

June 22nd, 2012
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Alamak, what’s a difference it makes! Earlier MIC President said its 400 matriculation seats. Yesterday it become foundation seats.

IPTS foundation and government matriculation is two different things la.  One is free, the other one is not. MIC says can apply PTPTN loan, MIED, Tan Sri Manikavasagam loan etc. From saying they will work out the funding, now become loan. Where got same la.

Rather than waste time doing foundation and waste time sourcing funds, why not get the 400 seats in matriculation? Push a bit la. Play some drama.  If can get 1000 seats extra, sure can push another 400 more.  This is Malaysia la, semua boleh. 1Malaysia!, 1Malaysia1, 1Malaysia! Errr.. sorak 3 kali cukup ka?

In my opinion: If don’t know what you are talking about, better don’t announce it. Let other people who understand the issue announce it.



Footnote: Does it really need the president of a political party to give out free bus pass  sponsored by bus company to 70 primary school students? This is like division level program. Why not give chance to local leaders to handle? I think better to focus on other things.

400 matriculation places at AIMST?

June 19th, 2012
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This news came as a surprise. As we all know, matriculation students study at matriculation centers. I didn’t know AIMST was selected as one. Thing are still hazy as to what this “matriculation” means.  Is it the same as the government one? Same syllabus, duration, exams and grading? More importantly, can the students apply to IPTA just like other matriculation students? Why is MIC looking for sponsors if its same program? Aren’t matriculation programs sponsored by government? Or is it case of “looks like it, sounds like it, but not it”?  What does it mean by “the matriculation programme at AIMST will carry the same value as the matriculation programme at the government colleges”.  Don’t play with words and provide more details please.

Already tweeted MIC President asking about the above yesterday, but no response till today.


MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said another 400 matriculation seats will be available for qualified Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia school leavers from the Indian community at the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) for the 2012/2013 programme.

He said MIC together with AIMST will find sponsors to fund students selected to undergo the matriculation programme at the private university.

AIMST was established by the Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED), the educational arm of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC).

“These 400 seats are offered at a private university (AIMST) while 1,500 are offered at the government colleges.

“However, those 400 students who are qualified to study at AIMST, need not worry about funding because MIC and AIMST officials are now looking for sponsors or funds to fund their matriculation programmes,” he said in a statement Saturday.

Palanivel, who is also a Minister at the Prime Minister’s Department, said that the matriculation programme at AIMST will carry the same value as the matriculation programme at the government colleges.

To date, the Ministry of Education had received 3,000 applications for the 2012-2013 matriculation programme but only 1,500 accepted.

So far, 750 Indian students with SPM have been offered matriculation programmes at the government colleges and the rest of the vacancies will be filled within this month, said Palanivel.

He explained that, once all the seats are filled, the Ministry of Education will send their name lists to MIC for record purposes.

Planivel had previously asked for 1,000 extra seats on top of the existing 500 seats during the MIC general assembly last year


Samy clarifies AIMST and MIED status

October 30th, 2009
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Update from the Star on 3 Nov:

Speaking on the matter for the first time since several past and present leaders accused him of planning to hijack both organisations, Samy Vellu said he had briefed the party Central Working Committee on the legality, ownership, formation and management of both institutions.

Although both are part of the MIC, he said they would function separately from party affairs.

Samy Vellu said there were five trustees and 33 members on the MIED board and all of them are party office-bearers.

“This clearly shows the close relationship between the party and the two entities. MIED was set up to achieve an educational vision for the Indian community.

“None of the trustees nor the members of the board own the MIED or AIMST and the question of hijacking them does not arise,” said Samy Vellu, hoping MIC members would regard both organisations as their own.

So, its clear that the two institution are not property of MIC. They are separate entities, with own management and owners. The MIED is mostly represented by CWC members and MIC office bearers, so it looks as if MIED will be under MIC control. But if things change? So, MIC controls MIED and MIED owns AIMST via its subsidiary AIMST Sdn Bhd.

From Malaysiakini:

MIC president S Samy Vellu today explained to the party’s central working committee (CWC) on the issue surrounding the legality and ownership of the Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) and AIMST University.

“I gave them a full briefing on the formation, management and the inseparable relationship between the two entities and MIC,” he said in a statement after chairing the three-hour CWC meeting at the MIC headquarters here.

He told the CWC members that although the MIED and AIMST University in Semeling, Kedah are separate entities of the MIC, no individuals or MIC leaders owned the two entities.

“The ownership between MIC and MIED will be a perpetual relationship and will be part of the MIC,” he said.

Samy Vellu said the MIED trustees and board members were made up of MIC office-bearers, thus cementing the link between the MIED and MIC.

“The MIC through the MIED will work closely towards achieving the educational objective and vision of the party in its capacity as an educational arm of the party,” he said.

He said the CWC members agreed that MIED and AIMST University are separate entities with the MIED formed as a company limited by guarantee.

He also urged all MIC members to regard the two institutions as their own organizations which are managed by their appointees. [is that “regard” same as when the host says “regard this as your own house” when you visit them? Its like yours, but not yours? 🙂 ]

None of the MIED trustees are owners of the university and as such the question of hijacking the MIED and AIMST University does not arise,” he said.

Samy Vellu said the MIED had done very well to help the MIC in looking after the educational interests of the Indian community.

It has already produced 7,000 students while another 7,000 students are continuing their studies, he added.

Samy Vellu’s clarification on MIED and AIMST today came in the wake of questions posed by several party leaders, including former deputy president S Subramaniam, over the status of the two institutions.

Their concerns were raised following Samy Vellu’s remarks in September that he would be resigning soon and would be spending his time at these two NGOs, which he had claimed to be separate entities from MIC.

Samy gives statement to police

March 14th, 2009
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The Star:

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has given a statement in connection with the alleged discrepancies of over RM5mil in the Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) accounts.

It is learnt that the 73-year-old veteran politician went to the Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID) office in Bukit Perdana Friday afternoon and spent about two hours assisting police in their investigations.

CCID director Comm Datuk Koh Hong Sun confirmed that his officers recorded Samy Vellu’s statement but declined to elaborate as investigations were in progress. Police have so far traced and ordered a bank to freeze more than RM2.8mil from a top MIED executive’s account.


MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu was at the federal police headquarters here today to give a statement over allegations of financial mismanagement in the building and running of the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) University in Kedah.

Commercial Crime Investigation director at Bukit Aman, Datuk Koh Hong Sun, confirmed Samy Vellu’s appearance at the department at 10.30am and that a statement was taken from him.

“I decline to comment further as the investigation is still going on,”he said when contacted.