MIC AIMST University – More shocking exposé next Tuesday

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PETALING JAYA – The MIC-run AIMST University mismanagement exposé by PKR has rattled the largest Indian political party in the country, enough to warrant two conflicting statements from two MIC leaders within the last two days.

PKR national strategy and policy bureau secretary S Gobi Krishnan said similar to how the university had outsourced its cafeteria contract, MIC president, G Palanivel, seems to have outsourced his decision-making to a mere vice-president and central working committee members in regard to the issues raised.

Over the last two weeks, Gobi has been making allegations of financial irregularities in the running of the AIMST cafeteria.

On Tuesday, he 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, which runs the eatery.

MIC Youth treasurer J Dhinagaran is one of the directors of Jaya Cafe alongside party Youth chief T Mohan.

Reacting to this, MIC vice-president M Saravanan on Wednesday said the party was willing to allow a thorough probe on the matter but it must be conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or the police.

However, MIC supreme council member S Vell Paari said he had asked Dhinagaran to respond to the allegation as it involves a business entity owned by him.

“I wish to remind Saravanan that the people want an explanation on this saga, and we as opposition members are also the rakyat. As such, we have the right to ask for explanation. “Moreover, I have also contributed to the building fund of AIMST University. I also wish to remind him that many other Malaysians have also contributed to the building fund of AIMST University, including opposition party members and even Malays and Chinese. As such, everyone has the right to ask for an explanation,” said Gobi.

More shocking exposé

He said it was surprising that Saravanan has said that the board of directors of AIMST University views the allegation seriously but has found no mismanagement.

“I wish to remind Saravanan, while empathising with him for his lack of education which warranted such weak and contradictory response, that this is a criminal breach of trust [CBT] case and not an Indian issue.

“I will still thank both of them for their speedy responses and would also request their assistance in investigating all other contracts given out by AIMST University such as those related to maintenance, security, laundry, IT, CCTV… which were alleged to have been given to MIC leaders and their cronies,” he added.

Gobi said his next press conference on Tuesday would reveal even more shocking financial mismanagement in AIMST University involving other top leaders of MIC. – FMT