Bernama, Mar 01 2009 -- A veteran MIC leader today lashed out at a senior executive of the Maju
Institute of Educational Development (MIED) saying that no amount of
threats and personal attacks on him will deter him from ensuring that
those responsible for the misappropriation of funds from the MIED be
brought to justice.
"Let me say in no uncertain terms that those who are responsible for
the misappropriation of funds of the MIED, will be brought to book,"
said the senior MIC politician, commenting on the police reports and
allegations at a press conference by the senior executive of the
party''s educational arm yesterday.
The senior MIED executive
alleged that the senior MIC leader had misappropriated MIED funds,
among other things. The executive lodged two police reports on the
allegations at the Shah Alam state police headquarters yesterday
Saying that he was not at all surprised by the
allegations made by the MIED senior officer, the politican said the
statements were that of "a desperate person, who was being investigated
for criminal misappropriation of funds belonging to the Indian
March 1, 2009
Samy Vellu transferred funds?
Carolyn Hong, Malaysia Bureau Chief
Kuala Lumpur - A former top officer of the Malaysian Indian
Congress' (MIC) education arm yesterday alleged that party president S.
Samy Vellu had transferred RM2 million (S$833,000) from government
funds to a MIC welfare foundation. Ms P. Chitrakala Vasu, who was asked to leave her post as
chief executive of the Maju Institute of Education Development (MIED)
last month, yesterday lodged a police report over the funds. She also
lodged a report over her claim that 'lorry-loads' of files were removed
from her former office. In her report, quoted by the Malaysian Insider website, she
claimed Datuk Seri Samy Vellu had asked her to place RM2 million in a
fixed deposit in the account of YPS, a party foundation controlled by
MIC. Mr Samy Vellu, who was then Works Minister, was chairman of
the YPS foundation, while Ms Chitrakala was the chief executive. Ms Chitrakala said the money was still in the fixed deposit
when she left her job, but she was making the report in case it goes
missing. Her reports were the latest development in an ongoing saga
which blew up early this year when she was asked to show cause by Mr
Samy Vellu over discrepancies in the MIED accounts.
The MIC has set up a panel to investigate. It claimed RM5 million had been taken out from MIED's account.
Ms Chitrakala said she had done nothing wrong, and claimed that
her troubles started when Mr Samy Vellu wanted to sever MIED's ties
with MIC. She claimed that this would enable him to control MIED even
if he lost the MIC presidency.