It was a moment of realisation for the Perak Malayalee Association when Datuk Aminuddin Hanafiah, Political Secretary to Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Minister of Finance II, came by their association headquarters at Medan Istana, Ipoh, to hand over a cheque for RM150,000. The money was pledged by Husni at the PMA-organised Onam celebration (harvest festival) held at Ipoh City Hall last year.
Association President, R. Narayanan said the contribution will go towards the purchase of an adjacent double-storey shop house as the present premise is too small to accommodate all members and the association’s numerous indoor activities. Membership currently stands at 800 and growing.
A hi-tea, where 15 super-senior members of the association were feted, was held in conjunction with the momentous occasion.