HRDF meets Kula to tackle abuse of funds al­le­ga­tion

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION -

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hu­man Re­sources Devel­op­ment Fund (HRDF) takes all al­le­ga­tions against it se­ri­ously and pledges its full co­op­er­a­tion to the Hu­man Re­sources Min­istry and rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties.

In a state­ment here yes­ter­day, HRDF said it was aware of the al­le­ga­tions made on so­cial me­dia re­gard­ing the mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of funds, with the al­le­ga­tions ap­pear­ing in the main­stream me­dia as well.

“Due to such al­le­ga­tions, a town hall meet­ing was called on June 7, where HRDF reg­is­tered train­ing providers met and voiced their con­cerns to Hu­man Re­sources Min­is­ter M. Ku­lasegaran.

“As a re­sult, the min­is­ter has com­mit­ted to set up an in­de­pen­dent panel to look into the mat­ters raised as part of ef­forts to pro­mote trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity.”

HRDF said it would con­tinue to ad­here to the prin­ci­ples of good gov­er­nance and wished to clar­ify its po­si­tion, clear the al­le­ga­tions, as well as en­cour­age com­ments to be sent to of­fi­cial chan­nels for mea­sures to be taken.

“We as­sure levy con­trib­u­tors that their funds are se­cure and they can con­tinue to utilise their con­tri­bu­tion for the up­skilling, reskilling and mul­ti­skilling of their em­ploy­ees, ap­pren­tices and trainees.”

M. Ku­lasegaran

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