FACE OF A DEVIOUS CONMAN – BALA DEVA!
PERSATUAN PENGGUNA SUBANG DAN SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR (CASSA)CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF SUBANG AND SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR (CASSA)
LADY LAWYER AND WIDOW AMONG VICTIMS OF BALA DEVAN!
FIGURE RISES TO OVER 7 MILLION AS NEW VICTIMS SPEAK TO CASSA!
Shockingly, among his many victims were a senior Lady lawyer and a widow both in the 40â€™s as the statistics rise in the continued fraud and cheating involving 56 year old Bala Devan Theaivendiram.
The former lost over RM500, 000.00 and was made a bankrupt and disbarred while the widow lost RM200, 000.00.
More shocks since â€“ the fraudulent case involving the lawyer is alleged to involve Bala Devan Theaivendiram and his brother Mogana Devan who was at that material time the â€˜Private Secretaryâ€™ to the then Works Minister Datuk Seri S Samy Velu.
The â€˜Theaivendiram brothersâ€™ were alleged in a Police Report made by the lawyer dated 01/08/2006 to behind a scheme where three Malaysian government road works projects namely:
- Menaikan taraf Jalan Dari Seremban ke Senawang
- Menaikan taraf Jalan Sg. Balang, batu Pahat, Johor, and
- Memperelokkan Jalan yang sedia ada di Lubok Cina, Melaka
According to the Police Report BDR HILIR/003409/06 made by the said lawyer various meetings between the lawyer and the â€˜Theaivendiram brothersâ€™ were held in Mogan Devanâ€™s office at the Ministry of Works and a leading hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Representations were made to the said lawyer that because of their association to the Works Minister they would be able to be awarded the above mentioned projects.
According to the Police Report made – Bala Devan had alleged that the Works Minister wanted to help the â€˜Theaivendiram brothersâ€™ and had allocated the said projects for them.
They added that since Mogana Devan was the private secretary to the said minister, he would be in a position to monitor and fast the said letter of awards.
With this representation a sum of RM200, 000.00 was requested and eventually taken.
Despite an undertaking letter signed by Bala Devan to return the said monies in the event of failure, neither the project nor the monies were returned.
Despite repeated attempts and pleadings for the return of the said monies it was never returned.
As a result legal action was taken by the various contractor clients against the said lawyer who resulted her being made a bankrupt and disbarred!
The pertinent question is why no action was taken against the â€˜Theaivendiram brothersâ€™ despite this police report made as early as in 2006?
In the case of the widow â€“ Bala Devan was believed to be her late husbandâ€™s friend with whom he was in discussion for the Seremban to Gemas Double Track project award namely the million ringgit â€˜Ballast and Sand Tenderâ€™ and the acquisition of a Quarry for that purpose!
According to the widow Bala Devan had already taken several thousands from her late husband after showing him â€˜price sensitive internal IRCON documentsâ€™ and after his death he continued to visit her to ask for more.
He claimed that he is the nephew of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and was involved with senior Indian officials there facilitating various project awards.
He mentioned various distinguished Indian Officials in Delhi and Tamil Nadu citing he knew them personally and showed me their hand phone numbers and SMS from them.
He also said that he needed money urgently for his sonâ€™s studies in England and Australia or that he needed quick money to buy expensive gifts for senior Railway authorities in India to facilitate the said awards.
All the monies were not taken in cash over a period of time and to date the said project award nor have the monies been returned.
According to the widow she even visited Bala Devanâ€™s wife who lived in a rented house on section 5 in Petaling Jaya and complained to her but she was unhelpful.
She added that being a widow she needed the money back but is fearful of going public as not to be scandalized as she comes from a well respected Indian family and is a widow!
The Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam Selangor (CASSA) is to bring this matter to senior officials in Bukit Aman and seeking why action was not taken against the â€˜Theaivendiram brothersâ€™ in view the well written police reports with all facts and figures!
If indeed action had been taken then more individuals and companies would have not fallen prey to Bala Devanâ€™s cheating and fraud involving the Seremban to Gemas Double Track Railway project.
It is pertinent that an arrest warrant be issued and those who cheated innocent individuals and companies immediately is arrested and charged for this heinous crime!
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