KUALA LUMPUR: Caely Holdings Bhd, which has appointed a new board of directors (BOD) to steer the company out of financial distress, has reiterated that the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held on Wednesday to remove nine directors from the existing board is invalid.
The lingerie maker, in a statement, said the new board members are group executive chairman Datuk Loh Ming Choon, executive director Datuk Seri Sin Hock Min, executive vice chairman Wong Siaw Puie, executive director Khoo Chen Yeng, independent director Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, independent director Ng Mei Cho and independent director Koh Mui Tee.
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“The board of directors (BOD) wishes to emphasise that the said EGM is sub-judice and the said holding of EGM interferes with the relief sought at the Kuala Lumpur High Court by the Company, which in itself tantamount to contempt of court,” Caely said.
In addition, the BOD has also lodged a police report against Leong Seng Hui, Kok Kwang Lim and Valhalla Capital Sdn Bhd, who are suspected to have committed serious wrongdoings in Caely who had called for the EGM despite knowing there are ongoing litigation cases.
It said during the EGM, Ng Keok Chai had falsely stated and misled the shareholders who present on June 15 by making the statement that the 178 suits had been withdrawn of which in fact it was untrue and both of the suits are still pending and next case management is fixed on June 21.
The company has filed a lawsuit by way of Originating Summons No. WA-24NCC-171-03/2022 and announced on Bursa Malaysia, questioning, amongst others:Whether the company has to provide the Register of Depositors to the requisitionists; Whether the requisitionist are entitled to exercise their voting rights of any general meeting (including this EGM); and Whether the requisitionist are entitled to nominate themselves or their nominees as named in the resolutions 8 to 11 during the EGM.
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Meanwhile, Caely said it is currently working closely with the authorities to unfreeze its accounts.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) issued a freeze order on all the operational bank accounts of the company and its subsidiaries in April 2022.
“The new BOD believes that the investigation and freezing of bank accounts have arisen as one of the previous BOD have allegedly lodged a complaint with MACC. The company is currently working closely with the authorities to unfreeze the said accounts,” it said.
“The company’s new board wishes to emphasise that the said investigation and freezing of bank accounts are not related to any misconducts of the new BOD and the company. The company and the new BOD have taken up the reign and to their best endeavour assist MACC with their investigations to clear all queries and/or doubts towards the company and/or the previous BOD.