MTUC protests outside Parliament on Industrial Court relocation

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  • Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Abdullah Sani (left) hands over memorandum to representative from Human Resources Ministry.

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) gathered in front of Parliament building on Tuesday to protest the relocation of the Industrial Court.

MTUC acting president Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid when met outside Parliament said members were there to hand over a memorandum on the matter to a representative from the Human Resources Ministry.

“We are protesting because the location proposed is not appropriate at all.

“The workers are from the lower and middle class. And for this place (the new location), even public transportation is difficult.

“So we are suggesting that they either stay put or move to the Dayabumi building in KL or the Bank Rakyat building in Brickfields,” he said.

The Industrial Court is currently located in Jalan Makhamah Persekutuan and is due to be relocated to Wisma Perkeson in Jalan Tun Razak.

MTUC secretary-general N. Gopal Krishnan also questioned as to why the court had spent on upgrading its e-filing facilities recently if it was going to be relocated.

“After all those letters we sent, we got one reply on May 12 and it was not satisfactory. Which is why we are sending the memorandum today,” he said.

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