Klang (Malaysia) June 22 (ANI): Two factions of the Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) are in a tug of war to gain control over the organisation.
Incumbent President Datuk K.K. Eswaran leads one faction of MAICCI while the former President Datuk V.K.K. Teagarajan helms the other.
"Seven states had written to the MAICCI headquarters complaining about the president (Eswaran) and by right the chamber should have initiated a special delegates conference within 90 days as more than 50% of the 12 state chambers were involved," Staronline quoted a MAICCI member as saying.
Earlier, the annoyed members wrote to the Registrar of Societies (ROS), which instructed MAICCI to hold a special delegates conference. However, MAICCI failed to comply resulting in Teagarajan's group holding its own special delegates conference on Jan 15, and finally unanimously removing Eswaran as the president.
The agitated members urged the Registrar to clarify as to who the rightful President was to which the ROS said it recognised Eswaran and his team members as legitimate leaders of MAICCI.
Meanwhile, the Teagarajan team applied to the High Court to declare him the legitimate president of the body on June 4. The case is still pending. (ANI)