NO PLANS TO IMPLEMENT MINIMUM SALARY SCHEME FOR GLC STAFF IN T'GANU - AHMAD SAID

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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

federal government.

"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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ASSEMBLY-TERENGGANU (GLC) 2 (LAST) KUALA TERENGGANU

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.

-- BERNAMA

TAJ SHI NHA

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