Azmin orders legal action to recover RM2.3 million paid to 8 staff of former MB


(The Rakyat Post) – Eight former employees of former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will face legal action for failing to return compensation amounting to RM2.3 million to the state government.

Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said the decision was made following the expiry of the two-week deadline given to them to respond to Menteri Besar Incorporated’s (MBI) orders to return the money.

He said the legal department at MBI had been ordered to take action regarding the matter.

“The two-week period given to them has passed and they have declined to return the money.

“Therefore, we will proceed with legal action,” he said after attending the Program Ramah Mesra Pegawai Komunikasi Korporat (gathering of corporate communication officers) at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC) yesterday.

Mohamed Azmin said the eight former employees would still get compensation, but according the allocation that exists.

He said the amount paid to them had breached state financial regulations as well as their contract conditions.

“MBI will re-look the compensation that should be given to them according to their contract conditions.”

When contacted, former MBI chief executive officer Faekah Husin refused to comment on the matter, stating that her lawyer had advised her against making comments.

She said any letter, documentation or notification will only be answered by her lawyers to avoid any prejudice on the matter.

The eight former employees included Faekah, Mustapha Mohd Talib, who was previously Khalid’s private secretary, chief operating officer Rohany Talib, press secretary Arfaeza Aziz, coordination officer Rahimah Kamarudin, communications special officer Dr Sulaiman Masri, press officer Nazuri Ismail and economic analyst Abdul Halim Mohamed Yusof.

The eight employees each received between RM114,870 and RM699,000.