The object for which the Chamber is established shall be for the promotion, protection and advancement of all interests affecting trade and industry of the Malaysian Indian Community. In furtherance of these objects, the Chamber shall be empowered:

* To co-operate with the Government of Malaysia, State Governments and public bodies in Malaysia to advance the economic development and prosperity of Malaysia with particular reference to Indian business interests and business fraternity.

* To promote and facilitate commerce and industry in Malaysia and between Malaysia and foreign countries and the interests of persons engaged in such commerce and industry.

* To collect, collate and disseminate statistical and other information relating to commerce and industry.

* To promote and constructively comment on legislations or other measures affecting commerce and industry.

* To mediate in disputes between members of the Chamber with the prior permission of the members concerned.

* To arbitrate in the matter of disputes arising out of commercial transactions between members of the Chamber and/or other parties willing or agreeing to abide by the judgement and decision of the Chamber.

* To sell, improve, manage, develop, exchange. lease, mortgage, dispose of or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property of the Chamber.

* To communicate with other Chambers of Commerce and Industry and other mercantile and public and private bodies throughout the world a promote measures for facilitation of trade.