Saturday, July 13, 2013


The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) is planning an Extraordinary General Meeting to resolve a dispute at its annual general meeting (AGM) held last week, reported The Star a few days ago.

Some parties were not satisfied with the association's 38th AGM’s election process held on June 29 at PWTC.said the outgoing Hon Treasurer Razali Mohd Sham, who lost his bid for the Presidency.

“We’re investigating complaints and the election  is a normal procedure,” he said, adding that there was a “flaw” in the process.

MATTA’s executive council would have met on Wednesday to discuss the issue. He said the subject of MATTA’s AGM was still on hold pending “verification”, adding that fresh elections were likely to be held.

He said that there was also a dispute involving the accounts of one of MATTA’s chapters.
According to a June 14 notice on its website, the MATTA AGM was supposed to have, aside from discussing previous AGM minutes, deliberated on matters on its executive council for the 2013-2015 period.
It also sought to appoint a firm of chartered accountants as external auditors.

In an entry on the MATTA website, president Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun said he would be stepping down after four years in office.This is something he has to do as the ocnstitution of MATTA does not allow a person to hold office more than two terms. Datuk Khalid would love to stay on if he could.

He would assume the association’s Immediate Past President post and continue to be in MATTA’s executive council and be ready to answer questions which were not allowed to be raised during the AGM.


  1. Not again.
    When are these people going to grow up to behave like gentleman?
    The ROS needs to clean up the association once and for all!

  2. I believe the handover to the newly elected president is on the 17July13.
    Hopefully the new Exco can take MATTA forward.
    Be more Accountable & Transparent
    Suspend or get rid of the Exco in the MATTA Penang Chapter
    Engage with members

    Issue KPIs to the government when required. Be outspoken to raise the image of Malaysia as a tourist destination
    Be brave and clean up the unlicensed agents
    OR clean up the licensing issue once and for all.

    Clean up the Tour Coach Licensing
    Clean up the Car Rental licencing


  3. I heard today it is Friday, 19July for Handover
    Hope all will adhere to the rules.

    1. Congratulations MATTA for having dubious President. Despite having new police reports and a court summon on him still the whole bunch of clown in the new Excos still condoned to it. I feel sorry for MATTA to have these new yoyos as laughing stock Excos to be leading such an esteem association.