Three in contest for top MTUC post
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) will see a three-cornered contest for the powerful secretary-general’s post, at its delegates congress next week.
Incumbent N. Gopal Kishnam will be challenged by National Union of Bank Employees (Nube) secretary-general J. Solomon and Amanah Ikhtiar’s executive secretary Mohd Dauzkaply Nor.
The contest for the president’s post will see a showdown between acting president Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, who is the PKR’s Kuala Langat Member of Parliament, Abdul Halim Mansor, who is a former MTUC secretary-general and Zainal Ismail who is vice president of the Perak Water Board Union.
Gopal said the contest will be on Wednesday after the triennial delegates conference, which will be held for two days starting Tuesday.
He expressed confidence that he had the numbers to retain the position.
Gopal said, so far, 570 delegates have registered for the conference.