Sreekumar2013-12-11 12:14:41 Newsപതിവ് പോലെ 2-3 സംഘടനകൾ കൂടി ഹൂസ്റ്റെനിൽ മുള പൊട്ടുവാനുള്ള സാധ്യത തെളിയുന്നു. സംഘടനക്കു സാമ്പത്തിക നീക്കിയിരുപ്പുന്ടെന്നു നിസംശയം അനുമാനിക്കാം ... മലയാളികളുടെ ഉന്നമനത്തിന്റെ പേര് പറഞ്ഞു പാനൽ തിരിഞ്ഞു പരസ്പരം ചീറിക്കടിച്ചു തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ് നടക്കുമ്പോൾ ചിരി അടക്കാൻ കഴിയുന്നില്ല ... 3 റൌണ്ട് പ്രചരണം കഴിഞ്ഞുപോലും ...നിയമസഭ തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പിൽ പോലും 2 റൌണ്ട് കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ മൌന പ്രചരണം ആണ്.. ഇവിടെ അതും കടത്തി വെട്ടി ... സംഘടകൾ ആളുകളെ ഒരുമിപ്പിക്കുവനുള്ളതാകണം...അല്ലാതെ അധികാര ദുർമോഹത്തിന്റെ പേരില് ഭിന്നിപ്പിക്കാൻ ഉള്ളത് ആകരുത് ....അതും മറുനാട്ടിൽ ...ദീപസ്തംഭം മഹാശ്ചര്യം നമുക്കും കിട്ടണം പണം ......
Jane Joseph2013-12-11 08:21:05 NewsVery well written Geetha.
SHIJIMON JACOB2013-12-11 07:36:28 NewsTHIS IS WRONG NEWS I HAVE 16 CANDIDATES ... WE HAVE ONLY 15 POSITIONS OPEN .... I HAVE ONE EXTRA CANDIDATE ALSO
Ninan Mathulla2013-12-10 16:57:30 NewsParnel, we worked together to write FOMAA Bylaws. I was in the Bylaw committee for MAGH Bylaws. Though all the provisions there in are not according to my wish, as we had to compromise on certain points, generally speaking, I do not see any major discrepancies there.
The best written bylaws are useless if the people who are supposed to uphold it do not follow common moral and ethical standards. This is what we learn from history. The laws wiere there. But dishonest people find ways to bypass the laws. We can see this in the history of all empires in history.
George Parnel2013-12-10 16:37:37 NewsOut of curiosity, I browsed thru MAGH bylaws. It has ambiguities with regard to calling General Body meetings, appointing election commmission, conducting elections etc. Many related provisions are not practical to implement and these may explain the reason for the tension during this election time. The best thing is to rewrite the Bylaws before an election is held; if that is not possible, have the General Body ratify all decisions with documents that also states certain deviations were made to the provisions of the bylaw. Best wishes.
It was a previlege for me to conduct the FOMAA election last year in a Cruise ship. Because it was done so well per comments received, there was no news coverage.
George Parnel, Former Election Commissioner of FOMAA Baltimore, Maryland.
Paul Chacko2013-12-10 15:03:27 Newsഒരു കാലത്ത് ഇന്ത്യയുടെ അഭിമാനമായിരുന്ന കോണ്ഗ്രസ്സിന്റെ ഇന്നത്തെ ശോചനീയാവസ്ഥ ഷോളി വളരെ നന്നായി പ്രതിഫലിപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ!
Jacob2013-12-10 14:44:54 NewsGreat Article. emalayali editor, the picture with the article is mis-leading. please change it to a picture of E. Harikumar.
All stories, novels and articles by E. Harikumar are freely available to read and download at:
The MAGH (Malayalee Association of Greater Houston) General Body meeting
conducted on 7th December 2014 ended up in the meeting declared dispersed
prematurely by the chairman of the meeting Mr. Kennedy Joseph. At the beginning
of the meeting the proposal to amend the Bylaw to adopt Trustee Board and to
extend the term of the Board to two years was shelved due to opposition from
majority of members present, as proper procedure was not followed in calling
the General Body meeting.
Mr. Kennedy Joseph admitted that it was a mistake on the part of the Board in
appointing an Election Commission as they didn’t know the Bylaw stated so. Most
of the candidates present in the meeting demanded a new Election Commission from
the floor of the meeting. Instead of electing a new Election Commission, the
authorities used deceptive methods, and declared that the General Body let the
current Election Commission to continue with unanimous vote. Most of the
candidates couldn’t agree to such flagrant violation of moral and ethical
Majority of the candidates had a list of grievances against
a biased Election Commission—lack of knowledge of the Bylaw, not providing a
copy of the correct Bylaw, not providing certified Voters list, making the
candidacy of some candidates invalid on silly reasons, no elected Election
Agents as stipulated in the Bylaw, not allowing candidates Agents in the
Polling Booth etc. The other two election commissioners’ names were not found
in the list of MAGH members. Due to these actions from the Election Commission,
and the Executive Committee, majority of the candidates felt that the Election
Commission and the Executive Committee are biased against them in this election,
and they lost trust that the election will be conducted fairly.
The Present President Mr. Joseph Kennedy, Thomas Varkey
(Mysore Thampy) and Mathew Thottam are in the 2014 Panel with Mysore Thampy as
the Presidential candidate. It is evident that the Executive Committee and the
Election Commission appointed by them favor them. They have access to the
latest voter list (1346 members). It is unfair not to provide the voters list
to all the candidates when the Bylaw states to provide it to candidates. One
group has unfair advantage here. Besides the Executive Committee and the
Election Commission are not following the Bylaw or common moral and ethical
The Executive Committee which has taken the oath to uphold
the Bylaw, if doesn’t know the same Bylaw, they have no moral authority to hold
that office now. So the majority of candidates decided not to participate in
soman G2013-12-10 03:56:30 NewsAnanthappan is correct. Let them split people based on religion and Gropius m. We are tired of some familiar faces in FOMA and FOKKANA.
A.C.George, Houston2013-12-10 01:23:01 NewsThe contents
of the news are false and baseless. The facts are quite opposite. Even some of the dates are not matching. According to the MAGH Constitution,
the general body did not elect the Election commissioner. In the general body
the people who nominated the election commissioner apologized for their mistake
for appointing in such a way, because they have no authority to nominate or
appoint the commissioner. According to the constitution Commissioners have to
be elected from the general body. On the said day, without electing the
commissioner the general body ended or disbursed abruptly. This is the
real story. Please do and independent and impartial enquiry about the meeting