| Putrajaya, Malaysia | 1 April 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Immigration officer Ajeet Singh has been elected president of the Immigration Services Union Peninsular Malaysia, making him probably the first Sikh to lead the 60 year old union representing some 14,000 immigration officers.
Ajeet, an active volunteer in Sikh activities and social work, won uncontested as the union’s deputy president in 2014. Earlier, he won uncontested as the secretary general for two-terms since 2010.
“We look after the welfare of workers,” he tells Asia Samachar. “One major initiative we are working on now is the proposed enforcement incentive of RM200 per month. We hope to get it pass the Ministry of Finance (MOF) soon.”
As the union president, Ajeet will now sit on the council of Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS), a national trade union centre.
Ajeet, 44, first emerged as Johor chairman for the union in 2006. In the next election in 2008, he won the same position uncontested.
Ever since his posting to the immigration services in Johor in 1992, Ajeet had active in the Johor Bahru naujawan satsang scene.
In politics, he had served as the MIC youth branch leader for the Tebrau branch and MIC Johor Bahru division treasurer. MIC is an Indian based political party which is a member of the coalition running the Federal Government.
Ajeet gave up active grassroots politics when made a senior officer in 2006. Four years later, he was transferred to Putrajaya, the new Federal administration capital of Malaysia.
He now holds the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Director of Immigration.
In Malay, the union is known as Kesatuan Perkhidmatan Imigresen Semenanjung Malaysia (KPISM).
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