7 get order to stop Malaysia Hindu Sangam AGM

MHS president RS Mohan Shan says the AGM will be postponed to a later date. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: Seven members of Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) today obtained an ad-interim injunction from the High Court to stop its annual general meeting scheduled on Sunday.

Lawyer Arun Kasi said Justice Azizul Azmi Adnan granted the restraining order pending hearing and disposal of the members’ application for the injunction on June 29.

Arun, who is representing the seven plaintiffs, said MHS had rejected numerous nomination forms for election to various posts on June 17.

They subsequently filed an action to declare the AGM notice invalid and in the meantime obtained the injunction.

Arun said a case management before Azizul on the declaration sought would be held tomorrow.

The suit had been filed against MHS on the grounds that financial statements were not furnished to members at least 21 days ahead of the AGM, as required by the Companies Act 2016.

MHS is registered as a company.

Arun said the onerous conditions for collecting nomination forms only at MHS headquarters here were outside the scope of the memorandum and articles of the association.

He added the nomination forms were also rejected for no good reason.

“The members asked for a declaration that the AGM notice be declared invalid and that the rejection of the nomination forms was bad in law,” he said in a statement issued on behalf of his clients.

MHS president RS Mohan Shan told FMT the AGM would be postponed to a later date.

He said lawyers for the 53-year-old religious group would respond to the suit.