The newly established Investor Rights Association has sent a letter to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and provisional legislator Chim Pui-chung to urge them to stop legal wrangling. The mysterious association sent a three-page letter dated January 12 to Mr Chim, who said he had not received it, and commission chairman Anthony Neoh. The letter said the association was a society formed under the Societies Ordinance on January 7 and it had elected officers last Friday. However, the letter did not disclose the officers' names. The letter said the association was aimed at promoting Hong Kong's economy and it was embarking on an exercise to recruit all citizens and corporations which had an interest in financial matters in Hong Kong. 'We are of the opinion that your dispute has caused damage to the image of Hong Kong as an international financial centre,' the letter said. 'The official financial regulatory body and the legislator representing the financial sector of Hong Kong are not only not co-operating with each other but, furthermore, they are suing each other.' In a legal battle which has lasted more than a year, Mr Chim is fighting the commission's move to wind up his Mandarin Resources. The association said it was willing to offer one of its officers as a mediator to settle the dispute. The letter had no contact person or telephone number and stated the association's address as a commercial building in Kowloon Bay. The SFC refused to comment on the matter.