Counting on chartered professional growth

(From right) Kulasegaran, Mridul, Atul and Kumar at the first anniversary dinner.

THE Malaysian chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’s (Micai) marked its first anniversary in grand style with a gala dinner event.

The event at the TPC Golf Course in Kuala Lumpur was attended by close to 200 members and guests.

The guest of honour was Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran, who was joined by Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Mridul Kumar, ICAI India vice-president Atul Gupta and Micai chairman Prabhat Kumar.

Also present was former Bar Council chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.

The night was made extra special with the performances of Datuk Ramli Ibrahim’s Sutra dance troupe and stand-up comedian Kevin Jay.

Kula, Mridul and Atul delivered speeches, and invariably spoke about the role of modern-day accountants.

Also on the podium was Ambiga, who summed things up with her take on the country’s state of affairs. Ambiga had also inaugurated the Micai last year.

Since its inception, the body has grown into a 140 member professional outfit and established itself as an upcoming professional development organisation in Malaysia.

Prabhat said Micai was working with several bodies to benefit the accounting profession, adding that it had been conducting training for its members on varied topics ranging from business valuation to budgeting.

“Micai members have also enthusiastically supported the chapter and are proud to be associated with such an active and vibrant body,” he said.

“Besides professional enrichment activities, we also conduct family events for members to bond together. The chapter is fully self-funded from members’ fees and corporate sponsors.’’


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