KUALA LUMPUR — Nov. 2, 2018: The deputy president of the Malaysian Malay Chambers of Commerce (DPMM) and 17 others have filed an originating summons against DPMM, its president and secretary-general to seek a court order for it to hold an extraordinary general meeting and explained on a RM5 million fund allocated to it by the Prime Minister’s Department.
It was filed last September 13 through the legal firm of Messrs. Thomas Philip at the High Court here.
Datuk Seri Syed Hussein Alhabshee and the group named DPMM president Rizal Faris Mohideen Abdul Kadir, secretary-general Don Nazwin Don Wahab and DPMM as the first, second and third defendants respectively.
The plaintiffs claimed that last May, Rizal Faris had caused the spending of RM5 million allocated to DPMM by the PM’s Department and that the money was instead deposited into the account of Yayasan DPMM Pulau Pinang Berhad without the approval of DPMM executive council.
They also claimed RM1 million was credited to DPMM from a company known as Redberry and Rizal Faris had decided to use the money for election campaign, also without the approval of DPMM’s executive council.
On the sale of a property owned by DPMM in Bukit Damansara, the plaintiffs claimed that DPMM should have obtained RM11.6 million and RM5.6 million was supposed to be paid to DPMM, but only RM200,000 has been deposited so far while RM5.4 million was spent for the 14th general elections with the approval of the DPMM executive council.
The plaintiffs further claimed that the the first defendant had failed to provide a reasonable explanation on the matter despite being questioned during an executive council meeting.
They are seeking a court order for an EGM to be called and that the meeting be chaired by Syed Hussein, with members of the state DPMMs be allowed to vote. — Bernama