MTUC Sarawak takes hands-off stance


KUCHING: The possible deregistration of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is a matter for its national headquarters to deal with.

This is the position of MTUC Sarawak, according to its chairman, Mohamad Ibrahim Hamid, who said that whatever happens at the national level would affect them too, but for the moment it is too early to comment on the matter.

Last Friday, the Registrar of Societies (ROS) announced that it has suspended MTUC following a probe carried out after it received complaints about the management of the congress.

In its statement, ROS mentioned that it received complaints on July 2 alleging poor management of MTUC and the ensuing suspension was to prevent the organisation from continuing to violate any of its own rules.

MTUC was also given 30 days from the date of notice (Dec 18) to provide a reply as to why it should not be deregistered.

“On our part, we held our triennial delegates’ conference last August in keeping with our constitution,” Mohamad told the New Sarawak Tribune, yesterday.

When asked about the matter, MTUC Sarawak secretary, Andrew Lo, reserved his comment.

He said, “MTUC Sarawak will comment further when we get the full facts (on the matter).”