Tatiana Kumar was announced to be stripped of the title of Miss Malaysia World 2016 through the announcement of Miss Malaysia World organisation’s Instagram account (@miss_world_malaysia) on March 6th, 2017.
According to the organizer,Tatiana Kumar was stripped of the title of Miss Malaysia World 2016 for “breaching the code of conduct and contract”.
According to the announcement, Tatiana had breached the code of conduct and contract.
“It has come to our attention that there is a breach of our Code of Conduct and contract by the reigning Miss Malaysia World 2016 Tatiana Kumar.
“We wish to announce that, after due consideration, with effect 6/3/17, Ms Tatiana Nandha Kumar will no longer be the title holder for Miss Malaysia World 2016,” said former National Director and Licensee for Miss Malaysia World Datuk Anna Lin.
In the statement, Lin also announced first runner-up Shweta Sekhon, 20, as the new Miss Malaysia World 2016/17.
Tatiana Kumar speaks up
Hi everyone, thank you all for your kind words over the past couple of days <3
I would like to issue the following statement:
“Last Friday evening (3.3.2017), I received a letter from Meridian Surf Sdn Bhd’s (Dato Anna Lin’s company) lawyers alleging that I had breached the agreement I entered into as Miss Malaysia World 2016 (“Agreement”) with Meridian Surf Sdn Bhd. Several posts on social media also state that Dato Anna Lin (the purported National Director and Licensee for Miss Malaysia World 2016) claims that I have breached the Code of Conduct. The lawyers claim that as a consequence of such alleged breaches, the agreement with her company has been terminated and my title as Miss World Malaysia 2016 has been removed. The termination of the Agreement and the removal of my title are wrongful and wholly unjustified, as I have certainly not breached the Agreement or any so-called Code of Conduct. More importantly, the allegations made against me are wholly false and unacceptable. I am very upset and disappointed with these allegations as I have conducted myself with utmost professionalism as Miss Malaysia World 2016 to-date.
In this regard, I am currently seeking legal advice and will be seeking legal redress. Pending such legal advice, I have been advised not to make any further public statements for the time being.
I would also like to this opportunity to thank the public for their tremendous support throughout my journey as Miss Malaysia World 2016 and for all your continued support.”