Perak fires 7 GLC executives for overspending

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  • Sunday, 24 Jun 2018

IPOH: The Perak Pakatan Harapan state government has sacked seven executive officers of a government-linked company (GLC) appointed under the previous government for excessive spending of the company's funds.

Perak Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pic) said the seven were fired following the resignation of the company's chief executive officer.

Without disclosing the name of the GLC, Ahmad Faizal said the dismissals would save the state RM150,000 in expenditure every month.

"What I saw in the company was a bit ridiculous. It is not making much profit, but its overheads are high and the company has many officers who are not needed," he told reporters after attending Pakatan's Hari Raya do here on Saturday (June 23).

Ahmad Faizal said the state government would come up with the best resolution for the expenditure issue.

"I will not disclose the name of the GLC company until I solve this problem.

"As mentioned in the Pakatan manifesto, there are many things that we will table at the state assembly, so it will be public knowledge anyway," he said.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Faizal said the Perak state executive council members would use the same official vehicles used by those in the previous government.

"I have decided not to purchase any new cars this year. In fact, there will be auctions held for cars belonging to the GLC as many of them are not needed," he added. – Bernama


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