Gagan wins Kelab Aman presidency by razor thin margin

| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 18 June 2016 Asia Samachar |
MIXED TEAM: Kelab Aman members returned a mix team at its 2016 AGM. They consist of (clockwise, from left)) Gagandeep (president), Baljit Singh Sidhu (deputy president), Dawinder Singh (secretary), Ishwinderjit Singh (treasurer), Garmit Singh (sports chairman) and Reena Raj (deputy secretary)
MIXED TEAM: Kelab Aman members returned a mix team at its 2016 AGM. They consist of (clockwise, from left)) Gagandeep (president), Baljit Singh Sidhu (deputy president), Dawinder Singh (secretary), Ishwinderjit Singh (treasurer), Garmit Singh (sports chairman) and Reena Raj (deputy secretary)

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.

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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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    Congratulations to Gagan and the elated members. You’ll have to perform …

    Today it was a great evening of Kelab Aman members camaraderie and fellowship. When all members was waiting for the result of election of the 2016 -2018 committee.

    It couldn’t been the best time when all *( I say all members was at the best behaviour) for camaraderi of their life.

    It will be my memory evening with my hockey seniors i.e. Ajipal, Bopinder, Pipah ect, hashers and all the well wishers was having our own post-mortem of the time we had in Kelab Aman.

  2. I am happy that the election process was peaceful and went on smoothly. The new Committee is composed of candidates from both teams and hope that they will function as one team for the benefit of the Club and Sikh Community and especially the next generation.
    Let the new Committee work together and make the common perception that Sikhs cannot work together wrong and thus assist in repairing the damage done by the Ipoh Gurdwara elections when the Police had been called and the Ipoh problem has yet to be settled as some may of those involved may still be more interested in their own agendas than the Sikh Community.
    Hope wisdom prevails in Ipoh and in Aman Club in future.