HRDF members want new auditors, says minister

Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran at the Human Resources Development Fund AGM today. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says the contributing members of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) have asked the company’s board of directors to look for a new group of auditors as they are unhappy with the current group.

Kulasegaran, who sat in for HRDF’s annual general meeting (AGM) today, said the members had raised the matter during the meeting.

“This is because the credibility of the current auditors was in question,” he said.

He said the board had been instructed to look for other auditors but had yet to identify candidates to take over.

“We have new board members after all, and they can look for reputable auditors,” he said, adding that the new auditors could be appointed within 21 days.

Fifteen people from various industries and the human resources and finance ministries were appointed today at the HRDF AGM.

When asked if the members had brought up any unhappiness concerning the salary of former CEO CM Vignaesvaran, Kulasegaran said the issue was not raised.

“Those are their internal matters that I do not want to divulge,” he said, adding that there was also a five-member oversight committee to monitor HRDF now.

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