Posts Tagged ‘MIED’

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.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/12/14/nation/12460127&sec=nation

ex-MIED CEO Chitrakala freed

September 13th, 2011
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This is an interesting case indeed! After the case was initiated last year (around May), we get this result. The accused has provided proof that the money was returned (among others), and the prosecution says go no other evidence to offer. So, case closed, accused free.

What do you make of it?

For me, it seems that (i) the money was taken wrongfully, and returning it deemed the case irrelevant, (ii) some sort of deal was arranged with the parties involved and all this was just a misunderstanding or attempt to get back at certain quarters, or (iii) the prosecution had a very weak case and returning the money broke their case.

Whatever it is, seems very weird.

Former chief executive officer of Maju Institute for Education Development (MIED), P. Chithirakala, has been acquitted and discharged of three charges of cheating involving RM4mil.

Sessions Judge Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh reached the decision after allowing DPP Kevin Morais’ application to withdraw the case against Chithirakala, 40.

Morais said the accused had submitted three letters of representation to the Attorney-General stating several material facts.

“Among the facts was that the accused had returned the RM4mil, which formed the basis of the three charges against her, to MIED Capital Sdn Bhd.

“After considering the representation, the Attorney-General agreed to withdraw all charges against the accused,” he added.

“In relation to this, the prosecution offers no evidence against the accused on the charges,” he said.

On May 11 last year, Chithirakala pleaded not guilty to cheating former MIC secretary-general Tan Sri M.Mahalingam , who was a director and signatory of MIED Sdn Bhd (the educational arm of MIC), by deceiving him into signing two cheques worth RM4 million in total. BERNAMA.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/9/13/nation/20110913194213&sec=nation

MIED loan given out

July 2nd, 2010
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Surprising news indeed since there wasn’t any news of the loan application being open in recent times. Maybe I missed it.

Anyway, RM96 million has been given out since 1984, which is 26 years period. That’s about RM3.69 million per year. Its also an average of RM10105 per student. For the current session, RM1.5 million for 189 students averages about Rm7936 per student.

The Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) has disbursed study loans and grants worth RM96 million to 9,500 students since 1984, its chairman Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said today.

Samy Vellu, who is also the MIC president said MIED would continue to assist needy students in pursuing their education at tertiary level.

“At the same time, I also urge recipients who are currently employed to repay their loans so that we can help other students,” he said before handing out MIED study loans worth RM1.5 million to 189 students at the MIC headquarters here.

He said to-date, the MIED had managed to collect more than RM38 million from previous MIED recipients.

“We managed to recover this amount following several reminders and legal notices to some loan recipients,” he said.

He also said the MIC owned-Tafe College in Seremban managed to create more than 40,000 professionals to-date.

“The MIC will continue to place priority on education amongst the Indians,” he said, adding that he was happy that the target set by the party to create a graduate in each Indian family has gained momentum.

“In fact, there are more than one graduate in a family and many of them are professionals. The MIED itself has helped thousands of students to become doctors and lawyers,” he added.

UPSR 2009

November 19th, 2009
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Some interesting statistics from NST, Star and Malaysiakini:

  • National grade average increased by 1 percent
  • all As students increased from 9.19 t0 9.51 percent
  • Minimum C students increased to 63.03 percent compared to 62.56 in 2008.
  • All Es declined to 0.64 percent from 0.66 percent.
  • 506,620 pupils sat for the UPSR this year compared to 507,320 last year.
  • Gap between rural and urban pupils achieving excellent results this year was 3.64 per cent compared to 4.22 per cent last year.
  • Gap for good performance between the two areas is 5.55 per cent this year compared to 6.25 per cent last year.
  • Tamil language showed a strong improvement in A students, which is 3.6 per cent
  • Mathematics also showed a strong increase, which is 4.2 per cent.
  • Divyashree who died in the Kuala Dipang Kampar bridge tragedy got 4As and 3Bs.
  • 3,937 out of 44,856 pupils or 8.8 percent scored straight As in Perak compared to 9 percent last year.
  • 27,709 pupils or 62 percent passed the examination in Perak.
  • 817 Tamil school students scored 7 A’s this year compared to 725 last year, an increase of 92 students or 12.6 percent.
  • Selangor again emerged as the school with highest 7As students from Tamil schools.
  • 2 schools in Johor had 23 7As.
  • Samy Vellu attributed the students’ success to the hard work put in by them and their parents as well as the strategy implemented by the MIC through MIED (including printing and distribution of UPSR revision books to Tamil school students every 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.