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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari (centre) poses with participants of the Piala Muhibbah Klang kavadi competition at the Kompleks Sukan Andalas, Taman Sri Andalas, Klang, on August 14, 2022. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor forms council to strengthen Indian community development

By Norrasyidah Arshad

KLANG, Aug 15 — The state government has recently appointed several professionals in the economic sector as members of the Selangor Indian Consultative Council (SICC), said Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.

He said they included Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (Mavcap) independent non-executive director Manokaran Mottain as well as Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSICCI) president Nivas Ragavan.

Also appointed are MySkills Foundation director Pasupathi Sithamparam, 27Group executive director Girish Ramachandran and six other individuals.

Amirudin said SICC will play an advisory role for his administration in addition to coming up with proposals to the state government for the development of the Indian community.

“The establishment of SICC is important for the state government to receive feedback on its governance of the community.

“It provides an alternative means or a second avenue for the community to channel their hopes and views to the state administration,” he said when announcing the list of the SICC committee members yesterday.

Earlier, he had officiated the Piala Muhibbah Klang kavadi competition at the Kompleks Sukan Andalas, here. Also present were Klang MP Charles Santiago and Sentosa state assemblyman Dr G Gunaraj.

A total of 20 teams including from Sarawak competed in the Piala Muhibbah Klang kavadi competition, which offered RM5,000 in cash prize for the men’s category champion while the women’s category champion received RM3,000.

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