| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 18 June 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Football enthusiast Gagandeep Singh won the presidency for SSU Kelab Aman with a razor thin majority in a keenly contesting election.
The Kuala Lumpur-based sporting club returned a mix committee at its Annual General Meeting today (18 June 2016) with an almost even representation from the team led by Amarjit Singh Deo.
Gagandeep won by 218 to 215.
The positions of deputy president, treasurer, sports chairman and four of the eight ordinary committee members went to those listed in Amarjit’s team.
Baljit Singh Sidhu, an experienced criminal litigation lawyer who co-founded Messrs. Shukor Baljit & Partners, won the deputy presidency.
Outgoing secretary Dawinder Singh Randhawa was retained as secretary while Ishwinderjit Singh, a head of finance at a public listed company, won the treasurer position.
Former national hockey player Garmit Singh was elected as the club’s sports chairman.
Reena Raj, a deputy news editor at The Malay Mail, won the deputy secretary post, making her the only woman in the otherwise all-male committee.
In interviews with Asia Samachar, both candidates expressed their desire to bring about change to the club, one of the oldest Sikh clubs in Malaysia.
“Best wishes to the winner,” said Amarjit in a text message sent to the Asia Samachar. Amarjit owns, among others, Tenaga Parking Services India, the largest car park and traffic management services company in India.
On his part, Gagandeep said it was now time to work together and deliver on what the team promised.
“I have a combination of the young professionals and some senior committee members and this be our check and balance,” he told Asia Samachar in a text message.
Official Aman Club New Committee
President: Gagandeep Singh
Deputy President: Baljit Singh Sidhu
Secretary: Dawinder Singh Randhawa
Treasurer: Ishwinderjit Singh
Asst Secretary: Reeena Raj
Sports Chairman: Garmit Singh
Committee members: Jayvinder Singh Pandher, Gurmit Singh, Dr Balbir Singh, Palpur Singh, Amar Singh, Melwinder Singh, Daljit Singh, Jagjit Singh
Appointed Trustees: Baldev Singh, Gurmit Singh Korotana
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