Sanusi sacked as UIA president, no reason given

Former Kedah Menteri Besar Sanusi Junid had last Thursday said he could be sacked from his post as International Islamic University (UIA) president as a punishment for quitting Umno.

At a press conference today, Sanusi revealed that he had indeed received a letter dated June 2 that his post in UIA had been terminated effective on that day.

According to Sanusi, he only received the letter yesterday. The letter, which was signed by UIA constitutional head Sultan Ahmad Shah, did not provide any reason for the abrupt termination.

“I have done nothing wrong and I have not used the post for my own political ends,” decried Sanusi in an 18-page statement.

He said that the contract for the university post, which pays a monthly allowance of RM5,000, is not due to expire for another two years.

Sanusi added that since he has close ties with the Pahang sultan, the termination could only come from the advice of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The former cabinet minister had last month quit Umno along with former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a protest against Abdullah’s refusal to resign as party leader.

The duo had vowed to only return to the party after Abdullah had stepped down.

Following this, Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin had hinted that Sanusi could be sacked if the former MB, who is a close Mahathir ally, had used his university position for “political purposes”.

Sacking an ‘act of revenge’

In an immediate reaction, Mahathir has described the sacking of Sanusi as an “act of revenge”.

“It’s a coincidence that just one day after he campaigned for my son in Jerlun (parliamentary seat), the office of UIA Holdings Sdn Bhd, which is owned by UIA, was raided by the Anti-Corruption Agency. They found no evidence of wrongdoing by the company or Sanusi,” he wrote in his blog today.

“I have also heard that Mokhzani, who has quit Umno, be sacked from his post as the Sepang International Circuit chairman,” said Mahathir, referring to his son.

He lamented that Umno is taking such government posts as its own property, to be given to party supporters as a reward or be taken away if they refuse to toe the line.

“It appeared that the government enjoys punishing those who refuse to ‘kowtow’ to certain parties.”

Source: www.malaysiakini.com

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous says

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    jadi org yg btul2 berilmu...

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    plebisitz says

    Menarik juga perkembangan ini. Rupa-rupanya Tan Sri sebelum ini pernah juga terlibat dalam isu pemecatan tanpa sebab ke atas individu lain. Mungkin Tan Sri sahaja yang boleh memperakui hal ini, jadi bagus juga lah Tan Sri dah ada blog, boleh lah kita tanya dia straight. Individu yang dipecat beliau adalah Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas (untuk ISTAC) pada tahun 2002.

    Jadi kalau sekarang beliau pula nak memperbesarkan isu yang terjadi ke atasnya ini, mungkin hal ini boleh dikorek dan diminta penjelasan beliau juga.

    Saya juga tidak menyebelahi mana2 pihak, tapi nampak sangat Tan Sri ni orang belah Tun M dan sekarang ni pula mengikut jejak Tun M mengenakan AAB. Tak tahulah saya.

    Ada juga berita mengenai Tan Sri memukul pekerja KLIA ada berita di sini: http://www.mail-archive.com/hizb@hizbi.net/msg18087.html

    Kalau benar semua ini, jangan lah semakin ramai pemimpin yang suka mencari kesalah orang, tapi sebenarnya diri pun tak sebaik yang disangka. Wallahualam.

    Adakah Tan Sri hanya sekadar menyokong tindakan rakan baiknya Tun M keluar UMNO dan mendesak Pak Lah turun?


    Harapan Online says

    Nyata, Tan Sri Sanusi merupakan mangsa politik dalam kes ini.Beliau dipecat kerana tindakan beliau yang menyatakan sokongan kepada Mahathir.

    WUFI menganggap bahawa pemecatan beliau merupakan antara sejarah terburuk yang berlaku di UIA.

    Namun, WUFI berharap agar kes ini dijadikan pengajaran oleh semua pihak agar ia tidak berulang lagi di masa akan datang.

    WUFI menegaskan bahawa perlantikan untuk sebarang jawatan dalam UIA dan mana2 IPTA tidak seharusnya diambil melalui tingkap politik.

    Sebarang perlantikan dan kenaikan pangkat hanya boleh dibuat berdasarkan kelayakan dan prestasi dalam bidang akademik agar nama baik dan martabat UIA akan terus dijulang.


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