If Gobi is not satisfied lodge a report – S Vell Paari – MIC AIMST University

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PETALING JAYA – MIC, through its education arm Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED), would respond to the allegation of financial irregularities involving a cafetaria business at the party-run AIMST University soon.

MIC central working committee member S Vell Paari said this in a statement today.

“I’ve also advised MIC youth treasurer J Dhinagaran to respond to the allegation as it involves a business entity owned by him,” he said.

Yesterday, PKR national strategy and policy bureau secretary S Gobikrishnan alleged that two audit reports on AIMST University had found irregularities, including alleged false claims and “preferential treatment” accorded to Jaya Cafe Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Dhinagaran is one of the directors of Jaya Cafe, together with MIC youth chief T Mohan.

Among the allegations, Gobi said that Jaya Cafe submitted a false claim of RM90,000 on the food served during AIMST Universtity’s new campus launch on Aug 17, 2008.

“During the launch, food was supplied by another company, Eden Catering, through the event management company, Scoop Events Sdn Bhd,” claimed Gobi.

He also accused Jaya Cafe of unfairly utilising accommodation, kitchen equipment and cleaning services of AIMST University.

“Cleaning services in the areas being utilised by Jaya Cafe Holdings were supposed to be undertaken by Jaya Cafe, but in reality, they were being done by Sunway Cleaners.

“Sunway Cleaners was paid by MIED Capital to the tune of RM192,000 for 2008 and 2009,” alleged the PKR leader.

Vell Paari, who is also the party’s communication and publicity chief, said that Dhinagaran would prepare a detailed report on the matter for Gobi’s convenience.

“I would also like to invite DAP MP Tony Pua to accompany Gobi to study and explain the report to to the latter,” he said.

Upon studying the report, Vell Paari said Gobi should apologise to Dhinagaran if there are no irregularities in the cafeteria business to avoid any legal action from the MIC leader.

“If Gobi is not satisfied with the report, he can always lodge a report with the relevant authorities to get to the bottom of the matter,” he said. – FMT – G Vinod