Ex-Deputy Vice-Chancellor under probe over illegal contract extension
By LOURDES CHARLESKUALA LUMPUR: A former deputy vice-chancellor is being investigated for allegedly falsifying documents including forging his superior’s signature to obtain an extension of his service contract at the university.
It is learnt that the Anti-Corruption Agency has completed its investigations into the allegations against the former professor and forwarded the findings to the Senior Federal Counsel (SFC) within the ACA for further action.
Sources close to the investigations said ACA officers found several suspected irregularities in the acknowledgement of documents by the university’s Human Resources Department, thus putting the professor back on the payroll.
They said that the professor, in his 50s, had been enjoying the “illegal” extension and other perks and benefits for more than a year before university authorities realised they had been duped.
A report was lodged with the ACA which started investigating the matter in April.
The sources said the ACA had questioned all parties concerned including the former vice-chancellor whose signature was allegedly forged to make it look as though he supported the extension as well as other staff members of the university.
It is learnt that the appointment of deputy vice-chancellor is the prerogative of the vice-chancellor.
Tokasid: Something like this is not the first and the last time that we will see.But to hear something like this coming from an ivory tower is really schocking.Are the academicians aping our politicians?
Or maybe our politicians learned all their dirty tricks in the university they attended to?
When we have corrupt politicians and corrupt academicians don't you think that will lead to a corrupt society?
(2) Friday October 24, 2008
PLUS launches new logo
PETALING JAYA: PLUS Expressways Berhad has changed its logo, after 20 years of operation, from the familiar green highway icon to one that looks and feels more modern.
Launched yesterday by Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed, the new logo has a curved blue highway icon which flows into the word PLUS.
PLUS chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim said the new logo maintained green as the company’s corporate colour while the blue strip reflected the company’s membership within the UEM group.
“PLUS is synonymous with the longest highway in the peninsula, which is a contributing factor to the nation’s economic and social growth,” he said in his speech.
The launch of the new logo was held in conjunction with the company’s Hari Raya open house.
Mohd Zin said in his speech that as the first company given a concession for highways, PLUS had to continue to give the best service to its customers.
Also launched yesterday was PLUS mentor-mentee contractor programme which mimics the government policy of distributing 10% of large contracts as sub-contract work to the smaller Class F and Grade G1 contractors.
Tokasid: After using the same 'shirt' since its birth PLUS decided to have a new 'shirt'. Well that is their rights to use whatever logo they deem fit.
But will they new logo make PLUS better? Will our highway be better. Will the toll rate stay the same after the new logo?
Remember, a new logo will come with lots of expensive changes. New signboards all over the highway at the laybys, RnR, toll booths, PLUS regional offices,letterheads,envelopes, invoices, uniforms, car stickers, toll coupons etc.These will go into billions.