KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- The Terengganu government has no plans
to implement a minimum salary scheme for the staff of government-linked
companies (GLCs) in the state.
However, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said the state government was
willing to implement and emulate the system if instructed and implemented by the
"We will emulate moves taken by the federal government because in Barisan
Nasional, we work as one. If the federal government pays a half-month salary
bonus, we will pay a half-month salary bonus too. No problem."
He said this in reply to Abdul Wahid Endut (PAS-Wakaf Mempelam), who had
wanted to know whether the Terengganu government was planning to implement the
minimum salary scheme for GLCs'' staff, at the State Assembly sitting here today.
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters during a break , Ahmad said PAS was not
sincere in introducing the hudud law as it was merely used as a political
platform for the party in a bid to win the hearts of the people.
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As a proof, he said the hudud law issues were only raised when the 13th
general election was just around the corner.
"Kelantan has been ruled by PAS over the past several years, why didn''t they
implement it there? If they really are capable of doing so, they should''ve
implemented it in Kelantan," he said.
Ahmad was commenting on an oral question from Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang
(PAS-Ru Rendang) which had created tension during the sitting earlier.
Abdul Hadi wanted to know when Terengganu would propose to enforce and
implement the Syariah Criminal Offence Enactment gazetted in 2002.
The State Assembly sitting continues tomorrow.
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