Thursday February 21, 2013
Set up panel to probe Kuin staff claims, Kedah urged
KUALA LUMPUR: A committee to investigate and audit claims raised by Kolej Universiti Insaniah (Kuin) staff should be set up, said Wanita Umno to the Kedah state government.
Its chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil urged Kedah to act fairly to resolve the issue affecting 400 families.
She said this during a press conference after meeting five staff representatives and six lawyers at Wisma PWTC yesterday.
She added that the wing was offering free legal advice to the group.
Shahrizat said the representatives told her of their predicament over the past four years, including issues relating to their pay.
It was reported that a group representing the staff had given a memorandum to the Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak recently.
The staff hoped that Azizan would settle the problem they had been facing for the past four years, which included salary increments, bonus, salary deductions and the existence of Kuin subsidiary companies, which the staff claimed had not been making any profit for the university college.
Shahrizat criticised the state government, saying “this is an example of their negligence” on the matter.
She said Azizan’s accusation of the staff acting like Umno agents is a “laughing matter”.
“This is the first time we have met them. All the mistakes that they (PAS) cannot fix, they will throw to us, saying these people are Umno agents. That is an old tactic,” she said.
Shahrizat added that they would send a letter to the Human Resources Ministry and Higher Education Ministry for their help in resolving the matter.