Court Favours Haji Sultan


The Ipoh High Court’s ruling naming Haji Sultan Abdul Kadir as the legitimate President of the Perak Indian Chamber of Commerce was hailed by its members. The court’s decision was announced to the media at a Hari Raya open house hosted by the chamber and held at the Ipoh City and Country Club recently. “The high court’s decision will remove all doubts regarding the legitimacy of my presidency and that of the Perak Indian Chamber of Commerce,” he told reporters. It ended the long-drawn battle with another namesake which is being helmed by one B.K. Kumar. Haji Sultan will file a damage claim against plaintiffs B.K. Kumar and P.S. Archary amounting to RM500,000.  “The court is calculating the cost incurred during the long trial,” said Haji Sultan.

On the chamber’s future plan, Haji Sultan alluded to the 30-acre site in Keramat Pulai given by the State Development Corporation. Shop and industrial lots will be built on the land. The chamber has purchased a building in Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Ipoh, at a cost of RM420,000. The building will house the chamber’s headquarters and will be ready for occupation once renovation works are completed. Haji Sultan thanked the Menteri Besar for his assistance in acquiring the building and the vacant land.