KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) — Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) chairman Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, along with the nine members of the MIED board of trustees, failed to strike out an application by former MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam and two others to prevent Samy Vellu from admitting 10 new members into the MIED.

Judge Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof also granted an injunction to Subramaniam, former MIC Youth chief S. Vigneswaran and Kedah MIC deputy chairman Datuk S. Ganesan, pending disposal of the application which is set for a three-day hearing beginning June 20.

With the court decision today, neither parties, Samy or the trio, can hold any extraordinary general meeting (EGM), though the defendants had scheduled to conduct the EGM on April 20, one day earlier than planned by the plaintiffs.

The nine defendants are Tan Sri Dr T. Marimuthu, MIC President Datuk G. Palanivel, Tan Sri K. S. Nijhar, Tan Sri G. Vadiveloo, Datuk S. Veerasingam, S. Paliksina, T. Rajagopalu, Datuk S. Subramaniam (Human Resources Minister) and Datuk M.Saravanan.

In the application filed on March 3, the trio had sought a declaration that membership of MIED must be maintained until EGM, or alternatively the status quo of the first defendant’s membership (MIED) must be retained if MIED decided to call for an annual general meeting (AGM).

They were also seeking an interim injunction against Samy Vellu and the nine defendants, or their agents’ attempts to increase MIED’s membership or retain the status quo of MIED, pending the MIED’s Board of Trustees Meeting on March 7 this year.

On March 1, the trio had submitted a requisition to MIED’s company secretary to call for the EGM to remove Samy Vellu and Tan Sri Dr T. Marimuthu, who were the signatories of MIED cheques following huge losses suffered by the MIC-owned education institution.

The trio was represented by A.Vasanthi, T. Rajasekaran, David Gurupatham and Suraya Sanusi, while Chetan Jethwani represented Samy Vellu and the nine other trustees.