KUALA LUMPUR – October 12, 2016: The National Union of the Teaching Profession Malaysia (NUTP) has quashed claims that no pension, annuity and golden handshake scheme will be given to teachers that are hired next year and onward.
The denial was made by the union’s secretary-general Datuk Lok Yim Pheng in a press statement posted in the NUTP’s website.
Lok also denied several other claims including those alleging the RM120 million in the teachers’ pension fund will be completely depleted in six years to come.
This was touted to be the reason for teachers who will be hired in 2018 and onward will not be given the said retirement schemes.
“These claims that have gone viral are untrue,” Lok stated.
The allegations went viral yesterday after a posting by a forumer of a local grapevine.
The forumer claimed that he/she attended a NUTP’s meeting yesterday, that supposedly discussed the matter.
Among other claims written by the forumer were that only 30 per cent of government scholars and teachers’ college graduates will be given placement starting next year.
The forumer also alleged that, starting next year, teachers are obliged to get an “official approval from the country” every time they want to go overseas in which failing to do so will eventually get them fired.
However, he/she did not mention any particular government agency or ministry that is in charge of processing the purported “obligatory approval letter.”
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